Hess Art Collection



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Donald M. Hess, Myrtha Steiner


The Hess Art Collection is one of the world’s most distinguished private collections of contemporary art. It was assembled by the Swiss businessman and wine producer Donald M. Hess. The collection unites extraordinary works by numerous artists now known around the world as well as excellent pieces by artists whose names are (as yet) less well known. This mixture is part of the ensemble’s particular charm, making a glance through this copiously illustrated catalogue a veritable expedition. Hess’s collecting activities primarily focus on the individual work. Accompanied by an unmistakable sense of quality, he judiciously selected the works he acquired over a period of more than forty years. A large part of the collection’s holdings is open to the public in the museums of the Hess wineries in Napa, California, Glen Carlou in Paarl, South Africa, and Bodega Colom√© in Calchaqu√≠ Valley, Argentina. A fourth museum is being planned at the Peter Lehmann Winery in Barossa Valley, Australia.

Additional information

Weight 2196 g
Dimensions 25.5 x 28.6 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 25 November 2009
Number of pages 372
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Donald M. Hess and Myrtha Steiner
Dimensions 25.5 x 28.6 cm
Weight 2196 g