LIVING WITH MATISSE, PICASSO AND CHRISTO
TETO AHRENBERG AND HIS COLLECTIONS
Category: Contemporary art essay
Living with Matisse, Picasso, and Christo, from Cahiers d’Art, explores one of the most ambitious, and yet largely unknown, private collections of twentieth-century Western art, and its charismatic creator Theodor “Teto” Ahrenberg (1912–1989). Containing over 6,000 artworks acquired between the 1940s and late 1980s, Ahrenberg’s collection features key works by artists as distinguished and diverse as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Le Corbusier, Olle Bartling, Sam Francis, Öyvind Fahlström, Tadeusz Kantor, Fontana, Christo, Tinguely, and Niki de Saint Phalle.