Frieder Burda, the collector who filled his private museum with Pollocks and Richters, died at age 83.
Frieder Burda in his museum in Baden-Baden. Photo by Uli Deck/picture alliance via Getty Images.
Frieder Burda, the German publishing magnate, philanthropist, and art collector who opened a private museum in Baden-Baden in 2004, has died at the age of 83. His foundation said he passed away on July 14th after a long illness.
In a statement given to The Art Newspaper, the German culture minister Monika Grütters said that the museum is a “stroke of luck for the many art lovers who visit it, for Germany’s cultural landscape, and for the artists to whom Burda gave space—in all senses of the word.”