COURTESY MAX WEISHAUPT GMBH

COURTESY MAX WEISHAUPT GMBH

Jutta and Siegfried Weishaupt have been collecting art for more than four decades. During that time they have expanded their focus from geometric abstraction by the likes of Josef Albers and Max Bill, to American Abstract Expressionism, and then to Pop and contemporary art. Their collection of works by artists such as Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Keith Haring is housed at their museum, Kunsthalle Weishaupt, in Ulm. The museum’s Wolfram Wuhr-designed building, completed in 2007, is also home to the art holdings of Siegfried Weishaupt’s father, Max Weishaupt, an important early collector of Pop art.

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Jutta and Siegfried Weishaupt

Location:
Laupheim, Germany

Source of wealth:
Industry (fuel technology)

Collecting area:
Postwar and contemporary art, especially Abstract Expressionism, Zero, and Pop

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Fun fact:

The Weishaupts’ daughter, Kathrin Weishaupt-Theopold, is an art historian and the director of Kunsthalle Weishaupt.