Reinhold Würth acquired his first painting in 1964. It was an Emil Nolde, and it’s still in his collection. In fact, all of the 17,000 pieces he has purchased are still in his collection. For many this would cause a massive storage problem. Not for Würth. His artwork is exhibited publicly in four museums throughout Germany and Switzerland (one of which sports an artistic display of the screws that made Würth Group famous) and the company’s corporate office buildings. Perhaps one day he will run out of room. In the meantime, as Würth told Bloomberg, “What’s in the collection, stays in the collection.”
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