Udo Brandhorst’s late wife, Anette Brandhorst, was an heir to the fortune of Henkel, a Germany company that produces various consumer goods, which allowed the couple to put together a formidable collection of modern and contemporary art comprising some 1,000 pieces, including more than 100 Warhols. They began collecting the historical avant-garde, from the first part of the 20th century, in the 1970s and have since ventured up to the present. Anette passed away in 1999, and Udo donated a number of works to the German state of Bavaria, which built the impressive Museum Brandhorst in Munich to house the collection and present temporary exhibitions.
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