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The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg - Art Collection

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More than 600 works of art were compiled for the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg. This collection has been successively expanded tp include works by Robert Mapplethorpe, Arnold Newman, Elger Esser, Günther Förg and Rolf Rose. In the course of redesigning the hotel, artworks from the collection and newly-acquired pieces are presented in a series of new arrangements.

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Photo: Deidi von Schaewen

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Works of art that were previously displayed in the upper-level hallways now decorate the guestrooms and suites. In a conscious effort to integrate the photographs, prints and drawings into the interior design, narrow shelves have been installed above the sofas so that pieces lean against the wall in casual arrangements and can be rearranged at any time.

An extensive newly acquired collection includes 50 works by Salzburg-based photographer Agnes Forsthuber. Her boldly coloured floral motifs contrast with the peaceful landscapes and serene drawings in the collection. The works of photographer Henry Heidersberger (1906-2006) displayed on the ground floor of the hotel are clearly linked to the local area. Heidersberger spent most of his life in Wolfsburg and chronicled the region's evolving industrial architecture.