Installation view at the Vass Collection, Veszprém, Hungary

Interview with László Vass

Vass Collection – Veszprém, Hungary

What was the first piece of artwork you purchased, and when was this?
It was a painting from a Hungarian painter, Jenő Barcsay in 1978.

Why do you collect?
I started collecting because I wanted to create value. I chose it as a hobby and at the beginning I wanted to make my flat look nicer. However later it became an obsession.

Does your collection follow a concept or a specific theme?
I have specialized on concrete constructive geometrical art.

Who are the artists you are currently following?
They are Sean Scully, Bernard Venet, Max Bill and Joseph Albers.

Do you have a personal relationship with the artist you collect?
Yes, I do. With Sean Scully, the Max Bill Foundation and with the Venet Foundation. 

Why did you decide to make your collection publicly accessible?
I did it because of a pedagogical view. I wanted to spread culture. I wanted to show international art here, and I wanted to join the international trends.

Which publicly accessible private collection would you recommend visiting?
I would recommend the Venet Foundation, the Launig Collection and the Godfried Honegger Collection.

More information on the Vass Collection

Installation view at the Vass Collection, Veszprém, Hungary
László Vass
Vass Collection, Veszprém, Hungary
Installation view at the Vass Collection, Veszprém, Hungary
Installation view at the Vass Collection, Veszprém, Hungary
Installation view at the Vass Collection, Veszprém, Hungary

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