The book is plublished by the Walther und Franz König bookshop.
Driven by the idea of putting a panorama of global art on display, from 1970 onwards Peter and Irene Ludwig were instrumental in the establishment of museums and foundations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Russia, Cuba, and China.
In interviews with Regina Wyrwoll, fourteen contemporaries provide first-hand accounts of how the Ludwigs succeeded, despite all challenges, in compiling their international collection of 14,000 works of art and bringing it from Germany’s Aachen to the world. They take us on a journey to differing countries and regions, a journey through various perspectives and insights, through diverse experiences, anecdotes, and memories. Together, they bring the work of Irene and Peter Ludwig to life, helping to lend it clarity.
Introductory texts offering contextual information, documents and photographs from the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation archive—some published for the first time—and a timeline of their founding of institutions complete the publication. The publication thus contributes to an important chapter in global art history since the 1970s.
Publication: 303 pages with numerous illustrations in German and English. ISBN: 978-3-7533-0379-6. Edited by: Carla Cugini and Benjamin Dodenhoff, Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation. Texts by: Carla Cugini, Benjamin Dodenhoff, Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen, Regina Wyrwoll. Available in bookshops.