Frieder Burda

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Frieder Burda (born 29 April 1936 in Gengenbach, Baden-Württemberg) is a German art collector and Honorary Citizen of Baden-Baden.

Life[edit]

Burda was the second son of publisher Franz Burda and his wife Aenne Burda. A major art collector, in 2004 he opened Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden, in a €20 million building designed by architect Richard Meier.[1]

Together with his older brother Franz and his younger brother Hubert, Burda grew up in Offenburg. After finishing school in Offenburg, Triberg and Switzerland, he completed a print and a publishing qualification. Burda was trained in his father's business group. Later he lived in France, were became a magazine publisher. He spent several years in England and the United States before becoming a printer in Darmstadt. He developed his company into one of the leading commercial print foundries in Europe.

Included in his collection is a 1946 Jackson Pollock work, The Tea Cup.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bernstein, Richard (20 January 2005). "A Personal Vision, With a Fortune to Match, Creates a New German Museum". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "The Tea Cup" (jpeg). www.ibiblio.org. 

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