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The Fascinating Haupt Collection: Exploring Art and Money

Delve into the captivating world of art and money with the renowned Haupt Collection, curated by Berlin lawyer Dr. Stefan Haupt. Featuring over 300 works encompassing various techniques and themes offers a diverse perspective on how artists engage with and reflect upon money’s influence in society.

The Haupt Collection presents a broad spectrum of artistic expressions, from unique objects and thought-provoking ready-made to captivating photography and collages incorporating real currency. Prints, paintings, artists’ books, posters, and video works further enrich the collection, with recent additions embracing digital art in the modern media landscape.

Beyond mere coins and banknotes, the Haupt Collection explores money’s social, cultural, and political dimensions. Its conceptual journey began on August 15, 1971, marking a pivotal moment when the USA abolished the gold standard, reshaping the perception of money as a mere printed paper.

Within the collection, discover remarkable works by renowned artists like Joseph Beuys, Barton Lidicé Beneš, and Mathieu Mercier. Photographs by Jerry Berndt, Timm Ulrichs, and Michael Timpson add depth and insight to the collection.

Experience how money, as the ultimate medium of exchange, influences the creative process and the act of collecting itself. Join us on this captivating journey as we explore the profound impact of money in the realm of art.



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