A Universal art collection
The Ullens collection is characterized by its universality. A citizen of the world, Guy Ullens has been collecting art since 1960, devoting his passion to all the cultures he crossed. Fascinated by the most contemporary forms of art, Guy Ullens also collected antiquities, as he always thought one ca not understand the present time without knowing history. Today the Ullens collection counts with hundreds of major works, coming from Asia, the USA, Europe and Africa, and covering a large timeline, from Antic period until today’s digital era. China, where Guy Ullens has been working since 1984, is naturally the most represented country in the collection. However, it counts also with a large body of American contemporary art – part is the largest Sterling Ruby collection -; a remarkable series of Indian contemporary art with Kapoor, Bharthi Kher, Jistish Kallat…; some blue ship European artists such as Pistoletto, Picasso, Fontana, Hockney…; and African and Middle East great figures (Tayou, Hassan Sharif…). “Melange is the spirit”, Poet Paul Valery said.
See below some iconic works from the collection.