“We have no historic or scientific claim. Collecting is to some extent a selfish activity. You want to have the works around you, and you feel that the collection is a reflection of yourself.” A. & F. Becht, 1988
From the 60s to the 90s, Agnes and Frits Becht collected works from Dutch and international artists, witnessing amongst others the development of Nouveau Réalisme, Pop Art, and Italian Conceptual Minimalism. Their collection tells the story of what they loved, the adventures they lived, the people they met, and the relationships they built along the way.
Curated by their granddaughter Eline Becht, this exhibition combines artworks, archival documents, and anecdotes – works are accompanied by personal stories to give visitors a glimpse into the life of a couple who lived surrounded by artists and art.