The Financial Times has a nice story highlighting the Ernst Beyeler Foundation and its plans to expand the building which are proceeding apace. But in the conversation with Sam Keller, the former head of Art Basel who now runs the foundation, the reporter asks about Beyeler’s taste which elicits an illuminating response from Keller:
- “Taste is a dangerous word and I think Beyeler would probably have rejected the notion. He definitely had a great eye for quality though. He continued to be curious and understood the importance of moving forward with the collection and with the exhibition programme.”
Keller also notes that the foundation’s 300 works—”encompassing more than 30 Picassos, two exemplary works by Hans Arp, including the 1960 sculpture “Schalenbaum”, and Cézanne’s “Madame Cézanne in the Yellow Chair” (1888-90)“—needs to move forward with Contemporary acquisitions.