Case Study - The Leïla Voight collection
Contemporary Art | Contemporary art | Leïla Voight is the heiress of a line of collectors and patrons heavily involved in the avant-garde art scene of the 20th century. She travels the world and collects by nature, forging privileged links and friendships with the artists, spurred on by the essential need to be of service to contemporary art.
Decoding a code-breaking character.
Art : a family history
Grandparents, new world adventurers
Leïla Voight’s family history features generation after generation of quasi-novelistic characters experimenting, exploring, investing and living in the midst of the art world of their time. As she grew up, she was partly raised by her grandparents, Claire Voight and René Batigne, in houses open to their artistic friends where the « scents of cooking blended with the scents of paint and glue ». Claire Voight was a new world adventurer. Raised in small-town America, she went from illiterate to scholar, and instilled the belief in her granddaughter that « anything was possible ». Her life was turned on its head when she made a fortune by inventing an image sub-titling […]
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