The Veronika Gyòcsi Collection was formed through a series of unlikely events tracing back to the mid ‘70s in the Soviet Union by Vienna-based Hungarian entrepreneur Veronika Gyòcsi Stenzel. The collection grew steadily over a span of twenty years, coming to an end in 1998 following her company’s bankruptcy. By then close to four hundred works by one hundred nonconformist and postwar artists had been collected. Today, part of the collection hangs in her home in Austria and a larger part is in storage. More than twenty years have passed and through the collective efforts of curator art historian Denise Araouzou and curator Cory John Scozzari, the collection will be revived. 

Image: Ričardas Bartkevičius, Confession, 1989, Oil on canvas, 81 x 100cm