Veronika Gyòcsi Collection

Fig. 1 Veronika Gyòcsi Stenzel, Self-Portrait, c. 1985

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, almost four hundred works by one hundred 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 under the artistic direction of curator and art historian Denise Araouzou, in collaboration with curator Cory John Scozzari as managing director, the collection is slowly being revived.