Art in Zurich
In Zurich, you will find one of the leading cities in the world for art dealing. High points are the birthplace of the Dada art movement at Spiegelgasse 1, the greatest collection of cultural history in Switzerland in the National Museum, or the last works of Le Corbusier at Zürichhorn. If you wish to enjoy the work of non-European art, a visit to the Rietberg Museum is recommended.
Typical of Zurich is the density of galleries. Whether in the old town or in the Löwenbräu area: Often, they are only a few minutes away from each other on foot. Not forgetting the branches of the auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s.
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Rudolf Koller (1828 – 1905)
When Rudolf was two years old, his father, a butcher and publican, took over the “Schwarzen Adler” (Black Eagle) hotel. Since mainly waggoners and cattle dealers stayed at the hotel, Rudolf saw horses and cows on a daily basis. He painted his impressions on the slates, walls and cupboard doors of the hotel. The family who own the Adler bought many works from Koller and now make them exclusively accessible to hotel guests.
Heinz Blum (1941 – 2017)
The Basler artist fell in Love with Zurich and brought the art of murals back to life. In our Hotel Adler Zürich, Heinz Blum painted individual murals with different views of Zurich, in all 52 rooms.
She wears the old-town Zurich panorama as a body painting. She has over 1000 Facebook fans. And she is the namesake of the most famous of Swiss girls, “Heidi”, whose fictional tales were written by Johanna Spyri in Zurich: Our Heidi, the hotel cow, looks out in sunshine or in rain from the balcony of the Hotel Adler, moos silently at the photographing tourists in the Niederdorf and supervises the welfare of the hotel guests.