Gunter Sachs
German author, photographer and industrialist
Gunter Sachs
Fritz Gunter Sachs was a German photographer, author, industrialist, and latterly head of an institute that researched claims of astrology. As a young man he became a sportsman, then gained international fame as a documentary film-maker and documentary photographer. He was interested in astrology and its connection with mathematics and statistics.
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Week in Review: Artists' Summer Reading, Mrs. Zuckerberg's Wedding Dress, And Hoberman on Wes Anderson
Artinfo - almost 5 years
Week in Review: Artists' Summer Reading, Mrs. Zuckerberg's Wedding Dress, And Hoberman on Wes Anderson Language English Email Print Save Tweet Pin It by ARTINFO Published: May 25, 2012 Our most-talked-about stories in Art, Design & Fashion, and Performing Arts, May 21-25, 2012: ART — Alanna Martinez concluded her essential reading list of 40 books that ever artist should own (part 1, part 2), recommending classics by Pierre Bourdieu, Susan Sontag, and Wassily Kandinsky. — Damien Hirst's exhibition of new paintings at White Cube Bermondsey took an exceptionally fierce critical beating, even by his standards. — Another British art star appeared over-extended, as Anish Kapoor's two new exhibitions at Gladstone Gallery in New York seemed to signal creative exhaustion — understandable, given ...
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The Playboy Patron of Pop Art
Wall Street Journal - almost 5 years
Pieces from the formidable art and design collection of 20th-century golden boy Gunther Sachs will be auctioned at Sotheby's in London, with major works by Andy Warhol leading the sale.
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Spaniens renovierte Sonnenküste - WELT ONLINE
Google News - over 5 years
Die Callas, Gianni Agnelli, Gunter Sachs und der gesamte europäische Hochadel waren dem Ruf der Hohenlohes an die Costa del Sol gefolgt. Alfonso hatte sich nach dem Krieg für das steppige Land zwischen Málaga und Gibraltar interessiert,
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Dîner en Blanc Paints the Town White - New York Observer
Google News - over 5 years
“Look at this scenery — it's just a wow,” said James Wolfensberger, who came dressed as German playboy Gunter Sachs, as he sampled the contents of a catered picnic basket. “It's really delicious,” said Adriana Kaegi, his date and a singer from Kid
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Der Verkauf des Schlosshotels Velden gerät endgültig zur Farce - Profil.at
Google News - over 5 years
Der deutsche Milliardär und Lebemann Gunter Sachs genoss das Ambiente als Besitzer, Adabeis erlebten es als Besucher – und Adelssehnsüchtige immerhin in 34 Folgen der Fernseh-Schmalzserie „Ein Schloss am Wörthersee“. Kein Wunder, dass der verstorbene
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Der Kapitän verlässt das Cockpit - RP ONLINE
Google News - over 5 years
Friede Springer kam nach Sylt, ebenso Franz Beckenbauer, Til Schweiger, Gunter Sachs und Sabine Christiansen. Neben Franziska van Almsick saß ein Ölscheich. Christian Wulff schickte seine Ehefrau Bettina. Die Politiker konnten nicht kommen – Termine im
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BRIGITTE BARDOT: BEAUTY AND HER BEASTS - Express.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Earlier this year her former husband Gunter Sachs, a German-born billionaire art collector, shot himself at the age of 78. Hours after their first meeting Sachs had arranged for a helicopter to fly over her house and drop hundreds of red roses
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Old timers at the Futurist - Scarborough Today
Google News - over 5 years
Mike had a relationship with Brigitte Bardot only a few days after her honeymoon with Gunter Sachs. Hit Parade Heroes also features John Leyton and Mike Berry, whose hit singles, like Mike Sarne's, were produced by pioneering record producer and
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The Life & Times Of M. Serge Gainsbourg - The Quietus
Google News - over 5 years
The pair recorded both, though Bardot insisted the latter was notremain unreleased to spare the feelings of her husband, German playboy Gunter Sachs. Emotionally crushed though artistically promiscuous, Serge apparently asked Marianne Faithfull,
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Bürgerversammlung zum Bebauungsplan: Kein Plan B fürs Musikzentrum - Derwesten.de
Google News - over 5 years
Günter Sachs etwa ist sauer, dass seine Pläne, im Leerstand an der Viktoriastraße (unterhalb der Disco Apartment) ein Internet-Café samt Sportwettenannahme zu eröffnen, auf Eis liegen. „Gewünscht ist, im Viertel ein gehobenes Niveau zu schaffen
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Wir haben einen guten Freund verloren: David Meili - fotointern.ch
Google News - over 5 years
Als profunder Kenner der Galerien- und Museenwelt weit über unsere Landesgrenzen hinaus hast Du ein spannendes Beziehungsnetz gepflegt, warst mit internationalen Fotogrössen in Kontakt, wie Uwe Ommer, Gunter Sachs und vielen anderen
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Mort d'un flambeur - 24heures.ch
Google News - over 5 years
Gunter Sachs, qui s'est suicidé ce week-end dans son chalet de Gstaad, incarnait jusqu'à la caricature ces trois qualités. Prototype du play-boy des années 60, milliardaire, photographe, collectionneur d'art et mécène, l'homme de 78 ans était le
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Hemingways heldenhafte Maskerade - Badische Zeitung
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Mai: In der Talkrunde "Hart aber fair" ist der Freitod von Gunter Sachs Thema. Moderator Frank Plasberg nennt den Suizid des Kunstsammlers und Fotografen, der sich aus Angst vor einer Alzheimer-Erkrankung erschossen hat, "diesen Hemingway-Tod" – und
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Remembering Gunter Sachs, Brigitte Bardot and St. Tropez - TheWrap (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Billionaire, Opel heir, philanthropist, documentary filmmaker and renowned art collector Gunter Sachs shot himself in the head last month in his home in the exclusive Swiss Alpine restort Gstaad. He was the third husband of Brigitte
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La (in)Sostenibile leggerezza del playboy - Montenapoleoneweb (Blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Da Porfirio Rubirosa a Gunter Sachs, da poco scomparso, passando per Les Italiens, ritratto a tutto tondo di una categoria di uomini che non accenna ad estinguersi, grazie ad un pubblico, adorante e invidioso, che non smette mai di ammirarli
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Eric Swenson Dead: Thrasher Co-Founder Revitalized Skateboarding - Newser
Google News - almost 6 years
More » By Comments (NEWSER) - Gunter Sachs, the German-born billionaire married to Brigitte Bardot for three years in the 1960s, has killed himself at age 78. Sachs, an art collector and photographer who was also involved with Iranian queen Soraya
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«Sonntagsvierer»: Freitod unter Freunden - news.de
Google News - almost 6 years
Der Freitod Gunter Sachs' Anfang Mai hat ein brisantes Thema unserer alternden Gesellschaft ins Bewusstsein gerufen: Ist es legitim, sich das Leben zu nehmen, wenn im Alter eine Krankheit diagnostiziert wird, die den Betroffenen über kurz oder lang zu
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gunter Sachs
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 78
    Sachs committed suicide on 7 May 2011 by a gunshot wound to the head at his home in Gstaad, Switzerland.
    More Details Hide Details The suicide note stated that he acted because of what he defined as "hopeless illness A." (which some have speculated to be Alzheimer's) adding that "The loss of mental control over my life was an undignified condition, which I decided to counter decisively".
  • 1997
    Age 64
    "In every case, there were significant results, way beyond what is explicable through mere coincidence," he is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail newspaper on 6 November 1997.
    More Details Hide Details His methodology and the statistical analysis have been criticised by mathematicians. They found serious errors in all parts and deny any statistical significance after the necessary corrections in his data.
  • 1994
    Age 61
    At the 'German photo days' and the photokina he received prizes for "Die Farbe Weiss" in 1994 and for "Die Farbe Rot" in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details The focus of his photography are surreal nudes and landscapes, which were published in no less than seven image volumes. Early on, Sachs also experimented with digital photography. The proceeds from the sale of his photographs and illustrated books went into the Mirja Sachs Foundation, which helps children in need.
  • FORTIES
  • 1977
    Age 44
    Sachs' brother, Ernst Wilhelm, died in an avalanche in 1977.
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  • 1976
    Age 43
    In 1976 he was awarded the Leica Award.
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  • 1974
    Age 41
    He gained international recognition in 1974 with a special show at the photokina trade show for which he also designed the official exhibition poster.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1972
    Age 39
    In 1972 Sachs opened a gallery in Hamburg and organised the first European exhibition of his friend Warhol.
    More Details Hide Details In 1974, he commissioned Warhol with a series of silkscreen portraits of his wife Brigitte Bardot. In May 2006, Sachs sold one of Warhol's silk screens of Bardot at auction for $3 million. The Sachs family sold part of his collection of Pop Art and Nouveau Realisme through Sotheby's in May 2012. Since 1972, Sachs was working professionally as a photographer, in 1973 he caused a stir with the first nude photograph for French Vogue. In 1991 he worked with Claudia Schiffer on the "Heroines" series.
  • 1969
    Age 36
    From 1969 until his death, Sachs was the chairman of the St. Moritz Bobsleigh Club.
    More Details Hide Details Turn 13 of the St. Moritz-Celerina Olympic Bobrun is named in his honour. Sachs' extensive art collection included works by Jean Fautrier, Andy Warhol, René Magritte, Salvador Dalí, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, Mel Ramos, and Allen Jones. He also owned important pieces from the Nouveau réalisme school including Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Arman, and Martial Raysse. Many of these artists were involved in the 1969 design of the legendary pop-art-apartment in the tower of the Palace Hotel in St. Moritz, which quickly gained the art world's attention. From 1967 to 1975 Sachs, together with Prince Konstantin of Bavaria, co-founded and headed the association for the Modern Art Museum in Munich (MAM), which lobbied for the construction of a comprehensive museum of contemporary art in Munich and mounted monthly exhibitions at Villa Stuck. Victor Vasarely, Georg Baselitz, Heinz Edelmann, Christo, Cy Twombly, Alexander Calder, Heinz Mack and Jean Tinguely, Roy Lichtenstein, and Gotthard Graubner found their way into the rooms of the museum.
    His final marriage was to Swedish former model, Mirja Larsson, (who was 26 at the time of their engagement) which lasted from 1969 until his death.
    More Details Hide Details He had a son Rolf Sachs (born 1955), with his first wife, and a further two sons (Christian Gunnar and Claus Alexander) with his third wife. In addition to his German nationality, Sachs received Swiss citizenship in 1976.
  • 1966
    Age 33
    The couple were married on 14 July 1966 in Las Vegas; they divorced in 1969.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1958
    Age 25
    Willy committed suicide in 1958 by shooting himself.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1932
    Born
    Born on November 14, 1932.
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