DW – Hasso Plattner: I’ve been collecting art for many years. I bought by first oil painting in 1972. I’ve never sold a painting, so the collection has continued to grow. With the growth of SAP, my stock, which I had to sell, and the money I got for it, went into my collection. It kept growing until all the walls were full.
I’m not the only one who’s had the idea of opening a museum. Bucerius had a museum and Burda had one. [Eds.: Gerd Bucerius founded German newspaper “Die Zeit;” Franz Burda founded Hubert Burda Media.] I don’t sell my paintings. Keeping them at home is one possibility. I didn’t initially want to go public with them, but I was convinced by others to do so. read more