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By Design | In Salzburg, an Astonishing Contemporary Art Collection in a 17th-Century Austrian Manor

For the art dealer Thaddaeus Ropac, a Baroque 17th-century Austrian manor makes a perfect foil for modern art and furniture.
Nearly four centuries old, Villa Emslieb makes for a fascinating foil to the museum-quality modern art it now contains. More…
If you happen to be invited for a visit to Thaddaeus Ropac’s Villa Emslieb, a country estate built in 1618 just outside of Salzburg, Austria, you might take a dip in a black granite swimming pool designed by the Swiss conceptual artist Sylvie Fleury — “Be Amazing,” it urges along the bottom — as a patinated-bronze bunny fountain by Tom Sachs looks on. You could be joined by Bianca Jagger, Patti Smith, the Chinese piano prodigy Lang Lang or any number of the contemporary artists that Ropac represents... READ MORE