In 2009, Elisabeth Gürtler launched the Sacher Artists’ Collection: a charitable project that brings together outstanding art and Austria’s most famous cake. Every year a renowned artist has turned the famous wooden box, where the Original Sacher-Torte is packaged, into a unique artwork for the good cause. All proceeds from this limited edition are donated to chosen charity projects.
For the 10th anniversary edition of the Sacher Artists’ Collection, Gottfried Helnwein selected a motif that is undeniably associated with the Original Sacher-Torte: “In this picture I paraphrased Caspar David Friedrich’s ‘Sea of Ice’, a seminal painting of the Romantic period that depicts the awesome power of nature, a power humankind is ultimately at the mercy of. In the context of Viennese mythology, the Sacher-Torte is also a force of nature from which it is hard to escape, at least as a visitor to this city”, Helnwein noted.
All proceeds from this year’s special edition, which is limited to 555 pieces, will go to “Stiftung Kindertraum” (Children’s Dream Foundation).
2018 – Stiftung Kindertraum (Children’s Dream Foundation)
2017 – CONCORIDA, the vocational school of bakery in Bucharest
2016 – Family Kratochwil
2015 – Austrian association of epileptology
2014 – Angelman association Austria
2013 – Medical University Vienna
2012 – H. Stepic CEE Charity
2011 – SOS Children’s Village Wien and the Viennese Animal Welfare Organization
2010 – Neurological outcomes in children after ECMO
2009 – St. Anna Children’s Foundation
2018 – Gottfried Helnwein
2017 – Heimo Zobernig
2016 – Erwin Wurm
2015 – Prof. Hans Staudacher
2014 – Prof. Arnulf Rainer
2013 – Herbert Brandl
2012 – Xenia Hausner
2011 – Prof. Christian Ludwig Attersee
2010 – “Ironimus” Prof. Gustav Peichl
2009 – Prof. Hermann Nitsch