Customer Service
Our professional customer service will answer all your questions regarding buying, selling, catalog orders, bidding and shipping quick and without delay. Under 'More information' on this site we will answer frequently asked questions online.
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Modern Art
We have specialized in Modern Art since the company was founded and regularly sell to international museums, private collections and foundations in more than 50 countries.
For this section we constantly look for distinguished works by the following artists:

Max Beckmann, Vladimir Bechteev, Heinrich Campendonk, Marc Chagall, Adolf Erbslöh, Lyonel Feininger, Erich Heckel, Karl Hofer, Alexej von Jawlensky, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Georg Kolbe, Käthe Kollwitz, August Macke, Franz Marc, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Otto Mueller, Gabriele Münter, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Christian Rohlfs, Egon Schiele, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

New Objectivity:
Albert Birkle, Otto Dix, Conrad Felixmüller, Carl Grossberg, George Grosz, Karl Hubbuch, Alexander Kanoldt, Lotte Laserstein, Jeanne Mammen, Felix Nussbaum, Franz Radziwill, Christian Schad, Rudolf Schlichter, Georg Schrimpf, Richard Ziegler

Other acclaimed artists from the early 20th century:
Rudolf Bauer, Marc Chagall, Lovis Corinth, Edvard Cucuel, Salvador Dalí, Max Liebermann, Joan Miró, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Pablo Picasso, Leo Putz, Oskar Schlemmer, Kurt Schwitters, Max Slevogt, Pierre Soulages, Franz von Stuck, Yves Tanguy
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Post War / Contemporary Art
Another focal point is on classics of Post War and Contemporary Art. Museums, private collections and foundations from more than 50 countries regularly provide for record prices in our auctions.
For this section we constantly look for distinguished works by the following artists:

Emphasis on Zero:
Bernard Aubertin, Enrico Castellani, Yves Klein, Adolf Luther, Heinz Mack, Piero Manzoni, Otto Piene, George Rickey, Jan Schoonhoven, Günther Uecker

Emphasis on Informel:
Jean Dubuffet, Maurice Esteve, Adolf Fleischmann, Karl Otto Götz, Hans Hartung, Gerhard Hoehme, Asger Jorn, Norbert Kricke, Georges Mathieu, Markus Prachensky, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Bernard Schultze, Emil Schumacher, Kazuo Shiraga, K.R.H.Sonderborg, Pierre Soulages, Antoni Tapies, Fred Thieler, Fritz Winter, Wols, Zao Wou-Ki, Herbert Zangs

Emphasis on Pop Art:
Alexander Calder, Copley, Sam Francis, Richard Hamilton, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Allen Jones, Uwe Lausen, Roy Lichtenstein, C.O. Paeffgen, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann

Important German representatives after 1945:
Horst Antes, Willi Baumeister, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Rainer Fetting, Günther Förg, Rupprecht Geiger, Jörg Immendorff, Anselm Kiefer, Martin Kippenberger, Konrad Klapheck, Imi Knoebel, Markus Lüpertz, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Albert Oehlen, Blinky Palermo, Penck, Sigmar Polke, Neo Rauch, Gerhard Richter

International representatives after 1945:
Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Antonio Calderara, Christo, Lucio Fontana, Franz Gertsch, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Alex Katz, Ferndand Leger, Sol LeWitt, Henry Moore, Serge Poliakoff, Arnulf Rainer, Fred Sandback, Julian Schnabel, Victor Vasarely, Erwin Wurm

Contemporary Art:
Stephan Balkenhol, Norbert Bisky, Jonas Burgert, Maurizio Cattelan, Tony Cragg, Thomas Demand, Rodney Graham, Eberhard Havekost, Damien Hirst, Karin Kneffel, Robert Longo, Jason Martin, Jonathan Meese, Bjarne Melgaard, Jonathan Monk, Anselm Reyle, Daniel Richter, David Schnell, Sean Scully, Gert und Uwe Tobias, Bernar Venet, Cornelius Völker, Matthias Weischer
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Art of the 19th Century
In this section paintings, drawings and prints from the 19th century, as well as works from the early 20th century are put up for auction.

The focus is on works from Romanticism, with artists such as, among others, Blechen and Dahl, the Munich and Düsseldorf schools of painting with their main representatives Spitzweg, Defregger, Grützner, Schirmer and Achenbach, as well as fine art made around the turn of the century with, among others, big names of Symbolism and Art Nouveau: Hofmann, Stuck and Lenbach. Other much sought-after works are the mountain- and landscape paintings by Edward Theodore and Edward Harrison Compton and the graphic works by, among others, Daumier, Gaugin and Toulouse-Lautrec.
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Rare Books
Our Rare Books auction house is one of Hamburg's oldest company's with a long tradition. The company was founded on 10 July, 1795 by the book printer Hermann Nestler and became affiliated to Ketterer Kunst in 1988.

Our international top results show: Auctions are the best way to sell rare books, manuscripts and autographs, as well as decorative graphic works and maps.

As one of Europe's oldest auction houses with very good international contacts we are a trustworthy contact for private collectors, libraries, antiquarians and galleries.
In order to establish a well-founded idea for prospective buyers, thorough and comprehensive catalog descriptions of a high bibliographic standard, as well as high-quality representative illustrations in our catalogs and on the internet are a matter of course for us.
We present single extensive collections in elaborate special catalogs.

We are gladly at your advice on our expert days in several larger German cities, additionally, we visit you at home and organize insured transports.

We offer fair and transparent conditions. For high-class single objects and collections special conditions are possible, of course.
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Collection Consulting
Your company is in possession of an art collection and you think about possible changes?
There are many good reasons why a corporate collection should be adapted to meet the company‘s latest development. In an ideal case a collection reflects corporate identity, takes the respective business sector as well as the product portfolio and the regional or international business areas into account. This general set­up can be affected by, for instance, a reorganization of the company, new heads at the management level, expansions and new business segments, but also by an altered regional disposition. If these changes apply, it is recommendable to revise the corporate collection and to adapt it, both in terms of range and value.

Ketterer Kunst is happy to help you redirecting your corporate collection.
In order to express the character of your company, we can outline the potential directions your collection can take in a first free and non­binding consulting talk.

Based on this talk, we will prepare an individual offer that allows for your corporate collection´s needs.
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Cataloging and Provenance
Ketterer Kunst applies scientific cataloging and verification of authenticity of all works on offer with great care. Our team of experts pays close attention to every detail and is in constant professional exchange with international museums, as well as with the relevant institutions and experts.

Provenance research is a key criterion for scientific catalog editing. Our specialists permanently check the provenance of all of our consignments and execute a meticulously documented research. To Ketterer Kunst certainty and transparency are all the more important in cases of changes of ownership dating from between 1933 and 1945.

Additionally, every object, regardless of the estimate price, is checked with the Art Loss Register (ALR) and the Lost Art data bank.
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Safe shipping of artworks to destinations world-wide or just from you to us is a natural thing to us; likewise the preparation of export and import papers. We are gladly at your disposal.
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We are gladly at your advice for questions regarding invoices of buyers and sellers. Please note that additional costs will incur for rewriting invoices or statements. Please make sure to indicate the exact invoice address and taxation mode when submitting a bid or obtaining a bidding card.
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We are constantly working on the improvement of all processes. In case we missed to meet your expectations to the fullest, please notify us as soon as possible. We will try to solve every problem, because buying and selling art should be a pleasure.
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