Pierre Soulages at Ketterer Kunst
Berlin (kk) - As from November 2006 Ketterer Kunst will have a branch in the German capital. With the addition of 150 qm floor space near the Literaturcafé in Charlottenburg, Ketterer Kunst is the only auction house to offer its clientele three branches in Germany. "We want to make it easier for our clients from abroad to link their trip to Germany with a visit at Ketterer Kunst. Besides, being close to the Eastern European growth market is very important to us," thus Robert Ketterer, auctioneer and managing director of Ketterer Kunst.
Another major impetus for expanding to Berlin is the increased focus at Ketterer Kunst on contemporary art after 1945. The new Post War division introduced this year to the Hamburg and Munich Modern Art auctions has made a hit with our clientele.
Gaining a firm foothold in Berlin, the pulsing hub of cutting-edge art with so many internationally active galleries and artists, is a logical and consistent step towards being even more innovative and working more efficiently.
Our new branch will be opened synchronously with the pre-sale viewings of works to be sold at the main Munich auction on December 5, 2006. Thus Ketterer Kunst invites you on November 24, 2006, to a preview of highlights of the forthcoming auction of Modern Art & Post War and the special auction Side lines of the German Avant-garde on a first visit to our new sale-rooms.
Dates and times are as follows:
24 November11 am-6 pm
25-26November11 am-4 pm
27 November11 am-6 pm
28 November11 am-5 pm
Our Berlin branch is headed by Marie Brandt and Julia Scheu. Whereas the latter speaks German, English and Italian, the former was born in Denmark and thus is happy to help our clients also in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian. Opening hours are Monday through Friday from 11 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm.
Since it was founded in 1954, Ketterer Kunst has been firmly established in the front ranks of auction houses dealing in art and rare books. While our Munich headquarters in the Prinz-Alfons-Palais is responsible for the two traditional annual auctions of Modern Art & Post War, the Meßberghof in Hamburg is the venue for two auctions a year each based on the following fields: Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century/Marine Art and Rare Books - Autographs - Manuscripts - Decorative Prints as well as Modern Art & Post War, with a focus on works on paper. In addition, exhibitions, special auctions and benefit auctions for charity are regular events at Ketterer Kunst.
Berlin, November 14, 2006