Ketterer Kunst Celebrates Several Anniversaries in 2019
65 + 50 + 25 = No. 1
Munich, March 11, 2019 (KK) - Since it was founded some 65 years ago, the internationally active house has become Germany's top-selling art auctioneer. Robert Ketterer, who celebrates his 50th birthday this year, was appointed managing director 25 years ago. Today Ketterer Kunst is Number 1 in Germany.

The owner-operated auction house is a true family enterprise with an accurately defined field of specialization and exactly determined goals, both make sure that the house appeals to ever new target groups. In the end, the success is based on clients' trust and the strong performance of the whole team.

Ketterer Kunst has always been a trendsetter and will continue to pursue this path in the future. The online business and the increasing sales volume it yields is a good example of its capacity for innovation. Today more than 30 % of all objects change owners via the internet - a decisive advantage for an internationally active house that counts among the Top 20 (currently number 16) in its field.

Over the past ten years Ketterer Kunst has tripled its business volume and permanently realizes international record prices for single objects, recently, for example, € 660,000 for the bronze "Point of View" from Tony Cragg or even more than € 2,300,000 for a work from Ernst Wilhelm Nay's famous "Disc-Pictures" work group.

The high quality standard that Ketterer Kunst has been committed to for some 65 years since 1954 is the number one reason for success. Meeting highest scientific demands is the key ingredient for the Munich based auction house with a global presence. In the end, the value of an art object is more and more determined by its provenance.

Robert Ketterer, who has been working at the company for 30 years, has specialized in "20th Century Classics", "Contemporary Art", "19th Century Art" and "Rare Books", the last of which are auctioned in Hamburg from a long-standing tradition.

65, 50, 30, 25 years - Robert Ketterer knows his math and made Ketterer Kunst Number 1 in Germany. Congratulations!

The family company Ketterer Kunst ( and, with headquarters in Munich and branches in Hamburg, Duesseldorf, Berlin and the USA, was founded in 1954. It is one of the leading European houses for auctions of Fine Art from the 19th to the 21st Century and Rare Books. The latest art market review for Fine Art 2018, compiled by, ranks Ketterer Kunst on place 16 in the global TOP 100. The auctioneer's clientele predominantly consists of international collectors, art dealers, curators and museums.

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