Journal

February 9th, 2017

Happy 85th Birthday Gerhard Richter!

Flow 15, 2013

For Gerhard Richters 85th Birthday our tipp to you We’re offering you these two editions from the Flow series in 78.8 x 39.4 inches! The artworks are the result of an observing and directed coincidence. Richter mixes different colors and leaves them for a while. The colors blend into one another and merge into a fantastic structure. By pressing a glass plate into the damp color, he fixates the current result. This interplay of random colors and it's dynamic plays a decisive role in these artworks. … read more

January 19th, 2017

Leon Löwentraut: The new shooting star

Leon Löwentraut the new Art Shooting Star! Works you can inquire at artsation -> partners@artsation.com Leon Löwentraut was born in Kaiserslautern on February 15, 1998 and now lives in Düsseldorf. Inspired by his mother, he has been painting since his sixth birthday. Meanwhile, he is considered an insider tip in the art scene. He describes his art as "expressive-abstract". He would like to give space to the collectors for their own interpretation. For him, to paint is the area in which he can relax. He likes to paint classical music at night. Then he can best sink in the picture and also usually stops only when the picture is finished. Sometimes it seems to him quite strange. That evening he will be in Basel in a luxury limousine and then go over the red carpet to the gallery Loeffel to open the vernissage. This procedure repeated in New York again an opening, again interviews, photographers who love his self-confident and sometimes extravagant appearances. And again buyers. "This is already madness," says Leon Löwentraut. He sits in a cafe in Düsseldorf, surfs his cell phone on the sides of the Basel gallery. Almost as if he had to make sure that all this reall … read more

January 19th, 2017

Highlights of the art season 2017

Andreas Schulze once said that he painted his world the way he wanted it to be. Absurd, bizzare, shrill, beautiful and warm. Some of his pictures seem threatening and devoid of human life. Schulze shows large paintings and hand-painted ceramic heads in the VGH gallery. "Dicke Luft", the exhibition title chosen by him, comments on a precarious picture in which it smokes and stinks from many pipes. But the colorful fog is not just funny. They also passively refer to the costs and abysses of our technological progress optimization. The exhibition will take place from 09.02. - 31.05.2017 daily from 11 am to 5 pm in the VGH gallery in Hanover. … read more

April 19th, 2016

Christo wants to walk on Water

Artwork from Cristo is a bridge builder With his 2009 late wife Jeanne-Claude Christo created in over 50 years, 22 monumental art, dozens more were due to lack of permits in the drawers: "We have some abandoned, others remained in our hearts and minds," Christo said. So the floating pontoons: 1970 designed for the Rio de la Plata in Argentina, the project is now being implemented 46 years later in northern Italy into action. From June 18 to July 3 to visitors can walk across the lake to the picturesque islands of Monte Isola and San Paolo on floating bridges. See for other works … read more

March 14th, 2016

Five Francis Bacon paintings stole from Madrid home

MADRID (AFP) - Five paintings by British artist Francis Bacon worth an estimated 30 million euros (S$46 million) have been stolen from the Madrid home of their owner, El Pais reported Sunday. Sources close to the investigation said the theft appeared to have been a highly-professional operation which took place while the owner was away, with the perpetrators disabling the alarm system. The thieves, who left no trace of their handiwork, had tracked the owner's movements to ensure he did not return to his apartment to catch them red-handed, they said. El Pais quoted the sources as saying the artwork, comprising portraits and landscapes, was stolen last June. It was not immediately clear why news of the theft was not made public until now. It was also unclear exactly which paintings were involved but one contemporary art specialist told the paper they would be extremely difficult to sell. "It is not at all easy to sell a Francis Bacon, large or small without that getting to the ears of those who pore over such a rarified sector," said the expert, speaking on condition of anonymity. El Pais said police from a specialist arts and antiques unit had opened an investigati … read more

February 24th, 2016

exclusivities and differentials of the three different Art Fairs

February 2016 seems to be dedicated to contemporary art, as three very different art fairs herald the new year: happening simultaneously from the 18th until the 21st February there are the unpainted lab. 3.0 Munich as well as the art Karlsruhe, and then from the 24th until the 28th February we can expect the Arco Madrid. The Artsation team reports about the highlights of the past fairs and will give an outlook on Arco Madrid. The unpainted lab 3.0 Munich is probably the most contemporary of the three fairs as it deals with the highly topical issue of digital art. An interdisciplinary team of curators has invited over 30 national and international artists to showcase their work accompanied by an eventful framework program consisting of performances, talks and workshops. The motivation behind the fair concerns questions about new emerging trends such as digital images, 3D sculptures, computer games and interactive worlds as art. The digital revolution not only offers new possibilities to create and produce art, but also new ways to absorb and present it. unpainted lab 3.0 explores these new “art worlds” and wants to introduce new artistic positions and young artists next to es … read more

February 18th, 2016

Unpainted 3.0. Lab, Digital Art in Munich

From February 18 until February 21 the Event Unpainted lab 3.0 takes place for the second time here in Munich. Even if digital art is still in its infancy, it flourishes while essentially remaining unevaluated and the public approaches it with a degree of curiosity. New art forms in the immaterial digital domain demand a general rethink in terms of their conservation, presentation and acquisition. For collectors, the result is that collector criteria that have until now been valid, require a rethink. Subjects such as longevity, authenticity and value retention are no longer legitimate for many works. The new art demands a general re-evaluation with a view to the conservation and presentation of art. We support galleries, that take to be the most important role in the artistic development of contemporary artists. We invite leading curators to jointly develop a high quality program. We give with Lab 3.0 a platform for artists without gallery connection and put a lot of work in education. … read more

February 5th, 2016

Hermann Nitsch: exhibition in the Villa Stuck

From February 5 until May 8 a large exhibition about Hermann Nitsch takes place in the „Villa Stuck“ in Munich. The famous artist provokes his audience with his activities in which blood, human bodies and animal carcasses go to action. His stagings move between art and theater and are equally successful and controversial. Crucified men or people covered in intestines and blood: the 77 year old Nitsch loves the big settings. The artist was born in Vienna in 1938 and came to Munich at the end of the 1950s. While working at the technical museum he started to develop his painting performances and his idea of the „Theatre of Orgies and Mysteries.“ His activities increasingly led to conflicts with austrian law which caused him to settle in Germany at the end of the 1960s. Since 1971 his „orgies-mystery-games“ take place at his private castle „Prinzendorf“. Aside to his art and theater performances he is a composer and an author. Despite – or possibly because of – his polarizing impression Nitsch has become highly influencial within the austrian cultural scene. ARTSATION is proud to present some of his famous "splatter paintings." Please see our shop for his ex … read more

January 19th, 2016

Michael Craig-Martin at DLD, thank you for introducing us this great artist !

Michael Craig-Martin is a visual artist well known for a wide range of work based on drawings of commonplace objects presented in exceptionally vivid colours. Michael gave an inspiring and fascinating speech about his work and inspiration at yesterday's DLD conference in Munich. Michael's messages were very clear and straight to the point. We collected some of his most inspiring quotes for you: - I use only object of that time - - creativity is observation - - the color has no reference to the object - - color is emotion - - since the 90's Michael draws directly into the computer - so there is no paper originals - - the credit card p.e. has a bit of Donald Judd a bit of Rothko, a bit of Mondrian - - the language of lines is limited - - objects of that time - - aesthetics has an impact - At present he has an exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in London titled Transience which traces, through his work of the past 35 years, the transition from the analogue to the digital age. … read more

December 2nd, 2015

Successful Benefiz Auction at the Pinakothek der Moderne - Artbike was sold for €21.000

- Congratulations and Thank You - On Saturday we were able to raise € 21.000 for refugees in Munich at the PIN Benefiz Auction at the Pinacothecea by auctioning one of Stefan Szczesny art bikes. Thank you to all the bidders! Artsation.com is proud to have initiated and supported this project for tolerance in collaboration with the artist Stefan Szczesny and Urbike.de. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to support educational projects of the "Pinakothek der Moderne" which uses art, design and architecture to communicate between arrivals and attendees. … read more

November 13th, 2015

PIN. Benefiz Auction for Tolerance , Artbike by Stefan Szczesny sponsored by artsation.com & urbike.de

Artsation is delighted to present a unique piece of art, a bicycle in the museum. This important piece symbolises freedom, motion and independence as well as the ability to overcome big distances and ultimately the arrival. In times where thousands of people are desperately on the way to Europe, this arrival is also a goal and challenge for everyone. The Pinakothek der Moderne offers integration with their project "Vom Ankommen" for refugee people and the people of Munich. The bicycle is painted by the well known painter and sculptor Stefan Szczensny. Artsation.com is proud to have initiated and supported this project for tolerance in collaboration with the artist Stefan Szczesny and Urbike.de. … read more

October 30th, 2015

It's so fashionable to be inked

Almost every day the international press runs stories about some Hollywood stars' latest tattoo: Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber just showed himself to the public with a freshly inked portrait of Jesus on his calf, Lindsay Lohan once again expressed her credo with the statement “Life without regrets” tattooed on her left wrist and actress Kirstie Alley had her children’s initials immortalized on her arm last week, live, in a TV show. While tattoos used to be associated with jailhouse culture, they have now become socially acceptable. It is fashionable to be inked. The cliché of the tough tattooed biker has changed. Now the permanent skin-ornaments are associated rather with Angelina Jolie, David Beckham or the German Federal President's wife – she has a tribal-tattoo on her upper arm – than with anchors or crosses on brawny biceps. … read more

June 12th, 2015

Our recommendations for the Art Basel 2015

Art Basel 2015

Explore with artsation the most important and exciting events: Coinciding with the Art Basel is the art fair Volta 11 focusing on young and emerging artists. The Fondation Beyeler showcases an extensive Gaugin exhibition until the 28th June. The Kunstmuseum Basel exhibits works by Frank Stella until the 30th August. The art fair Scope Basel explores the art world of Korea. From the 16th until 21st June. And the art fair Liste Basel features 79 exhibitors from 31 countries. Also the 16th until 21st June. And well worth a visit is the Museum Tinguely as well as the Schaulager. Below you can find the floor plans for the Art Basel. We highlighted the top galleries and artists in yellow. Enjoy the Art Basel 2015! … read more

May 5th, 2015

The most important pavilions of the Venice Biennial 2015

Art Basel 2015

Explore with artsation the most important and exciting national pavilions of the Venice Biennial 2015, even the most hidden pavilions. Here you can find the list of Exhibitors of the national pavilions. Australia: Fiona Hall Austria: Heimo Zobernig Belgium: Vincent Meessen and Guests, Mathieu K. Abonnenc, Sammy Baloji, James Beckett, Elisabetta Benassi, Patrick Bernier & Olive Martin, Tamar Guimara~es & Kasper Akhøj, Maryam Jafri, Adam Pendleton Chile: Paz Errázuriz, Lotty Rosenfeld China: LIU Jiakun, LU Yang, TAN Dun, WEN Hui/Living Dance Studio, WU Wenguang/Caochangdi Work Station Czech Republic: Jiri David Germany: Jasmina Metwaly / Philip Rizk, Olaf Nicolai, Hito Steyerl, Tobias Zielony Finland: IC-98 France: Céleste Boursier-Mougenot Italy: Alis/Filliol, Andrea Aquilanti, Francesco Barocco, Vanessa Beecroft, Antonio Biasiucci, Giuseppe Caccavale, Paolo Gioli, Jannis Kounellis, Nino Longobardi, Marzia Migliora, Luca Monterastelli, Mimmo Paladino, Claudio Parmiggiani, Nicola Samorì, Aldo Tambellini Sweden: Lina Selander Switzerland: Pamela Rosenkranz Spain: Pepo Salazar, Cabello/Carceller, Francesc Ruiz and Salvador Dalí Turkey: Res … read more

April 16th, 2015

ART COLOGNE 2015

The origins of today's ART COLOGNE as a trade fair for classic modern art, post-war art and contemporary art go back to the year 1967. Kunstmarkt Köln ’67 was launched on 15 September 1967 in a historic Cologne building – the Gürzenich. In medieval times it served as an arena for festivities, banquets and dances. Later, it served as a merchants' hall. The launch of the Kunstmarkt Köln ’67 was to have a profound impact on the international art market. The founders of the new fair were Cologne-based gallerists – Hein Stünke and Rudolf Zwirner. Their project was sparked by the urgency of the need to put new life into the lacklustre art market in West Germany. Although the immediate post-war period saw a tremendous revival in art and radical changes to public attitudes to modern art, the art market in West Germany faltered. Paris was at the cusp of losing its central role as the capital of the modern art world and modern French art was about to lose market leadership. This occurred in the wake of documenta 2 in 1959. With the boom in modern American art, New York took over as the new art capital. At the end of the war West Germany had lost its capital city and its cul … read more

March 5th, 2015

The Armory Show 2015

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The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair and one of the most important annual art events in New York, takes place every March on Piers 92 & 94 in central Manhattan. The Armory Show is devoted to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its sixteen years the fair has become an international institution, combining a selection of the world's leading galleries with an exceptional program of arts events and exhibitions throughout New York during the celebrated Armory Arts Week. Thursday, March 5th - Sunday, March 8th, 12 pm to 7 pm. … read more

February 24th, 2015

ARCO Madrid 2015

From 24th February to 1st March the renowned contemporary art fair ARCO takes place for the 34th time in the Spanish capital of Madrid. At the exhibition grounds of the Feria de Madrid numerous national galleries will provide a great insight into the vibrant spanish art scene showcase alongside international exhibitors. The gallery Àngels barcelona for example presents the collaged works of Pep Agut as well as other works by Peter Downsbrough, Harun Farocki and Esther Ferrer (www.angelsbarcelona.com). The Munich-based Galerie Barbara Gross will showcase the fascinating art of Kiki Smith amongst others (www.barbaragross.de). This year special focus will be directed on Colombia, which has the spot as a guest country and is going to be featured with 10 galleries (#arcoColombia). The curator Juan A. Gaitán has selected 20 young Colombian artists for this event whose works are representative of the artistic creativity of this Hispanic country. In addition to promoting Hispanic art, the ARCO also strives giving young galleries a platform. Under the title #opening the art fair gathered 20 young galleries - not older than 7 years - from 10 different countries, thus opening up new hori … read more

November 13th, 2014

German owned Warhols went at Christie's New York last night for 151.5 million US dollars

Andy Warhol, New york

NEW YORK - The highly anticipated auction of two Warhol pictures of the German casino operator West game has surpassed their expectations . The two images , "Triple Elvis " and " Four Marlon " brought on Wednesday evening ( local time) at Christie's in New York 151.5 million US dollars ( 120 million euros ) . The dealer had estimated 120 million dollars. Both images are about two meters high and about 1.70 meters wide. "Triple Elvis" from 1963 shows Elvis Presley three times in Westernpose from a movie . The auction went to a furious start progressing slowly , ultimately, the award came at 73 million dollars. The image cost with a premium for christie's 81,9 Million dollars. " Four Marlon " is made ​​on the same principle , the screen printing shows four times Marlon Brando on a motorcycle with leather cap . It was sold for $ 62 million, the buyer has to pay with the premium $ 69.6 million. The buyer was not immediately known. But it was once a bitter on the phone and once a bitter in the room. The pictures were sold probably to two buyers . The late 70s had the Elvisse 85 000 , the Brandos cost $ 100,000 . The sale of both images is highly controversial in North Rhine … read more

September 11th, 2013 Gilbert & George

Contemporary Art meets Reality. How powerful is political art?

Today, it is rare for Western contemporary artists to turn to bold or even drastic methods to discuss or denounce political and social problems. There is no shortage of criticism, often with an ironic overtone. The themes however generally revolve much more around the I, the private and the … read more

August 2nd, 2013

Shortlisted artists for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women announced

The Whitechapel Gallery and Max Mara announced today the five artists shortlisted for the fifth Max Mara Art Prize For Women. The shortlisted artists are Beatrice Gibson, Melanie Gilligan, Judith Goddard, Philomene Pirecki and Corin Sworn. The winner will be announced at the beginning of 2014. … read more

July 8th, 2013 Edvard Munch The Scream

Edvard Munch's life at the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart

War, loneliness, fear: Edvard Munch’s life is in the center of the new exhibition at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. The show comprises about 60 works by the Norwegian painter and graphic artist (1863-1944)  – on view until October 6. … read more

June 24th, 2013

EMSCHERKUNST 2013 kicks off with internationally renowned artists

The international art exhibition EMSCHERKUNST takes place for the second time after its successful start two years ago in the course of the European Capital of Culture 2010.  In six cities along the Emscher river, artworks by internationaly renowned artists will be shown until October 6. … read more

June 21st, 2013 Tomás Saraceno Kunstsammlung NRW

Tomás Saraceno Installation in Düsseldorf - between art and science

Tomás Saraceno's fascinating installation work entitled “in orbit,” has been opened to the public in the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen today. A net construction at a height of more than 20 meters above the ground has been suspended, within which visitors can walk around on three levels - … read more