Author Archives: Gerhard Rump

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Auction Roundup: Mood Is Upbeat at Major German Houses

German auctioneers had ample reason to celebrate as results showed a fairly strong and steady market ranging from Old Master paintings to vintage photographs. Read More

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Mood Is Upbeat at Art Cologne

The 46th edition of the Art Cologne fair was a solid success, with exhibitors and visitors commenting on the spacious layout and high quality of the works on offer. Read More

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Upbeat Dealers Report Solid Sales at ARCO Fair

This year’s edition of ARCO (Feb. 15–19), Spain’s annual international contemporary art fair, was once again a solid, well-organized event, featuring top-flight galleries. Read More

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Triple Estimate Price for Double-Sided Pechstein Painting

At Ketterer’s modern and contemporary art auction in Munich on Dec. 10, bidding for Max Pechstein’s double-sided canvas, painted in 1910, started at a relatively modest €600,000 ($800,000). Read More

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German Auction Roundup: Prices Are Strong Across The Board

Autumn sales at German auction houses pointed to thriving markets for photographs as well as Old Masters, 19th-century, modern and contemporary art. Read More

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Follow the Money: Exhibitors and Buyers Flock to Art Hong Kong

At this year’s edition of Art Hong Kong, there was a 40 percent increase in the number of exhibitors who participated: 260 as compared with 155 a year ago. Read More

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Viennafair Focus on Eastern European Art Yields Mixed Results

Viennafair, whose seventh edition took place May 12–15, is Austria’s largest international art fair and enjoys a unique position among current expositions, as it is the only one that centers on art from eastern Europe—thanks to Erste Bank, the Austrian banking group with branches in Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, Ukraine, which sponsors the eastern stands. Read More

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Improvements Lure Major Names Back to Art Cologne Fair

The 45th edition of Art Cologne was held from April 13–17, attracting 60,000 visitors, roughly even with the level posted in 2010. Read More

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Karlsruhe Art Fair Draws Kudos From Collectors and Dealers

Art Karlsruhe has come a long way. With its eighth edition, March 10–13, fair director and gallerist Ewald Karl Schrade’s project has reached the status of a destination event. Read More

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Art Stage Singapore Debut Draws Art World Applause

Organizers of Art Stage Singapore, held Jan 12–16 at the Marina Bay Sands, said the fair’s inaugural edition exceeded all expectations, drawing 32,000 visitors to the four-day event and VIP preview. Read More

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2010 Results Show Brighter Picture At Lempertz and Villa Grisebach

Turnover in the German auction market fell as much as 40 percent last year compared with that of the years before. Read More

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New Directors Improve Art Forum Berlin Fair

Organizers of Art Forum Berlin, now in its 15th year, have tried to make the annual art fair a destination event but with limited success. Read More

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Auction Roundup: Spring Sales In Germany Show Market Recovery

Cologne-based auctioneer Lempertz was content, but not excited with the results of its spring auction series. Read More

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Dealers Report Lackluster Sales at Art Cologne

As the international importance of Art Cologne has diminished in recent years, former gallery owner and new fair director Daniel Hug chose a back-to-basics strategy for this year’s edition, held April 22–26 at the Cologne Exhi­bition Centre. Read More