Why do people collect art? Out of passion, out of identification with art and artists, or out of monetary interests?
What different goals and motivations can lie behind an art collection? How do women collect differently from men? How does Johann König’s personal approach to art collecting differ from the advice he gives his clients? And who are the winners of the crisis? These questions are discussed by Dr. Rupert Keim, Managing Partner of Karl & Faber Kunstauktionen, in an interview with Johann König, Gallery Owner & Managing Director of KÖNIG GALERIE.
(Interview in german)
Left: Kiki Smith, Fox on the Ground, 2004. Estimate: € 25.000/35.000, © Kiki Smith
Middle: Gotthard Graubner, Bright Cushion Picture, 1967. Estimate: € 80.000/120.000, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Right: Gotthard Graubner, Bagged Pillow, 1969. Estimate: € 60.000/80.000, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
From our Contemporary Art Auction on 10 December 2020