Special Auction: MADE IN MUNICH
In this extraordinary time, we want to bundle forces with this auction and bring Munich into focus as an art location. We have opened the virtual space. Please come in!
The source of inspiration for this auction is the exhibition “Made in Munich”, which Chris Dercon curated at Haus der Kunst in 2008. Outstanding Munich galleries and editors have been publishing in this city since the 1960s and have created prints and editions that have written art history. This makes Munich an extraordinary art location. The special auction “Made in Munich” pays tribute to this aspect: in cooperation with the galleries and editors, prints and editions that were invented, published and realized here will be shown and offered. The world as a guest!
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With these words Chris Dercon greeted us from Paris on April 15, 2020:
Like you all I am living in confinement. Que faire? I decided to clean up my library and archives, which hadn’t been sorted for so long. Yet I needed some sort of guidance, which I found while staring in a serendipitous way at my library. Which was a true mess until very recently. Yes, I am pointing to Walter Benjamin’s essay about unpacking his library and of course to Tony Judd’s memory palace. As such, I came across the catalogue of the exhibition “Made in Munich”, we created at the Haus der Kunst in 2008 with the invaluable help of Julienne Lorz, Thomas Mayfried and so many other Munich colleagues, publishers, artists and friends. Guided by its contents, I delved again into my library and archives, finding back some of the treasures shown and commented in ” Made in Munich”: modest and not do modest ‘things’ created by Eduardo Paolozzi, Richard Hamilton, Olaf Metzel, Rodney Graham, Regina Mueller, FSK and Michaela Melian, Gunter Foerg or Florian Sussmayr. Just before the confinement, I had even given information to arts patrons in Zurich on Walter de Maria Munich productions and had lectured in Paris on Vlado Kristl’s Munich activities, both equally present in “Made in Munich”, while Walter Grasskamp’s fascinating pages about the reproduction of art are flooding my office desk since many months. That said, “Made in Munich” is indeef not only here to stay but is a life-line for the day after tomorrow as well.”
12 years later the creative power of the editors is unbroken and Munich is an important place for graphics and multiples. In contrast to the retrospective exhibition at the time, the auction “Made in Munich” also offers current editions with works including by Stephan Balkenhol, Georg Baselitz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Marcel Broodthaers, Christo, Valie Export, Günther Förg, Rupprecht Geiger, Eberhard Havekost, Thomas Hirschhorn, Candida Höfer, Leiko Ikemura, Asger Jorn, Maria Lassnig, Uwe Lausen, Sarah Morris, Hermann Nitsch, Albert Oehlen, A. R. Penck, Thomas Ruff, Fred Sandback, Florian Süßmayr, Rosemarie Trockel, Troels Wörsels.
Live auction with live stream: Friday, 15 May, 6 pm
Involved in this project:
Galerie Fred Jahn
Knust Kunz Galerie Editions
Galerie van de Loo
Gernot von Pape Edition X
Galerie Max Weber Six Friedrich