At Karl & Faber we have been holding sales exhibitions alongside our auctions for many years. As in a gallery, the works presented can be purchased at a fixed price without a premium.
In the last 40 years, Karl & Faber has organised over 80 art exhibitions. The spectrum ranges from Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s prints over classical modern artists such as Lyonel Feininger to contemporary positions, including Karl Otto Götz, Werner Berges, the artists group SPUR and Gotthard Graubner.
Our house has special ties to some artists, for example to Theodor Werner. His wife Woty and he bequeathed their estate – together with their own magnificent collection of modern and contemporary art – to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen. In doing so, they agreed that their own artistic works would be sold so that the proceeds could be used to purchase art by young artists. Karl & Faber was in charge of these sales exhibitions for over thirty years.
In addition, Adolf Erbslöh’s art is closely associated with our house. The catalogue published in 1982 for the exhibition of the artist’s entire lithographic œuvre is still used today as a valid catalogue raisonné of his prints.
Sales presentations take place not only at our headquarters in Munich, but also at our representative offices. In 2018, we showed recent works by Klaus Fußman in our Hamburg offices. In our Düsseldorf branch, two highly acclaimed exhibitions took place in 2020 alone: “Sonnenstand” with works by Dutch artist Judith Kleintjes and “Mediatoren” with sculptural works by Gerhard Hoehme.
You can find a selection of past sales exhibitions in our news.