When passion for art becomes great commitment
Karl & Faber is committed to the arts in many ways in and around Munich. Our goal is to make the city more attractive as an art location for young talents and to promote the diversity and renewal of the Munich art scene in an international context. Thus, as an internationally active auction house, we organise charitable events and benefit auctions locally, support the local museums and artist-run spaces and promote the development of Munich into a nationally and internationally important art location.
Karl & Faber Prize of the Art Academy Foundation
Since 2013, we have donated the Karl & Faber Prize of the Stiftung Kunstakademie every three years. The occasion at the time was the 90th anniversary of the auction house, but we have continued to support the foundation in its valuable work to this day. The prize has already been awarded three times to students of the Academy of Fine Arts Munich for outstanding achievements.
Karl & Faber has acted as a sponsor and partner of Various Others since its inception. Together with the Munich Initiative for Contemporary Art, we have set ourselves the goal of initiating and developing cooperative and international art projects in Munich. In doing so, we aim to intensify the exchange and dialogue between the Munich art scene and international partners, guests and media.
Charity events and event sponsorship
Karl & Faber regularly supports charitable organisations, for example by sponsoring charity auctions. There have already been successful auction cooperations with charities such as Rotary, Stella Bildung Bewegt e.V. and Artists for Kids – Projekt für kreative Jugendhilfe.
We also support events or art projects in the museum sector – such as exhibitions of the Franz Marc Museum in Kochel or the annual kick-off event of the Freunde Haus der Kunst. And this also includes Karl & Faber’s long-standing engagement for the charity auction of the Pinakothek der Moderne, which is organised by the Friends of the Museum. The proceeds are used to support projects and purchases for the museum.
As a traditional art auction house, Karl & Faber maintains long-term, strategic cooperations with selected partners. In close collaboration, we develop tailor-made concepts with individual content, exclusive events and high-quality digital experiences.
Information on cooperations with Karl & Faber:
Strategic Partnerships, Fabienne Gawlitza, T +49 89 24 22 87 17
Cooperation with cultural institutions
Karl & Faber cooperates with numerous national and international cultural institutions. These include, among many others, the Bavarian State Painting Collections (Munich), Haus der Kunst (Munich), Franz Marc Museum (Kochel am See), Busch-Reisinger Museum / Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus and Kunstbau München, Literaturhaus München, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (ZI, Munich), the Young Friends of the Salzburg Festival (Salzburg), the Bavarian State Opera and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. We act as partner or sponsor of many events, exhibitions, livestreams and lecture series.
Cooperation with publishing houses
Together with Hirmer Verlag in Munich, Karl & Faber has already published two catalogues raisonnés on the artists Alexander Kanoldt and Adolf Erbslöh. For further information, please visit our section catalogue raisonnés.
Events at Karl & Faber
We are also pleased to welcome the guests of our cooperation partners to our premises. In this context, we have already hosted numerous high-quality events. For example, together with Hermès Paris, Paper Positions, The Fine Art Group (London), Interessengemeinschaft Deutscher Kunsthandel, Lampe Bank (Munich), Bankhaus Krentschker (Graz), the Alphazirkel as well as with charitable organisations such as Rotary, Gesellschaft macht Schule or Right to Play.
High-quality digital experiences at Karl & Faber
In order to also offer our customers a digital art experience, we have also been providing virtual tours of our exhibition spaces together with our partner Matterport since 2020. Discover our past Virtual Tours.
In the digital talk series “Karl & Faber in Exchange”, the management of our art auction house, Dr. Rupert Keim or Sheila Scott, talks to experts from the art scene. We have already hosted Lisa Zeitz (Editor-in-Chief, Weltkunst), Thomas Girst (Cultural Engagement, BMW), Matthias Mühling (Museum Director, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus and Kunstbau München), Dr. Sonja Lechner (Art Consulting) and Johann König (Gallery Owner, König Galerie). For more information and all videos in the series “Karl & Faber in Exchange”, please visit our YouTube channel.
All upcoming events of Karl & Faber and the Munich art scene can be found in our partner app myartwalk.
Auction partners of Karl & Faber
In order to make our auctions accessible to all interested parties and clients worldwide, we work together with internationally renowned auction portals and world market leaders for art information, including Artprice, Artnet, Invaluable and Drouot.