Cologne: 21.–24.11.2019

COLOGNE FINE ART 2018: Lust for art

The Young Collectors Room is an outstanding example of the successful dialogue between cultures, genres, styles and epochs that collectors and art fans are looking for at the small, exquisite art fair COLOGNE FINE ART in Cologne in November. Selected pieces of art and items from the stocks of the exhibitors are collected, combined and presented by experts in an attractive special event. The special feature: None of the items presented here cost more than Euro 5,000. Of course, all of these exhibits are checked, certified and documented. Here too the buyers can completely rely on the expertise of the galleries and dealers, who have passed the approval process of the COLOGNE FINE ART.

As the name implies, the Young Collectors Room especially targets young collectors. The special presentation offers them stimuli and incites them to get to know the backgrounds and take a look round without any inhibitions. At the same time, transparent lists of works and price lists facilitate the orientation. Experts at the stands will provide further assistance. But the low entry prices will also tempt established collectors and art lovers, who will also be attracted by the stylish ambience and the pieces of art displayed. The Young Collectors Room was already a great success at the past four editions of COLOGNE FINE ART. Due to the high demand and strong sales, the pieces of art and items had to be rearranged several times.

An impressive variety of styles and genres also awaits the visitors in the Young Collectors Room at COLOGNE FINE ART 2018. For example Robert Delaunay's "Arc de Triomphe", a colour lithograph on hand-crafted paper from the year 1970 (Galerie Française) for the price of Euro 2,500 meets an armchair that was produced in Austria by the Thonet manufacturing company based on designs by Otto Prutscher. The lightweight mahogany chair made of Viennese straw that is decorated with brass attributes costs Euro 3,000 and is being presented by ED Gallery in the Young Collectors Room. An original colour lithography "The Opera, from Derriere le Miroir" in strong blue, green and red by Marc Chagall is available for Euro 4,000 (Gilden's Art Gallery). Max Ernst is represented with an original print, signed on Japan paper. The sheet on Lewis Carrol's Miracle Horn is priced at Euro 1,400 (also Gilden's Art Gallery). The ED Gallery is contributing an exceptional ceramic item, namely the big vase "Tribute to Kandinsky" from Italy. It dates back to the year 1965 and was made by the famous pottery Ceramica Artistica Ticino Villanterio/Pavia. The item that stands almost 90 cm high costs Euro 2,200.

Thole Rotermund Kunsthandel is presenting woodcuts by Lyonel Feininger from 1919 in the Young Collectors Room, for example "Toppsegel-Ketschen 1" for the price of
Euro 1,600. Galerie Raphael is present with works by Takashi Murkami from 2010. The mixed media technology prints are 80 x 60 cm in size and cost Euro 2,800 each. More current pieces of work are being exhibited by Gallerie 100 Kubik: Two canvasses by Waldo Balart for Euro 4,900 each. Galerie Boisserée is presenting larger sized photo prints (ChromaLuxe) by José Maria Mallard for
Euro 5,000. Antoni Tàpies is also represented here. "Empremtes - Spuren" from the special edition "Empremtes - Spuren" (Barbara Catoir) is a colour aquatint with applied plywood.

Famarte is bringing exhibits from Nepal, Thailand and Laos to the Young Collectors Room and among others Galerie Patrick Mestagh is presenting a breastplate of the American Indians that is decorated with bones, leather and glass pearls. Galerie Baumgarten is participating with current works of Michael Burges and Thomas Kitzinger. Galerie Ludorff is represented with works by Karin Kneffel and Konrad Klapheck. Galerie Kosmos is exhibiting exceptional ceramic items by Taniguchi Ryozo from Japan. The Italian furniture design of the 1950s, which Galerie Hirschmann is presenting, among others an elegant serving trolley by Cesare Lacca, will no doubt also meet with great interest.

Every single exhibit in the Young Collectors Room stands out due to the special form of presentation and at the same time corresponds with the other pieces of art. Particularly against this backdrop, many visitors will experience for the first time what collecting means.

COLOGNE FINE ART opens from Thursday, 22 November to Saturday, 24 November from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, 25 November from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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