A Back Room Gallery – Kunsthandel Anne Uhrlandt – An Artsy Place

Walking through the open front door, I meandered past a jeweler busy at work and found myself in a cozy gray room filled with artwork by Nicolas Confais.

The room is filled without being stuffy and it was pleasant to sit down on a low bank and have a chat with Anne about her project and her aspirations for the future.

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It is All About Loving Art

Anne Uhrlandt started her gallery project in 2014 because she missed dealing directly with art.  Taking the plunge, she asked seven artists if they would allow her to represent them and they all said yes.

The seven artists represented by her gallery have very different art practices and range from a recent art school graduate to a well-established modernist. ” I think it is important that my gallery is able to provide a collector with a variety of art to choose from instead of just one art genre.”

 

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artwork by Nicolas Confais (Made from Pig Bones)

 

Munich Artists doesn’t know much about what is “Normal” for a German gallery so we asked Anne if this was normal.  “Absolutely not.  The traditional way for galleries in Germany is to focus on a specific type of artwork so that they can become known for that area of art.  Carrying a group of artists whose work is diverse is my way.”

For Anne Uhrlandt’s Kunsthandel, the focus of the gallery is threefold: Find the perfect art pieces for collectors; Support artists with her business/art trade knowledge; Curate interesting exhibitions.

This mix is being developed at her Schwabing Space, exhibitions in public spaces around Munich and at a recent showing at the CologneFineArtFair (COFA).

 

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Collaborative artwork between Nicolas Confais and Jakob Weiß

 

Although Anne enjoys taking artists to art fairs, she decided this year to focus on solo shows for the artists and build up her gallery’s vitamin C (Connections to collectors).

According to Anne, it takes ten years to build up a gallery and she has every intention to keep working on her project until everything clicks and she can afford a bigger space. (The Munich Artists dream!)

With a background working as an art sleuth* for The Art Loss Register,  Anne became very familiar with art fairs and art galleries in Germanic speaking countries. What she didn’t expect was that she would have to change people’s perception of her when she decided to stop being an art sleuth and become an art gallerist.   With a little bit of effort, the change happened and established art galleries welcomed her with hand kisses and open arms.

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Anne has a very close relationship with her artists and likes building strong relationships with the artists associated with her gallery.    Anne’s focus is not just on selling artwork but on making sure that the artwork is shown in the best way and that everyone is happy with the arrangement.

Her first solo exhibition in her small gallery space drew a whopping 80 people which she said was amazing. “People were too close to be distant.” Munich artists thinks this is an excellent side effect of a small space and is to be encouraged.  Get closer creatives! Lets not be so distant.

 

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Gallery Exhibition at Kunsthandel Anne Uhrlandt

If you would like to visit this tiny gallery, it is open whenever the jewelry shop is open. If you want to meet with Anne, you can find her at the gallery at the following times: Wed 17.30-19.00 & Sat 13.00-15.00 & by appointment.

  • I made up the title Art Sleuth. Her job was to hunt down forgeries and make sure everything sold at an art fair was legitimate in every way… so you can see Anne’s situation when she moved over to the Gallery side of the equation.

 

Art Basel 2016 – Photos of Basel Unlimited

I have so much information from the 48 hours that I was in Basel that I’ve decided to start with photos today and then talk about the Basel Art Fairs over the next few days as follows:

  • Wed – Unlimited Art Basel and a few gallery art pieces in one post.  Liste, Scope and Volt art fairs in a second post.
  • Thursday -Art Jewellery vs Artist Jewellery at Design Basel
  • Friday – Art Book Fairs – I Never Read Basel Art Book Fair

Photos from Art Basel Unlimited:  (Detailed information will be shared in separate post.)

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Art Basel 2016 – photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 – photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 – Chiharu Shiota – Accumulation Searching for Destination.  Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 -Dieter Roth- Flacher Abfall- Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 – Detail of Flacher Abfall by Dieter Roth- Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 – Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 -Mike Kelley- Reconstructed History- Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 -Gretchen Bender – Total Recall-  Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 – Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 – John McCracken- Six Columns-Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 -Alan Shields – Maze- photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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(U88) Art Basel 2016 -Thomas Bayrle- photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016Jonathan Monk- Site/Specific/Pallet/Rock – Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 -Anish Kapoor- Dragon- Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016- Kader Attia-Culture of Fear: An Invention of Evil – Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 -Jungle Jam-Chelpa Ferro(A Whole room like this) Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 – Wolfgang Tillmans- Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 – Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 – The line to see an installation – approximate wait 2hr. Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016- Hans Op de Beeck – The Collector’s House- Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 – Hans Op de Beeck – The Collector’s House-Photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 -Tim Rollins and K.O.S. photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 – photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 -Prabhavathi Meppayil-tw/one- photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 -Close up of tw/one by Prabhavathi Meppayil photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 -Jannis Kounellis-untitled- photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 -part of untitled work by artist Jannis Kounellis- photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 – El Anatsui – photo by Emmy Horstkamp

 

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Art basel 2016-Tracey Emin – The more of you the more I love you – photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art basel 2016-Tracey Emin – The more of you the more I love you – photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 – Christo –
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Art Basel 2016 – Samson Young – Canon- photograph by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016- Ai Weiwei -photograph by Emmy Horstkamp

 

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Mixed Media. mp4 files plus flat screen television with oil paint.  Japanese Artist Ken Okiishi “gesture/data” 2015 (two individual pieces)  Gallery Take Ninagawa photo by Emmy Horstkamp

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Detail shot of Aggregation 16-AP046  – Gallery Landau Fine Art – photo by Emmy Horstkamp

 

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Art Basel 2016 – photo by Emmy Horstkamp
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Art Basel 2016 – photo by Emmy Horstkamp

Stroke Art Fair 2016 – Part II

PART II go here for Part I

Walk past the ISPO installation and enter the Ponyhof artclub room Displayed on the back wall are a few very large pieces. The one below is priced under 7000 Euro.  All the pieces by the artist Jakub Hubalek are monochromatic and I took a photo of the female portrait and a group scene. They both look like they are based on old photographs.  They look pretty straight forward but if you need more of a story, talk to the gallerist.

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Artwork  by Jakub Hubalek Stroke Art Fair 2016
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Artwork by Jakub Hubalek Stroke Art Fair 2016

In the same room, there are these two concrete blocks that I would have lugged home if I was looking for big sculptural pieces for a larger flat.  I like Valentina Murabito’s technique and the way she executed the work.

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Stroke Art Fair 2016 – Valentina Murabito – Analog photograph, photoemulsion on Concrete

 

INNERFIELDS

The artwork below is by Innerfields and I love Innerfields’ work.  Innerfields is a group of three street artists with a studio practice.  The cool thing about this group is that all three work on the artworks together and it really is seamless.  The work isn’t a collage of styles together but an Innerfields style.  The collection this year seems to be focused on the absence of the technology gadget – Let your brain insert the data.  Please don’t miss them.  The three artists are present I think. I saw two of them wandering around yesterday so I’m assuming the trio made the trip down from Berlin.

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Innerfields – Stroke Art Fair 2016

 

HNRX

We saw his work in two locations.  We’ve talked to HNRX and we want to make sure he continues making art so go buy some of his artwork.

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Provenzano Fine Art

Below is an artwork brought all the way from Brazil.   The gallery is on the bottom floor of the main building in a corridor gallery space.  I really liked the work of Nick Alive but he didn’t fly to Munich from Brazil. You are welcome to talk to the two very friendly gallerists who are present and the other artists in the booth. I don’t have a price for you.. I think this piece was under 1k Euro.

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Nick Alive -Brazilian Artist at Stroke Art Fair 2016

For the Artists.  If you are part of Munich Artists or a Munich Artist and I didn’t capture your pretty face, I’m sorry. I didn’t realise there would be so many of you!  I went on the press tour and you or your artwork were not there yet or, you were so busy I didn’t get to talk with you, or, you didn’t scream at me to stop and pay attention.  I’m sorry. I love all Munich Artists and I’m encouraging people to go find you at the fair but, because of International Print Day, I don’t know if I will make it back out to the Island so we will have to do a little game planning for next year.

For collectors. I did a quick breakdown of the galleries present.

  •  14 galleries/art collectives are from Munich.
  • 10 galleries are from other areas of Germany.
  • 2  galleries are from Switzerland.
  • 10 galleries are from Turkey, UK, Netherlands, Brazil, Spain and the US. (Numbers are approximate, I’m an artist not an accountant.)

You will find excellent artwork at the fair and I’ve shown you photos of some of my favourites that were hanging or displayed when I walked with the press tour.

You will be happy with most of the prices. I’m not a big fan of paying high prices for unknown artists even those I love.  When you go, buy what you love and can afford. There is plenty of artwork to choose from and many of the artists have created artwork that is small and can be carted home on the subway without leaving you with a hole in your pocket. (Except for Valentina Murabitos Cement rectangles. You will need a forklift to get those home.)

If you are looking for more international artists, you may get a tad grumpy.  I pointed out the artists from Paris, Brazil, Turkey and Spain and you can hunt down the Polish and British  & Dutch artists.

If you are a street artist and I didn’t say hello, please email me and I will go photograph your work on the streets of Munich, Germany and share it on the website. If you are a street artist and you didn’t create street art pieces while in Munich…. shame on you.

Have fun everyone this weekend.  I wish the artists amazing sales and I wish the collectors a good art hunt.

 

 

 

 

 

BCA Munich Friday Gallery November 23, 2013

Munich is getting ready for the holiday season.  Christmas markets are under construction and the Christmas tree corrals are up.   Are you getting into the holiday mood?  If not, maybe this week’s Friday gallery will help.

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Buying Artwork By Munich Artists

BCA Munich helps Munich artists promote and market their work.  We plan to license art from Munich artists but that doesn’t mean we don’t want them to sell their original art!   Because they’ve asked, we are organizing a few ways for them to sell art.  One way is for them to sell their original art at a bazaar on November 16th.  If you would like to purchase a piece of original art from a BCA Artist, come say hello and see what is for sale.  We have artwork at all price points by Munich Artists.  The piece above by Nutan Jaeger is 45 Euros which is a great deal!