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Left: Gallery spaces in Vienna.
Beck & Eggeling
Right: Heinz Mack, Dynamische Struktur, 1957 – 1958. Bottom: Michael Beck, Katharina Husslein and Dr. Ute Eggeling (from left to right). Photo: © Christian Wind
Where customers become friends Since opening a branch in Vienna’s Margaretenstrasse 5, the fine art gallery Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art has established itself as a fixed component of Austria’s art scene. One of the few galleries that exhibit and trade with top-class works of expressionism and classical modern art in Austria, a visit to Beck & Eggeling is anything but ordinary. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF I PHOTOS: BECK & EGGELING INTERNATIONAL FINE ART
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art has been providing a diverse contribution to cultural life for over 20 years. Founded in 1994 in Leipzig, it soon opened branches in Rottach-Egern, New York and Düsseldorf. In 2016, a branch in Vienna followed which is now dedicated to the international art trade, as well as to providing their clients with an exciting cultural environment and in-depth customer care. Katharina Husslein, manager of the Vienna branch, smiles: “Through our branch in Vienna we can react better to the different demands of our customers and offer them an ever livelier and more attractive offering. Strangely enough, you can find very few galleries in Austria that actively trade with top-class works of expressionism and classic modernism. Thus, we significantly complement this offering with paintings from Renoir, Nolde or Picasso.” Impressionism, post30 | Issue 54 | September 2017
war art with an exclusive representation of Heinz Mack’s ZERO oeuvre and international contemporary art round off Beck & Eggeling’s exceptional programme. This shows that Beck & Eggeling is anything but a conventional programme gallery. With their personal, yet serious, working style, customers become friends of the gallery very quickly. Beck & Eggeling further has its own art book publishing house that issues publications with texts by notable art historians and critics that accompany Beck & Eggeling’s diverse exhibitions. Last but not least, with its ambitious and varied approach, the gallery participates at around nine renowned, international art fairs throughout the year and supports and supervises different private collections, as well as the Fondazione Braglia in Lugano.
If this sounds interesting, be sure not to miss Beck & Eggeling’s impressive travelling exhibition Heinz Mack: The Sky Over Nine Columns in cooperation with the Ralph Dommermuth foundation. Stopping in St. Moritz, Valencia, Istanbul, Venice and more international locations during the coming years, the public exhibition describes an installation of nine columns measuring more than seven metres in height. The golden, mosaic-embellished columns were designed by Heinz Mack, who envisioned an intercultural dialogue of Orient and Occident. www.beck-eggeling.de/en www.ninecolumns.com/en
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