Dear collectors, artists, art-lovers, and most of all, friends,
The time has finally arrived. After 22 years working for the Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold, or rather for its predecessor the Galerie Triebold AG, which I had founded together with my wonderful wife Alexandra in 2001 in Riehen, I cordially invite you to the opening of what is, for the time being, my “one-man gallery” in the garden pavilion of the Claire Ochsner Artist’s Studio, at Baselstrasse 88 in Riehen, directly opposite the main entrance to the Beyeler Foundation.
This letter is not the correct forum in which to outline the reasons that lead to me now starting over afresh, standing on my own two feet. Due to an ongoing legal dispute with my former employer, you can feel free to read about these at a later time on my website www.galerie-marc-triebold.ch.
If not, you can rest assured that it is a difficult and sad story. All of this is only possible as a result of the incomparably generous support I have received, in particular from Claire and Peter Ochsner, the owners of this premises that houses an ever-changing selection of the Claire’s works, as well as a small and charming café.
After several months of reflection, hunting for works, “getting back on my feet”, and of major investment, it is finally time for me to open the door and step into my new future vocation.
My sincere thanks go out to all those friends who didn’t look the other way when I needed them, who were always there – even if their own life journey meant they we far away, geographically speaking. Without these faithful friends, I would not be here now to greet you in Riehen, should you care to experience the result of this friendship in person. Thank you all for being there then, and for being here now!
All of the works I will be offering for sale are flawless, both in terms of their condition and provenance. This is how I have always done things, and I will continue to pay particular attention to this aspect in future. As such, all pieces come with a full warranty. Complete transparency, professionalism, and reliability have always been the cornerstones of my work, as have my boundless love for art and uncompromising respect for the artists, their patrons, and collectors.
So, I’m “still here, going strong again”, and am bound for new shores! Should you care to join me on this journey, I would be truly delighted at the opportunity to engage in conversation and moments of shared contemplation – as has always been the case. Sufficient parking spaces are available in the Parkhaus Zentrum (Beyeler), just 70 metres away from the gallery and artist’s studio. I would very much like the inaugural exhibition to run smoothly and without congestion, which is why it will be held over the course of three days, from 3 to 5 November 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
I have thus allowed sufficient time for each of you dear people who are considering paying us a visit. The gallery may not be the largest of venues, but it is a true gem set within a beautiful garden, with old trees and spaces ideal for displaying sculptures – all set around a small pond directly in front of the “summer house” that has welcomed me and my images with such outstanding hospitality.
Now, together with the artists, my friends, and yourself, I hope to begin an exciting new chapter. The general opening hours are from Wednesday to Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
I send warm regards and greetings, and urge you to never lose the joy you find in beautiful things,