Summer Exhibition 2024

Siegfried Anzinger – Georg Baselitz – Georges Braque – Jürgen Brodwolf – Luciano Castelli – Marc Chagall – Martin Disler – Max Ernst – Konrad Felixmüller – Rainer Fetting – George Grosz – Erich Heckel – Hermann Hesse – Ando Hiroshige – Katsushika Hokusai – KH Hödicke – Alex Katz – Ernst Ludwig Kirchner – Dietrich Klinge – Kubach + Kropp – Max Liebermann – Henri Matisse – Herbert Mehler – Helmut Middendorf – Henry Miller – Joan Mirò – Emil Nolde – Claire Ochsner – Pablo Picasso – Gerhard Richter – Lesser Ury – Raymond E. Waydelich – Bernd Zimmer and more

Dear collectors, artists, art lovers, dear friends,

May 2024 brings a lot of colour, inspiration and joy to my little house in Riehen thanks to the support of old, loyal and unselfish friends. Works of the highest quality and best provenance, many of them little gems, just like my workplace. I feel a deep, warm sense of gratitude and am happy that I probably didn’t do everything wrong in my previous working life when I unconditionally and transparently placed humanity, love and respect for the work of the creators and the people who care for this work at the forefront of my work.

More than half a year has now passed since the opening of my gallery in Riehen, opposite the Fondation Beyeler. Every single day has been exciting and characterised by meeting many new people from all over the world. Time flies by like a rush.

The location means that I have to deal with an unaccustomed number of visitors; there are days when I welcome more visitors here than I was able to do in three months at the previous gallery. Not a single negative experience, no derogatory or unfair comments, it’s nothing short of a miracle.

If our crazy world could now also find some peace, if people could dare to give themselves something beautiful and inspiring again, if everyday life could be characterised by fewer fears, doubts and insecurities, I would also be completely relaxed about the future for all of us.

Enough of the nice words, now to what is really the reason for these lines, what has determined and enriched my life since my childhood:

I will be opening the 2024 summer exhibition at the beginning of June, celebrating more of my ‘heroes’.