Street Art’s steadily growing appreciation

Detail of mural by Dragon 76 in Long Beach, California – Photo ©2016 Rolf Goellnitz The days, where street art was a niche discipline are definitely over… the changing demographics of art buyers has an impact, which also produces impressive monetary results, whether you like it or not! Best regards, Rolf Goellnitz

artprice _Contemporary Art_market report

©Scott Valenzuela – Victory of Sisyphos, 2012 – Oil pastels on paper Check out the latest news about trends and developments in the contemporary art market in a report by artprice.com Best regards, Rolf Goellnitz

The OMC Gallery Artprice Store – Now Online

The OMC Gallery has established an additional feature for your convenience and cooperates with artprice.com to share its artist portfolio and communicate artwork offers to the international art community. New work will be offered on a weekly base. Find new and upcoming artists as well as established names. So check and share, please! Rolf Goellnitz

NEW TALENT

©Alaina Tinnirello – Nausea Check out our latest addition to our gallery website menu titled ‘new talent’.  You will discover there on a regular base our latest findings if it is about new and upcoming talent in the art market. Alaina Tinnirello, currently studying at California State University Long Beach is our first pick. Enjoy!  

Discover!

Vintage and More. International Modern Classic and Contemporary Photographs at The OMC Gallery. Check out this link and find out about a fine selection of Vintage and contemporary B/W photographs from private collections. Currently available exclusively at The OMC Gallery. Like to know specifics or a price of a print, just send us an email to mail@omc-llc.com Thank you for your interest. The OMC…

What is Art About

“Art is not about skill”  if you ask conceptual Artist Lawrence Weiner, who played a key role in the early days of the movement in the 1960-s. Interviewed by Benjamin Buchloh for Phaidon‘s Lawrence Weiner monograph, he reveals his point of view(s). An excerpt of the interview I found on the artspace.com website. Hope you enjoy, as I did. Rolf Goellnitz

The Beat Generation is moving to the ZKM

”  The ZKM | Karlsruhe will be the second stage of the Beat Generation exhibition (Nov 26 – Apr 30, 2017) after the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In the last few years, the ZKM has dedicated a number of major exhibitions to the leading figures of the Beat Generation, such as William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg (above right with Peter Orlovsky, Paris, Saint…

Centre Pompidou – Celebrating the Beats

Harold Chapman, Self-Portrait in room of the Beat Hotel, Paris, late 1950s (courtesy of The OMC Gallery) Check out what James Campbell has to say in The Guardian, about a new exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and a pivotal moment in cultural history: The time when  in the late 50s the Beat movement reached its high point, with Ginsberg, Kerouac and Burroughs,…

art value – art price

Just want to share the latest about some art market facts published recently by artprice.com Enjoy! Best, Rolf Goellnitz

Long Beach – POW WOW 2016

Get out and inspired at the current Street Art Festival , POW WOW 2016 , in Long Beach. Find below some visuals, which give you an idea, what you can expect.

Pavel Odvody – It’s only the shade that describes the light.

New work by Pavel Odvody  at “The OMC Gallery”. Check this link  

James Nachtwey – conflict and humanitarian photographer

Great man gets Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities. Read more under this link. In 2003 RoxAnn and I were the first to present his work in Germany, while ‘The OMC Gallery’ was still located in Duesseldorf. Wonderful memories!

Claus Steffen Braun – The Cape Town Series

The OMC Gallery presents April 11 – May 1, 2016 Artwork by Claus-Steffen Braun. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Braun is living and working in Cape Town since March 2013. After a very successful career as Creative Director in the advertising business, and decorated with many international awards, he changed his path and is working now as a full-time visual artist. Braun uses his craftsmanship…

My Best Shot – Harold Chapman

Interviewed by “The Guardian” Harold Chapman had this to say about one of his most famous photographs.  

A New Chance Arising

Look at 2016 as a ‘New Chance’ for your ideas, dreams, wishes, projects, visions, how to live a fulfilled life. Wishing all of you only the best,   Rolf Goellnitz

New York – the Mecca of Contemporary Art

©Michael Burges – Reverse Glass Painting – No. 02 – 2014 I like to share this excerpt from the latest artprice.com annual report New York – the Mecca of Contemporary Art The United States has recovered its leader position on the global Contemporary art market, resuscitating the fierce competition with China. In total the United States generated $650 million from Contemporary art, nearly $90…

Reality Bit(e)s x 5

An Exhibition by Five Californian Artists In a society where the media is filled with news about mesmerizing amounts of money spent on ‘blue chip” artwork, like e.g. the latest Modigliani Coup (Reclining Nude for $175,000 000) we believe it’s important to nourish the base out of which only a few will eventually make it to the very top and yet the less known…

Art and Photo Book Sale

Thursday, Nov 5 to Thursday, Nov 12,  2-5PM  ( closed on Sunday),The OMC Gallery exhibits and offers an exiting range of Art and Photography Books from The OMC Gallery Archive. If you love books, collect books, are an art student or art collector, this is your chance to find something inspiring , interesting and educating at very attractive prices. Starting  already at only $5!…

Affordable Art – Vintage Lithographs by Modern Classic Masters

Visit us Sunday, August 23 , 10am – 4:00pm, for a unique Sale of Vintage Lithographs from the 20th Century.

Masters of the 20th Century

The OMC Gallery will be presenting only SUNDAY AUGUST 23, 10 – 4PM, during the Art & Flea Market at OLD WORLD VILLAGE a Selection of Original Lithographs by Top Artists of the XX. Century, including (among others): Rene Magritte, James Rosenquist (see above), Enrico BAJ, Serge Poliakoff, Man Ray, Wifredo Lam, Salvador Dali, Charles Lapicque, Marc Chagall, Pierre Soulages, Marino Marini, Miro All…

Robert Stivers and Ernst Wille – New Exhibition

View into the exhibition at The OMC Gallery: Ernst Wille’s approach to and work with color has been very fundamental and was documented in the 2 Volume Publication “Farben-Phänomene” (Color – Phenomena) in 1994. One of the major challenges for an artist he defined as:…to use colors in a way to create light, without painting light…   In his series presented at The OMC…

OX and other Essential Signs

JUL 8 – AUG 30, 2015 Abstract Photography and Painting by ROBERT STIVERS (USA) and ERNST WILLE (GER) Reception July 10,  6-9 PM Robert Stivers (1952) studied at the University of California, Irvine (1975), earned his MA at New York University (1980), and has exhibited internationally since the early 1990s. His work is in the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris, France), The Getty…

PAU QUINTANAJORNET _ FIRST US EXHIBITION

Join us for the opening of our next exhibition and meet Pau Quintanajornet during the reception on THURSDAY, MAY 7 from 7-10 PM. Live Music by NISSEFØRT  and Beverages. Print out this page for access! Pau doesn‘t paint pictures. Pau creates worlds – open invitations to a journey into the beauty of Latin American influences and into the spheres of an artist, who with…

PAU QUINTANAJORNET

The Chilean _German artist Pau Quintanajornet will be visiting the USA and present her latest body of work at The OMC Gallery. It’s the first exhibition of Pau in the States. We will open the exhibition with a reception for the artist on May 7 at 7PM. German based musician “Nissefort” will produce the acoustic delight for the evening and play live at OMC….

OPEN – THE BOX

When WW II ended 70 years ago, many dark “secrets’ surfaced and were eventually forgotten again. In his new project “The Box”, Austrian Designer and Photographer Gregor Sailer approaches one of them and shares the result in a remarkable documentary: TheBoxProject_GregorSailer_en

Join the Action – Face to Face – Travel to Planet Art

First Time ever exhibited in a US Art Gallery From FEB 13  to MAY 09, 2015 TRAVEL TO PLANET ART. A project  developed by GERMAN PHOTOGRAPHER HEINZ GUENTER MEBUSCH over two decades,1978-2000, showcasing more than 200 portraits of modern and contemporary artists. All these photographs are also signed by the portrayed artists. This makes it an even more precious and unique historic document. It…

Getting Ready – Travel to Planet “ARS”

Coming up soon  “Face to Face – Travel to Planet Art”  Original signed and numbered limited edition B/W Vintage Photographs By German Artist and Photographer HEINZ GÜNTER MEBUSCH, (1952-2001) This project was developed by Mebusch over two decades,1978-2000, and showcases more than 200 portraits of modern and contemporary artists. All these photographs are signed also by the portrayed artists. This makes it an even…

Chapeau for C.A.V.E and Ralph Ziman’s Ghosts at Photo L.A.

I love galleries, which show courage, because I know how hard and risky that is under commercial terms. And focusing on one artist while making on top also a political statement, needs even more courage. C.A.V.E. gallery from Venice Beach deserves your visit at Photo LA exactly for that. Intriguing presentation, dense, moving and relevant and contemporary. What else did we like…well the fact…

Checking out Photo LA Today

Visiting the 24th edition of an oldie, but often goodie in Los Angeles, the photo la 2015. Especially happy to meet Alan Griffiths again, photo enthusiast , owner of luminous-lint and one of the world’s biggest supporters/ communicators of and about photo history!!! Check it out and enjoy your weekend! Rolf Goellnitz    

LOCAL HERO

Check out the oeuvre of young ‘local hero’ artist ‘Scott Valenzuela’ and support his emerging talent by acquiring some originals or signed limited edition prints at The OMC Gallery. Great occasion to spoil a loved one, a friend or simply yourself with a piece of art.

ART – Made in Germany

Check out the intriguing work of Michael Burges and Wolfgang Herbold. And just in case you get inspired to purchase some of their artwork, we love to be of assistance! Best regards, Rolf Goellnitz

Entartete Kunst – Degenerate Art – Sigmar Polke

  The OMC Gallery is offering for a limited time an extraordinary Collection of “Work on Paper” by 20 international renown artists. In 1995, 50 years after World War II, German publisher and artist Klaus Staeck produced with 19 other artists a Limited Edition of 35 +X  portfolios of artwork remembering this historic anniversary. The edition has sold out since then. The OMC Gallery…

London – Swinging Sixties – Capital of Cool – Harold Chapman

Hard to believe and yet it’s already half a century ago that these images were taken by renown documentary photographer Harold Chapman from England. They are intriguing visual snippets of a time history.uk.co describes like: “For a few years in the 1960s, London was the world capital of cool. When Time magazine dedicated its 15 April 1966 issue to London: the Swinging City, it…

OMC Artprice Store

Open 24/7 – Affordable Contemporary Art ! Buying art on the internet has improved immensely during the last decade and  is used by a growing number of collectors worldwide. Additionally to our own gallery website activities, we thought it might be a good idea to cooperate  with a trusted and competent player in the market, artprice.com, to spread the word about a range of…

Most Art Is Affordable!

Anybody, who reads about those Multimillion Dollar deals, realized mainly at auctions, held by Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips, must get the impression that any art of any artist by most means is not affordable. Fact is the opposite and I like to quote in this context from the latest Contemporary Art Market Report published by Artprice.com (CEO Thierry Ehrmann): …”Art is not exclusively reserved…

Precious Blue

An exhibition by International Artists Curated by Rolf Goellnitz Blue is the overwhelming “favorite color” of most people around the world. It’s also said that it is the least gender specific color and equally appeals to both women and men. In color psychology ‘Blue” is associated with “Intellectual, intelligence, communication, trust, efficiency, serenity, duty, logic, coolness, reflection, calm. Blue is the color of the…

Daniel and Geo Fuchs – Stasi Secret Rooms

Don’t miss out on this fascinating exhibition: Check this, too, please!

OBEY and Bid!

The Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) in cooperation with paddle8 presents a benefit auction by emerging and established artists. All proceeds will benefit LAAA, a charitable organization with the mission to provide opportunities, resources, services and exhibition venues for Los Angeles artists. A great opportunity, to get some descent artwork and help at the same time!!!!!! So check out the links, please! Best, Rolf…

Jacob Ruppert Knickerbocker Beer

– Beach Scene – Advertising Studio Shot by Underwood& Underwood New York for Jacob Ruppert Knickerbocker Beer New York 1940-s, 10×8″ Vintage Silver Gelatin Print, stamped Underwood Studios on verso, perforated in upper left corner “Illustration Proof Underwood&Underwood New York. The image is part of the current exhibition “Black and White Vintage Photographs 1920-s to 70-s” at The OMC Gallery in Huntington Beach.

Vintage on Display

Wake UP America! Photograph by ACME NEWS PICTURES Inc. Feb 15, 1937. Quote on verso: “The picture shows McClelland Barclay, a noted illustrator, working on a poster with Virginia Moore as model. Barcley liked to work with Miss Moore so much that he decided to make it a permanent combination, and they will be married soon. It is his third matrimonial venture and his…

Blow-Up

Anonymous Still shot of cast and styling in prep for a take on the “Blow-Up” Movie set 1966, in London. Vintage Silver Gelatin Print, very good condition, size 8×10″, (Price on request)

I read the news today – oh Boy!!!

The artnet news in fact – How shocking this was to me, when none of the artists, who I represent, made it in the list of the TOP 100 Living Artists. And than I thought – well monetary value is not everything, maybe some of them are at least to be found in the Top 100 of most exhibited artists in the world, I…

Hot!

VINTAGE Panasonic Plunger Dynamite TNT portable 8-Track Player with Original Box. Working player in excellent condition. Design Classic. Collector item.

Highlight of the Week

Check out this beautiful Michael Kenna special 2014 of his photographs covering 40 years of his career.

The PhotoBookMuseum

During Paris Photo L.A. , Markus Schaden and Rolf Goellnitz discussed Markus latest ambitious project. Find out more here and become part of a great endeavor.