art value – art price

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Rolf Goellnitz

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 and distinct passion for storytelling to create drawings, which visualize contrasting and contradictory subjects found in the society around him. His highly detailed and competent graphic work reflects sensitively juxtaposed, closely observed scenes of life in Cape Town. These works are sometimes provocative, often poignant, a little intriguing and quite emotive and so often facilitate discussion. Each drawing tells it’s own tale.

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New York – the Mecca of Contemporary Art

©Michael Burges – Reverse Glass Painting – No. 02 – 2014

I like to share this excerpt from the latest 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 million more than China. This strong performance was essentially driven by New York, the global capital of the art market. New York is home to the biggest art collectors, the most powerful galleries and the most prestigious museums. It also has the strongest networks, allowing the fastest emergence of young artists in the world. In fact, almost the entire value of the United States’ Contemporary art auction turnover is generated in New York ($631 million in 2014/20151, i.e. 97% of the US Contemporary art market). The city is today the unchallenged epicenter of the ultra-high end of the art market. With just 6% of the global number of lots sold, New York generates 36% of the global turnover2. In fact, New York is ideally placed to benefit from the current boom in the art market, which is being driven by a minority of ultra-rich individuals and institutions with investment budgets in the millions of dollars. Christie’s and Sotheby’s generate their best turnover figures in New York and hammer their best results in the Big Apple. Nine of the top ten best results during the 2014/2015 period were hammered in New York, and one in London. The intense media focus on the ultra-high end of the art market tends to overshadow the fact that more than half the artworks sold in the city sell for under $5,000. So New York’s art offer is not exclusively reserved for a wealthy elite and it remains accessible for all kinds of non-professional art aficionados.


Robert Stivers and Ernst Wille – New Exhibition

View into the exhibition at The OMC Gallery:

Ernst Wille - Color Studies, Gouache on Paper, 1997 - 2002

Ernst Wille – Color Studies, Gouache on Paper, 1997 – 2002

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…


Robert Stivers - Silver Gelatin Prints, O-Series 1998/99

Robert Stivers – Silver Gelatin Prints, O-Series 1998/99

In his series presented at The OMC Gallery, Stivers demonstrates options and possibilities of the Dark Room, while creating abstract works with an ethereal and painterly quality. Each a unique piece of mystical beauty, produced on Silver Gelatin paper.


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:


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


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 is a journey through Modern and Contemporary Art History – inspiring and motivating.

Visit  The OMC Gallery and meet: Siegfried Anzinger, Dieter Asmus, Christian Ludwig Attersee, Olle Baertling, Lajos Barta, Hermann Bartels, Harald Bascheck, Eugen Batz, Horst H. Baumann, Joseph Beuys, Guillaume Bijl, Anna Blume, Bernhard Johannes Blume, Fernando Botero, Arno Breker, Joe Brockerhoff, Horst Buchholz, Wolff Buchholz, Hede Buehl, Michael Buthe, James Lee Byars, Louis Cane, Ernst Caramelle, Peter Chevalier, Abraham David Christian, Paul Citroen, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Walter Dahn, Eric Dalbis, Herman de Vries, Michael Deistler, Christa Dichgans, Jiri Dokupil, Cesar Domela, Achim Duchow, Ulrich Erben, Erró, Gina Lee Felber, Michele Fourgeois, Padhi Frieberger, Johnny Friedlaender, Günter Fruhtrunk, Ernst Fuchs, Klaus Fussmann, Winfried Gaul, Jochen Gerz, K.O. Götz, Kuno Gonschior, Gotthard Graubner, Alan Greene, Al Hansen, Keith Haring, Hans Hartung, Erwin Heerich, Bernhard Heiliger, Georg Herold, Andre Herteaux, Heinrich Heuer, Anton Heyboer, Dieter Hiesserer, Kali Higashiyama, Chin Hisao, Antonius Höckelmann, Karl-Horst Hödicke, Gerd Hoehme, Dennis Hopper, Edgar Hofschen, Dorothy Iannone, Jörg Immendorf, Jasfar Islah, Hans Jaenisch, Magdalena Jetelova, Gerd Kadow, Martin Kippenberger, Jürgen Klauke,  Peter Klasen, Heinz Kleine-Klopries, Boris Kleint, Imi Knoebel, Fritz Köthe, Jiri Kolar, Fritz Koethe, Kurt Kranz, Norbert Kricke, Milan Kunc, Theo Lambertin, Jean Le Gac, Lou Loeber, Loriot, Urs Luethi, Heinz Mack, Gerhard Marcks, André Masson, Alvin Mavignier, Willi Maywald, Stephen McKenna, Bruce McLean, Christian Megert, Georg Meistermann, Annette Messagier, Meuser, Helmut Middendorf, Rune Mields, Igor Mitoraj, Francois Morellet, Georg Muche, Harald Naegeli, Nahara, Max Neumann, Ansgar Nierhoff, Marcel Odenbach, Markus Oehlen, Meret Oppenheim, C.O. Paeffgen, A.R. Penck, Oswald Petersen, Wolfgang Petrick, Chlodwig Poth, Arnulf Rainer, Gerhard Richter, George Rickey, Klaus Rinke, Rodney Ripps, Karin Rissa, Endre Rosda, Louise Roesler, Mimmo Rotella, Ulrich Rückriem, Beatrix Sassen, Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern, Jan Schoonhoven, H.A. Schult, Bernard Schultze, Ursula Schultze, Emil Schumacher, Fritz Schwegler, Richard Serra, Michel Seuphor, Willi Sitte, Jesús Rafael Soto, Guiseppe Spagnulo, Klaus Staeck, Franz Staehler, Walter Stöhrer, Kumi Sugai, Nobuko Sugai, Norbert Tadeusz, Shinkichi Tajiri, Virginia Tentindo, Ter Hell, Roland Topor, Hans Traxler, Hann Trier, Heinz Trökes, Günther Uecker, Micha Ullman, Tomi Ungerer, O.M. Ungers, Sibylle Ungers, Wainer Vacari, Wladimir Velichovic, Wolf Vostell, Hermann de Vries, Peter Werner, Friedrich Werthmann, Dondi White, Dorothee von Windheim, Alfred Wirz, Bill Woodrow, Zao Wou-Ki, Yoshio Yoshida, Shizuko Yoshikawa, Yngve Zakarias, Bernd Zimmer, Rainer Zimnik.

Learn and appreciate what the famous and lesser renown creative minds are and have been up to by using our interactive presentation.

Get also your portrait taken and become member of the “Travel To Planet Art” visitor community!

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

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