Purvis Young – The Blue Truck – On Auction

Purvis Young (1943 – 2010) has been recognized as one of the masters of this
broadly defined nonacademic genre of ‘outsider art’. His work possesses a
singularly raw form of aesthetic power and through the decades he has
developed an astounding  oeuvre, out of which we were able to acquire a
range of true highlights, in early 1999, while we visited Miami.

The above painting features one of his favorite subjects: Trucks

In a very expressive fashion Young paints this ‘Blue Truck’, as if it is not a solid mass of metal, but rather a breathing life mass rolling into an either urban environment still under construction or a cemetery of destroyed high rises in a dystopian world. We guess it’s up to the viewer to decide.

Signature: Top right

Size of the artwork: 19 x 25 in(48.26 x 63.5 cm)

Overall Framed Size: 20 x 26 x 0.75 in(50.8 x 66.04 x 1.91 cm)

Condition: excellent

This painting has been sold on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Slotin Folk Art’s Self-Taught Art Masterpiece Sale

Rolf Goellnitz

Model with Tattoo 1920-s, yet Not a Man Ray

While recently an iconic Man Ray print ( Le Violon d’Ingres) sold for $12.4 million at Christie’s, nearly tripling the record for the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction, our vintage print from an anonymous photographer, produced for Underwood& Underwood in the same time period, is available at an easier affordable price.

The tattoos on the back of the model showing a mouse, a cat and a dog are of symbolic character and we wonder, whether the model and photographer were either aware of the Man Ray image, or whether it was just a coincidence, that the pose of the model, styling and visual appeal show such a similar approach.

If you are interested in acquiring the image, please contact us at mail@omc-llc.com

Thank you for your interest.

Rolf Goellnitz

DISCOVER NOW – Hideki Iinuma, Edouard De’ Pazzi, Jolande de Bouvrie, Raoul Hausmann

Hideki Iinuma and a selection of photographs by Edouard de’Pazzi, Raoul Hausmann and Jolande De Bouvrie

art value – art price

Just want to share the latest about some art market facts published recently by artprice.com



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.

Please call us (714) 421 0476 or email to mail@omc-llc.com to schedule your visit.

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 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

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 great pieces currently available at The OMC Gallery and those to come.

Thank you for your interest!

Rolf Goellnitz

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 mind and is essentially soothing; it affects us mentally, rather than the physical reaction we have to Red. Strong blues will stimulate clear thought and lighter, soft blues will calm the mind and aid concentration. Consequently it is serene and mentally calming. It is the color of clear communication.  However, it can be also perceived as cold, unemotional and unfriendly.
Different shades of “Blue” are perceived also differently:
Pale Blue is considered to inspire creativity and the freedom to break free. One of the calmest colors, sky blue inspires selfless love and fidelity. It is non-threatening and promotes a helpful nature that can overcome all obstacles. It is regarded as the universal healer. Dark blue is the color of conservatism and responsibility. Although it appears to be cool, calm and collected, it is the color of the non-emotional worrier with repressed feelings, the pessimist and the hypocrite. Dark blue can be compassionate but has trouble showing it as its emotions run deep. Dark blue is a serious masculine color representing knowledge, power, and integrity, and is used quite often in the corporate world.

Artists in the exhibition:

Michael Burges – Germany
Jose Freixanes – Spain
Alexis Gorodine – France
Brooke Lydecker – USA
Maler Ravic & Dale Yudelman (South Africa)
Birgit Sauer – Austria
Katharina Sieverding – Germany
Ernst Wille – Germany

Reception for the exhibition is FRIDAY, October 10, 6:30 to 8:30PM.

Please note:
Opening hours WED to SAT 2-6PM and by appointment
Between October 18 and 25  OMC Gallery will be closed.


Sources for Blue:

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!


Rolf Goellnitz

VINTAGE – coming soon!

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.

Markus Schaden (right) and Rolf Goellnitz featuring 'The PhotoBookMuseum' Project.

Markus Schaden (right) and Rolf Goellnitz featuring ‘The PhotoBookMuseum’ Project.


OMC Gallery news is looking for artistic projects you might find remarkable. If you think you know or did one, send us a short description a few jpgs and we might publish it in our news section and social media. Today we start this project with re-blogging this ‘Guardian’ article: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/apr/09/azadeh-akhlaghi-conflict-cruelty-iran

Hammer Prices in New York

Sales of photographs are attracting an ever-growing population of collectors and the rise in demand was reflected in last year’s auction prices with twelve 7-digit results, a general price index up 25% and an auction turnover ten times higher than 10 years ago.
In New York at the beginning of April, Phillips, Sotheby’s and Christie’s were offering several hundred photographs with estimated prices ranging from $800 to $500,000. The sales took place on April 1 at Phillips, April 1 (evening sale) & 2 at Sotheby’s, and April 3 at Christie’s. Here are some of the results:

Top Bid at Christie’s was:

©Irving Penn











IRVING PENN (1917-2009) 
Frozen Foods, New York, 1977
dye-transfer print, printed 1984
 signed, initialed, titled, dated, notation ‘14696’ in ink, Penn/Condé Nast copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp and stamped ‘signed prints of this photograph not exceeding 33’ (on the reverse of the mount)
image/sheet: 23 3/8 x 18¼in. (59.5 x 46.4cm.)
mount: 26 x 21in. (66.1 x 53.4cm.)
Estimated $60,000 – $80,000 it realized $198,000
Six of the Top Ten lots were Irving Penn photographs out of which four sold for an 6-digit amount. One of four photographs by Richard Avedon was also sold for a price of this category.

©Richard Avedon








RICHARD AVEDON (1923-2004)
 Nastassja Kinski and the Serpent, Los Angeles, California, June 14, 1981 
gelatin silver print
 signed and numbered ’51/200′ in pencil (on the mat)
image/sheet: 28 x 42in. (72.2 x 109cm.) Estimated at $70,000 to $90,000 realized $137,000  which was $18,000 less than another print of the edition had realized two days before at PHILLIPS.

The cheapest Lot was sold for $938 despite an estimate of $3,000 to $5,000 and created


©Danny Lyon








Total Turnover at Christie’s $4,230.000

The two top lots out of the ~ $4,000.000 result at Sotheby’s were:
©Alfred Stieglitz
















ALFRED STIEGLITZ (1864-1946) Georgia O’Keeffe – Nude Study, Palladium print, mounted to board, 1918-19 Size 9 1/2  by 7 5/8 in. (24.13 by 19 cm.) Estimated at $300,000 to $500,000 the lot realized $365,000


©Man Ray
















Man Ray (1890-1976),’Champs Delicieux: Album des Photographies,Paris 1922, an edition of 40 numbered copies), a volume containing 12 tipped-in photographs of rayographs by Man Ray, with a printed 3-page preface by Tristan Tzara and colophon signed and numbered ’34’ by the photographer in ink.  Folio, original red wrappers with yellow printed label
The photographs approximately 8 3/4  by 6 3/4 in. (22.2 by 17.2 cm.)
Estimated at 250,000 — 350,000 it brought $281,000 including Buyer’s Premium.

The least expensive deals of the day were photographs by Berenice Abbott. Three of his images offered for $5,000 to $7,000 each, all changed hands for $3,750 each including Buyer’s Premium.
Here  is one of them:

©Berenice Abbott
















BERENICE ABBOTT (1898-1991)’Sumner Healey Antique Shop’, numbered ‘170’ in the negative, the photographer’s Federal Art Project ‘Changing New York’ and caption stamps, with title, date, and annotations in colored pencil, on the reverse, 1936 (Yochelson, Middle East Side, pl. 33) Size 9 1/2  by 7 1/2  in. (24.1 by 19.1 cm.)

At PHILLIPS,  April 1, around Lunch Time Auctions (10AM and 2PM) offering 271 modern and contemporary lots, we saw


©Hiroshi Sugimoto

















The Music Lesson, 1999, Pigment Print 53 1/8 x 41 3/4 in. Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 5/5 on an artist’s label affixed to the reverse of the frame. Estimated at $200,000 to $250,000 with a result of $629,000 in front.

Followed by fellow country man
NOBUYOSHI ARAKI (1940), ‘From Close to Range’,1991
©Nobuyoshi Araki












A Gelatin silver print diptych, printed 2008. Each 49 x 39 7/8 in. Overall 52 1/2 x 86 in. (133.4 x 218.4 cm) Right panel signed in pencil on the verso; signed, dated in pencil, printed credit, title and date on a Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the work. Estimated at $80,000 to $120,000 it had generated $191,000 when it changed hands.


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

WATCH OUT ! Famous Eyes!

Want to see more? Check out these links: http://www.daniel-geo-fuchs.com/ and https://theomcgallery.com/artists/daniel-geo-fuchs/

Be A Fashion Victim!

PLEASE be aware of the explicit content of the attached portfolio. If you’re under 18 years old or can be offended by great, yet explicit images, leave the page and do NOT open the included link! Thank YOU! Erwin Olaf – Fashion victims

DO YOU place a BET?

Art World Places Its Bet.

I don’t bet on artists. I know –  who is talented! Do you understand the difference?

Oscar Murillo is talented. I wish he also would belong to my artist raster.

But  I believe, too, that Michael or Andrej or Wolfgang or Pau or Taka or

Yoko or Coco or Kris have huge potential.

© Kris Scholz -Marks and Traces 11 | Tian’anmen Square | 160 x 120 cm | Beijing 2012

© Kris Scholz – Marks and Traces 11 | Tian’anmen Square | 160 x 120 cm | Beijing 2012

“It Took a While to Find These Things” Part Two

Between February 22 and May 24, 2014 the OMC Gallery, 7561 Center Ave #32 will be presenting

A Selection of Objects and Sculptures by

Amador (Spain)
Willie Bester (South Africa)
Ivo Dekovic (Croatia)
Hideki Iinuma (Japan)
Shany van den Berg (South Africa)
Takakazu Takeuchi (Japan)
Purvis Young (USA)
Anonymous Artists from South Africa, Central Africa, Mali, New Guinea and India

The exhibition presents objects and sculptures, which either were made with the intention to be considered a piece of art and / or to deliver a very, by the individual artist, driven perspective of the subject matter. Others have been created by their authors as ‘tools’ to be used in ceremonies and rituals and therefore were designed with the intention to provide a common, generally understandable (at least within the tribe) visualization of natural existing and /or imaginary phenomena.

Examples of objects in the exhibition:

Anonymous Artist, (West Africa)                                                                          Tribal Nwantantay Plank Mask, Decor Burkina Faso

Anonymous Artist, (West Africa) Tribal Nwantantay Plank Mask, Decor Burkina Faso

Anonymous Artist (Ivory Coast/ West Africa)) Baule Tribe - Black/White/Red Moon

Anonymous Artist (Ivory Coast/ West Africa))
Baule Tribe – Black/White/Red Moon

Takakazu Takeuchi - Sleeping Heads

Takakazu Takeuchi – Sleeping Heads

Anonymous - Storyboard-South Africa

Anonymous – Storyboard – South Africa

Shany van den Berg (SA) - Examinations  (2000)

Shany van den Berg (SA) – Examinations (2000)

HIDEKI, Iinuma (Japan) L’Endre (2002) Wood Sculpture

HIDEKI, Iinuma (Japan)
L’Endre (2002)
Wood Sculpture

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