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Prinzregentenstr. 61


Germany   81675

Telephone : 00 49 089 55 244 0

Fax : 00 49 089 55 244 166

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  • New to the business but zealous in his desire to become
    an art dealer, Roman Norbert Ketterer established his
    auction house, the "Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett" in 1946.
    His brother Wolfgang, nine years his younger, who had
    recently returned from an American prisoner of war
    internment camp, threw his support into the new
    enterprise in December
    of that year.

    The first auction catalogue, complete with hand drawings
    and prints by Max Slevogt, was published in September
    1946. It contained 183 entries, with a print run of 500
    copies. Despite the difficulties of the postwar period, the
    auction was a tremendous success. A gap in the market
    had opened between the most basic essentials and the
    longing for the beautiful.

    Though the house is still primarily devoted to auctions,
    Ketterer Kunst also enjoys playing host to special events.
    The auction house acts as an interface and organizes the
    various competencies of its partners to the greatest potential.
    In this way, Robert Ketterer was able to win
    the Technical University of Munich to lecture on "Art and
    Counterfeiting". His goal was to provide more background
    information on art themes, not only to his clients, but also
    to the clients of the partners, Arabella Sheraton and
    American Express.

    Besides the occasional benefit auction, exhibitions with
    special thematic emphasis are frequently
    organized. Several have been of particular note, such as the
    exhibitions of Expressionist works, such as those by Ernst
    Ludwig Kirchner, to whom House Ketterer has always
    been closely connected, and Tom Wesselmann’s traveling
    exhibition featuring his contemporary art.

    Ketterer Kunst maintains representatives in New York and Tokyo.

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