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Villa Grisebach

Fasanenstrasse 25


Germany   10719

Telephone : 0049 30 885 91 50

Fax : 0049 30 882 41 45

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Foundation and Founders
In early 1986, five Berlin art dealers joined forces in order to establish an auction house of a new kind.

Bernd Schultz - son of a businessman from Bremen, was the inspirational as well as the driving force behind this project. Already during his time as a bank apprentice, the art-missionary fire of Hans Pels-Leusden had caught him wholeheartedly. Two years later he entered the gallery Pels-Leusden as a student trainee, and became partner in 1975. Despite all the restrictions due to the geopolitical location of Berlin, Bernd Schultz strongly believed in a grand renaissance of the art-city. “The idea of freedom is always stronger than the idea of oppression” (Schultz). Berlin seemed to be the right place to create an international stage for German art.

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