Schering Stiftung

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Sale of the Schering Stiftung Art Collection

Sales exhibition

Sale of the Schering Stiftung Art Collection

Sales exhibition

Date:

February 10 – March 11, 2023

Venue:

Grisebach
Fasanenstraße 27
10719 Berlin

Mon to Fri open from 10 to 18
Sat open from 11 to 16

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Eleven particularly high-caliber works from the Schering Stiftung Art Collection were auctioned by the Berlin-based auction house Grisebach on December 2, among them works by Christo, Stephan Balkenhol, and K. H. Hödicke. The nearly 60 remaining works in the collection will be displayed for sale in an exhibition at Grisebach’s premises from February 10 to March 11, 2023. The exhibition includes works from the West Berlin art scene since the 1960s, including works by Peter Sorge, Hans Laabs or G. L. Gabriel.

Schering AG saw it as an important task to support the cultural and artistic life of Berlin, especially West Berlin, during the years when Germany was divided. Through regular exhibitions organized by the “Schering Kunstverein,” thematic hangings in the corridors and meeting rooms of the company’s office buildings, and a growing picture-lending library (Artothek), the company made an important contribution to the city’s art scene. The art collection was transferred to the Schering Stiftung after the liquidation of the business operations of Schering AG in 2006, but the majority of the works remained on the Bayer AG site on Müllerstrasse in Wedding. The works decorated the corridors and offices or were integrated into the Bayer Artothek and could be borrowed by employees.

The decision to part with this legacy was not an easy one. However, the Schering Stiftung from its founding has focused its activities on promoting pioneering work in the sciences and arts, and so the proceeds from the sale are to go towards new, innovative projects that will benefit Berlin’s art scene today.

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Side events 

Vernissage

February 09, 2023, 6–9 p.m.
Ceremonial opening of the sales exhibition

Grisebach, Fasanenstr. 27, 10719 Berlin

Gallery

Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's
Opening of the sales exhibition of Schering Stiftung Kunstsammlung on February 9, 2023, at Grisebach's

Opening at Grisebach's auction house

Sale of the Schering Stiftung Art Collection

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Aus der Presse 

“The works from the Schering Foundation form a valuable Berlin time capsule that bears witness to 30 years of lively local support for artists through the purchase of works,” says Sarah Miltenberger, who heads Grisebach‘s contemporary art department. “It is especially exciting for Grisebach to be entrusted with such a sale. Hopefully, this classic form of support for artists will continue, as it keeps our memories alive.”

Hili Perlson: A German Foundation is selling a Lichtenstein, Christo, and more 1960s and ’70s Art from West Berlin in Two Major Sales, Artnet, November 30, 2022, https://news.artnet.com/market/a-german-foundation-is-selling-a-lichtenstein-christo-and-more-1960s-and-70s-art-from-west-berlin-in-two-major-auctions-2218848

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This Project is realized in cooperation with the following partners:

Grisebach

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Unter den Linden 32-34
10117 Berlin

Telefon: +49.30.20 62 29 62
Email: info@scheringstiftung.de

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