Hamburger Kunsthalle
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Alfred Flechtheim
dal 12/10/2013 al 18/1/2014

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Ute Haug

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Alfred Flechtheim

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Art Dealer of the Avant-Garde. The museum is showing a selection of the 37 artworks (paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints) in its permanent collection that were either bought directly from Alfred Flechtheim or were donated by him to the museum between 1920 and 1931.

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Curator Dr. Ute Haug

The art dealer and collector Alfred Flechtheim (1878–1937) was an important and influential figure on the German art scene during the first third of the 20th century. He championed Rhenish Expressionism and French Cubism, and promoted notable artists such as Max Beckmann, George Grosz and Paul Klee. Flechtheim left Germany in 1933, having accurately interpreted the virulent anti-Semitic attacks that had been launched against him and the artists he supported. From a new base in London, he continued to work as an art dealer until his death in 1937 as the result of an accident. His widow, who had returned to Germany, committed suicide after receiving her deportation orders in 1941, whereupon their property, including works of art, fell to the German Reich.

Alfred Flechtheim’s dedicated engagement as an art dealer left its mark on numerous German museums, thanks to his active role in developing their collections of modern art. A research project conducted by 15 museums aims to uncover these traces, present the results of the investigation in an illustrative manner and make them publicly accessible via an internet platform ( ). By adopting this approach, many of the operating mechanisms of the art market and the collection strategies of art institutions are rendered visible.

As one of the museums involved in this research project, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is showing a selection of 44 artworks (paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints) that were either bought directly from Alfred Flechtheim or were donated by him to the museum between 1914 and 1931, as well as two further works that got in the collection in 1961 and were formerly hold by the gallery of Alfred Flechtheim. Image: Otto Dix (1891-1969), Alfred Flechtheim, 1926. Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, © bpk / Nationalgalerie, SMB / Jörg P. Anders © VG Bild-Kunst, 2013

Press contact:
Mira Forte T + 49 (0)40 428131204

Press conference: Thursday, 10 October 2013, 11 a.m.
Opening reception: Sunday, 13 October 2013, 12 a.m. Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hall of Master Drawings
Glockengießerwall 20095 Hamburg
Opening Hours
Tuesdays to Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed Mondays
Admission prices
Visit to the collection, including temporary exhibitions
Adults 12 €
Concessions 6 €
Family Day Ticket 18 €
Golden Friday for Seniors aged 65 and up with special offer in the café 10 €
Children and young people under 18, free admission

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