Art Cologne 2017 (25-29 / 4/17) ended impressively underlining its top position, 204 Galleries from 28 countries travelled to Cologne this year and presented works by around 2,000 Modern, Postwar and Contemporary artists to around 52,000 visitors. The new section NEUMARKT gave young galleries possibilities for presentation and international networking. An example of its success are some of the statements from the Art People who participated:
“We are happy to be in Cologne“, said Morten Korsgard from the Copenhagen gallery Bo Bjergaard (Copenhagen), which was able to acquire new customers.
“Germany is a large market for us. We have good customers and do good business here”, Korsgard reports. Works by Jonathan Meese fresh from the studio were sold, as were works by Per Kirkeby, Tal R and Brigitte Waldach.
Jona Lueddeckens from Gagosian (London, New York), who had discussions with private collectors and museum people, was pleased about “great discussions and wonderful reactions to Chris Burden’s installation “Buddha’s Fingers”. “We really like ART COLOGNE, it has interesting content and is well coordinated”, was the opinion of the Vienna gallery owner Klaus Thoman, who sold a large painting by Herbert Brandl and one by Florian Kompatscher. Daniel Templon(Paris) was highly satisfied: “It’s great to be back at ART COLOGNE again after 20 years. We were very excited about the opening. We made several good sales and established some very good contacts“. ART COLOGNE-debutante Yves Zlotowksi (Paris) reports: “We had many interesting collectors from the Benelux countries and France at the stand”, the Cologne Pop Art expert Klaus Benden was pleased to say “An extraordinary atmosphere prevails at the trade fair, and we were able to establish good contacts”.