About Us - Gallery information

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Gallery Boisseree was founded in Cologne in the year 1838, and presently shows art of the 20th and 21st centuries on two exhibition levels, notably graphic art and paintings after 1950, as well as contemporary art. The gallery focuses on original graphic technique as well as works on paper, and binds art dealership (with pre-established names) with gallery activity in the contemporary art field.

Art after 1950

In the field of art after 1950, the gallery presents single-artist exhibitions, Ackermann, Braque, Chagall, Chillida, Clavé, Dahmen, Ernst, Estève, Francis, Hartung, Marini, Matisse, Miró, Motherwell, Picasso, Hernández Pijuan, Poliakoff, Saura, Schumacher, Soulages, Tàpies, among others, and to name only a few of our most important artists.

Boisseree places very high value on the collectibility of single graphic works (please see: original print): the visitor, this way, will only find hand-signed, original graphic art in flawless condition, printed on clear edition. For each extensively catalogued graphic in the collection, the gallery assumes a full guarantee.

We buy 20th century original graphic art and paintings, providing that the work offered to us is of interest to the supplementation of our collection.

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Contemporary art

Gallery Boisseree, for years, has concerned itself with pointing out the quality of contemporary art. By discovering and promoting new and unknown artists, among others, we judge the work by the level of engagement and its exhibition-worthiness. We also consistently print and release catalogues and participate in internationally-renowned art fairs (ART COLOGNE, among others). Artists such as Jürgen Brodwolf, Ralph Fleck, Xenia Hausner, Patrick Hughes, José María Mellado, Wolfgang Troschke, Jan Voss and Franziskus Wendels belong to the roster of the gallery’s contemporary art program.

Gallery Partners

Johannes Schilling Johannes Schilling Johannes Schilling

Johannes Schilling is born in Cologne 1959.
After completing his secondary-studies and training as an antique graphics expert and book handler in Münster, he begins his studies of Art History, Archaeology and Sociology at Cologne in 1979.
In 1981 he interrupts his studies to begin collaborating with the gallery, taking over for his father in 1988.
In 1990 he becomes a managing business partner of the gallery.

Thomas Weber Thomas Weber Thomas Weber Thomas Weber

Thomas Weber is born in Bludenz (Austria) 1969.
After his Matura (Secondary-Education) he begins his studies in Business Administration and Art History at Leopold-Franzens-Universität in Innsbruck (Tyrol, Austria).
He completes his studies in Business Administration in November 1994, graduating with an Austrian academic Master’s Degree, Magister Rerum Socialium Oeconomicarumque.
In 1995 he begins his work with Galerie Boisserée, which he subsequently takes on in 1998 as managing business partner.
In the year 2003 he completes the catalogue raisonné of the artist Karl Fred Dahmen (published by Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, Cologne).
In summersemster 2015 and wintersemester 2015/16 he successfully completes the Zertifikatskurs "Forum Kunstrecht" (postgraduated studies) on the University of Vienna.

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The space

Due to its central location in downtown Cologne and because of the eleven, large display windows alone -also after opening hours- the gallery draws the visitor inside.

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Exhibit space on the ground floor

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Exhibit space on the ground floor

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Exhibit space on the ground floor

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Exhibit space on the ground floor

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Exhibit space on the ground floor (studio)

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Exhibit space in the basement level of the gallery


Gallery Boisserée is a member of

Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler (BVDG) e.V.
Kunsthändlerverband Deutschland (KD) e.V.
international fine print dealers association (ifpda)
Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA)

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Andy Warhol,

Andy Warhol

(Pittsburgh 1928 - 1987 New York)

"Cologne Cathedral"

(Kölner Dom)

Farbsiebdruck in Rot mit Diamantstaub 1985

100 x 80 cm

sign. num. bez.

Auflage 96 Exemplare

Feldmann/Schellmann II.361


Eduard (zugeschrieben) Gerhardt,

Eduard (zugeschrieben) Gerhardt

(Erfurt 1813 - 1888 München) und A. Braun

"Der Kölner Dom"

(antizipierte Darstellung des vollendeten Domes)

Öl auf Leinwand ca. 1830/1840

89 x 102 cm



Christo & Jeanne-Claude,

Christo & Jeanne-Claude

(geb. 1935 Gabrowo) (Casablanca 1935 – 2009 NY)

"Mein Kölner Dom, Wrapped"

(Project for Cologne Germany)

Collage (Farboffset-Lithographie, Zinkographie, Stoff, Bindfaden) 1980/92

55,7 x 70,8 cm

sign. num. dat.

Auflage 185 Exemplare


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