Navigating through the art world for 40 years
Hohmann Fine Art Gallery celebrates 40-year anniversary with a number of events and exhibitions.
To be around for 40 years is an important milestone for any business, and even more so in the ever evolving world of art. Hohmann Fine Art celebrates their 40-year anniversary with a number of exhibitions, art fair participations and one very elegant party.
In 1976 the art collectors Werner and Ursula Hohmann turned their passion into a profession and opened Galerie Hohmann in Northern Germany. Their son, Christian Hohmann, was only 2 years old at the time. Less than 20 years later he joined the family business to continue it first in Hamburg, then in Berlin and ultimately in the United States, where he took the gallery to the next level. The name HOHMANN since has become synonymous with art and was granted trademark status a few years ago. Today, the gallery participates in international art fairs, publishes catalogs and exhibits up-and-coming as well as established artists. Christian navigates between Europe and the US to scout for exceptional works of art and new artists that he brings to his 5,000 sqf showroom on the prestigious shopping and gallery street El Paseo in Palm Desert in Southern California.
Christian and his friendly team are always there to welcome beginning and seasoned art collectors and to guide them through a vast inventory of always new and exciting works of art.
Hohmann studied art history and economy in Germany and he was trained and mentored not only by his parents but also by his aunt Eva Hart, a gallery owner herself, who owned galleries in Chicago, Carmel and Palm Desert and who showed him the potential of the American art market and ultimately encouraged him to move to the US. With this background, he takes his profession very seriously and understands that it can only be a team effort. “Since anybody can open a gallery or use the title ‘artist’ without any formal training my family feels that it is most important to do a lot of research and due diligence so that our customers can relax and chose what speaks to them, knowing that several experts have studied and approved the art we display. We, as a team, stand for quality and we make it a priority to educate, so our customers can make informed decisions,” says Hohmann. For casual or even serious collectors it has always been a great challenge to judge art. How do you know the work is really good? That’s what an art education, a trained eye, a lifetime of experience and a team of experts can provide. For clients of his gallery, this gives an added layer of security in knowing that the art has been professionally judged to be of outstanding quality.
Not only clients rely on this expertise: On several occasions Christian has been invited to judge art by publications and institutions, such as the Palm Springs Art Museum, when he was appointed sole curator of the annual exhibition of the Artist Council in 2015.
For clients, collectors and friends of the gallery he goes the extra mile. Following the tradition started by his parents who have hosted more than 300 events plus countless opening receptions, Hohmann designs his events to bring artists and collectors together. Some of these inspirational evenings have been etched into the cultural memory of the community, for example when Los Angeles based painter Neil Nagy rebuilt his studio in the gallery and created a 6 x 18-foot painting in front of an audience.
The old saying that “Longevity is just another word for success” is especially true in the art world. Forty years wouldn’t be possible without the passion and love for art present in the family and everyone working at the gallery. It is this passion that initiated and sustains this lasting endeavor spanning two generations and two continents.
This season the gallery will show at Context Art Miami, one of the most important art fairs during the Art Basel Week in Miami. In February of 2017 the gallery participates in Art Palm Springs.
More information on www.hohmannfineart.com
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