Art salon of modernity
Pop Art stars such as Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann and Roy Lichtenstein; contemporary greats such as Russell Young, Mel Ramos and Giuseppe Veneziano; German artists like Georg Baselitz or Helmut Lutter; plus the Zero icons Otto Piene, Heinz Mack and Günther Uecker. Paintings, sculptures, photographs. – Collector Dirk G. Kronsbein’s special passion is for modern and contemporary art. He has been indulging it since 2011: firstly in the Maximilianstraße in Munich, where he secured the city apartment of painter Georg Baselitz and regularly converted it into a classy temporary gallery under the name “ArtConsult”. Today the Galerie Kronsbein is located in Wurzerstraße in the heart of the city – and has become a centre of attraction for artists, connoisseurs and buyers.
They all benefit from the vast “Kronsbein network”, which the entrepreneur has built up and maintained over the decades. Just as was once the case in sales, today it gives him enormous pleasure to bring together people that belong together: classical fans and young pianists, painters and photographers with the “right” collectors, artists and the public. With his own intuition and the persistence that his business partners once praised, today he selects art and artists, creates the framework, and ensures the essential media coverage.
All of this makes the Galerie Kronsbein, which Dirk G. Kronsbein runs jointly with his daughter Sarah as the gallery owner, something of an anomaly on the Munich art landscape. They see themselves as an art salon in the best sense of the word. As a “salon of modernity”, where everything that belongs to the concept of a salon resonates: a place of encounters and exchanges, open to the world and private in equal measure, where people can chat and discuss, philosophise and enjoy in silence.
Yet above everything else, his creed is that art can and should be sold. But not as a coldly calculated, intellectual investment. It should appeal to people, inspire them and awaken emotions. Only then will the investment become something of value, which brings joy to all the senses.