The Making of a Collector
February 14, 2013
Harald Falckenberg is one of the world's most admired contemporary art collectors. Known for his ability to stay ahead of the art market, he was among the first collectors to acquire works by major figures like Martin Kippenberger, Richard Prince and Jonathan Meese. His collection comprises over 2000 works, shown in a 65,000 sq. ft. former factory building in Hamburg. ARTnews chose Falckenberg as one of the world´s top 200 collectors. He has received the Art Cologne Prize and the Montblanc de la Culture Patronage Award, published numerous books on art and teaches art theory at Hamburg's Academy of Fine Arts.
With support from the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation, and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.
Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.
- Falckenberg, Harald and Peter Weibel. Paul Thek: Artist’s Artist. Karlsruhe : Hamburg : Madrid : Cambridge, MA: ZKM/Center for Art and Media ; Sammlung Falckenberg Hamburg ; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía ; MIT Press, 2008.
- Galloway, David. “An Instant Collection ‘Total Immersion’ in Contemporary Art.” International Herald Tribune. Paris, France, January 15, 2000, sec. FEATURES.
- Marcus, J. S. “Harald Falckenberg’s Radical Art Gesture.” Wall Street Journal, October 18, 2010.
- Zybok, Oliver, Harald Falckenberg, Städtische Galerie Remscheid., Domus Artium 2002, and Phoenix Kulturstiftung. Idyll :illusion and Delusion. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2007.
- “Museums, Collections, Institutions - Private Art Collections in Germany - Goethe-Institut.”
- The Future of Art: Harald Falckenberg, Part 5/21, 2012.