Is Munich the next Zurich? Between the official launch of Elmgreen Dragset’s “A Space Called Public” and this week’s announcement of the first ever auction week in Germany, the Bavarian capital is looking to shed its lederhosen and welcome the art world as it shuttles between the Venice Biennale and Art Basel. A cooperation between three former rivals — Karl Faber, Ketterer Kunst, and Neumeister — the Munich Auction Week will host each house’s modern and contemporary art spring sales from June 6-8, with previews beginning on the first.
While auction weeks are de rigueur in New York and London, Munich will be the first German city to hold such an event. According to a statement in the FAZ, Robert Ketterer says the move is a response to shifts within buyer demographics. Where Munich’s