Born in 1967, Thole Rotermund came into contact with Henri Nannen while still at school. Nannen, the celebrated German journalist and modern art collector who founded the Kunsthalle in Emden, sparked Rotermund’s love affair... Read more
Born in 1967, Thole Rotermund came into contact with Henri Nannen while still at school. Nannen, the celebrated German journalist and modern art collector who founded the Kunsthalle in Emden, sparked Rotermund’s love affair with classical modern art. This set him on his future career path and motivated him to move to Hamburg to study literature and art history. Study trips to San Francisco and Munich followed. He graduated with a master’s degree and worked on a number of freelance art projects. In 1997, he took up a post as an expert for modern art at the international auction house Villa Grisebach in Berlin. Three years later, he returned to Hamburg to set up a dealership, combining his enthusiasm for modern art with professional commitment. He started out as a specialist in classical modern works on paper and has since established his gallery – Thole Rotermund Kunsthandel – as one of Europe’s leading dealerships in modern art. It specialises in watercolours and drawings of early-20th-century artists: these include August Macke, Franz Marc, Paul Klee, Alexej von Jawlensky and Lyonel Feininger, as well as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Erich Heckel, Christian Rohlfs and Emil Nolde. But also the abstract tendencies of early post-war art – for example, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Eduard Bargheer, etc. – are represented. close
Besides classical art trade, Thole Rotermund offers highly professional advisory services designed to allow collectors to buy or sell artworks with confidence and discretion. Art-historical expertise, an eye for quality and close attention to detail are essential assets in helping to build up, manage and maintain collections, both private and public. Thole Rotermund Kunsthandel is represented on the major art fairs in Cologne, Munich, Hamburg and soon New York, and enjoys contacts with a strong network of international collectors and museum curators. In addition, Rotermund is member of the board of the Bundesverband deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler (Association of German Galleries and Art Dealers).
Already since 2008, Rotermund is a regular guest at the Gallery on the seas on MS EUROPA where, in the context of exhibitions with a contemporary orientation, he deliberately sets an accent on classical modern art.