Galerie Thomas

Tuerkenstrasse 16
80333 Munich
Germany

+49 89 290008-0
+49 89 290008-88

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Gallery

  • Emil Nolde - Exhibition - 2012
  • Silke Thomas
  • Masterpieces Modern - Exhibition - 2019
  • Silke Thomas - Raimund Thomas - Joerg Paal
  • Munch Kirchner - Exhibition - 2012
  • Paul Klee - Exhibition - 2018
  • Emil Nolde - Exhibition - 2012
  • Louise Nevelson - Exhibition - 2019
  • Paul Klee - Exhibition - 2018
  • Munch Kirchner - Exhibition - 2012
  • Galerie Thomas - Tuerkenstrasse 16 - 80333 Munich
  • Galerie Thomas - Tuerkenstrasse 16 - 80333 Munich

Contact

Galerie Thomas - Tuerkenstrasse 16 - 80333 Munich

Tuerkenstrasse 16
80333 Munich
Germany

Contact

+49 89 290008-0

Opening hours

  • Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
  • Saturday 10am - 6pm

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About Us

Raimund Thomas

Service

Comprehensive art consultation is a matter of trust. For more than 50 years, Galerie Thomas has been working with art objects from Classic Modernism to Expressionism as well as the Post-War period, cultivating strong industry relationships.

By working with an extensive network of experts and services, Galerie Thomas offers clients expert guidance when it comes to buying and selling works of art.

Our range of services
  • Acquisition and sales
  • Art-historical documentation of works entrusted to us for sale
  • Valuation
  • Supervision of authentication by the relevant experts
  • Consultation for collections
  • Facilitation of art-historical documentation and archiving, as well as cataloguing of collections
  • Mediating art loans from private collections for national and international museum exhibitions as well as fiduciary administration of permanent loans from private collections for museums
  • Liaison with insurance experts
  • Liaison with tax experts in connection with endowments, inheritances or loans for museums
  • Advice on framing, artwork installation and lighting
  • Liaison with experienced art shipping services for international transportation
  • Consultations regarding preservation and restoration of artworks

The Team

Team Members
  • Nora Bergner

    Nora Bergner

    Assistant to Joerg Paal

    +49 89 29 000 866
  • Eva Beyer

    Eva Beyer

    Back Office

    +49 89 29 000 834
  • Sophie Biebler

    Sophie Biebler

    Assistant to Raimund Thomas

    +49 89 29 000 811
  • Vera Daume

    Vera Daume

    Gallery Manager

    +49 89 29 000 835
  • Sarah Dengler

    Dr. Sarah Dengler

    Sales & Exhibitions

    +49 89 29 000 821
  • Mischa Hintzke

    Mischa Hintzke

    Accounting

    +49 89 29 000 824
  • Anke Hoengesberg

    Anke Höngesberg

    Registrar

    +49 89 29 000 863
  • Jessica Mona Höpfl

    Jessica Mona Höpfl

    Digital Sales & Content Management

    +49 89 29 000 816
  • Virginia Jakob

    Virginia Jakob

    Digital Development

    +49 6441 308 79 67
  • Kamutay Karaman

    Kamutay Karaman

    Sales & Fairs

    +49 89 29 000 862
  • Ralph Melcher

    Dr. Ralph Melcher

    Sales & Exhibitions

    +49 89 29 000 825
  • Sophie Miret

    Sophie Miret

    Client Relations

    +49 89 29 000 815
  • Nina Pfeiffer

    Nina Pfeiffer

    Assistant to Jörg Paal

    +49 89 29 000 864
  • Cathérine Prophete-Patitz

    Cathérine Prophete

    Sales Assistant

    +49 89 29 000 856
  • Sabine Riedlberger

    Sabine Riedlberger

    Assistant to Silke Thomas

    +49 89 29 000 817

History

Raimund Thomas, born in Krefeld, opened his first gallery space on the third floor of Maximilianstrasse 25 in Munich in 1964. 26 years old at the time, his ambition was to create a space "for people who think outside the box", led by his core belief that a gallery should be a sales room as well as a space for conversation.

The gallery established itself as a premier space for Modern Art and is now one of the world's leading art dealerships in the fields of German Expressionism and Classic Modernism. Since 1996, Raimund Thomas co-manages the gallery with his daughter, the trained art historian Silke Thomas.

1960s: FOUNDING

The gallery programme was centred on avant-garde art, with exhibitions of works by Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni, Josef Albers, Cy Twombly, Eduardo Chillida, but also Gerhard Richter, Joseph Beuys, Dieter Roth, Horst Antes and Gotthard Graubner.

Raimund Thomas also explored new avenues during this period: in 1967, Raimund and a small group of dealers founded the Kölner Kunstmarkt, the precursor of today's Art Cologne.

1970s: EXPANSION

In the mid-1970s, Galerie Thomas shifted its focus to Classic Modernism and German Expressionism, with exhibitions of works by Max Pechstein, Erich Heckel and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff or Emil Nolde.

Landmark moments include the Oskar Schlemmer exhibition in 1975 as well as the 1978 exhibition of 100 works by Alexej von Jawlensky that had never been shown before.

1980s: SAMMLUNG RHEINGARTEN, GRAFFITI, A11 ART FORUM

In early 1981, Raimund Thomas purchased the collection 'Sammlung Rheingarten'. Referring to one of the most prizes and comprehensive collections of German Expressionist Art, including works by Max Beckmann, Heinrich Campendonk, Lovis Corinth, Adolf Erbslöh, Lyonel Feininger, George Grosz, Erich Heckel, Alexej von Jawlensky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Henry Moore, Otto Mueller, Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. The marketing of this collection consolidated Thomas' reputation in the field of German Expressionism and Classic Modernism.

Another high-profile project was an exhibition with the main players of the New York graffiti scene in 1984. Raimund Thomas invited the New York graffiti artists Daze, Noc, Lady Pink, Toxic, Crash, Seen and Zephyr – as well as their frontman A-One to Munich. Outside the gallery on Maximilianstrasse and among some of the most coveted commercial real estate, a public spraying stunt took place.

A11 Art Forum was also founded in the 1980s. With more than 2000 square metres, it was conceived as a private art space and was opened in March 1987 with the exhibition 'Sammlung Thomas - Kunst aus den achtziger Jahren' ['The Thomas Collection - Art from the Eighties']. Numerous exhibitions followed ranging from the complete lithographic work of Pablo Picasso to the paintings of the Italian Transavanguardia movement (Enzo Cucchi, Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Nicola de Maria, Mimmo Paladino). The group 'Neue Wilde' such as Rainer Fetting, Helmut Middendorf, Salomé, Bernd Zimmer, and others were represented alongside Rupprecht Geiger, Otto Piene, Victor Vasarely, as well as young artists from China. Joseph Beuys, who died in 1986, was honoured with an homage exhibition at the A11 Art Forum. Buchheim's watercolours 'Die Tropen von Feldafing' were also presented in the rooms in Adelgundenstrasse. For financial reasons, the A11 Art Forum was closed down in the summer of 1990.

1990s: RETURNING TO TRADITION

Against the backdrop of the difficult economic situation and the collapse of the art market in 1989/1990, the exhibition programme recalibrated its focus to German Expressionism and Classic Modernism.

2000 TO TODAY

To mark the millennium, two exhibitions took a look back at 20th century Modernism - highlights in the exhibition 'Meisterwerke II' ['Masterpieces II'] and the themed exhibition 'Abstraktion nach 1945' ['Abstraction After 1945']. Other important exhibitions of that decade include presentations of colour painters such as Henri Matisse, Sam Francis or Ernst Wilhelm Nay. Moreover, there were themed exhibitions with sculptures by Joan Miró, William Turnbull, Markus Lüpertz, and others. More 'space-consuming' projects were also initiated by Galerie Thomas during these years, for instance the 2007 presentation of Fernando Botero's sensual monumental sculptures on the Berlin Museum Island. A high-profile Chaim Soutine exhibition was held in spring 2009. Another highly-praised solo exhibition at Galerie Thomas presented the sculptures of Alexander Archipenko in autumn that same year.

In 2009, Raimund Thomas and Silke Thomas decided to open a second gallery, focused on presenting established Contemporary Art. At Tuerkenstrasse 16, opposite to the Pinakothek der Moderne, Tuerkenturm and the Brandhorst Collection, new and larger rooms were rented. In October 2009, Galerie Thomas Modern opened, with works by Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer and Cy Twombly.

At Maximilianstrasse 25, leading artists such as Fernando Botero, Hans Arp, Eduardo Chillida, Max Beckmann and Pablo Picasso were presented from 2009 on. Importance was attached to juxtaposing artist personalities, as comparisons deepen the viewers' understanding. In 2010, the works of Alexander Calder and Joan Miró were shown side by side. In 2012, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Willem de Kooning followed, and in 2013, works by Edvard Munch and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner were shown alongside each other. In 2014, there was an homage to the artist group 'Die Blaue Vier' which was founded in 1924 by Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger and Alexej von Jawlensky.

In the year 2014, Galerie Thomas celebrated its 50th anniversary as well as the fifth anniversary of Galerie Thomas Modern. A retrospective exhibition in Maximilianstrasse 25 as well as Tuerkenstrasse 16 portrayed the history of the gallery, and a great celebration in early September completed the anniversary programme.

In 2015, the works of the Expressionists and of the proponents of Classic Modernism were transferred from Maximilianstrasse to the now well-established art quarter in Tuerkenstrasse. Since then, both core areas of the gallery's programme are united in the same space.