Profile of Winterberg-Kunst

Read about the history of our house


The auction house Winterberg has been founded in 1970 by Arno Winterberg. Since 1993 has been is headed in second generation by Dr. Thilo Winterberg. In Germany it is one of a few auction houses instructing professional art antiquarians. According to our tradition, the house distinguishes itself in seriousness, expertise, experience and expert knowledge.
Twice a year, in spring and autumn, the auctions with paintings, watercolour paintings, drawings, original graphic arts, illustrated books and sculptures/bronze figures of the 15th - 21st centuries take place in our auction house in Heidelberg, Germany. The scientifically researched and well illustrated catalogues are written by Dr. Thilo Winterberg and a team of experienced art experts in conjunction with a reference library containing about 16.000 books. Every lot described in the catalogue has been carefully examined for authenticity, technique and general condition. The estimated prices are based on the analysis of national and international auction results.
Worldwide distribution of the catalogues, a regular preview of selected works in our branchs in Munich and Frankfurt/Main guarantee professional marketing for all our clients. The online-catalogue shows images of every lot.
One week before the auction, a preview of all lots takes place in our house in Heidelberg. Our experts are at your disposal at this time. The two main auctions always take place in Heidelberg, Germany. The conditions of consignment and sale are available on this homepage (at the moment only in German).

Besides the auction house, in 1993 the gallery Galeria Palatina - Galerie + Edition GmbH was founded. The Edition publishes several books like monographs and catalogues raisonnées as well as graphik editions of contemporary artists. In our gallery Galeria Palatina in Heidelberg, you can find selected works of different national and international artists. Exhibitions take place periodically.
The branch in Munich, Barer Straße 46, Germany (next to the Neue Pinakothek) was opened in March 2004. The branch in Frankfurt/Main, Braubachstr. 12, exists since May 2012.
Both firms Kunstantiquariat Arno Winterberg e.K. and Galeria Palatina, Galerie + Edition GmbH were consolidated into the firm Winterberg-Kunst, Auktionen und Galerie GmbH October 1, 2013.

Besides the previews of selected works from the upcoming auction in Heidelberg, our clients can consign and pick up their purchases/unsold lots after previous accord. Furthermore several exhibitions of national and international artists take place in these branchs regularly.
Since 2000 Dr. Thilo Winterberg is a member of the chairmanship of the Bundesverbandes Deutscher Kunstversteigerer (assosiation of German art auctioneers). Since July 2004 he is their chairman.









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Further services:
  • Personal, objective and discreete consultation for purchasing and selling works of art
  • Professional estimation (including collections and bequests)
  • Free appraisal of arts
  • Exhibitions of single artists as well as groups of artists
  • Publishing of several books like monographs and catalogues raisonnées
  • Publishing of graphik editions of contemporary artists
  • Seminars on printing techniques

Member of
>> Bundesverband deutscher Kunstversteigerer e.V.       Verband deutscher Antiquare       International League of Antiquarian Booksellers     
- Bundesverband Deutscher Kunstversteigerer e.V.
- Verband deutscher Antiquare e.V.
- International League of Antiquarian Booksellers

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