Galerie Christian Lethert
Founded in August 2006 by Christian Lethert, the gallery, with its abstract-minimalist program, has grown into an internationally operating business. By fostering close relationships with artists, their work and their personal stories, Galerie Christian Lethert has become a place where not only art is presented but also various encounters and developments happen that ultimately lead to placing art into collections and museums. Besides working with internationally established artists such as Imi Knoebel and Richard Tuttle, the gallery also represents selected emerging artists like Rana Begum, Henrik Eiben and Natascha Schmitten. Changing solo and group exhibitions are supplemented by catalogue presentations. Since 2006 Galerie Christian Lethert has presented its program at art fairs all over the world and was able to place works of art into private and corporate collections, like the Hessel Museum of Art in New York, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Hamburger Kunsthalle or the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin, to name a few. In addition to various collaborations with galleries, art clubs and museums, the gallery’s credentials include worldwide exhibitions, important awards, fellowships and public projects of its artists.
After 11 successful years the gallery has moved into a new location in October of 2017. The new space in the Antwerpener Strasse 52 offers modern and bright rooms in a Gründerzeit building from 1889, where the gallery can present its ambitious program over two spacious floors.
Between 1997 and 2006 Christian Lethert has been working for Galerie Klein in Bad Münstereifel (formerly in Bonn) and assisted Erhard Klein with several gallery exhibitions and international art fair presentations. In 2004 he worked for Griffin Contemporary in Los Angeles, where he curated a show with works by Joseph Beuys and Richard Tuttle. In 2006 Christian Lethert graduated in business economics with a thesis about business start ups in the art market. Since then he has been dedicating himself to the gallery.