Modern, Post War & Contemporary

Our Experts for Your Art

The Department

The department of Modern and Contemporary Art is characterized by a particularly dynamic growth. The competent team of experts, led by art historian Robert van den Valentyn, will be happy to advise you personally and individually. Profound knowledge of the art market and experience ensure you the highest possible proceeds. 

Whether you are looking for artists from the Classical Modern period such as Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, Paula Modersohn-Becker and Karl Hofer, or representatives of post-war art such as Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke: close contacts with major collectors worldwide ensure optimal conditions for a profitable sale. The department is particularly committed to the art of the ZERO circle and its protagonists such as Günther Uecker, Otto Piene, Heinz Mack, Yves Klein, Gotthard Graubner and Lucio Fontana. Numerous objects have already been sold to international collections and museums. In addition, the spectrum extends to current positions such as Katharina Grosse, Wolfgang Tillmans and Alicja Kwade. 

Intensive personal exchange with museums, foundations and private collectors creates a group of bidders with purchasing power. International record prices are regularly achieved at the exciting auctions. For the best possible marketing of your works of art, the department's experts will be happy to advise you.

Robert van den Valentyn (Partner & Head of Department)

+49 221 92 58 62 300

"Van Ham's most oustanding branch is contemporary art."

- FAZ, 24.12.2015

Hilke Hendriksen

+49 221 92 58 62 305
+49 172 14 81 803

"Many thanks for all your help. Exceptional condition reports!"

- Richard S., London

Johann Herkenhöner

+49 221 92 58 62 304
+49 172 31 25 667

"I am impressed, as well by the looks, the contenuity and the general quality. I am very happy with the way my objects are presented. Thank you very much for handling this so well."

- Marc C., Belgien

Hellei Schadkami

+49 221 92 58 62 307
+49 172 31 33 977 

"Thank you very much for this excellent condition report. I have rarely received such professional comments. I am utterly grateful for your kind help with this interesting drawing."

- Gui R., USA

Marion Scharmann

+49 221 92 58 62 303
+49 172 31 26 725

"Thank you for your support and congratulations on today's (renewed) succes."

- Molly C., USA

Louisa Seebode

+49 221 92 58 62 302
+49 172 14 81 801

"Thank you very much for this latest success story. The concept and the procedure were to the point!"

- Patrick M., Germany

Andrea Zech

+49 221 92 58 62 306

Barbara Töpper (Cataloguer)

+49 221 92 58 62 308

Lennart Milatz (Trainee)

+49 221 92 58 62 329 

Martina Janke (Parental leave)

+49 221 92 58 62 306

Susanne Schreinemacher (Parental leave)

+49 221 92 58 62 309 

"Thank you for all your help providing photos and arranging for my commission bid. I'm sure I'll be pleased with my purchase, which wouldn't have been possible without your assistance."

- Bryan C., Großbritannien


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Call us at +49 (221) 92 58 62-0or write to us. We will process your request promptly and get back to you as soon as possible. If you would like us to call you back, please specify a time slot within our business hours (Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

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