About The Gallery
Dr. Claudia Suppan & Sebastian Suppan MA, Photo: Andrea Sojka
SUPPAN FINE ARTS, established in 1974 by Martin Suppan, specializes in a selection of 20th Century and Contemporary artists. The emphasis of the gallery program is on modernists such as Herbert Bayer, Wolfgang Paalen or Auguste Herbin and internationally renowned post-war and contemporary artists, such as Victor Vasarely, Sigmar Polke, Hermann Nitsch, Florentina Pakosta or Hildegard Joos.
Since 1974, the gallery has organized over 200 exhibitions within their three gallery premises, with major retrospectives and thematic exhibitions, but also organized a number of exhibition projects at other venues, including the Belvedere 21 Museum, Vienna; Albertina Museum, Vienna; Künstlerhaus, Vienna; Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest; Austrian Cultural Forum, New York; Austrian Cultural Forum, London and more.
With SUPPAN EDITION, its in-house publisher, over 50 publications such as catalogue raisonnés, monographs as well as art historically compiled exhibition catalogues have already been released. A key activity of the gallery is the management of artist estates & archives, which requires research, conservation and promotion of artworks to obtain sustainability of the artists oeuvre on the art market. Since the gallery’s founding year, it has cooperated with major international museums and collectors and loaned works to realize important exhibitions and takes an curatorial and advisory function for corporate and private collections.
A crucial part of the gallery has always been the regeneration of artist's, such as with exhibitions and publications of artists, including the Austrian-American Herbert Bayer, one of the most important protagonists of the Bauhaus movement, or the Austrian-British Hugo Puck Dachinger, who played a pioneering role in exile art, or Hildegard Joos, the grande dame of constructivism in Austria or the recently rediscovered "Austro-Pollock" Rudolf Ray.
The gallery is present at international art fairs and is active in both the primary and secondary art markets.