Social and environmental commitment

1. Direkte Auktion

In 2020, artworks by contemporary Berlin artists were auctioned over 3 days at the "1. Direkte Auktion". This event was organised in cooperation with the Zentrale Intelligenz Agentur and friends. 19 teams of curators presented a unique mixture of more than 400 artworks and artifacts in 19 chapters. The works of well-known greats such as Neo Rauch, Banksy, Rosemarie Trockel, Julian Schnabel and Georg Baselitz formed a plateau for local greats and artists yet to find their audience. The slogan "from Berlin, in Berlin, for Berlin and the rest of the world" captured the reason for this event. In the sense of an immediate measure, the auction represented an unbureaucratic and tangible financial support for the actors of the Berlin scene. The artists received two-thirds of the net proceeds directly. Finally, a solidarity fund made it possible for those artists who were unable to successfully sell any of their works to receive proceeds as well.

Artists represented amongst others: Daniel Josefsohn, Regina Schmeken, Elmar Haardt, Wolfgang Flad, Susanne Piotter, Ties Ten Bosch, Klaus Killisch, Mascha Naumova, Dénesh Shyczy, Charlie Stein, Anina Brisolla, Fritz Bornstück, Annika Hippler, Christian Werner, Various & Gold, Jim Avignon, Via Lewandowsky, Daniel Biesold, Bettina Semmer, Ulrike Buhl, Alex Lebus, Gregor Hildebrandt, Isabella Fürnkäs, Peter Adamski, XooooX, Anna Vonnemann.

Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen 1876 e.V
(Association of Berlin Women Artists)

In November 2020, Jeschke van Vliet held its anniversary auction of modern and contemporary art to mark the 30th anniversary of the auction house. A benefit for the Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen 1876 e.V. was integrated into this auction. Under a separate heading, approximately 100 works of art by contemporary members, such as Elvira Bach, Hanna Hennenkemper, Angela Hampel or Margareta Hesse, were auctioned together with works by historical members such as Käthe Kollwitz, Sella Hasse, Jeanne Mammen or Lotte Laserstein. The proceeds from the sales supported the association in its search for a home for women artists.

The Association of Berlin Women Artists is the oldest and most renowned professional association of women artists in the German-speaking world. In the 19th century, networks grew that were generally committed to the professionalization and careers of female visual artists. First and foremost was the Verein der Künstlerinnen und Kunstfreundinnen zu Berlin, later Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen. Since women were not admitted to the art academies and few had access to the regular art market, it offered, among other things, regular exhibitions and a drawing and painting school at the academic level.

Our environmental commitment

Jeschke van Vliet is since 2019 the first auction house to produce its catalogs in collaboration with printing company Arnold in a climate-neutral and completely environmentally friendly way on sustainable substrates with certified organic inks: Free of mineral oil and heavy metals, exclusively with process-free printing plates that require no chemicals in the development process with the LIVING PSO!® certificate and exclusively green electricity.