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A place for art, discussions and encounters

1986 opening of the first gallery Falkenstern Fine Art, 584-588 Broadway, Soho, New York, by Armin Sprotte with contemporary art from Europe, China, USA. The eighties were a special time in New York City, marked by Ileana Sonnabend and Leo Castelli, among others.

1991 back in Europe on Madeira, FFA presented art in the Bauhaus style premises on a cliff edge 55m above the Atlantic.

Since 2006, Galerie Falkenstern Fine Art has been located in the converted studio of the German painter Siegward Sprotte (1913-2004) in Kampen in the Alte Dorfstraße on the isle of Sylt.

Here the focus has been on contemporary art from Europe, the USA, China and India as well as the estate of Siegward Sprotte. During his lifetime, Sprotte held studio talks here in Kampen, met friends and companions from all over the world and thus made his studio a cosmopolitan meeting place. This tradition is continued today with exhibitions, lectures and concerts.

Today Falkenstern Fine Art complements Siegward Sprotte’s estate with specially selected contemporary art. With exhibitions in renowned museums such as the Pushkin Museum (1989), the Gulbenkian Museum (1993), the Shanghai Art Museum (1996) or the Wuhan Art Museum (2011), the international recognition for Sprotte’s oeuvre grew.

We carefully select and curate our exhibitions in Kampen, the Gallery provides exciting impulses and opens up new perspectives every month.

„Art is not a substitute, it is a vital necessity.“.
Siegward Sprotte

A place for art, discussions and encounters

1986 opening of the first gallery Falkenstern Fine Art, 584-588 Broadway, Soho, New York, by Armin Sprotte with contemporary art from Europe, China, USA. The eighties were a special time in New York City, marked by Ileana Sonnabend and Leo Castelli, among others.

1991 back in Europe on Madeira, FFA presented art in the Bauhaus style premises on a cliff edge 55m above the Atlantic.

Since 2006, Galerie Falkenstern Fine Art has been located in the converted studio of the German painter Siegward Sprotte (1913-2004) in Kampen in the Alte Dorfstraße on the isle of Sylt.

Here the focus has been on contemporary art from Europe, the USA, China and India as well as the estate of Siegward Sprotte. During his lifetime, Sprotte held studio talks here in Kampen, met friends and companions from all over the world and thus made his studio a cosmopolitan meeting place. This tradition is continued today with exhibitions, lectures and concerts.

Today Falkenstern Fine Art complements Siegward Sprotte’s estate with specially selected contemporary art. With exhibitions in renowned museums such as the Pushkin Museum (1989), the Gulbenkian Museum (1993), the Shanghai Art Museum (1996) or the Wuhan Art Museum (2011), the international recognition for Sprotte’s oeuvre grew.

We carefully select and curate our exhibitions in Kampen, the Gallery provides exciting impulses and opens up new perspectives every month.

„Art is not a substitute, it is a vital necessity.“.
Siegward Sprotte

Siegward Sprotte painting in Kampen with son Armin, around 1971.

1989 curation of the Sprotte exhibition at the Pushkin Museum, Moscow.

1986 Opening of the first gallery of Falkenstern Fine Art in Soho, New York City.

Ad for a Sprotte exhibition in New York.

1989 Siegward & Cosmea Sprotte and Dieter Ebert, CEO of Köln Messe/Art Cologne, at the opening of FFA, New York.
1991 Opening of the second gallery of Falkenstern Fine Art in Canico de Baixo, Madeira, Portugal.
1991 Opening of Falkenstern Fine Art’s second gallery in Canico de Baixo, Madeira, Portugal.
2005 – 2008 the gallery Falkenstern Fine Art was set up in the former studio of Sprotte in Kampen/Sylt.
2005 – 2008 the gallery Falkenstern Fine Art was created in the former studio of Sprotte in Kampen/Sylt.
2011 Planning and curating of a Sprotte exhibition at the Wuhan Art Museum, China.
2011 Planning and curating of a Sprotte exhibition at the Wuhan Art Museum, China.
Cosmea Sprotte, photo shoot at gallery FFA, VOGUE 2018.
Armin Sprotte in front of a painting from Liu Yonggang.