Galerie von Vertes

Fauvism, German Expressionism, École de Paris, Pop Art and Contemporary Art

Laszlo Vertes opened his first gallery in Munich in 1981 and developed it at the St. Moritz and

Salzburg sites to the point where the spacious gallery in Zürich came into being. The gallery

annually participates in leading art fairs such as TEFAF Maastricht, Art Cologne, PAD London,

Masterpiece and Art Miami. Vertes has also been involved as a lender in important exhibitions such

as ‘The Steins Collect’ at the SFMOMA, Centre Pompidou and the Metropolitan Museum. It also

supported ‘Matisse und die Fauves’ in the Albertina in Vienna, ‘Von Matisse zum Blauen Reiter’ in

the Kunsthaus Zurich and ‘Horizont Jawlensky’ in the Museum Wiesbaden.

Over twenty-five years, Laszlo Vertes accompanied Swiss businessman Gérard J. Corboud in

putting together a high quality and varied collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Fauvist and

German Expressionist pieces. It resulted in one of the most significant collections of impressionist art

in Europe. In March 2001, Gérard Corboud and his wife gave over 170 paintings from this

collection to the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne as a ‘permanent loan’. Collections also

looked after by Galerie von Vertes include the Würth Collection (Germany), the Batliner Collection

in Vienna (on permanent loan in the Albertina) as well as the National Gallery in Washington and

the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Its founder Laszlo Vertes conceived the gallery as an international exhibition platform specialized in

20th and 21st century art. Centrally located in the Bahnhofstrasse in Zürich the gallery hosts private

and international collections, organizes exhibitions and gives lectures on art and art market related

subjects. “With Vertes I tried to create a democratic space for the exploration and understanding of

the inexhaustible diversity of art and its makers“.

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Galerie von Vertes Bahnhofstrasse 16 8001 Zurich Switzerland +41 442111213 See map Visit website