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“.