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HENNING VON GIERKE'S MODERN MONA LISA IS ATTACKED AT ART KARLSRUHE

15.07.2022

  • HENNING VON GIERKE'S MODERN MONA LISA IS ATTACKED AT ART KARLSRUHE

After a successful art fair in Karlsruhe, we are now available for you again at our usual location in Munich. 

Five days of sales, interior and collector consultations as well as rows of interesting conversations are behind us - we thank you very much for your great interest. 

As one of the very few galleries, the introduction and presentation of our NFTs gave us particular pleasure. For this, we would like to refer you once again to our collaborating team of experts at FARBE.io, who will of course continue to be available to advise you if you are interested in buying. 

As you may already have noticed, in addition to all the positive news, there was also a small incident reminiscent of the attack on the Mona Lisa in Paris, which has since gone viral: armed with a piece of cake, he goes after Henning von Gierke's "modern Mona Lisa", throwing the pastry with full force right into her face and shouting the blunt words "Shit art market!". 

A statement on the much-talked-about von Gierke case: 

"A disrespectful person wanted to join the ranks of the art assassins who made a destructive attack on Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

For me as a painter it is mean that one accepts to destroy a picture - with me it went well because my picture painted with oil colors is not hurt by a cream cake - with water it can be wiped off without a trace remains... But to curse the "commercial art" with a loud cry is for me, for us painters abominable - we live from it and our pictures are our life.

The reaction of the people who witnessed this moment was very compassionate. One woman helped me scrape the cake away from my hair, my glasses, and my clothes. Someone shook my hand and said they sympathised with how hurtful that was and hours later I was still being approached to see if me and my Mona Lisa made it through okay..."

A video of the incident can be found here

In the meantime, you can admire Marco Casentini's works up close in Munich until July 30, before we take a summer break in August. 

Big things are already planned for September - keep September 8th free and stay tuned!