Thursday, 22 April 2010

Art: Reiner Opoku

As an international curator and contemporary art dealer, Reiner Opoku has been a leading figure on the global art market since 1983. He has managed some of this era’s premiere avant-garde artists such as Georg Dokopil and Martin Kippenberger and has worked on projects with Julian Schnabel and Sigmar Polke. Through his role as artist manager, he has successfully established a broad network of contacts which has bolstered his capacity as both curator and developer.

The projects to which he has contributed, include the establishment of the Asian sales network of Benedikt Taschen’s publishing house as well as the founding of KUNSTHAUS- Europe's first art department store. KUNSTHAUS of which he is co-owner, offers high quality art including paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and photographs of numerous artists.

As curator, Reiner Opoku has delivered numerous exhibitions of principal artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Josef Beuys as far a field as Tokyo, Prague, Vienna, Berlin and Hamburg. He was recently the curator of the prestigious St. Moritz Art Masters (SAM). The St. Moritz Arts Masters gave visitors a taste of the varied mediums of contemporary art, including paintings, sculptures, photography, video and audio installations. Works from more than 250 international artists including Pablo Picasso, David Duncan Douglas, David LaChapelle, Carl Andre, Leiko Ikemura, Helmut Newton, Yves Klein, Joseph Beuys were just a few of the artists showcased.

Opoku’s reputation, acquaintances and extensive industry knowledge combine give Wolfgang Roth & Partners, Fine Art a platform for confident dealing and a clear view of the marketplace. [Credit:]

**I’m so happy to share uber curator, Reiner Opoku with you. I heard about him -a while back and thought he was [and continues to be] a great asset to the Ghanaian community. I don’t know if he has worked in Ghana [or is planning to] but wouldn’t it be fabulous to see him working with Ghanaian artists?

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