Deutsche Bank International Art Collection


Deutsche Bank has a comprehensive website for their growing corporate art collection, including details on the works that they collect for each bank location internationally. On the Deutsche Bank Art Collection website, details for their Hong Kong branch include the theme of their collection— Urban Utopia. While the details for their New York City art collection note that the collection was begun in 1979 and contains over 300 artworks and now focuses on collecting the work of young international artists. Other Deutsche Bank branch art collections detailed on their site include London, Berlin, Sydney, Zurich, Milan and more.

For artists seeking information on art consultants and corporate art collections, we offer the Directory of Art Consultants PDF

Open Call for Artists: Art in Public Space in Zurich, Switzerland

17ZWEI Call 2013 Zurich

Open Call, 17x2m space for Art in Public Space in Zurich, Switzerland
Deadline extended: April 14 2013
Submission fee: none

Professional artists and artist groups to submit a proposal for a two-dimensional artwork (size 16 m x 2.15 m) which will be publicly displayed for 4-6 weeks in a highly frequented underpass in Zurich’s (Switzerland) new business district. Seeking artists from all over the world who are interested in working with the immediate surrounding of the urban neighborhood of Hardbrücke public area (the underpass),  the location of the underpass or Zurich’s urbanity in general. Application guideline:

Applications must be submitted in English or German., Each applicant may submit only one concept., The application should include:,  Contact information of the artist, (including: name, surname,  postal address, e-mail address, phone number).  A curriculum vitae in PDF.  An artist portfolio of five works no older than five years. A project proposal (which can be a description of max. 300 – 500 words and a visual sketch with the correct proportions of the tarp), Please submit your complete application as a PDF by e-mail until, 14th April 2013 to, (please note, only complete applications will be considered).

The application process:

Once the deadline has passed,  a jury will select 4-6 works. The selected artists will receive an artist’s fee of 1000 CHF. In addition to the artist’s fee we offer to cover the travel expenses to Zurich to the opening of the artwork (there is no cash alternative for trip costs). Each piece will be displayed for minimum of 4 weeks., Please note that the artwork will be printed on a 16 x 2.15 meter truck tarp. The truck tarp print will become part of the Deutsche Bank art collection after the public displaying period., If your work gets selected you will be informed of the dates your work will be on display. The decision of the jury will be mailed out to all participants at the end of April.  The project is funded by Deutsche Bank and ZHdK.

For further information:

Thousands of Artists Vie For Wall Space/Thousands Queue-up to View Deutsche Bank Exhibit

outside the Berlin Deutsche Bank exhibit, photo courtesy of Emily Putter

outside the Berlin Deutsche Bank exhibit, photo courtesy of Emily Pütter

On April 3rd, along with many other art news sources, we published this opportunity for artists to hang their paintings in the new Deutsche Bank exhibition space.

The news spread, and Berlin area artist Emily Pütter reports that more than one thousand artists, all carrying paintings, stood in a queue several kilometers long along the main streets of Berlin hoping to hang their work on Deutsche Bank exhibition space walls. Artists arrived on bicycles, by car, and walking, only to talk and laugh with the other artists who also had no chance of getting in. Many stood in the snow and cold for hours hoping to hang their art. Emily says, “There will be another one at the end of the month.” So apparently Deutsche Bank plans to do this every few weeks.

Later, after the show opened to the public, Emily attended the exhibition–waiting 2 hours to get in–while Deutsche Bank provided hot tea, coffee, and sausages to those waiting on the street in the cold.

Once Emily got inside the show– “there were piano players, food and drinks, and a great ambience,” she said.

Deutsche Bank exhibition, photo courtesy of Emily P

Deutsche Bank exhibition, photo courtesy of Emily Pütter

Thank you Emily!

Visit Emily Pütter’s website to view her work.

Emily was feature in the March issue of ArticulAction Art Review 


Image courtesy of artist Emily Pütter


Image courtesy of artist Emily Pütter

Call to Artists: Hang What You Can Carry in Deutsche Bank New Space


Deutsche Bank just announced their inaugural 24-hour exhibition in its new KunstHalle will accept works by any artist who wishes to exhibit in their new space.

The Deets

  • From 10am to 7pm Friday, April 5th through Sunday, April 7th, artists in Berlin are invited to bring their artwork to Charlottenstraße 37/38. Submissions will be taken until the walls are full, so get there early.
  • The requirements are simple: the art has to be able to be hung on the wall. So leave your sculptures at home and bring your best two-dimensional work––paintings, drawings and photographs will all be accepted.

Click here for the full details.