History

SEVENTY YEARS OF GALERIE BIRCH

Galerie Birch was founded in 1946 by Børge Birch, a leading European art dealer who was renowned for his work with artists from the CoBrA movement, such as Asger Jorn, Alechinsky, Appel, Corneille and Reinhoud. Galerie Birch is also reputed for its collaboration with other artists who were friends of Jorn, including Walasse Ting, Voss, Messagier, Bengt Lindström, Yasse Tabuchi and many more whose works can now be found in some of the world’s major museums.

Galerie Birch is the oldest contemporary art gallery in Denmark.



Børge Birch and Walasse Ting

Anette Birch, owner of Galerie Birch since ’94

"The process of reopening Galerie Birch took a long time and was the result of careful and measured considerations.

It goes without saying that I was rather jittery about daring to tread in my father’s footsteps, him having been the well-reputed, widely known art dealer and great personality that  he was. The Galerie is pleased to present a small portion of that magnificent world which for 47 years belonged to Børge Birch.


Works of art speak their own distinctive and powerful language. Today, many of you will give a nod of recognition when you look over and inspect the pieces once again. But, as so often is the case, pictures are exhibited and obtained or sold at a point in time where none or very few had any appreciation of abstract art.


The art collectors who display their works of art in Galerie Birch are individuals who should be admired for their foresight and courage. The encountering of art, not unlike life itself, is frequently fortuitous, coincidental. This is why I have chosen to allow each of the collectors individually to recount a little anecdote as to how they and Børge Birch came across each other upon first meeting.


It is with the greatest of pleasure, joy, and delight that I am privileged to bid you a most hearty and cordial welcome to our history."


Anette Birch

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Galerie Birch opens at Bredgade 37, 1946

Georges Braque 1948
Asger Jorn 1948-50-53-55-61-62
1963-64-65-66-67-68
1969-72-2006-07
Deyrolle 1949-54
Corneille 1949-67
Alechinsky 1964-68-70-72-73-75
1976-78-79-82-85-87
Karel Appel 1949-71-83
Poliakoff 1950
Robert Jacobsen 1951-60-67-80-83-84-86-87
Christoforou 1966-72-76-80-99-2008-11
Soulages 1951-79
Klar Form, Charlottenborg 1951
Leger-Laurens
Picasso 1952
Nolde 1953
Kunsten, Charlottenborg 1954-55

Galerie Birch opens at Admiralgade 25, 1960

Jørgen Haugen Sørensen 1960-63-72-73-76
Walasse Ting 1960-63-70-75-80-81
Reinhoud 1961-65-69-73-77-85-86
Bitran 1961-64-65-74-79
Messagier 1962-66-77-79
Bengt Lindström 1965-70-75-77-83
Jan Voss 1965-69-70-2011
Bram van Velde 1966-79
Marfaing 1967-75
Ipousteguy 1967
Carl Henning Pedersen 1974-81-83-84-85-86-87
FIAC, Paris 1981-83-84-85-86-87
Paris-Copenhagen (Den Frie) 1981
Estéve 1988

Galerie Birch opens at Bredgade 23, 1994

Jacqueline De Jong 2003 Art Strasbourg 1999-2001-02-03-04
Art Paris 2001-04
Art Stockholm 2004
Arte Fiera 2000-07
Asger Jorn 2007-08
Alechinsky 2008
Form Art & Design, London 2008

Copenhagen Art Fair 2014-15-16
Herning Art Fair, MCH 2014

Uffe Christoffersen 1995-97-2001-05-07-10-13-16

Uffe Christoffersen & Anette Hoff-Jensen 2008
Yoshio Nakajima 1996-99-2005-07-11-16

Asger Jorn Retrospective 2008

John Christforou 2011-14

Erik Bille Christiansen 2011-12-17

Gunnar Møller Retrospective 2011
Pop Art pop-up show, mixed 2011

Nes Lerpa 2012-15

Yasse Tabuchi Retrospective 2013

Eli Benveniste 2013

Pinot Gallizio Retrospective 2014

Richard Mortensen Retrospective 2014

Poul Janus Ibsen 2014
Jan Sivertsen 2015-16

Monique Orsini 2016

Trondur Patursson 2017

Spring pop-up: Rikiso Fukao 2017

Galerie Birch opens at Palægade 5, Copenhagen

Emil Monty Freddie 2017

Jan Sivertsen 2017

Uffe Christoffersen 2017

Mixed retrospective: The Birch Family Art Journey 2017

Art Elysée, Paris 2018

Yoshio Nakajima 2018

Børge Birchs Art Journey retold 2019

CONTACT


Palægade 5

DK - 1261 Copenhagen K

P   +45 3311 1652

M   mail@galeriebirch.com

OPENING HOURS


Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 5pm

Saturday: 11am - 3pm


Or by appointment

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