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Artothek Service

Established in 1987 Bonner Kunstverein’s Artothek offers a large selection of both editioned and original artworks that can be borrowed for a small administrative fee. The collection is one of a few founded within a Kunstverein and its holdings include many Jahresgaben that we have produced and works by artists who have held exhibitions with us.

Over 600 artists are represented with more than 2,000 works available including drawing, painting, photography, video and a large number of prints. Among these are works by Bernd und Hilla Becher, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero e Boetti, Hanne Darboven, Marlene Dumas, Günther Förg, Keith Haring, Rebecca Horn, General Idea, Isa Genzken, Nan Goldin, Dan Graham, Ilya Kabakov, Allan Kaprow, Anselm Kiefer, Martin Kippenberger, Per Kirkeby, Joseph Kosuth, Nam June Paik, AR Penk, Sigmar Polke, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, Niki de Saint Phalle, Luc Tuymans, Cy Twombly, Lawrence Weiner and Emmett Williams.

The service is available to all members of Bonner Kunstverein. Our clients include private individuals as well as businesses who display works from our collection in their offices and reception areas. A full consultancy is available including selection, delivery and hanging of works. We are particularly keen to cooperate with local schools and not-for-profit organisations to whom we offer loans at significantly discounted rates. For further information please contact Heike Kirchhoff.

The Artothek is a member of the Artothekenverband Deutschland e.V.

Private Use

6 € per picture for 2 months
50 € for 10 pictures for 2 months

Institutions and Companies

18 € per picture for 2 months

400 € for up to 10 pictures for 6 months


Opening Times: Thu 2pm – 7 pm, Sa 11am – 16pm

Press article on the Artothek in GA-English