Apartment of Gallery Owner in Berlin


Who: Marcus Deschler – Gallery Owner
Where: Berlin – Mitte

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Left on the wall: “Walterli” by Patrizia Waller. The big painting „Indian II“ (1982) by Rainer Fetting. Sofas: Ligne Roset

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A miss is past: “Walterli” by Patrizia Waller (2011)

It was truly a brave move to come to Berlin in the beginning of the 90s, choosing the not refurbished “wild East” as a prospective center of life. Marcus Deschler had the courage and, since then, lives in one of the most popular streets of the capital. He conceived a big old building flat out of three flats, refurbished the filigree stucco, the beautiful oak-inlaid-parquet and heavy brass doorknobs. Its center is made off a perfect equipped stainless steel kitchen, because the head of house is a passionate amateur chef.

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Gallery owner Marcus Deschler in his livingroom, in the background „Selfmad“ by Rainer Fetting

MyStylery: It was a good solution to place the kitchen in the so-called “Berlin Room”.
Marcus Deschler:
I really racked my brain about the planning. I prefer cooking for many people. The kitchen as a communication platform is the core of my flat. As a child of art enthusiasts, I grew up in the Bauhaus style. Hence I love a mix out of history and modern.

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Art in the kitchen: „Entenvogel – als Räuber – ertarnt sich seine begehrte Beute“ by Deborah Sengl (2003)

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cooking station

MS: You partly surround yourself with quite provocative exhibits. Has there been a visitor who got scared off by the sight of the “Wolf im Schafspelz” from Deborah Sengl or Patricia Waller’s “Bambi mit Beil”?
MD:
That may well be. My choice of art pieces is very wayward and the provocation inevitably leads to stronger dialogues. Art is no decoration, it’s a statement.

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„Der Wolf – als Räuber – ertarnt sich seine begehrte Beute“, Deborah Sengl (2004)

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No art, but an heirloom: The polar bear fur in the living room

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An issue for the animal welfare? Of course not! Art by Patrizia Waller: „Who killed Bambi“ (2008)

MS: Is so-called good art dependent on the price? What do you recommend novices when buying a painting?
MD:
There is no panacea. “Good” art is not necessarily expensive; it’s often a matter of timing. I therefore recommend investing timely.

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Holger Bär, „Neuschwanstein reloaded“, acrylic on canvas (2012)

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Flower arrangement on a chrome table (Ligne Roset)

MS: What is your favorite piece?
MD:
Every single one is a favorite. Neither do I have an explicit favorite spot. Couch, bed or kitchen desk: I all like them equally.

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View into the living room. On the wall an art piece by Hans van Meeuwen: „Äste“ (2002)

MS: What would you not want to spare in your flat?
MD: Flowers and my art pieces.

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There is no danger of slipping here: „Bananenschale“, Patrizia Waller (1996)

MS: Do you judge other people’s flats from their art?
MD:
That wouldn’t be fair. It’s always the living conditions, which define the flat situation, for example children or finance. Important is the individual note. 
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Huge art in the kitchen: the digital piece  „Streitmeier Bock Drilling“ by Wolfram Odin (2001)

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Still life with sculpture by Rainer Fetting: „Sitzender Hund“ (2006)

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Favorite place of Deschler’s guests is the kitchen-counter

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Is it art or trash? “This tray is a gift from a friend.”

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The blue ceramic doses are from Deschlers great-grandmother

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Deschler got the white KPM vase on a flea market; The brass box is an heirloom of his father

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The stainless steel kitchen is built to the design of Marcus Deschler

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Nice detail: The refurbished historic brass door handles

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Deschler discovered the art piece of foam material at Art Basel

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„Cat“ by Patrizia Waller (2004) and a coffeetable book

 

Contact:

Galerie Deschler
Auguststraße 61
10117 Berlin

www.deschler-berlin.de

Opening hours during the Gallery Weekend:
Friday: 11 am-9 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11 am-7 pm

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