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Dorothee Fischer (1937–2015)

The artist and dealer Dorothee Fischer has passed away, reports RP. With her husband Konrad Fischer—who created artwork under the pseudonym Konrad Lueg—Dorothee Fischer operated the Konrad Fischer gallery in Düsseldorf, representing such artists as Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, and Blinky Palermo.

RP notes that the two gallerists eschewed trends, keeping to Minimalist, arte povera, and Conceptual art. The Fischers supported artists who were not yet well known, winning the loyalty of artists like Bruce Nauman and Thomas Schütte, who kept selling their art through the Fischers much later on.

The Fischers eventually also established a collection comprising around 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery’s archives, all of which was acquired by the Kunststiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen for over $1 million.