Christian Völkers and Sven Odia, CEOs of Engel & Völkers AG, have hosted an exclusive private art viewing together with David Yarrow, one of the world’s most successful fine art photographers, and Lars Beusker, owner of the 159.gallery. The evening presented the opportunity for some 200 invited guests from Hamburg’s high society to admire selected works in very limited editions by the artist. The photographs were also available for purchase. The total worth of the art works on display was almost one million euros.
“We are proud to welcome David Yarrow to Hamburg and especially to our company headquarters for this exclusive exhibition,” says Christian Völkers. The evening began with speeches by Mr. Völkers and gallery owner Lars Beusker. This was followed by a fascinating presentation by the artist himself, revealing the special ways in which he works, and how some of his photographs over the last 30 years came about. Alongside last editions of his most popular photographs, the photographer also brought along four exclusive world premieres which he shot just 48 hours before the event. There were some well-known personalities too among the art enthusiasts and prospective buyers on the guestlist, including fashion designer Stephan Eckert, Freiherr Martin von Jenisch, Harald und Ilka Boberg and Prinz John zu Sayn-Wittgenstein. “Nobody else portrays the beauty of our natural world quite like David Yarrow. He also does sterling work devoted to the preservation of the animal kingdom. We are therefore very pleased to have formed this partnership and are honoured to be able to show these works here in Hamburg,” says Sven Odia.