Holtermann Fine Art, founded by Marianne Holtermann in 1984, is a dealership and consultancy in post-war and contemporary art.
With over thirty years’ experience in the international art world we have expertise in working with artists, collectors and museums world-wide.
We collaborate with artists on museum exhibitions and high profile projects and have developed important permanent and site-specific works with artists such as Claes Oldenburg, Tony Cragg, Alfredo Jaar and Tony Oursler.
We work with dedicated collectors on developing collections in contemporary art where our long involvement allows privileged access and first hand opportunities to acquire both established and younger artists’ work.
Marianne Holtermann was born in Norway where she studied history of art before moving to London in 1977 to study at the Sotheby’s Institute (known then as the Sotheby’s Works of Art course).
After graduating she was a junior cataloguer in Christie’s Print Department, where she specialized in the printed oeuvre of her compatriot Edvard Munch.
Marianne moved to New York in 1982 to start the gallery which later became Luhring Augustine. While there Marianne was tasked by Ernst Beyeler to service and extend his Basel gallery’s network of museum and private contacts.
This was the start of an independent career as a dealer and consultant to important American and European collections. In the early years, Marianne worked extensively with major American collectors including Nicholas C. Forstmann, Frances R. Dittmer and Joseph R. Shapiro.
A love for her home country has led Marianne to also focus on developing public and private collections in Norway. She has enabled commissions by leading artists to be undertaken for both private and public collections there.
In recent years, she has worked with museums in China and Hong Kong on exhibitions and acquisitions.
Marianne is married to Lance Entwistle, the prominent dealer in tribal art from Africa and Oceania. They have two children and live in London.