Holtermann Fine Art, founded by Marianne Holtermann in 1984, is a dealership and consultancy in post-war and contemporary art.




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, 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.




Holtermann Fine Art works closely with major institutions as well as new and established collectors to select and purchase works of art and rationalise new themes within existing collections. We work with clients to define the core and identity of their collection to increase its depth and appeal both to the collectors and local and international audiences.

We have worked successfully to place major works by artists such as John Baldessari, Georg Baselitz, Tony Cragg, Michael Craig-Martin, Alfredo Jaar, Anselm Kiefer, Tony Oursler and Gerhard Richter, in leading private collections and museums.

We have extensive experience in both the primary and secondary markets and have a good reputation for honesty and integrity amongst our network of contacts with artists, galleries, dealers and auction-houses.


Holtermann Fine Art works with artists and public and private institutions to produce exhibitions, site-specific commissions as well as the development, production and sale of large scale sculptures.

Our relationship with internationally recognised artists allow us to provide clients and venues with ideas and proposals bringing to fruition exciting artworks, exhibitions and sales.

We manage all aspects of the project, from the initial proposal to contracts, artwork production, delivery and installation.