Remembering Eberhard Havekost
July 5, 2022 -- We remember our dear friend and artist Eberhard Havekost (b. 1967 d. 2019) on the third anniversary of his passing. Anton first saw Havekost’s work in 1997 in Dresden, and subsequently gave him his first solo exhibition in New York in 1998. He had 8 solo exhibitions at the gallery, and was an integral and beloved part of our community. Born in 1967 in Dresden, Havekost was the son of a sculptor and a taxidermist. As a student of the renowned Dresden Kreuzschule, he sang with the Kreuzchor until his voice changed. After graduating in the mid-80's, he completed his training as a stonemason. Before the fall of the wall, Havekost fled from the German Democratic Republic via Budapest in 1989. From 1991-6, he studied painting at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, finishing his time as a master student of Ralf Kerbach. In 1995, he had his first solo exhibition at gallery Gebr. Lehmann. In the mid-90's, he received a scholarship to go to Frankfurt, where he immersed himself in the techno club scene. Later, he moved to Berlin, where he lived and worked for the rest of his life. In 2010, Havekost was appointed Professor of Painting at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. Through August 26, a selection of Havekost paintings selected by Anton is on view in the gallery's third floor viewing room.
July 11, 2022