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«Hans Erni possessed the gift to capture the essence in a dash […]. One has compared its stroke with Picasso and Matisse.»

(Matthias Frehner in the NZZ of March 23, 2015)

«He created an art that can be understood by people not understanding anything about art.»

(Hans-Jörg Heusser, 1983)

Hans Erni: Extract from "Badende". Lithograph 35/150 (47.7 x 39.7 cm). 1960. No. 321 in the catalogue raisonné of the lithographs (Hans Erni-Stiftung, 1993). From private collection (Switzerland).
Hans Erni: Extract from “Badende”. Lithograph 35/150 (47.7 x 39.7 cm). 1960. No. 321 in the catalogue raisonné of the lithographs (Hans Erni-Stiftung, 1993). From private collection (Switzerland).

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Lithographs

On this website, private collectors of works by the Swiss artist Hans Erni publish high quality photographs of their unique originals and lithographs.

Do you want to know more about this open collection? Or do you own original works or lithographs by Hans Erni and would you like to make them accessible to a broader audience? Here you can find more information.


Frequently asked questions

What is an open collection?

On this website, collectors publish photographs of their original works and lithographs by Hans Erni, so that their beauty becomes accessible to a wider public – as part of a public collection or an “open collection”. There are no financial interests behind the publication and also behind this website, but only the preservation and dissemination of Hans Erni’s works.

How can I contact a collector?

Currently there is no direct contact possibility with collectors on this website. However, you can use the contact form to let me know which work you are interested in. I will then ask the owner(s) if they would like to contact you or if they prefer to remain anonymous.

Can I add my picture of Hans Erni here?

It’s great that you want to make your work available to a wide audience! It’s very easy, you can find more information here!

I would like to organize a real exhibition.

This is a nice idea! Please send me a description of your event and the works you would like to exhibit. The best way to do this is to use the contact form. I will then contact the collectors and ask them if they would like to make their works available.

I would like to buy or sell a work.

This collection is comparable to a museum and not a trading platform. But if you would like to buy a work, I can try to put you in touch with the owner. To sell works, it is best to contact an auction house or gallery in your area.