September 2021



Wolf Vostell "Lipstick Bomber B 52", 1968. Currently on view at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Wolf Vostell "Entwurf einer neuen Fahne für die BRD", 1973. Knochen auf Leinwandfoto.


 Schönheit und Schrecken des Erdölzeitalters

4.9.2021 - 9.1.2022

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg 

August 2021




21st Seoul International ALT Cinema & Media Festival

2021. 08. 19 ~ 08. 27

Presents Wolf Vostell Video Film "Sun in your head" 1963, among others.

July 2021



Inge Baecker mit einem Bild von Wolf Vostell im Hintergrund


Wir trauern um unsere Freundin und langjährige Galeristin Inge Baecker, die im Alter von 78 Jahren verstarb. Wie der „Kölner Stadtanzeiger“ in seinem Nachruf schreibt, wurde Baecker in Ihrer Wahlheimat Bad Münstereifel, wie so viele, von der verheerenden Flutkatastrophe überrascht. „Nach Ausfall des Stroms konnte sie keinen Notruf mehr absetzen…“ Inge Baecker gründete 1970 in Bochum eine Galerie für Fluxus-Kunst. Wolf Vostell war einer der ersten Stammkünstler in Ihrem Programm.

Von 1970 bis zu ihrem Tod hat Inge Baecker unzählige Ausstellungen von Wolf Vostell und Fluxus veranstaltet, Happenings, Aktionen und Performances organisiert und war Wolf Vostell immer eine gute Freundin und Beraterin. Sie organisierte 1992 die große Vostell Retrospektive, die in fünf Museen gleichzeitig im Rheinland stattfand.
Nach dem Tod von Wolf Vostell in 1998 arbeitete sie eng mit dem Vostell Nachlass zusammen und organisierte zahlreiche Vostell Ausstellungen, u.a. die Ausstellung "Die Happenings von Wolf Vostell" im Museum Morsbroich in Leverkusen.

Inge, wir vermissen Dich sehr. Du warst Wolf und der Familie Vostell immer eine gute und treue Freundin. Du bist in unseren Herzen für immer.


Nachruf Inge Baecker im Kölner Stadtanzeiger, 19.Juli 2021:



June 2021



Marcel Duchamp, Arturo Schwarz and Wolf Vostell in Düsseldorf, 1964


We remember our friend, gallery owner, critic, publisher and collector Arturo Schwarz, who has past away in Milan at the age of 97.

Su Majestad el Rey de España, la Consejera de Cultura de Extremadura y Rafael Vostell en la entrega de la Medalla de Oro de Merito en Bellas Artes al Museo Vostell Malpartida.


Seine Majestät der König von Spanien, die Kulturministeinr der Extremadura und Rafael Vostell bei der Übergabe der Goldenen Verdienstmedaille der Schönen Künste an das Museum Vostell Malpartida.

Madrid, 23. Juni 2021

March 2021

Museum ES BALUARD in Palma de Mallorca

Defense of memory. Physical and mental architectures.

Group exhibition with various artists including the video film "Starfighter", 1967 by Wolf Vostell.

Exhibition curator: Imma Prieto

March 26 - September 26, 2021



January 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), in Spain has acquired the work "Endogenous Depression", 1980 by Wolf Vostell. The work is currently on view at MUSAC.

December 2020

November 2020


We are deeply saddened to learn that Aldo Tambellini has passed.

He was a good friend of Boris Lurie and a fellow NO!artist.


Aldo Tambellini, a avant-garde filmmaker, pioneer video artist and veteran practitioner of multimedia installations

died on Thursday November 12, 2020 in Cambridge, Mass.

He was 90.⁠⠀

Boris Lurie and Aldo Tambellini at the HOWL! Festival, New York, NY 2005. Photo by Anna Salamone

In memory of our uncle and best friend Thomas Sommer,

who passed away today, November 9, 2020 at the age of 61 years.

Thomas, we miss you so much.

Thank you for the wonderful time with you. 

We love you and will never forget you.


Miriam & Rafael Vostell

October 2020

The Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC) presents The Body Electric, a major exhibition that looks at our fraught relationship to technology, particularly the increasingly inescapable interface between our bodies and screens. The remarkably varied art in the exhibition examines the last 50 years of artists addressing the way technological mediation has come to dominate our interactions with the world, with each other, and with ourselves. The Body Electric will be on view from Nov. 5, 2020, through May 30, 2021.


The exhibition begins with a pioneering generation of artists active in the mid-1960s—Jaime Davidovich, Shigeko Kubota, Marta Minujín, Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, and Wolf Vostell—for whom the television was both the subject and object of their expanded practices that spanned performance, sculpture, and the moving image. Footage of performances by the Wooster Group offers a frenetic meditation on the all-pervasive presence of technology, and the fusion of body and screen.


Wolf Vostell "Endogene Depression", 1984. On view at MDC. Courtesy The Box Gallery. © The Wolf Vostell Estate



The Body Electric

Nov. 5, 2020, through May 30, 2021

Museum of Art and Design at MDC

Miami, Florida


June 2020

Wolf Vostell at Berlin's studio house at Käuzchensteig,

today's Kunsthaus Dahlem.

Permanent exhibition starting on June 21, 2020

Wolf Vostell's former studio in Berlin. Stone studio at Käuzchensteig. Today's Kunsthaus Dahlem
On view at Kunsthaus Dahlem: Wolf Vostell "Hebrew suite for seven violins", 1997. Assemblage. 275 x 235 x 15 cm. Collection Rafael & Levin Vostell. © The Wolf Vostell Estate

May 2020

May 31th, 2020

The Wolf Vostell Estate want to express our condolences on the death of the Bulgarian/American artist 



His career as an artist was linked on many occasions to that of Wolf Vostell, both participating in meetings between avant-garde artists and in group exhibitions during the 1960s. Christo was one of the invited by Vostell to participate in his happening "Cityrama 2", in 1962, along with César, Yves Klein, Daniel Spoerri or Ben Patterson, among others. 

  A happening that was going to be sponsored by the Gallery DuMont, in Cologne, but which, unfortunately, never happened; However, we can find his documentary trail in the Vostell Happening Archive at the Museo Vostell Malpartida, in addition to epistolary testimonies of the friendship between these two artists.


Wolf Vostell. Score for his Happening "Cityrama 2", 1962. © AMVM
From right to left: Christo, Vostell, Kaprow among others at Lil Picard's place in New York 1966. © AMVM

January 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Museum of Modern Art in New York has acquired the work "B 52 Lipstick Bomber", 1968 by Wolf Vostell. The work is currently on view at the MoMA.

October 2019

30 YEARS FALL OF THE BERLIN. WALL. Exhibition at Museum Schloss Biesdorf, Berlin
THE WINDS, 1981. Car-TV-Sculpture by WOLF VOSTELL among other artists. On view at Stadstriënnale Hasselt, Belgium 2019. SCREEN IT. October 2019 - January 2020

June 2019

Exhibition of the collection Museum Es Baluard Palma de Mallorca at the Museum CCK-CABA Buenos Aires, Argentina. Including video works by Wolf Vostell
Exhibition at the WALKER ART CENTER Minneapolis, USA. The Body Electric; Vostell, Kubota, Paik, Moorman among others. On view until July 21, 2019
NEUERSCHEINUNG. NEW PUBLISHING Verlag/Publisher: Puente Editores. Spanisch, Englisch ISBN 978-8494969416 Größe: 24 x 30 cm. Geklammert: 132 Seiten

A new book is published

The history of the Museum Vostell Malpartida

Written by the wife of the artist Wolf Vostell, Mercedes Guardado.

Spanish language.

Edition The Wolf Vostell Estate, 2019






Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Léon, Spain


December 1, 2018 - May  26, 2019


WOLF VOSTELL; LIFE=ART=LIFE. Exhibition view Museum MUSAC, Léon, Spain. December 1st, 2018 to May 26th, 2019
Die Multiples von Wolf Vostell im Museum Vostell Malpartida. Mai - September 2018
Ausstellungsansicht FLASHES OF THE FUTURE: Von links nach rechts: Wolf Vostell, Boris Lurie, Boris Lurie, Hans-Peter Alvermann, Wolf Vostell
On show works by Vostell, Lurie, Alvermann, Spoerri, Beuys, Lebel among other artists.
Wolf Vostell exhibition at ART FAIR THESSALONIKI / 23.-26.11.2017. Special event in collaboration with a private greek art collection.
Exhibition "MAIJA TABAKA AND WESTBERLIN". Portrait of the family Vostell by MAIJA TABAKA, 1978. On view from June 9th to August 20th, 2017 at the NATIONAL MUSEUM in RIGA. Various art works by Wolf Vostell from the 70th and 80th are exhibited.
Wolf Vostell "E.d.H.R. Elektronischer dé-coll/age Happening Raum", 1968 (Detail). Exhibition "Moving in every direction" on view at Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, March - September 2017
Exhibition view VOSTELL CONCRETE/ Smart Museum of Art, Chicago January - June 2017

Wolf Vostell's "Concrete Traffic" arrived last weekend after a 20-mile-long procession through Chicago with Cadillacs, cement mixer, and performances on campus and was installed Saturday, October 1st, 2016 in the entrance to the parking garage.

The History of Wolf Vostell’s Concrete Traffic (1970)

Concrete Traffic is a large-scale outdoor public sculpture consisting of a 1957 Cadillac, which, save for its undercarriage and whitewall rubber tires, is encased in several tons of concrete. Conceived by the German Fluxus artist Wolf Vostell (1932-1998) as an “instant happening” and an “event sculpture,”  Concrete Traffic was commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (MCA) under its first director, Jan van der Marck. Over the course of several weeks in late December 1969 and into January 1970, local artisans made the molds for the sculpture according to the artist’s instructions. On January 16, 1970, during the morning commute, local contractors poured concrete into the molds of the sculpture, in the middle of an active parking lot on Ontario Street at North St. Clair near the original MCA building. Several days later, the molds were removed, revealing a monumental concrete sculpture bearing the contours of the Cadillac embedded within. Given several months of parking fees along with the MCA’s status at the time as a non-collecting institution, the artist and the museum gifted the sculpture to the University of Chicago. On June 13, 1970, construction crews transported the sculpture via a flatbed truck to its new location just outside the University’s Midway Studios, at the southern side of 60th Street, near Ingleside Avenue.

The sculpture remained in this location for nearly 40 years, when in 2008 it was moved to make way for the construction of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. Since 2008, the sculpture has been stored at a facility managed by Methods and Materials, specialist in large-scale fine art rigging and installation, located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. On April 29, 2015, Robert J. Zimmer, President of the University of Chicago, approved a new home for the sculpture on the University’s campus, in the University’s main parking garage situated between Ellis and Greenwood Avenues and 55th Street, adjacent to the Department of Art History and the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art. Zimmer’s decision has now made it possible for conservation work to move forward



40 Jahre Museum Vostell Malpartida 1976-2016

Ausstellung mit zahlreichen Events vom 14.Oktober 2016 bis 14. Januar 2017

"30 Second Portrait: Nam June Paik“ © Joan Logue, 1980 / Exclusive Distributor & Sales Representative: Rafael Vostell Art Trust ®


Rafael Vostell Art Trust is pleased to inform we got the exclusive distribution and sales rights for the Film "30 Second Portrait: Nam June Paik“ which give us the possibility to offer this rare and unique Film to interested collectors and museums. It is a film by the American video artist Joan Logue. She was a good friend of Nam June Paik. In 1980 she produced this video portrait of Paik. 

The Performance was done by Paik specially for this Film Portrait. The short film length of 30 seconds is intentional and part of the concept. This nearly 40 year old film is entirely unknown and classified as a historical value, but it shows the great artist Paik as he was; Very personable, ironic, thoughtful and genial. This unique video portrait should be not missing in any Paik collection.

The film is available on DVD, for private collectors and archives without public performance rights, at a reduced price.

Public collections and museums can acquire additional public performance rights.


Don’t hesitate to contact us for any question you have.

Wolf Vostell 
Video-Films 1963-1994
Werkverzeichnis der Videofilme
1. Edition 2016
Beschreibung aller Video-Filme mit Fotos
70 Seiten 
Texte in englisch.
60 Abbildungen in Farbe und schwarz/weiß
Edition The Wolf Vostell Estate & rooster gallery
Lieferung ab 01. Juni 2016
€ 20,- / kostenloser Versand / Bestellen Sie jetzt über das Kontakt Formular
Wolf Vostell 
Video-Films 1963-1994
Catalogue raisonné of the Videofilms
1. Edition 2016
Description of all Videofilms 
70 pages
Text in englisch.
60 color and black/white photos
Edition The Wolf Vostell Estate & rooster gallery 
Delivery after June 1st. 2016
€ 20,- / free shipping. Order now.
Fundación Juan March, Palma de Mallorca



Unter Anderen mit Werken von Wolf Vostell

Ausstellung in Palma

Februar bis Mai 2016

Fundación Juan March, Madrid

"Nie gesehen"

1945- 1965.

Unter Anderen mit Werken von Wolf Vostell.

Ausstellung in Madrid Februar - Juni 2016

© Boris Lurie Art Foundation



Ausstellung im Jüdischen Museum, Berlin

Februar - Juli 2016

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