Kantonsstrasse 1 8807 Freienbach
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Galerie von Vertes

Founded by Laszlo Vertes, the eponymous gallery was conceived as an international exhibition platform specialising in 20th- and 21st-century art. With a presence at international fairs and offices in Zurich and Freienbach, the gallery builds and manages private and public collections, organises exhibitions and gives lectures on art and art market related subjects. “With Vertes I tried to create a democratic space for the exploration and understanding of the inexhaustible diversity of art and its creators.”

Laszlo Vertes opened his first gallery in Munich in 1981 and expanded to locations in St. Moritz and Salzburg before opening a Modern & Contemporary gallery in Zürich. The gallery annually participates in leading art fairs such as TEFAF Maastricht, Art Cologne, PAD London, Masterpiece and Art Miami. Vertes has also been involved as a lender in important exhibitions such as ‘The Steins Collect’ at the SFMOMA, Centre Pompidou and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It also supported ‘Matisse und die Fauves’ at the Albertina in Vienna, ‘Von Matisse zum Blauen Reiter’ at the Kunsthaus Zurich and ‘Horizont Jawlensky’ at the Museum Wiesbaden.

Over twenty-five years, Laszlo Vertes accompanied Swiss businessman Gérard J. Corboud in putting together a high-quality and varied collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Fauvist and German Expressionist pieces. It resulted in one of the most significant collections of Impressionist art in Europe. In March 2001, Gérard Corboud and his wife gave over 170 paintings from this collection to the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne as a permanent loan. Other collections looked after by Vertes include the Würth Collection in Germany, the Batliner Collection in Vienna (on permanent loan in the Albertina), the National Gallery in Washington and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Exceptional pieces by Albers, Calder, Chamberlain, Ernst, Francis, Jawlensky, Kusama, Lichtenstein, Picasso, Poliakoff, Richter, Soulages, Vasarely, Warhol and Wesselmann are featured throughout the year in our online exhibitions.


Nicolas DE STAËL, (1914-1955), Nature morte au poelon, 1955, Antibes, Huile sur toile

Nicolas DE STAËL

Nature morte au poelon

1955, Antibes

Oil on canvas
25.6 × 31.9 in., 65 × 81 cm
Verso with atelier stamp


  • Private collection, Paris
  • Jacques Dubourg, Paris
  • Galerie Nathan, Zurich
  • Loudmer, Paris, 23 November 1987, lot 44
  • Christie’s, New York, 11 May 1988, lot 68
  • Drouot Montaigne, Paris, 11 June 1990, Lot 138
  • Private collection
  • Briest, Paris, 13 December 1997
  • Alain Delon Collection
  • Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris, Collection Alain Delon, 15 October 2007, lot 15
  • Private collection
  • Sotheby’s, Paris, 26 October 2021, lot 19
  • Private collection, Switzerland (acquired from the above)



Zurich, Galerie Nathan, 4 November 1976 – 5 February 1977, no. 23 (illustrated)



  • Jacques Dubourg et Françoise De Stäel, Nicolas De Stäel, Paris 1968, p. 374, no. 986 (illustrated)
  • Reinhold Hohl, 1977, p. 173 (illustrated)
  • Françoise de Stäel, Nicolas de Stäel Catalogue Raisonné de l’Oeuvre peint, Neuchâtel 1997, p. 580, no. 1052 (illustrated in colour)



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