Artothek & Bildersaal- Rosental 16 – Munich 

This morning, on my way to Frauenstrasse 18, I walked by this exhibition by Sarah Pelikan and a big green sign promoting the art space.


What is Artothek & Bildersaal?  I went in there a few years ago to see if we could get more Munich Artists into the art rental section of this project but the person working at the desk informed me that the art is chosen every year through a competition.

The artwork I saw in stock was not my taste but it might be yours. If you are interested in renting some art from this project, you can find the rental prices here and more information about the type of artwork they collect. According to their page on, they have about 1500 pieces of art in their rental collection.

The gallery exhibition space is not for rent.  The group choses the artists they will show and sometimes they will show Munich based artists but don’t pester them, they have plenty of artists to pick from.

The opening hours for the space are:

  • Wednesday from 14:00 – 18:00 clock,
  • Thursday from 14:00 – 19:30 clock
  •  Friday from 14:00 – 18:00 clock
  • Saturday from 9:00 – 13:00 clock

Unfortunately, I never walk by when the space is open. I pass by the space on my way from Marienplatz or Sendling Tor to Frauenstrasse 18 and I’m always in a hurry to get home when I’m done at the studio.

Luckily, the windows at Rosental 16 are large so I could take a few shots of Sarah Pelikan’s work exhibited inside.

Sarah Pelikan – Munich Academy trained artist. She was not standing in the space when I was walking by, this photo is just to show you who she is…she lives outside of Bavaria and is just exhibiting in Munich.

Main window for Rosental 16


For this current exhibition, the room is filled with images of soccer balls.  According to Sarah Pelikan’s Wiki Page, Sarah paints with acrylics and works with Formica focusing on intense colours. You can find more information about the soccer ball exhibition entitled “You Paint What You Love,” on the website.

Sarah Pelikan has a passion for football which I don’t share.  I’m passionate about art and keeping my sanity. If you share Sarah’s passion for soccer (football), go visit this exhibition before it ends on December 30th.

A passing thought was that maybe we could recruit Sarah to champion the idea of adding an art competition to the World Cup or resurrecting the Olympic art competition (like Bernhard ressurected Applaudissement). I’m not kidding there used to be an art competition associated with the olympics but you had to be an amateur* to compete. Art historians are trying to find the artwork, but because the artists were considered amateur* many of the works were lost because not everyone likes to hang on to family memorabilia or be the family historian.

*Amateur v. Professional is such a touchy subject with artists especially in Munich where the cost of living means many artists need a regular job to support themselves.




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