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Stuetzmappe portfolio
Cover page and leaflet of the ‘Stützmappe’ portfolio

BORCHs Butik is delighted to present a very special series of prints. Originally conceived as a means to support upcoming Berlin artists (hence the portfolio’s name Stützmappe, which translates as Support Portfolio), this series of 13 works is a remarkable testimony to the vibrant atmosphere of the 1990s Berlin art scene.

Between 1992 and 1995, Niels Borch Jensen and Berlin gallerist Bruno Brunett conceived the idea to create a portfolio of graphic works by young artists who were based in Berlin at the time. Berlin, albeit a melting pot of young international artists, was also a place of financial struggle for both artists and galleries. The idea was to give young artists an opportunity to experiment with the technical opportunities in graphic art, as well as to showcase the wide range of techniques and high artistic quality of Niels Borch Jensen’s Copenhagen print shop.

The result is an impressive portfolio featuring graphic works by international artists who, since then, have moved on to become household names in contemporary art.

The participating artists are Peter Doig, Joachim Grommek, Stefan Hirsig, Damien Hirst, Olav Christopher Jenssen, Hubert Kiecol, Walter Kranz, Elke Krystufek, Sean Landers, John Miller, Chris Ofili, Daniel Richter & Rachel Whiteread.