FAQs


Thank you for your interest in Christoph Niemann’s art, and welcome to our online gallery!  We’ve designed this store to make purchasing an original artwork by Christoph Niemann as simple as possible. Our main concerns are the privacy and security of any transaction and the safe transfer of the artwork from the studio to you. We’re constantly aiming to improve the store. Below you can find answers to questions we regularly receive from collectors:

Who runs the store?
You are purchasing artwork directly from Christoph Niemann's studio in Berlin. Studio director Christian Lindemann has been in charge of the store since 2014. Christian is happy to help you with any question regarding your selection and purchase.
 
What kind of artworks can I buy?
Every item in this store is an original artwork by Christoph Niemann.
— Silkscreen Prints
All silkscreen prints are hand made in Berlin. Christoph prepares the color separations, selects the inks and supervises the printing process. He personally dates, signs and numbers the prints. 
— Drawings
Each drawing is a singular piece of art, created and signed by Christoph Niemann.
For collectors who are interested in his original drawings, we have created a private gallery. You can easily access it by sending an email to collection@christophniemann.com. You will automatically receive a link to a private site with detailed information and direct online purchase options. 
— Offset prints
Offset prints are produced by our trusted supplier, SIZ Industria Grafica in Verona, Italy, who specialized in high quality art reproductions. The offset editions are marked with an embossed seal. They and are numbered, dated and signed by Christoph Niemann.
— 100% Books
In the collection “100% books” you will find books and prints from the ongoing collaboration of Christoph Niemann and Nicholas Blechman.

Order confirmation
You will receive an order confirmation via email after you‘ve placed your order.
Shipping
We aim to ship all orders within 3 business days. Delivery times vary based on your location.

Shipping costs and customs duties
All artworks are shipped directly from the studio in Berlin, Germany. Shipping costs are being individually calculated at checkout.
We comply with all tax and customs regulations. For international orders, we will include all the required paperwork (shipping invoices and a statement which proofs the originality of the work for a duty free entry into non-EU countries). In most cases this is sufficient to avoid customs fees. Some countries charge an import V.A.T. or sales tax.
The buyer is responsible for any incurring customs fees, VAT or sales taxes.

Payment & invoice
We currently accept Paypal payments only. However, if you require a different payment option, please send us an email and we will gladly find an alternative option.
You will receive a printed invoice with your shipment.

Returns
We want you to be 100% happy and excited about your artwork. Should you not be fully satisfied with your purchase, you can return the artwork within 2 weeks after you received the shipment. We will issue a full refund once the artwork is back in the studio undamaged. We will deduct the shipping cost from the refund.

What is an edition?
A print edition is a series of prints produced in the same way at the same time. Many contemporary artists produce editions (prints) or multiples (objects) in variable editions.  

Editions are signed, dated, and numbered. The numbering follows established rules: The number »7/20« for example shows that the print is the seventh print of an edition of twenty. Outside the official edition there are a few so called Artist Proofs. These are called »A.P.« or  »E. A.« or »E. d‘A.« (Épreuve d‘artiste). Prints which are not for sale are named »H. C.« or also »H/C« from french »hors de commerce«. 

How do I recognize an original drawing or a print by Christoph Niemann?
Each print and drawing is signed and comes with a signed and stamped certificate of authenticity.

Color accuracy of images show in the online gallery
The images you see in the store represent the original as closely as possible. Since natural pigments and paper can’t be accurately reproduced digitally, the original artwork may look slightly different from the digital preview. (The most common feedback we receive from collectors, are that the original art they receive feels richer and more nuanced that the digital preview suggests).

How is my artwork packed?
Each artwork is individually and securely packed with several protective layers. Large format prints are packed in sturdy cardboard tubes, small prints and drawings are shipped flat, protected by very strong cardboard covers.

Can I buy digital prints or assign custom art pieces
We do not offer digital prints of Christoph Niemann’s artworks. We can’t provide digital files for the production of digital prints. Christoph does not produce custom art pieces.
If you are interested in digital prints of Christoph’s New Yorker covers, please visit the New Yorker Cover Store. (Please note that these prints are not produced or signed by Christoph).

I’m interested in a piece that is marked “sold out”
In rare occasions we might have an artist proof (s. section “What is an edition) in stock. Please contact us and we can inquire if we can make it available.

What about copyright of an image
With the purchase of an art piece, you become the owner of the physical art piece. The copyright remains with Christoph Niemann. You may not reproduce the image without written consent of Christoph Niemann.

Framing
Since safe shipping of glass frames is prohibitively expensive, we only offer unframed work. Here we have collected a few basic framing recommendations.

Loans for Museum shows
We may contact you if your original drawing is considered to be included in a museum show. You are of course under no obligation to agree to such a loan.
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