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About this project

Time flies...

... when in the year 2002 Jörg Heikhaus opened a small gallery in a very small space in Hamburg St. Pauli, it was experimental, it was different, it was the first of its kind in Germany, and one of very few like-minded artspaces in Europe. Now, 15 years later, this experiment has proven to be a global success and heliumcowboy is proud to say that it became a vital part in the foundation of one of the largest new movements in contemporary art today and is seen as a pioneer of a new format of art galleries.

Exhibition by moki at heliumcowboy
Exhibition by moki at heliumcowboy

 

Exhibition by Christophe Lambert at heliumcowboy
Exhibition by Christophe Lambert at heliumcowboy

It has been a long ride... 

It took us from St. Pauli into the world, to the crazy art hot spots Miami and New York, to Basel, London and other cities and countries that like to celebrate art. We moved in our beloved Underground and amongst the High Society of the so-called elite. But we‘ve always kept faithful to Hamburg, as our base and starting point for our adventures into the world of art.

A lot of things have happend, mostly good, some bad, and many things have changed over the years. It is an experience that created great moments for a lot of people – the many presented artists, the team of heliumcowgirls and -boys and the thousands of guests coming to our shows, the art fairs and projects.

"5 years heliumcowboy" / popup exhibition event
"5 years heliumcowboy" / popup exhibition event

 

"5 years heliumcowboy" / popup exhibition event
"5 years heliumcowboy" / popup exhibition event

 

"5 years heliumcowboy" / popup exhibition event
"5 years heliumcowboy" / popup exhibition event

 

The best part: heliumcowboy is still here, and we are still going strong. And that is reason to celebrate! 

With the book "A cowboy's work is never done: 15 Years of heliumcowboy art gallery" we want to look back to the past years of pioneering in the field of art and gallery work. The book is both interesting for the Hamburg based art lover who is visiting our exhibitions since the beginning and interested readers from Brooklyn and London.

The book is segmented into different categories that reflect the development phases in the history of heliumcowboy art gallery. The golden thread are the "Cowboy Stories" by gallery owner Jörg Heikhaus, who will give insights and betray secrets from the life as a gallery owner and behind the scenes of the art world. A second recurring element are the artists: interviews, quotes, art works and pictures of defining exhibitions that shaped the gallery and Hamburgs art scene. 

Help us to realize this project and publish this book!

We aim for 30.000 € which will solely cover the costs of printing, packaging, all the Kickstarter and transaction fees. The book is edited by Rudolf Klöckner (URBANSHIT), designed by Daniel Hansen (Hansen/2) and published by Jan Müller-Wiefel and GUDBERG NERGER. The book will be approx. 250 pages thick and ready for shipment in spring 2018.

Exhibition by various artists at heliumcowboy
Exhibition by various artists at heliumcowboy

 

A family affair: Jörg Heikhaus with his son Melvin after successfully setting up a heliumcowboy exhibition together
A family affair: Jörg Heikhaus with his son Melvin after successfully setting up a heliumcowboy exhibition together

The rewards for your help:

THANK YOU! 

You'll receive an exclusive set of four postcards by heliumcowboy artists Victor Castillo, Boris Hoppek, Rune Christensen and Alex Diamond, ready for that handwritten snailmail you wanted to send to your loved ones for such a long time. – 8€, unlimited 

exclusive set of four postcards by heliumcowboy artists Victor Castillo, Boris Hoppek, Rune Christensen and Alex Diamond
exclusive set of four postcards by heliumcowboy artists Victor Castillo, Boris Hoppek, Rune Christensen and Alex Diamond

ARTIST POSTER

You'll get one of our artist posters we will print specially for this crowdfunding. It’s a reproduction of a woodcut by Alex Diamond from 2016, called “Along The Banks Of Rivers”. Size: A2 (42 x 59 cm).  – 15€, unlimited

Alex Diamond – Along The Banks Of Rivers, 2016
Alex Diamond – Along The Banks Of Rivers, 2016

A SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK

Be one of the first! You'll receive a copy of the book – with a personal thank you note and signature of gallery owner Jörg Heikhaus AND Alex Diamond at the same time. This is special and has never happened before. And most likely won’t happen again. – 29€, unlimited

A cowboy's work is never done: 15 years of heliumcowboy
A cowboy's work is never done: 15 years of heliumcowboy

T-SHIRT

You'll receive a very special T-Shirt, based on a brand new woodcut by Alex Diamond. please make sure to let us know the size, gender and which color you prefer. – 30€, unlimited

black shirt with woodcut print by Alex Diamond
black shirt with woodcut print by Alex Diamond

 

white shirt with woodcut print by Alex Diamond
white shirt with woodcut print by Alex Diamond

A SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK + A LITTLE SURPRISE

You'll receive a signed copy of the book (signed by gallery owner Jörg Heikhaus AND Alex Diamond at the same time) + a little surprise from GUDBERG NERGER Magazine Shop. – 35€, limited edition of 10

a signed copy of the book + a little surprise from GUDBERG NERGER Magazine Shop
a signed copy of the book + a little surprise from GUDBERG NERGER Magazine Shop

 PRINT EDITION: ALEX DIAMOND 

You'll receive a print of an original Artwork by Alex Diamond: “NEVER STOP”, woodcut, 2014. Limited edition of 20, Size: 20 x 30 cm, numbered and signed. Printed on 285 g/m2 Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl paper. This release is exclusively produced for this crowdfunding campaign, these prints will not be available anywhere else and only if the campaign is successful. – 40€, limited edition of 20

Alex Diamond – “NEVER STOP”, woodcut, 2014
Alex Diamond – “NEVER STOP”, woodcut, 2014

PRINT EDITION: BORIS HOPPEK

You'll receive a print of an original Artwork by artist Boris Hoppek: “I can’t get my c*** out of this Rock”, drawing, 2016. Limited edition of 20, Size: 40 x 30 cm, numbered and signed. Printed on 285 g/m2 Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl paper. This release is exclusively produced for this crowdfunding campaign, these prints will not be available anywhere else and only if the campaign is successful. - 50€, limited edition of 20

Boris Hoppek – “I can’t get my c*** out of this Rock”, drawing, 2016
Boris Hoppek – “I can’t get my c*** out of this Rock”, drawing, 2016

 PRINT EDITION: VICTOR CASTILLO

You'll receive a print of an original Artwork by artist Victor Castillo: “You are the inspiration”, painting, 2011 Limited edition of 20, Size: 40 x 40 cm, numbered and signed. Printed on 285 g/m2 Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl paper. This release is exclusively produced for this crowdfunding campaign, these prints will not be available anywhere else and only if the campaign is successful. – 60€, limited edition of 20

Victor Castillo – “You are the inspiration”, painting, 2011
Victor Castillo – “You are the inspiration”, painting, 2011

EXCLUSIVE SEQUEL TO A LEGENDARY 56K-SILKSCREEN 

In 2009, artist 56K released a silk screen print at the opening of the group show NACHSCHLAG!, at heliumcowboy: “I’M #1 SO WHY TRY HARDER”. This print sold out immediately and is probably our most successful print of the last 15 years. 
As a very special reward for this campaign, Ole Utikal aka 56K will create a follow up print – a sequel so to say: STILL #1 …AND IT WAS EASY – 180€, limited edition of 20

exclusive sequel to a legendary 56K-Silkscreen
exclusive sequel to a legendary 56K-Silkscreen

 

HELIUMCOWBOY SILKSCREEN PRINT COLLECTION

A bundle of 4 Silkscreen prints from past Editions (2014 – 2016): 2 prints by Alex Diamond, 1 by Elmar Lause and a collaboration by Rune Christensen, Jay Olé & Alex Diamond. – 200€, limited to 10

heliumcowboy silkcreen collection
heliumcowboy silkcreen collection

MAGAZINEDRAWING IN A MAGAZINE OF YOUR CHOICE BY ALEX DIAMOND

This is pretty unique: If you choose this reward you can send your favorite magazine to the Studio of Alex Diamond, who then picks a page and converts it into one of his infamous magazinedrawings. – 250€, limited to 10www.alexdiamond.net/magazinedrawings/

magazinedrawing by Alex Diamond
magazinedrawing by Alex Diamond

PHOTODRAWING BY ALEX DIAMOND ON A PERSONAL PHOTO

Even more unique: If you choose this reward you can send your favorite personal photo as a printable file to the Studio of Alex Diamond, who then prints it out in a size of 20x30 cm and converts it into one of his infamous Photodrawings. – 400€, limited to 10 
www.alexdiamond.net/photodrawings/ 

photodrawing by Alex Diamond
photodrawing by Alex Diamond

ABENDBROT FOR 4 IN THE GALLERY INCLUDING A TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION

You'll receive an invitation for an Abendbrot (traditional german evening supper) in our gallery - you pick three to four other guests, and we take care of the rest. Gallery owner Jörg Heikhaus, publisher Jan Müller-Wiefel (GUDBERG NERGER) and editor Rudolf Klöckner (URBANSHIT) are your hosts an join you for the meal. You will be dining inside an exhibition, and the gallery is exclusively reserved for you and your guests for the evening. Choice of vegan, vegetarian and omnivore menu. Includes a personal tour of the exhibition by Jörg Heikhaus. – 600€, limited to 3

Abendbrot at heliumcowboy
Abendbrot at heliumcowboy

OVERNIGHT STAY IN THE GALLERY INCLUDING A TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION

We turn our gallery into a very special Hotel room for you and one other guest of your choice. We set up a bedroom (privacy guaranteed) within the current exhibition, and you get the keys to the place for the night. Coffee, Minibar and free Wifi included (travel costs are not, though). Jörg Heikhaus will give you a personal tour of the exhibition before we leave you alone. – 1.200€, limited to 1

overnight stay in the gallery + guided tour of the exhibition
overnight stay in the gallery + guided tour of the exhibition

 

ORIGINAL ART BY HELIUMCOWBOY ARTISTS 

This is a pretty special item on our list: you will get a voucher that is valid for artworks of your choice from our exhibitions or collections. With this you not only support the making of this book, but also the artists of the gallery.
SMALL – 2.000€, limited to 1
MEDIUM – 4.500€, limited to 1
LARGE – 8.000€, limited to 1 

exhibition by various artists at heliumcowboy
exhibition by various artists at heliumcowboy

WALL PAINTING / MURAL

You'll receive your own unique wall design in your apartment, office or wherever you like! – 5.000€, limited to 2

Exhibition by Microbo, BO130, Morcky and TheBoghe at heliumcowboy
Exhibition by Microbo, BO130, Morcky and TheBoghe at heliumcowboy

 

And last but not least, special thanks to...

Philip Simon (www.silberblick.co) and Florian Siegmund (hello.hausbuildingsound.com) for creating this amazing film for us! 

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter is based on trust and we sure appreciate you considering giving us yours. We’ve been working in the creative & publishing business for years now, we know how to get things done and we’re certain we will be capable to bring this one to life as well. The book is edited by Rudolf Klöckner (URBANSHIT), designed by Daniel Hansen (Hansen/2) and published by Jan Müller-Wiefel and Jürgen Nerger (GUDBERG NERGER).

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    Sequel to a legendary 56K-Silkscreen

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    Abendbrot for 4 and tour in the gallery

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