A fire has partially destroyed the villa of artist Rosemarie Trockel in the city of Hanwald, Germany, leading to the destruction of several works in her collection, to the value of €30 million.
The collection includes works by Andy Warhol among other great names in contemporary art, as well as works by the artist herself. Aged 63, the artist was not at home during the incident. Carla Donauer of the Sprüth Magers Gallery has deplored the incident while expressing relief that there were no victims.
Rosemarie Trockel was born in 1952 in Schwerte. She lives and works in Cologne where she studied art under Werner Schriefers. She casts a subversive look at society, querying the instability of social conventions. She has namely earned a reputation for her knitting paintings. In 2013, she received the Haftmann Prize.