About us

For almost 30 years Ira Stehmann Fine Art (ISFA) has been advising clients, curating exhibitions, and promoting contemporary art, liaising with both private and institutional collectors and individuals. The focus of Ira Stehmann´s work lies on photography but also includes the act of intermediary for paintings, sculpture, video art and installations. Since its founding ISFA has traced, evaluated, acquired, archived, and documented thousands of photographs as well as arranged the resale of works. 

ISFA has excellent contacts to museums, private collectors and artists' estates in New York, London and Paris and has been managing the estate of Jeanloup Sieff in Paris since the beginning of the millennium.

Apart from representing artists, ISFA is experienced in developing concepts for private collectors and companies. She provides other services too, such as appraising works for insurance, documenting artworks, supervising the framing, and restoration of artworks, as well as advising and bidding for clients in the auction market.


ISFA holds a huge private library of several hundred art books with a particular emphasis on publications in the field of photography. Following her passion for books, up to date Ira Stehmann has published fifteen books on contemporary photography with major publishing houses.

ISFA is also an important source for scholars and museums when it comes to the 1960s and 1970s. For more than 15 years, Ira Stehmann has been a consultant working on establishing the Zeitgeist & Glamour photography collection, owned by Nicola Erni. She curated and co-curated a couple of major exhibitions such as Zeitgeist & Glamour at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf in 2011 and Shoot!Shoot!Shoot! at the Stadtmuseum, Munich in 2016/2017, both comprising photographs from the 1960s and 1970s of the Nicola Erni Collection. Stehmann´s most recent co-curated exhibition "A Personal View on High Fashion & Street Style. Photographs from the Nicola Erni Collection 1930s to now" is on view from the October 8, 2022 until February 12, 2023 at the Norton Museum in Palm Beach, USA.

In addition ISFA has acted as a curator and adviser, providing exhibition concepts for companies such as Credit Suisse (Germany) AG, Frankfurt/Munich, Allianz AG, Munich, Hypo Vereinsbank, Munich, Paul Hartmann AG, Heidenheim, Argos Beteiligungsverwaltung GmbH, Munich, KBB Verwaltungs-GmbH, Böblingen, Richter & Partner, Munich/Frankfurt/Stuttgart, Get Mobile AG, Munich, Boston Consulting Group, Hamburg/Munich, and Truffle Bay Management Consulting, Munich, among many others.


Ira Stehmann studied at different prestigious European institutions: Art History in London with Christie´s and the Victoria & Albert Museum, as well as in Munich at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtität;  Business Management at the European Business School (EBS) in Oestrich-Winkel, London and Paris, as well as semesters in Florence and at the Università degli Studi di Parma. After working at Ketterer Kunst, an auction house based in Munich, she transitioned to freelance in 1993. Between 2001 and 2010 Ira Stehmann was a founding partner together with Dr. Petra Giloy-Hirtz of curators GmbH in Munich.




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