Ira Stehmann

Sollner Straße 80 | 81479 München, Deutschland

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For more than 25 years Ira Stehmann has been an adviser and mediator for contemporary art, liaising with both private and institutional collectors and individual customers. The focus of her work lies on photography. In the course of her career she has traced, evaluated, acquired, archived and documented thousands of photographs as well as arranging the resale of works.


As a freelance exhibition curator and experienced specialist in the art market Ira Stehmann advises private collectors, museums and companies. She has been working in this capacity, for example for the Nicola Erni Collection, since the beginning of the new millennium.


Her strength lies in conceptual work and the selection, evaluation and documentation of artworks. She has built up a private library of several hundred art books, with a particular emphasis on publications in the field of photography. Ira Stehmann has edited and co-edited numerous works on contemporary photography that have been brought out by renowned art publishers.


Ira Stehmann 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 early 2000s. In addition, she has been the sole representative for the works of the well-known photographer Chistopher Thomas since 2007.


She has been an adviser and provided exhibition concepts for companies such as Credit Suisse (Germany) AG, Frankfurt/Munich, Allianz AG, Munich, Hypo Vereinsbank, Munich, Paul Hartmann AG, Heidenheim, The Nicola Erni Collection,  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 a number of different European institutions: Art History in London and Munich, Business Management at the European Business School (EBS) in Oestrich-Winkel, London and Paris, as well as semesters studying in Florence and Parma. After working at an auctioneers, she became freelance in 1993. Between 2001 and 2010 Ira Stehmann was a partner at curators GmbH in Munich.