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Neo Rauch is one of the most important artists of his generation and is said to be the pioneer of the ‘Neue Leipziger Schule’. The artists of the ‘Neue Leipziger Schule’ are united by their study location and by their teachers Bernhard Heisig and Arno Rink among others. Between 1981 and 1986, he studied painting; until 1990 he was a master student under Bernhard Heisig.

  • Born: 18 April 1960
  • Place of birth: Leipzig, Saxony
  • Nationality: German
  • Studied at: Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig
  • Teachers: Arno Rink, Bernhard Heisig
  • Similar artist: Matthias Weischer
  • Era: Contemporary art
  • Stylistic direction: Neoconservatism

Neo Rauch prices

Artist: Title: Price: Type: Size: Edition: Handsigned: Numbered: Date:
Neo Rauch Einschnitt 3500 Euro Original print 19.69 x 26.77 in limited edition of 35 yes yes 05.06.2019
Neo Rauch Storm (blau) 3500 Euro Original print 21.06 x 16.53 in limited edition of 20 yes yes 22.06.2023
Neo Rauch Storm (rot) 1590 Euro Original print 23.38 x 16.53 in limited edition of 30 yes yes 22.06.2023



Neo Rauch for sale

You are interested in the art of the "Neue Leipziger Schule" and would like to buy artworks by Neo Rauch? Under Neo Rauch artworks and editions you will find our portfolio of Neo Rauch prints and editions. 


Limited edition prints by Neo Rauch

The Leipzig-born artist is one of the most famous German painters today. This popularity is probably due to his individual artistic style, which is, among other things, influenced by the tradition of the art movement of the "Neue Leipziger Schule". From the very beginning, Rauch's artistic career has been inextricably linked with the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. Here he studied painting from 1981 to 1986 and was a master student of Bernhard Heisig until 1990. A professorship for painting from 2005 to 2009 was immediately followed by an honorary professorship.

Neo Rauch pursued a figurative and novel style of painting, which, in addition to elements of Pop Art, comics and commercial art, initially followed a graphically linear style and eventually moved towards a colorful plasticity. It took him 20 years to find his peculiar visual language, the artist explains. Characteristic of Neo Rauch's works is the combination of abstract elements with surreal motifs. Rauch's art is embedded in a figurative painting in which there is frequent repetition in his motivic repertoire. Ambiguous beings often appear, which he locates in natural and industrial landscapes and whose spatial relationships appear irregular. Between reality and the surreal, the artist creates pictorial worlds that refuse an unambiguous reading and open up riddles to the viewer that seem almost impossible to solve.

The Neo Rauch Graphic Foundation, founded in 2012 in Aschersleben, is dedicated to collecting and maintaining Rauch's entire graphic oeuvre. The artist donates one copy of each print work to the foundation, which now has an extensive collection. For since the 1990s, in addition to his painterly works and drawings, the artist has created an extensive oeuvre of prints that express his characteristically symbolically enigmatic pictorial worlds.


Etchings by Neo Rauch

Currently you will find in our portfolio two Neo Rauch graphics. Among them is the Neo Rauch original art print Kristall from 2010. The monochrome etching was created on handmade paper and measures 68 x 50 cm. The work is signed, numbered, titled and dated by the artist. The print shows an enigmatic scenery typical for Rauch. In the lower edge of the picture you can see a lonely and introverted figure with a long beard and stone headdress. Since Rauch often used fairy-tale motifs, this little man could even have come from a Grimm fairy tale. Behind the figure opens a melancholic scenery of coniferous and deciduous trees, which reinforces the fairy-tale surreal impression of the work.

In addition, you will also find the Neo Rauch print Einschnitt, also created in 2010, in our selection of works by the artist. The 50 x 68 cm etching was executed on handmade paper and is handsigned, titled and numbered by the artist. It shows a view of a deserted landscape, in which a house and two utility poles are still visible. In this black and white print the artist expresses a melancholic-romantic mood.


Original artworks and prints by Neo Rauch

Currently we can offer you the two Neo Rauch etchings for sale. If you are interested in further originals and print works of the artist, please contact us. We will be happy to research further works of the painter for you. 



Neo Rauch was born in Leipzig in 1960. Only four weeks after his birth, his parents died in a railroad accident. He grew up with his grandparents. He first studied painting at the Academy of Visual Arts with Arno Rink. Subsequently, he was a master student of Bernhard Heisig.

Rauch came to the attention of the international art scene from the 1990s and became the main representative of the "Neue Leipziger Schule". This controversial term refers to the current of modern, figurative painting that has enjoyed great success on the global art market. Neo Rauch, as the new "shooting star" of this trend-setting movement, developed in the course of his artistic career his own characteristic pictorial cosmos of enigmatic, figurative and complex pictorial objects, which often make his artworks and editions appear as visions or surreal dream images.

Due to the great international success of the painter, his works have been shown in numerous exhibitions and museums. Today Rauch lives with his wife, the artist Rosa Loy, in Markleeberg and works in the "Baumwollspinnerei" (former cotton spinning mill) in Leipzig, which is home to numerous studios and galleries.



Current exhibitions

  •  16.11.2023 – 24.02.2024 Neo Rauch: Field Signs – David Zwirner, Hong Kong.
  • 30.06.2023 – 18.02.2024 Deep Deep Down - MUDAM - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg.


Former exhibitions

Single exhibitions

  • 2022 Neo Rauch - Die Mitte - Museum de Fundatie Zwolle
  • 2021 Neo Rauch - Der Beifang - Gutshaus Steglitz, Berlin
  • 2020 Neo Rauch. Handlauf - Galerie Eigen + Art Leipzig, Leipzig
  • 2020 NEO RAUCH. DAS FORTWÄHRENDE. Papierarbeiten 1989 - 1995 - Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch, Aschersleben
  • 2019 Neo Rauch - Aus dem Boden / From the Floor – The Drawing Centre, New York City
  • 2018 Neo Rauch. Dromos Malerei 1993 - 2017 - Museum de Fundatie Zwolle
  • 2016 Neo Rauch. Rondo - David Zwirner - London
  • 2016 Neo Rauch. Die Versenkung - Galerie Eigen + Art Berlin
  • 2014 Das grafische Werk. Dritter Teil ­- Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch, Aschersleben
  • 2014 At the Well - David Zwirner Gallery, New York City
  • 2013 Das grafische Werk. Zweiter Teil - Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch, Aschersleben
  • 2013 Gespenster - Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig
  • 2012 Das grafische Werk - Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch, Aschersleben
  • 2011 LEBENSLINIEN. Stationen einer Sammlung - Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden
  • 2010 Begleiter - Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
  • 2009 Schilfland - Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin
  • 2007 Neo Rauch at the Met - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
  • 2006 Der Zeitraum - Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig
  • 2006 Neue Rollen. Bilder 1993-2006 - Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
  • 2005 The Leipziger Volkszeitung Collection - Honolulu Academy of Arts
  • 2004 Arbeiten auf Papier - Albertina, Vienna
  • 2002 The Vincent 2002 - Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
  • 2001 Neo Rauch. Deutsche Bank Collection - Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
  • 2000 Randgebiet - Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
  • 1998 Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin
  • 1997 Manöver - Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig
  • 1995 Marineschule - Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck
  • 1993 Neo Rauch - Imkabinett Galerie, Berlin
  • 1990 Galerie am Thomaskirchhof, Leipzig


Group exhibitions

  • 2023 Rosa Loy & Neo Rauch - Art and Museum Centre Sinkka, Kerava
  • 2023 Menschenbild - der expressionbistische Blick - Stiftung Kunstforum Berliner Volksbank, Berlin
  • 2022 MIX & MATCH - Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
  • 2022 Being In the World—The Tenth Anniversary of the Long Museum – Long Musuem West Bund, Shanghai
  • 2022 Competere. An Exhibition of Artist Couples - The Bo Bartlett Center, Columbus
  • 2021 Flowers on the Border – Space K, Seoul
  • 2021 The Essl Collection Albertina, Vienna
  • 2019 Neuerwerbungen 2019 de Sammlung Hense - Sammlung Hense / Kunsthalle Hense, Gescher
  • 2017 Deutschland 8 – German Art in Beijing - Yuan Art Museum, Beijing
  • 2017 Auf unbekanntem Terrain. Landschaft in der Kunst nach 1945 - Museum für Aktuelle Kunst - Sammlung Hurrle, Durbach
  • 2017 SCHLAGLICHTER. SAMMLUNGSGESCHICHTE(N) - Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus
  • 2016 IM KÄFIG DER FREIHEIT - Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
  • 2016 Sammlung Viehof. Internationale Kunst Der Gegenwart - Deichtorhallen Hamburg & Sammlung Falckenberg
  • 2016 STORY TELLER - CONTEMPORARY ART FROM LEIPZIG - Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi
  • 2015 KUNST FÜR ALLE. Multiples, Grafiken, Aktionen aus der Sammlung Staeck – Akademie der Künste, Berlin
  • 2014 Spuren der Moderne – Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg
  • 2013 Sehnsucht Ich – Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg/Vienna
  • 2012 11. Art Basel, Miami Beach
  • 2011 Kompass – Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
  • 2010 9. Art Basel, Miami Beach
  • 2010 8. Frieze Art Fair, London
  • 2009 30 Works of 30 Years – Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • 2009 SECHZIG JAHRE: SECHZIG WERKE. Kunst aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
  • 2008 Vertrautes Terrain. Aktuelle Kunst in und über Deutschland – ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe
  • 2006 MADE IN LEIPZIG – Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg/Vienna
  • 2006 Artists from Leipzig – Arario Beijing, Beijing
  • 2005 gegenwärtig: Geschichtenerzähler – Kunsthalle, Hamburg
  • 2005 (my private) HEROES – MARTa, Herford
  • 2004 26. Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
  • 2003 © EUROPE EXISTS - Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
  • 2002 33. Art Basel, Basel
  • 2002 Mare Balticum. 1000 Jahre Mythos, Geschichte und Kunst – National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen
  • 2001 La Biennale di Venezia 49., Venice
  • 2000 Contemporary German Art – National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
  • 2000 After the Wall – Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
  • 1999 The Golden Age – ICA, London
  • 1997 Need for Speed – Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
  • 1996 Der Blick ins 21ste – Kunstverein Dusseldorf
  • 1995 Echoes – Goethe House, New York
  • 1994 1. Sächsische Kunstausstellungen – Dresden
  • 1992 Junge Künstler aus Leipzig – BASF, Ludwigshafen
  • 1988 Arbeiten aus vier Kunsthochschulen: Leipzig Warschau Wien Berlin – Hofer Gesellschaft, Berlin
  • 1987 X. Kunstausstellung der DDR, Dresden
  • 1986 Junge Künstler im Bezirk Leipzig – Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg


Art at architecture

  • 1999 Beitrag zur Gestaltung des Bundestagsgebäudes ‚Paul-Löbe-Haus’, Berlin



  • 2019 European Culture Prize Taurus
  • 2018 Cross of Merit 1st Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2012 Order of Merit of the State of Saxony-Anhalt
  • 2010 Foundation Prize of the ecumenical foundation 'Bible and Culture', Stuttgart
  • 2005 Finkenwerder Art Prize, Hamburg-Finkenwerder
  • 2002 Vincent van Gogh Bi-annual Award for Contemporary Art of the Broere Charitrable Foundation, Netherlands
  • 1997 Art Prize of the Leipziger Volkszeitung, Leipzig
  • 1992 Renta Prize, Nuremberg



  • Neo Rauch – Gefährten und Begleiter, Nicola Graef, Germany 2017, 101 min.
  • Das Gespräch: Neo Rauch, in: NDR Kultur, 15 August 2011.
  • Neo Rauch – Ein deutscher Maler, Rudij Bergmann, Germany 2007, ’42.
  • Lebensläufe: Neo Rauch, in: MDR, 14 October 2007.



  • Neo Rauch. Gespenster, exhibition catalogue, Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig, Leipzig 2013.
  • Neo Rauch. Das grafische Werk 1993-2012, published by Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch, Ostfildern 2012.
  • Neo Rauch, exhibition catalogue, Museum Frieder Burda Baden-Baden, Ostfildern 2011.
  • Neo Rauch. Begleiter, Bernhard Schwenk/Hans Werner Schmidt, Ostfildern 2010.
  • Schilfland. Neo Rauch. Works on Paper, Wolfgang Büscher, Munich 2009.
  • Neo Rauch. Der Zeitraum, exhibition catalogue, Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin, Cologne 2006.
  • Neo Rauch, exhibition catalogue, Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, Ostildern/Ruit 2002.


Own writings

  • Bilder, wie ich sie gerne hätte, Neo Rauch, in: Monopol, Berlin 2003, p.30.







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