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Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Urban Pappi

Executive Board

Frauke Ancker

Werner Schaub

Rolf Silber 

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Extract from the Articles of Association

The Collecting Society for Visual Arts VG Bild-Kunst is a registered association by charter as defined by Art. 22 BGB [German Civil Code] and is based in Frankfurt am Main. It is charged with the administration of exploitation and licensing rights as well as the royalty claims of authors and holders of related rights in works that are protected under Art. 2 (1) Nos. 3 to 7, Art. 4 and Art. 72 of the German Copyright Act (UrhG). These rights and claims are assigned to VG Bild-Kunst by authors, holders of assigned rights, film producers and successors in title through the administration agreement (Art. 3). The activities of VG Bild-Kunst are not profit-oriented.

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Photo Credits Website

PagePhoto Credits
"What moves us"©fotodo,
"Card Game"©mybaitshop,
"Exemptions from copyright"©Cmon,
"Dates and Deadlines VG Bild-Kunst"©Patrizia Gehlhaar
"Press Section VG Bild-Kunst"©Daniel Ernst,
"Becoming a member"© m.schuckart,
"Download: Forms and Documents"©Ssogras,
"Geförderte Projekte Stiftung Kulturwerk"©bluedesign,
"History of VG Bild-Kunst"©Patrizia Gehlhaar
"News"©Charles Taylor,

Photo Credits Homepage

Photographed Artist©Photographer
Rune Mields©Jürgen H. Krause
Prof. Klaus Staeck©Anna Logue
Roswitha Josefine Pape©Anna Logue
Regina Schmeken©Axel Schmidt
André Kahane©Leon Kahane
Kitty Kahane©Leon Kahane
Pellegrino Ritter©Erik Hinz
Kat Menschik©Gordon Welters
Rainer Eisch©Jürgen H. Krause
Andreas Gursky©Jan Schmidt-Garre Pars Media
Jürgen Knoll©Lene Münch
Petra Neumeister©Lene Münch
Zazie Knepper©Lene Münch
Prof. Thomas Ruff©Jürgen H. Krause
Volker Noack (Kamera)©Can Mileva Rastovic
Matti Bauer©Matti Bauer
Titus Selge©Bernd Hartung
Margaret Hunter©aquabitArt gallery
Niki Stein©Bernd Hartung
Roland Suso Richter©Anna Logue
EVA & ADELE©Norbert Michalke
Wolf Kahlen©Norbert Michalke
Burkhard Mohr©Christoph Papsch
Stefan Malzkorn©Jakob Börner
Steven Haberland©Michael Bogumil
Axel Richter©Michael Bogumil
Susanne Wind©Michael Bogumil
Thomas Meyer©Chris Hirschhäuser
Hans-Jörg Holubitschka©Hartmut S. Bühler
Heike Weber©Hartmut S. Bühler
Riccarda Merten-Eicher©Benjamin Ochse
Patrick Neu©Michael Bogumil
Ingrid Weiß©Benjamin Ochse
Jutta Eckerlin©Benjamin Ochse
Marcus O. Rosenmüller©Anna Meyer
Arne Feldhusen©Willi Weber/Brainpool TV GmbH
Aelrun Goette©Andreas Kermann
Prof. Karin Kneffel©Hartmut S. Bühler
Olaf Martens

©Michael Bader

Tom Kimmig©Maurice Weiss
Anne Ackermann©Will Boase
Christoph Baum©Dirk Moll
Sebastian Bolesch©Maurice Weiss
Nora Bibel©Sabine Schründer
Gesa Marten©Andreas Kermann
Prof. Cordula Güdemann©Sebastian Berger
Fred Breinersdorfer©Thomas Meyer
Julia Baier©Amelie Losier

Text Credits

"History of VG Bild-Kunst"Dr. Albrecht Dümling erschienen im Dossier der Zeitung Politik und Kultur, Ausgabe Nov./Dez. 2007, Seite


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