Villa Grisebach was founded 1986 by five art dealers who joined forces in order to establish an auction house of a new kind in Berlin. At the time founding Villa Grisebach Auction was somewhat risky as most of the art business took place in Cologne Munich, due to the infamous Wall dividing Berlin in two. Although affiliated with risk, Villa Grisebach was a success and the first preview in 1986 attracted no less then 2,500-art lovers.
Their main focus is Art of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries and photography. Apart from representatives in Berlin and across Germany, they have offices in Switzerland and North America.