Blumenautomat Gallery 1987 to 1992

Blumenautomat Gallery 

The Blumenautomat Gallery was curated by Georg Glueckman and Suwan Laimanee and operated from 1987 to 1992 in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district.

Blumenautomat-Galerie 1

Glueckman and Laimanee repurposed a retired flower vending machine and used it to vend small sculptures:

georg glueckman_gadadawida 88Ramon Di Brea_Plane Crash 1988Ramon Di Brea_The Return of the Seamonster 1988

Glueckman and Laimanee had operated more traditional art galleries before, but discovered that this left them with no time to create their own art. With the Blumenautomat Gallery, they had “the only European gallery open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”



  1. georg glückman
    October 10, 2013 @ 6:17 am

    it is nice that you mention the blumenautomat-gallery
    on your webside.
    The domain of the website changes, because the free-provider, where the site was hosted, stopped its service.
    Now I host the blumenautomat-site on my own domain. the new address is:

    it would be great if you could change the link?
    Thanks in advance,
    Greetings from Berlin,

  2. matt
    October 10, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

    Thank you for letting us know. The link is now up-to-date.

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