Art for Industry: Opel AG . Bryan AdamsOpel Adam Art Calendar 2014

Malgosia Bela and the car Opel Adam were the main characters in the 2014 Opel Art Calendar; click here to see the entire Calendar – once again, a perfect crossover between art and commerce in the 2014 Opel Adam Art Calender photo-art project. The photographic results were truly impressive.

Art for Industry: Opel AG . Bryan AdamsTV coverage

Art for Industry: Opel AG . Bryan AdamsFilm Making of

Art for Industry: Karté . Kate Moss The Kate Moss Art Project

On behalf of Gert Elfering (the proud owner of one of the largest collections of fine art photography in the world) and Kate Moss, Crossover has created a unique art estate featuring the work of 40 of the world’s most influential names in international photography and fine art. Christie’s held in London a large Kate Moss Auction in September 2013 (have a look here!). They will then be shown at various venues around the globe.

Zeiss Art Calendar 2015Opera with a twist

For the Zeiss Art Calendar 2015 entitled “OPERA WITH A TWIST”, the Hollywood photographer Douglas Kirkland brought together two of the world’s most famous opera stars on the same stage for the very first time: Cecilia Bartoli and Rolando Villazón. Douglas Kirkland portrays the#§# Italian mezzo-soprano and the Mexican tenor in images that invoke well-known opera scenes in unusual surroundings. You can view the motifs featured in the calendar here. Enjoy!

Zeiss Art Calendar 2015Film Making of

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Mary McCartney2014 Art Calendar

The celebrated british photographer did the photos for this, the 2014 edition of the renowned Carl Zeiss Art Calendar, which takes “Moments in the city” as its theme. The faces: Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin and british actress Gemma Arterton. Take a peek here. In this 12-page work of art, Mary McCartney visualises the bond between two people on marvellous places.

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Mary McCartneyMaking-of film

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Mary McCartneyTV Coverage

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Michel Comte2013 Art Calendar

The celebrated Swiss photographer did the photos for this, the 2013 edition of the renowned Carl Zeiss Art Calendar, which takes “imagination” as its theme. The faces: Hollywood actor Patrick Dempsey and Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi (nominated for an Oscar for “Babel”, where she co-starred alongside Brad Pitt). Take a peek here. In this 12-page work of art, Michel Comte visualises the bond between people who love each#§#other. In doing so, he had his illustrious models – namely McDreamy, as Patrick Dempsey is affectionately nicknamed in the popular TV series Greys Anatomy, and Rinko Kikuchi – meld with each other. By taking numerous shots of the same subject, Comte marvellously depicts the putative closeness between Dempsey and Kikuchi.

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Michel ComteFirst View 2013 Art Calendar

The 150 invited guests who gathered at Hamburg’s Haus der Photographie were thrilled to be there and were, of course, particularly impressed by the new 2013 Zeiss Art Calendar’s 12 photographs – the work of star photographer Michel Comte. Carl Zeiss CEO Michael Kaschke thanked Anke Degenhard, who, for the fourth time, took charge of bringing the Carl Zeiss Art Calendar to fruition. Click here to view photos of#§# the highly successful event.

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Michel ComteMaking-of film

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Michel ComteTV coverage

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Michel ComteGreetings Patrick Dempsey

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Ellen von UnwerthArt calendar, 2012 edition

Oscar winner Adrien Brody is one of the main characters striking a pose alongside model Toni Garrn in front of star photographer Ellen von Unwerth's camera in the 2012 Carl Zeiss art calendar. Ellen von Unwerth put twelve spellbinding images to the title COMPLIMENTING MOMENTS. Click here> for all of the images.

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Ellen von UnwerthMaking of Slides 1

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Ellen von UnwerthMaking of Slides 2

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Ellen von UnwerthPress


Top Model Toni Garrn, Oscar winner Adrien Brody and star photographer Ellen von Unwerth made for outstanding international press coverage of the 2012 Carl Zeiss art calendar, generating around fifty million consumer contacts around the world. Click here> for a cross section of publications

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Ellen von UnwerthTV coverage

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Ellen von UnwerthMaking-of film

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Ellen von UnwerthGallery event

The current exhibition in the Haus der Photographie at Hamburg's Deichtor Halls was interrupted for an evening to present works by Ellen von Unwerth to a carefully selected group of guests. The exhibits were packed up again the very next morning and sent on their way to Tokyo for an exhibition at the German Embassy to mark the hundredth anniversary of Carl Zeiss Japan. Click here> for more on the evening at the Haus der#§#Photographie

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Bryan AdamsArt calendar, 2011 edition

Bryan Adams, Michael J Fox and Tatjana Patitz were the main characters in the 2011 Carl Zeiss art calendar; click here> to see the entire calendar – once again, a perfect crossover between art and commerce in the 2011 Carl Zeiss art calendar's Size and the City photo-art project. The photographic results were truly impressive, and so was Carl Zeiss' public relations campaign's success at more than ninety million #§#consumer contacts in all types of media across the globe.

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Bryan AdamsMaking-of film

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Bryan AdamsTV report film

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Bryan AdamsPrinted media


The international printed media campaign generated 43.2 million contacts. Click here> for a cross section of publications

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Bryan AdamsGallery event


A hundred and twenty selected guests from home and abroad were invited to the First View at Hamburg's Haus der Photographie. The exhibition was only shown on this one evening. Click here> for images

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Bryan AdamsWeb coverage


Articles on the 2011 Carl Zeiss art calendar 2011 fetched more than fifteen million clicks on the web. Click here> for a cross section of publications

Art for Industry: Axel Springer . Konrad R. MuellerThe exhibition

Seventy works in as many years. Konrad R. Müller's central works will be on exhibition at the Crone gallery in Berlin from March 18, 2010, to mark the birthday of this photographic artist, with Anke Degenhard curating a unique artistic event that documents every one of post-war Germany's Federal Chancellors. Click here> for all the exhibits.

Art for Industry: Axel Springer . Konrad R. MuellerBirthday event


Seventy years and as many guests. Great names in politics, economics, culture and the arts came to Berlin to express their appreciation. Kai Diekmann, editor-in-chief of Bild newspaper gave the anniversary speech. Click here> for images from the evening

Art meets commerce: Axel Springer . Konrad R. MuellerPress releases

Many arts aficionados came to the exhibition curated by Anke Degenhard, which was also eagerly followed in the press. Click here> for examples

Art meets commerce: Axel Springer . Konrad R. MuellerWebspots

Art meets commerce: Axel Springer . Michel ComteFilm exhibition


Several thousand visitors came to see this photo exhibition showing works by Michel Comte, an exhibition designed, organised and managed for the Springer Verlag publishing house. The opening ceremony took place on the eve of the opening of the Summer Olympics in China – something of a political statement.

Art for Industry: Axel Springer . Michel ComteThe exhibition book

The collection shows images from the exhibition on more than three hundred pages together with a documentary on the history of Tibet and a foreword by the Dalai Lama. Click here for excerpts from the book: part #1>  part #2>  part #3>  part #4>

Art for Industry: Axel Springer . Michel ComtePress

Overwhelming press response to the Tibet project. Michel Comte. More publications here>

Art for Industry: Axel Springer . Michel ComteInterview with Michel Comte

Art for Industry: Axel Springer . Michel ComteInterview with Kai Dieckmann

Art for Industry: Axel Springer . Michel ComteInterview with F.C.Gundlach

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Wim WendersArt calendar, 2009 edition

World star Willem Dafoe and American supermodel Amber Valletta, staged and photographed by cult director Wim Wenders, shot the "film" in the final remains of the Palast der Republik in Berlin, the kind of film you could put up on your wall – and the first generation of Carl Zeiss AG art calendars. Click here> to view the whole calendar


References: Carl Zeiss . Wim WendersMaking-of film

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Wim WendersInterview with Jörg Nitschke

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Wim WendersPress TV report 1

Art for Industry: Carl Zeiss . Wim WendersPress TV report 2

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