At LUMAS we have been democratizing the art market with our Limited Editions since 2004. Now we are celebrating 15 years of outstanding photographic art! Learn more about the LUMAS concept and founders as well as the prominent fans and artists who have made us what we are today: the world’s largest publisher of limited-edition art. Celebrate this momentous occasion with us and take part in our tree-planting celebration when you purchase any work of art.
You Found Art, We Planted Trees
After 15 years of LUMAS, we wanted to give something back and contribute to a good cause very dear to our hearts. The idea was simple: you bought fantastic art, we planted trees in your name. We wanted to do our part to make a long-lasting impact so there will continue to be room for inspiring art and creativity long into the future!
For a short time, for each artwork purchased, we had three trees planted in Nicaragua by our partners Prima Klima. New trees mean new life. Our LUMAS forests offer resistance against climate change and an improvement in the lives of the local farmers.
Participants received a personal certificate from Prima Klima with your name and the number of trees they were able to plant for you. Find out more about our Art For Nature project and explore the LUMAS collection.
The Best of 15 Years of LUMAS
Fifteen years of LUMAS equates to 15 years of outstanding, authentic photo art produced to museum standards of quality. Discover the larger-than-life artists and iconic artworks that have shaped the LUMAS collection over the years.
The LUMAS Story
It all started exactly 15 years ago with our first gallery in Berlin-Mitte. We wanted to share our enthusiasm for first-class photo art. With hand-signed Limited Editions in runs of 75 to 150, every art enthusiast and new collector should be able to afford art photography.
Back then, a door opened to a whole new world: the world of art photography. It is black-and-white and colorful, analog and digital, vibrant and inspiring.
Today, our galleries are present in 26 international locations, making us one of the most significant photography galleries worldwide. With more than 3,000 artworks, our collection has grown to feature over 250 artists, providing a comprehensive look into the contemporary art scene. Discover established artists and thrilling newcomers who continue to push the limits of the medium with their diverse concepts, techniques, and approaches.
Join us on an inspiring journey into the world of art and photography. Art we love. Enjoy exploring the collection!
Stefanie Harig and Marc Ullrich
The Founders of LUMAS
Friends & Collectors
Since 2004, we have been sharing our passion for art. Over the course of 15 years, prominent faces have also shared our enthusiasm for our collection. Read why they think LUMAS is so special, and discover their favorite pieces.
"In the spirit of Andy Warhol, I can only reiterate: the art of multiplication democratizes a work of art conceived to be a single piece! Through this potential, Pop Art was created! LUMAS gallery gave my piece (Black Beauty) this glamour."
Michelin Starred Chef
"Farin Urlaub has a singular view of Asia that reminds me of my countless travels to that part of the world. His works are touching and inspiring. To me, art - like cuisine - provides moments of enjoyment that let reality vanish from our thoughts, enabling us to dream and find inspirations."
"While the world is flooded with amateur photos made using gimmicky app effects, LUMAS always exhibits the highlights of the photography world with outstanding artists like GABO. I love this picture of Nina Hagen. It is a musical icon from the perspective of one of Germany's most important photographers. These are two women whose abilities, vision, and style made a lasting mark on music and photography in Germany."
"People who collect art are never alone. And LUMAS makes it easy to become a collector."
"LUMAS sharpens the eye."
Dr. Lisa Zeitz
Editor in Chief at Weltkunst
"A nocturnal drive and a quick look out the window – Robert Lebeck’s picture of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin is an unusual portrait of this iconic piece of modern architecture. The streets, the silhouettes of the trees against the night sky, and the garish colors of Keith Sonnier’s neon installation all blur into a surreal vision from a dream. My favorite LUMAS piece!"
Actor and Composer
"When I look at this picture, tranquility spreads through me, and I think of the Devil's calming sentence from Bugakov's The Master and Margarita: 'Everything will turn out right, the world is built on that.'"
Features Editor at Süddeutsche Zeitung
"Marc Brandenburg grew up in Texas and Berlin, and he was one of the coolest doormen in the island of the West. After the wall came down, he has been a continuously erupting volcano of ideas, becoming one of the new capital’s key figures. The fact that he manages to maintain the chronological balancing act between Picasso’s porcelain plate experiments and his own urbane abstractions is actually just another consistent step into the next future."
"With Thomas Florschuetz’s ‘Enclosure #17,’ LUMAS made me a big fan and collector 15 years ago. Hand-signed art for all."
Editor in Chief at AD Architectural Digest
"For me, browsing at LUMAS is always like a gallery tour through the world of contemporary art. Varied, elegant, and just plain fun! Exploring the collection is how I discovered architectural photographer Reinhard Görner."
Editor in Chief at art - Das Kunstmagazin
"Taste ist priceless."
Managing Editor at S-Magazin | Der Spiegel
"LUMAS makes art exciting for people who might not otherwise find access to it or be able to afford it. That is important for art and wonderful for the people."