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In the last two summers our man of the Leica - Jo Fischer - travelled with some of his buddies to the legendary french bike festival 'Wheels & Waves" in Biarritz. Armed with his camera, he portrayed the event with all of its characteristic people and drivers. The outcome of this documentary is his brand new photo book "Wheels & Waves", that he will personally release this Friday in Berlin at the Harry Damson Speed Shop and this Saturday in Hamburg at Vater & Sohn. 

The book is available online here, and we will also have a few signed copies at the gallery.


20.02., 7 p.m., Berlin: Harry Damson Speed Shop
21.02., 7 p.m., Hamburg: Vater & Sohn 

Jo Fischer will be in attendance at available for book signings at both events.






Our gallery founder Jörg Heikhaus is an author for the Hamburg-blog of Germany's biggest weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT. He writes mostly about art, obviously. In german. 

His latest article just launched today:

Let's talk about art

Auf meinem Weg zur Arbeit (oder sonst wo hin) lasse ich mich gerne unterhalten. Doch meist rauscht keine Musik durch meine Kopfhörer, sondern das gesprochene Wort: Ich bin ein großer Fan von Podcasts. Nur leider gibt es noch zu wenige Sendungen, die sich der bildenden Kunst verschrieben haben. Vantage Point Radio aus Berlin ist eine der schönsten Ausnahmen. Und wirft sogleich eine Frage auf: Wann kommt eigentlich der erste Hamburger Kunst-Talk zum Mitnehmen?  (...) 

Hier geht's weiter | continue reading


Interview with Julia Benz on

The fabulous Julia Benz  has been talking to the guys from Vantage Point Berlin, and we can only highly recommend listening to the full interview at It is a great and very charming insight into her world of painting, travelling and making a name for herself in the contemporary art scene as one of the most exciting female artists emerging from Germany today.

We are very happy to announce that Julia will be exhibiting with us at heliumcowboy in September this year in her first solo show in Hamburg. More about this very soon.


Elmar Lause & Alex Diamond: Special Print Editions released

Elmar Lause (left) and Alex Diamond presenting their limited edition silkscreen prints, now available at our online store (click image for more details).We have published two silkscreen prints by Elmar Lause and Alex Diamond on the occasion of the #heliumcowboytakeover of the Mercedes me Store in Hamburg, December 2014. 

These prints are now available online in our webshop at 50 € each. We ship worldwide.

Please visit this link for more details.


Elmar Lause: DINGSBUMS

8-color silkscreen print on St. Cuthberts Mill Somerset Paper, Satin 315 msg, 50 x 70 cm | 50 €
Handprinted by Dolly Demoratti / 

Elmar Lause: DINGSBUMS | Silkscreen print, 50 x 70 cm - click image to visit our online store.


Alex Diamond: Ride With Me

6-color silkscreen print on St. Cuthberts Mill Somerset Paper, Satin 315 msg, 50 x 70 cm | 50 €
Handprinted by Dolly Demoratti / 

Alex Diamond: Ride with me | Silkscreen print, 50 x 70 cm - click image to visit our online store.

Alex Diamond: Hase+Igel

We've also released a special edition print commemorating Alex Diamond's 2014 art project "Geberit Water Lounge" for the Stefan Marquard-Restaurant Hase+Igel in Düsseldorf. This print is also available through our online store.

6-color silkscreen print on St. Cuthberts Mill Somerset Paper, Satin 315 msg, 36 x 50 cm | 50 €
Handprinted by Dolly Demoratti / 

visit online shop

'Hase+Igel', a new 6-color Alex Diamond silkscreen print, is also available online - click image to visit the store.


#heliumcowboytakeover ... is over. Here are the pictures.

Artists and heliumcowboy-Crew: Elmar Lause, Lulu Stoltenberg (top), Larissa Kerner (ADAMEVA), Marie Suberg (ADAMEVA), Alina Schmidt, Jörg Heikhaus aka Alex Diamond

Three great weeks are behind us - now we'll leave you some good memories here with tons of photos from the (friendly)#heliumcowboytakeover at the Mercedes me Store in Hamburg throughout December, featuring

* Vernissage & Live Concert / Record Release by ADAMEVA

* print release for two exclusive limited silkscreens by Elmar Lause & Alex Diamond (available in our online-store) 

* Panel talk about changes in the art market feat. Yasha Young ( Urban Nation ), Daniela Hinrichs (Dear Photography) & Justus Duhnkrack ( P/ART Producers Art Fair) 

* Artist talk moderated by Judith Waldmann, manager of the Affordable Art Fair Hamburg , with Marie Suberg & Larissa Kerner from ADAMEVA, and Jörg Heikhaus aka Alex Diamond.

* Elmar Lause and Alex Diamond painting and woodcutting live at the store

and the

* vernissage/finissage of Elmar Lause and Alex Diamond.

Click here to view all the pictures of the #heliumcowboytakeover.


#heliumcowboytakeover: Live-Painting & Final week


Elmar Lause & Alex Diamond painting live at the Mercedes me Store this week. Grand opening this Friday, Dec 19. (Photo Alina Schmidt © heliumcowboy)
#heliumcowboytakeover of the Mercedes me Hamburg
with ADAMEVA, Elmar Lause, Alex Diamond. Moderated by Judith Waldmann
Elmar Lause & Alex Diamond 
We'll start off this week with an artist talk on Tuesday, Dec 12 (7 pm). Moderated by Judith Waldmann, manager of the Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, we invite visitors to chat with Marie Suberg & Larissa Kerner from ADAMEVA, Elmar Lause and Jörg Heikhaus aka Alex Diamond.
Throughout the week, Elmar Lause and Alex Diamond will paint live at the store. We will create a unique studio scenario, allowing the artists to work face-to-face with two large-format canvases between them. Knowing the fine humour of these two guys and the friendship among them, we expect this to be a very entertaining week for the visitors of the Mercedes Me Store ...   
The finished artworks will be presented at the end of the week at the vernissage of Elmar Lause and Alex Diamond, which will also mark our final event of the #heliumcowboytakeover at the Mercedes me Store on December 19.



#heliumcowboytakeover: Panel talks & Print Release

Print Previews, left: Elmar Lause 'Dingsbums', right: Alex Diamond 'Ride with me'. Both will be printed in 8 colors on 50 x 70 cm St. Cuthberts Mill Somerset Paper (satin, 315gsm). Editions of 100. Available shortly at the Mercedes me Store and in our online shop.


During this second week of the #heliumcowboytakeover of the Mercedes me Store Hamburg, we will re-arrange the exhibition space with new and additional work. We're also in the Store every day (from 1 PM to 7 PM, Saturday 1 PM - 5 PM). You'll find us at our freshly installed "Gift Shop"! (We may have that very special Christmas present that you're still looking for :))


This week we will launch two exclusive silk screen prints by Elmar Lause and Alex Diamond. These prints are published on the occasion of the #heliumcowboytakeover of the Mercedes me Store and will be available at the store as well as through our online shop (pe-orders are already possible, click this link).

The official Launch will take place on December 12, before the Panel Talk we'll be hosting at the end of the week.

Friday, December 12, 7 pm: Panel Talk

Highlight of week two will be the panel talk with Yasha Young (Urban Nation), Daniela Hinrichs (DEAR Photography), Justus Duhnkrack (P/ART Producers Art Fair/, moderated by Jörg Heikhaus (heliumcowboy). All established experts and passionate trailblazers in their field, we are looking forward to discuss the topic:

Urban Contemporary - how the influence of Urban Art and the prevalent self-marketing of young artists today is changing the the perception of contemporary art and the mechanisms of the market.

Clockwise: Justus Duhnkrack, Yasha Young, Daniela Hinrichs, Jörg Heikhaus. (Photos: Thomas Flint (Y.Young), Thies Rätzke (D. Hinrichs)

Mercedes me Store, Ballindamm 17, Hamburg (google maps | facebook event)


#heliumcowboytakeover: Vernissage & Concert ADAMEVA

Having fun at the Mercedes me Store: The heliumcowboy crew and ADAMEVA installing the show. (Foto © heliumcowboy)

We're ready to roll: After a week of installing and setting up shop at the Mercedes me Store, the #heliumcowboytakeover begins with the first exhibition of our month long program:

FRIDAY, DEC 5, 7-10 PM:

Ballindamm 17, Hamburg (google maps | facebook event)

We're all set up and ready now, so please join us tomorrow (Friday) from 7 to 10 pm for the Vernissage of our first exhibition at the Mercedes me Store.

ADAMEVA, who are not only known for their large-format, explosive pop-art canvases created with tape and acrylics, but their music as well, will also release their very first record at this show. 'EKSTASE' will be published in a very limited edition on Vinyl only, and each record comes with individual and original cover art. ADAMEVA will also give a short concert featuring some of their Electropop songs that night.

Interested in a sales preview? Let us know at!

ADAMEVA at work: Tape art for the store window. (Foto Lina Schmidt © heliumcowboy)

We've also been setting up the '#heliumcowboytakeover Gift Shop', which will be a permanent installation throughout December with art editions, original works, books and other shiny things to buy.

The 'Gift Shop' is located next to the emergency exit (true fact), and will be open during the regular hours of the Mercedes me Store (monday - saturdays 10 am - 8 pm).

Address: Mercedes me Store, Ballindamm 17, Hamburg.

Installing the #heliumcowboytakeover Gift Shop inside the Mercedes me Store. (Foto © heliumcowboy)


The program: #heliumcowboytakeover of the Mercedes me Store

December is around the corner and we are ready for the #heliumcowboytakeover of the Mercedes me Store, Hamburg!

heliumcowboy Founder Jörg Heikhaus (image right) was invited to be the host at the store for the month of December, and under the programmatic title #heliumcowboytakeover he's put together a program of live-art performances and exhibitions as well as panel discussions and artists talks.


Click here to view the complete program. If you wish to get updates on our activities and special events, please follow us on facebooktwitteror instagram.




The heliumcowboy gallery will be taking over the Mercedes Me Store in Hamburg, Ballindamm 17, throughout December.

Jörg Heikhaus, our gallery founder, is the host of the month and invites to live-art performances and exhibitions featuring artists ADAMEVAElmar Lause and Alex Diamond as well as to panel discussions and artists talks with Yasha Young (Urban Nation), Daniela Hinrichs (DEAR Photography), Rudolf Klöckner (Urbanshit) and Judith Waldmann (Affordable Art Fair). 

We'll update this site soon with the complete program, here's the quick list:

Friday, Dec 5: ADAMEVA - Vernissage, concert and LP release

Friday, Dec 12: Panel feat. Yasha Young, Daniela Hinrichs, Rudolf Klöcker. Moderated by Jörg Heikhaus

Tuesday, Dec 16: Artist talk: ADAMEVA, Elmar Lause, Alex Diamond. Moderated by Judith Waldmann

Friday, Dec 19: Elmar Lause & Alex Diamond - Vernissage 



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