In 2017, Fred Jahn and Matthias Jahn’s galleries merged to form Galerie Jahn und Jahn.

After a long collaboration with Heiner Friedrich, Fred Jahn founded Galerie Fred Jahn in Munich in 1978. Since then the focus of his program has been on international contemporary artists such as Georg Baselitz, Gerhard Richter, Per Kirkeby, and Fred Sandback.

In 2008, Matthias Jahn opened his own gallery at Baaderstraße in Munich, which initially concentrated on young artists from Günther Förg’s milieu. The gallery later expanded its program to likewise engage with international contemporary art.

Close collaboration with the artists as well as a thorough understanding of forms of artistic expression have been central to the identity of the galleries from the beginning. Significant here are also the numerous publications, published by the galleries themselves, which have accompanied exhibitions in both locations. Galerie Jahn und Jahn intents to continue in this vein.