View of a small part of the Jewish Museum Berlin's art vending machine

Art Vending Machine


High quality photo prints, printed textiles, and small sculptures – the art vending machine, at the Jewish Museum Berlin from August 2013 to June 2018, offered a wide range of surprising contemporary art hiding in its 30 compartments. The small-format unicums were created by international Jewish artists living in Berlin. All works of art were made exclusively for the art vending machine and are hand signed limited editions. Once they were sold, they were gone.

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Libeskind building is marked in green


Libeskind Building, ground level, Eric F. Ross Gallery
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Contemporary Art for 6 Euros

Visitors were able to draw a piece of contemporary art from the machine – a redesigned and rebuilt vending machine from the 1970s – for 6 €, payable in three two-€ coins. (How did a vending machine start selling art? Find out from a post on our blog.)

Artists and Artworks

The following artists were involved in the project:

A large white vending machine with the word "ART" in black bold letters on it, the small compartments of the vending machine say "Buy Me"

The art vending machine in the previous permanent exhibition; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Jens Ziehe

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