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An Otmar Alt for 5 Euro

"See-Eule" Otmar Alt

In 2010/2011 the Zoo Society held the lottery "An Otmar Alt for 5 Euro". Art lovers had the unique opportunity to win an original painting by the famous artist Otmar Alt for just 5 euro. The 40 x 50 painting "Sea Owl" was created as part of the series "Modern Interiors" and is estimated at about 5,000 euro in value.

presentation "See-Eule"

On March 23, 2011 the winning ticket 372 was drawn under the official supervision of a notary. In the presence of Mayor Peter Jung and the artist Bruno Hensel, the Chairman of the Zoo Society presented the painting to the lucky winner, Karin Nolte from Bochum, at the Barmen town hall.


The Zoo Society sold almost 800 tickets for this lottery. Half of the 4,000 euro proceeds will go to the Zoo Society and the other half to the Otmar Alt Foundation.

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