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The company Cermak-Eisenkraft was founded in 2014 with the ambition of becoming a leading dealer in post-war and contemporary Czech and international art. The company’s founders, Tomáš Zapletal and David Železný, who were independently active on the Czech art market before the brand was established, set themselves the goal of creating a company of international repute whose unsurpassed standards will contribute to cultivating the art market in the Czech Republic.

The founders of the company took its name from the recent history of their families as an expression of traditional and conservative values. Tomáš Zapletal’s forebears include Anton Cermak, the celebrated mayor of Chicago (1873 Kladno – 1933 Miami). Cermak was a man who earned renown through his honesty, unyielding character and for bringing many gangsters to justice, including the best-known of them all – Al Capone. Cermak was an eminent politician after whom one of Chicago’s main squares is named, and he died after being hit by an assassin’s bullet during an attempt to kill President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt. While being taken to hospital, he uttered the memorable words: ‘I am glad it was me instead of you.’

The name of Eisenkraft is the original Jewish name of David Železný’s family. The last person to bear the name was his grandfather Tordes (Teodor) Eisenkraft (1916 Těšín – 1991 Prague), one of the heroes of the Second World War who took part in the toughest fighting at Sokolov with the army of General Ludvík Svoboda. He was seriously injured in the fighting but miraculously survived. He was given numerous awards for valour, including the Czechoslovak War Cross.

Basic Principles

Be honest and fair, and uphold Cermak Eisekraft's ethical standards in all of our business activities and relationships. ___ Respect and maintain the confidentiality of information obtained from the company. ___ Respect and maintain the confidentiality of information obtained from our clients. ___ Protect assets entrusted to us by our clients. ___ Report any illegal or unethical behavior or any other behavior that violates this Code or company policies. ___ In addition to the Basic Principles listed above, the following topics require special attention.

Compliance with laws, rules and regulations

It is an important challenge for all of us to understand how laws, rules and regulations may apply to our business activities. We are expected to obey all of the laws, rules and regulations that govern our business conduct.

Fair Dealing

We should endeavor to deal fairly with our clients, suppliers, competitors and other Employees. No one should take unfair advantage of anyone else through manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged information, misrepresentation of material facts, or any other unfair dealing practice.

Cermak Eisenkraft will always withdraw from a deal that doesn’t correspond to its professional standard and code of conduct – without exception.


We are required to maintain the confidentiality and respect the proprietary nature of information entrusted to us by Cermak Eisekraft's or its clients, except when disclosure is authorized or legally mandated. Confidential information includes all non-public information that might be of use to competitors, or harmful to Cermak Eisekraft's or its clients, if disclosed.


Cermak Eisenkraft offers its clients only art of the highest quality, art that the company vouches for absolutely and will continue to do so in future.

Fair Prices

Cermak Eisenkraft offers art to its clients at fair prices; maintaining the client’s trust is its greatest priority.


Each client has the right to the greatest possible information about the work on offer. Thorough research into each picture or sculpture is one of the cornerstones of our company’s work.

Preparing next Private Sale on 25/5

10/5 vernissage of the exhibition Line-Kolibal-Jetelova-Diaz at 18:30 Smetana Q

20/4 Workshop in Berlin - 20 artists, 4 professors from AVU, UMPRUM and UdK.

Today we are opening Junge Prager Junge Berliner exhibition in Berlin. We start at 7pm at Wilhelmstrasse 44, 10117 Berlin