Stillleben mit Blumen und Früchten
Jakobs Traum, 2004
Rote Astern in dunkelblauer Vase
Tibetochinese, 18th Century
untitled (T. Lux Feininger with tophat and banjo), 1929
Ms. B and Yucca, 1981
in fire-gilded bronze
Last year, Lempertz Auctioneers celebrated its 175th anniversary, and therewith, its position as the oldest family-owned auction house in the world. Thank you so much for your support! Despite the pandemic, our jubilee was a landmark year for us, with two world records achieved for our clients. The most expensive Old Master painting ever sold in Germany went to an international museum and with a price of 4.3 million euro, was a record price for the painter Georges de La Tour.
Our long-term focus on the online offer has paid off: in the last year, our online sales have exploded compared to pre-Corona times. The majority of bidders utilised our online streaming service or were connected to the auction room by telephone. We would like to thank you for your encouragement and your trust on this shared journey!
But, as always: post auction is pre auction. We are proud to already promise an exciting offer for the coming autumn season, and would also be pleased to be given the opportunity to value your works of art. You are welcome to register for our Newsletter, which you can personalise to your preferred interests. Let us stay connected during these special times!
We look forward to seeing you and your art!
lempertz:projects - contemporary art (1181)
Art of Africa, The Pacific and The Americas (1167)
The Exceptional Bernard De Leye Collection (1182)
Asian Art (1179)
Modern/Contemporary Art - Evening Sale (1177)
Modern/Contemporary Art - Day Sale (1178)
Paintings and Drawings 15th-19th c. (1175)
Decorative Arts (1174)
Highly Important Mortars from the Schwarzach Collection III (1174)
Jewellery and Gold Boxes (1173)
Prussian Sale (1169)
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Verdienstorden des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen an 13 Bürgerinnen und Bürger
Ministerpräsident Armin Laschet hat am Montag, 23. August 2021 – dem 75. Landesgeburtstag – 13 Persönlichkeiten mit dem Verdienstorden des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen ausgezeichnet. Die Verleihung…
Art of Africa, the Pacific and the Americas
Lempertz auction of the Art of Africa, The Pacific and the Americas on 2 September opens with the third and final group of Dan and We masks from the Ivory Coast from the collection of the Swiss…
William N. Copley - A Ballad of a Womanizer
Lempertz has repeatedly achieved very good prices for works by the artist William Copley who began his career as an art dealer, but went on to become a painter and collector. An unusual and exciting…
The Exceptional Bernard De Leye Collection - A Royal Gift
L'Orfèvrerie, the art of gold and silversmithing, was the lifelong passion of the collector Bernard De Leye, and a field in which he is considered a leading connoisseur, collector, and art…
Auction house with a long tradition
Kunsthaus Lempertz is a family-owned auction house with a long tradition. Our history reaches back to the late 18th century. We are not only very proud of this, but it also reinforces our passion for art.
The departments and auctions in our auction house include Old Masters, Decorative Arts, Antiques, Silver, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Photography, Asian Art, African and Oceanic Art as well as Watches and Jewellery. In each department our experts are at your service and are happy to advise you. Prior to every auction you also have the possibility to view the objects in our previews. Each department has at least one auction a year, most of them two. The exact dates can also be found here on the website.
If you wish to have your artwork evaluated or sold, wish to make a purchase, or are interested in a particular auction, please contact us!
Register to bid online and on the phone in our auction house
In case you are not able to attend at the auction itself, you can follow the sale online. Bidding online is also of course possible – even when the auction takes place in Cologne whilst you are in London. In addition, the auction highlights, results and After Sale can all be found on the website where you are also able to notify us of your bids.
Under MyLempertz you have the possibility to set up a personal profile, to mark your favourites and register yourself for our Newsletter to receive regular information about our auctions and to discover new art.
Cordial invitation to visit our auction house
We heartily welcome you at our auction houses, to browse and order our catalogues and to visit the previews. Take advantage of our services and let us give you a free estimate of your artworks. We look forward to your consignments and your visit. Opening times and information regarding our other branches and offices can be found here on the website.