Lempertz - The oldest family owned auction house in the world

Welcome to our auction house. Please follow our auctions, browse our catalogues and rummage through the After Sale. Do you have a work of art, an antique, porcelain or jewellery which you would like to sell for the best possible price? Our highly qualified experts are at your service for any enquiries. All dates for the auctions, Expert Days and previews can be found here on our website. Please feel free to visit us in our many offices or auction houses around the globe, be a guest at our next auction, and bid and acquire the artwork of your choice.


Mad Tristan, 1944

Private Sale
of an Exceptional Painting,
8.76 x 14.76 m
by Salvador Dalí


Thomas Heinser
20. September – 15. October 2016,

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Anlässlich des Europäischen Monats der Photographie zeigt Lempertz Berlin vom 13. Oktober bis zum 4. November 2016 beeindruckende Luftaufnahmen des kriegszerstörten Berlins ...

From 9 September to 7 October Kunsthaus Lempertz will hold an exhibition of a selection of works by the US American artist Ellsworth Kelly.

From 9th to 30th September, Lempertz will be presenting a comprehensive Ellsworth Kelly exhibition with a selection of his graphic works.

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 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.