Marina Abramovic & Ulay Floating/Australia. 1980
Marina Abramovic & Ulay
Floating/Australia. 1980
Cologne 29. November

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Following our successful spring auctions, Lempertz can look back proudly on many exceptional results and a highly rewarding season. With numerous events to be held at our branches in Cologne, Berlin, Munich, and Brussels as well as two upcoming jewellery auctions in Monte Carlo, we can also look forward to an exciting autumn season in 2019 and cannot wait to see what new consignments we will be putting under the hammer for you. The sale of the second part of the famous “Twinight Collection” in our Berlin branch was a fantastic success. We were also very pleased with the results of the “Mortars from the Schwarzach Collection” – a selection of Europe’s finest mortars presented in a special catalogue which sold out almost in its entirety. We have already received some fantastic consignments for next season’s sales and would like to invite you to one of our branches to have your paintings and art works valued in a free and non-binding assessment.

All the information regarding our sales can be found here on our website: click through our auction catalogues, browse through our After Sale and read our fascinating articles from the Lempertz-Academy. Do you have works of art, antiques, porcelain or jewellery you wish to sell at the best possible price? Our highly qualified experts are happy to help with your enquiries. The dates for the auctions, Expert Days and previews can also be found here. We look forward to welcoming you in one of our many offices or auction houses around the globe. Be a guest at our next auction, bid and win the work of art of your choice!


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On May 17th, parts of the largest European private collection of mortars will be auctioned at Lempertz in Cologne. The Schwarzbach Collection comprises over 4000 pieces in total, which have been collected in the course of two generations. The vessels cover more than 1000 years of art and cultural...

The art historian Professor Dr Olaf Peterson on the lithostone “Schaubude”, discovered in 2016, by the German artist Rudolf Schlichter, one of the most important representatives of Neue Sachlichkeit.

The contraction into a symbolic statement, the dialogue between landscape and sculpture, the abstraction related to reality and the play between the elements: our expert for modern and contemporary art, Mario von Lüttichau, about the thoughts and motives of the German artist Fritz Koenig.


Lempertz have been hosting successful sales of Contemporary Art and Photography for 30 years. We want to celebrate the occasion with two special auctions on 29th November in Cologne.

This is Lempertz’ new digital format. We hope you enjoy the first edition of SPOTLIGHT!

Lempertz Brussels and König Galerie are pleased to present a solo exhibition by Berlin-based artist Jorinde Voigt.

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!

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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.

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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.