Result:189.000 €
Karel Appel
Nue, 1961
Modern Art
Evening Sale 1200, 01.06.2022
Result:48.000 €
A very large bronze lantern
Edo period, 19th century
Asian Art
Auction 1203, 11.06.2022
Result:156.250 €
Italian Caravaggist
Portrait of a Philosopher, early 17th century
Old Masters
Auction 1197, 21.05.2022
We look forward to your consignments!
Our experts from all departments will be happy to provide you with non-binding advice and evaluation of your artwork.
Please send applications to
Prof. Henrik Hanstein
T +49.221.925729-18
Auction House, Renger-Patzsch
Estimate:50.000 – 70.000 €
Albert Renger-Patzsch
Das Bäumchen, 1929
Result:226.800 €
Josef Albers
SP (Homage to the Square), 1967
Contemporary Art
Evening Sale 1200, 01.06.2022

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As the oldest family-owned auction house in the world, in our sixth generation, we work together with our large team of experts to take care of your art. 

Art is our passion. With over ten departments, Lempertz Auction House is one of the most broadly oriented art auction houses in Europe. 

A selection of the numerous auction records we have achieved for our customers in recent seasons can be found in our current Bulletin

For many years now, our focus has been on the steady expansion of our online offer: Last year, our online sales exploded compared to pre-Corona times. Most bidders use our online service or are connected to the auction room by telephone. We thank you sincerely for your encouragement and your trust on this shared journey!

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As ever: After the auction is before the auction. We can already promise an exciting offer for the upcoming spring auctions and look forward to having the privilege of appraising your artworks.

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Asian Art - Noteworthy Ascents

Indian art shone with an excellent hammer quota and a total result four times over the estimate. Noteworthy results were also achieved by South-East Asian and Japanese art. In total, the auction…

26.06.2022 Details
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Photography - Famous musicians portraits

Crowning the regular Photography Auction stood three portraits of significant personalities from the field of music by Anton Corbijn, including his famous portrait of ‘U2’ featuring the singer Bono…

06.06.2022 Details
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Modern Art - World Records for Hartung and Wollheim

The quality-rich offer was headed up by works of the modern classics from France and Germany. Karl Hartung reached an international record price of € 605,000, Lovis Corinth rose to € 517,000, and…

06.06.2022 Details
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Contemporary Art - Records

The three auctions of Modern Art, Contemporary Art and Photography brought in one of their best results of recent years with a total of € 11.5 million euros – and thus clearly surpassed last…

06.06.2022 Details


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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.

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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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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.