Auction 1182, 15 July 2021, Cologne
Record Result:1.220.000 €
Yves Klein,
Sculpture éponge bleue sans titre,
(SE 328), c. 1959
Contemporary Art
Evening Sale 1177, 17.06.2021
Record Result:1.052.000 €
Zdeněk Sýkora,
Linien Nr. 31, 1985
Contemporary Art
Evening Sale 1177, 17.06.2021
Result:620.000 €
Max Ernst, Mer agitée, soleil, nuage et maître Corbeau avec son fils
Modern Art
Evening Sale 1177, 17.06.2021
Result:275.000 €
Ernst Wilhelm Nay,
In Blockformen, 1953
Modern Art
Evening Sale 1177, 17.06.2021
Record Result:300.000 €
Copper-red and underglaze-blue-decorated vase, Qing dynasty
Asian Art
Auction 1179, 24. & 25.06.2021
Record Result:4.340.000 €
Georges de La Tour,
Girl blowing on a brazier,
circa 1646-48
The Bischoff Collection
Auction 1168, 08.12 2020

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Last year, Lempertz Auctioneers celebrated its 175th anniversary, and its position as the oldest family-owned art auction house in the world. Thank you for your support! Despite the pandemic, our jubilee was an incredible year, with two world records alone achieved for our customers. The most expensive Old Master painting ever sold in Germany went to an international museum for € 4.3 million – a record price for the artist Georges de La Tour.

Our long-standing focus on the expansion of our online services and presence has paid off: our online sales quota far exceeded that from before the pandemic. Most bidders took advantage of our diverse online offer or were connected to the auction room via telephone. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your flexibility and trust. 

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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…

16.07.2021 Details
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Asian Art - A dragon flies high

With almost 900 objects, the traditional two-day Asian Art auction on 24th and 25th June traversed the centuries. Particular high points were seen for Chinese monochrome porcelains and Japanese…

29.06.2021 Details
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Master crow high above and international records

The highest result with € 620,000 was achieved by a painting by Max Ernst from the year 1953. This was followed by a whole row of six-figure sales: € 275,000 for a double-sided painting by Ernst…

24.06.2021 Details
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International record for Zdeněk Sýkora

The very successful auctions of Contemporary and Modern Art fetched a total of € 13.55 million with a high hammer rate by value, and with it one of the best results of recent years from Lempertz in…

23.06.2021 Details


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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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