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!
We gladly keep you up to date on your areas of interest in our Newsletter. Register here!
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.
We look forward to seeing you and your art!
Contemporary online - monochrome art (1206)
Contemporary online - 1960s to present (1202)
Asian Art (1203)
Contemporary Art Day Sale (1201)
Modern Art - Day Sale (1201)
Evening Sale - Modern and Contemporary Art (1200)
Asian Art online (1204)
Old Masters and 19th Century Part II (1197)
19th Century (1197)
Old Masters (1197)
Decorative Arts (1196)
Highly Important Mortars from the Schwarzach Collection Part IV. (1196)
Jewellery and Watches (1195)
Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas (1205)
Berlin Sale Salon (1193)
The Prussian Sale (1193)
Academy / News
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…
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…
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…
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.