Modern & Contemporary Art, Photography
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The Bischoff Collection
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Auction 1168, 08.12.2020, Cologne


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The Bischoff Collection
Georges de La Tour,
Girl blowing into a brazier, circa 1646-48

Auction 1168, 08.12 2020
3 to 4 million euro

Contemporary Art

Evening Sale 1162, 08.12.2020
Day Sale 1163, 09.12.2020

Marcel Broodthaers, Gestalt-Bild-Abbildung, 1973.

Evening Sale - Contemporary Art
William Nelson Copley, Trust Lust, 1989

Evening Sale 1162, 08.12.2020

Evening Sale - Contemporary Art
Donald Judd,
Half Solid Tube Piece, 1990

Evening Sale 1162, 08.12.2020

Modern Art

Evening Sale 1162, 08.12.2020
Day Sale 1163, 09.12.2020

Alexej von Jawlensky, Variation: Purpurgold (Herbst),
Estimate: € 120,000 – 150,000  

Evening Sale - Modern Art
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Tanzende Akte, 1914

Evening Sale 1162, 08.12.2020

Thomas Struth,
Stanze di Raffaello 2, Rom, 1990

Evening Sale 1162, 08.12.2020

C-Print under Plexiglas (Diasec) 2008.
From an edition of 10 copies.
Estimate: € 80,000 - 100,000

Hannes Kilian,
Paris, 1955

Auction 1161 Photography, 07.12.2020

Vintage, gelatin silver print on Agfa paper.
Estimate: € 1,500-2,000

Giacomo Caneva,
Forum Romanum,
circa 1852-1853

Auction 1161 Photography, 07.12.2020

Salt paper print.
Estimate: € 2,200 - 2,500  

Asian Art - China, Tibet, Nepal
A gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni, 17th/18th century

Auction 1166, 15.12.2020

Asian Art - Japan
A very large nanban lacquer cabinet-on-stand. 17th century

Auction 1166, 16.12.2020

Fine Arts & Decorative Arts
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Lempertz’ 175th anniversary
1845 - 2020:
Lempertz’ 175th anniversary

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Lempertz - The international Auction House close to you

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1845 – 2020: Lempertz celebrates its 175th anniversary!

The spring season this year also proved extraordinary in our auction house due to the worldwide corona pandemic. It was therefore all the more pleasing that we were able to achieve great auction successes and a total turnover of 21.7 million euro in the first half of our jubilee year. With individual previews, 3D tours, sufficient distancing measures in the auction rooms and the possibility to bid by telephone, in writing and online, we were able to satisfy our collectors.

In the history of our house, the offer this autumn season is certainly outstanding. As well as the regular auctions, the special catalogues present no less than fifteen superb pieces of furniture by the two most significant German ebenists of the 18th century, David and Abraham Roentgen, as well as the first part of the highly important porcelain collection of Tono and Renate Dreßen.

A highlight of the international auction market, to be sold on 8 December, will be the sale of the fantastic Bischoff old master collection featuring one of the most important nocturne paintings by the Lorraine painter Georges de La Tour. With an estimate of € 3-4 million, it is the only one of its kind still in private hands. 

A further special catalogue presents the fascinating collection of early photographs of Rome from Orsola and Filippo Maggia which will go under the hammer shortly before the regular Photography Auction on 7 December, whilst on 8 and 9 December, you can look forward to the offerings of the departments of Classical Modern and Contemporary Art. These jubilee catalogues delight with an exciting selection of works by Roy Lichtenstein, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Günther Förg, Pablo Picasso, Lyonel Feininger and many more. Be inspired!

Here on our website you can find all the information regarding our sales: click through the auction catalogues, browse our after-sale and read the exciting reports from the Lempertz Academy. Do you own objects, antiques, porcelain or jewellery which you would like to sell for the best possible price? Our highly qualified experts are happy to answer your questions. The dates for our art auctions, our Expert Days and the previews can also be found here. We would be pleased to welcome you at one of our many offices or an auction house around the globe. Be our guest at our next auction, bid with us and purchase the work of art of your choice!


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Academy / News

The Story of a Masterpiece

The front of a painting reveals to the observer the beauty of a masterpiece, whereas the back of a painting tells us its history. Today, we will look at the labels on the reverse of Georges de La…

25.11.2020 Details

The 'Jungen Wilden' – German Art of the 1980s

It was first in the 1979 exhibition “Europa ‘79”, held in Stuttgart, that a ground-breaking development in contemporary art became visible, represented by Italian and German artists, displaying a…

20.11.2020 Details

Old Masters and 19th Century - an outstanding offer

The highlights of the works offered are a painting by Giovanni Battista (Giambattista) Tiepolo with an estimate of €400/450,000 and a wood panel by Philips Wouwerman for €300/350,000. Abraham…

11.11.2020 Details

Decorative Arts - an abundant offer

Alongside the two special catalogues with a spectacular offering “Fit for a King – Abraham & David Roentgen” and the collection of Renate and Tono Dreßen, the Decorative Arts catalogue also…

10.11.2020 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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