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In short videos and captivating articles from art experts and passionate collectors from all over the world, you have the opportunity to explore something new and interesting.

In 1984 Klaus J. Jacobs founded an art collection of a special kind: the collection of the Jacobs Suchard Museum in Zurich. Jacobs was interested in the reappraisal of the European product history of coffee and so compiled a remarkable collection of artefacts from the cultural history of coffee...

16.05.2017

Netsuke

It is one advantage of art to be able to reach the emotions of the viewer purely through the visual. Thus the question of a rational comprehensible use is often overlooked. However, Japan of the 17th century bore an art out of pure utilitarianism which still today awakens pleasure in collectors...

Dr. Werner Schäfke, art historian and former director of Cologne’s city museum, directs his gaze onto the portrait Der Maler Heinrich Hoerle (The Painter Heinrich Hoerle) by August Sander and portrays his personal impressions. Let yourself be surprised!

After the great approval in Autumn, we introduce this season’s highlights of the upcoming Spring auction in brief videos. This year we were also able to get a hold of exciting personalities, including style icon Britt Kanja. She shares her personal take on the sculpture Die Nacht by Emil Wolff,...

The black crocodile leather Kelly bag is possibly the most iconic handbag of the 20th century. The design acquired its moniker, which Hermès made into a label, after Princess Gracia Patricia - the former actress Grace Kelly - carried it held across her body in 1956 to conceal her first pregnancy.

Lempertz Academy: short videos and captivating articles from art experts and passionate collectors from all over the world. In our new series, you have the opportunity to explore something new and interesting. Let us surprise you with the first four of our highlight videos.