Auction House Cologne
Last year, Kunsthaus Lempertz celebrated its 175th anniversary, and with it, its position as the world’s oldest family-owned auction house. For over 100 years, the auction house has held its main location in Cologne’s city centre.
Art and culture have a long history in the Rhine metropolis. With a variety of galleries, renowned museums such as the Museum Ludwig or the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum as well as ART COLOGNE, the oldest art fair in the world, Cologne’s city centre is today one of the most important international art market locations.
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Bus 136/ 146 Neumarkt
CONTIPARK Parking, Cäcilienstraße 32 (Motel One )
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Monday - Friday:
9 am - 1 pm
2 am - 5:30 pm
10 am - 1 pm
Sales take place in the auction house in Cologne twice a year – in spring and autumn. The season is always opened by the auction for Paintings and Drawings 15th – 19th Centuries. This is followed by Jewellery, then Decorative Arts and Old Masters. Two weeks later, Photography, Modern and Contemporary Art are auctioned, and the season is rounded off by Asian Art.
Outside of Cologne, the Prussian Sale takes places each spring in Berlin, whilst in Brussels, the auctions of African and Oceanic Art and lempertz:projects are held. Furthermore, Kunsthaus Lempertz has worked in cooperation with the French auction house Artcurial on collaborative jewellery auctions in Monte Carlo for many years.
You have various possibilities of buying your chosen object in our auctions:
You can bid live in the auction room, submit a written bid at any location, or register as a telephone bidder or an online bidder.
Would you like to have a work auctioned? With a very long tradition, knowledgeable experts and around 20 auctions each year, Lempertz offers everything you need for your object to achieve a top price.
Are you interested in an auction next season? At Lempertz Cologne, we are already looking forward to your consignments. Our experts are happy to evaluate your art object:
Our experts for the various art fields are available almost all year round in our house and available to advise on a valuation at any time. Whether jewellery, Old Masters, Asian art, porcelain, classical modern art, contemporary art or photography – if you are thinking of putting an object for auction, simply arrange an appointment with our specialists.
Dr. Ingrid Gilgenmann
Porcelain, faience, glass, furniture, bronze, design