Lempertz Auction House

From Old Masters to African and Oceanic art, our traditional art auction house caters to a broad spectrum of interests. We employ experts in all our specialisations who are happy to offer advice and provide appraisals. Alongside classic saleroom auctions, you can now also participate in our sales via online bidding.


Fine Arts

The fine art department has been central to our house's success since its founding. The department covers paintings, drawings and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the 19th century...


Decorative Arts

This department’s auctions cover the entire spectrum of European decorative arts: Furniture and jewellery, silver and porcelain, ceramics, glass, miniatures and boxes...


Modern Art

Our modern art auctions cover the European classic modern period of the late 19th century and the early 20th century Avant Garde...


Contemporary Art

Lempertz have been holding auctions of contemporary art since 1989. These sales encompass works from the post-war era to the present day and take place twice yearly in May/June and November/December in Cologne...



The decision to carry out regular photography auctions in 1989 provided Lempertz with a pioneering role in this field in Germany...


Asian Art

Over 100 years ago, Lempertz were one of the first auction houses worldwide to begin organising specialist sales of Asian art...


African and Oceanic Art

Since the early 20th century, the art of Africa and Oceania has fascinated both artists and collectors alike, and had a substantial influence on the art of the classic modern era, especially Cubism, Fauvism and German Expressionism...