Contemporary Art

The Contemporary Art department is among the most profitable at Lempertz. Alongside our successful regular auctions we also carry out special sales for large corporate and private collections as well as being a dedicated partner in numerous charity auctions. Our Lempertz branches in Cologne, Berlin, and Brussels have housed exhibitions of renowned Contemporary artists such as Anish Kapoor, Sean Scully, Ellsworth Kelly, Joannis Avramidis, Eberhard Havekost and Jorinde Voigt.

lempertz:projects

With lempertz:projects, we give private and institutional collectors a platform to sell at auctions works of young artists not yet established on the art market. Moreover, lempertz:projects comprises art works by established contemporary artists with attractive estimates.

The lempertz:projects auctions take place in Brussels once a year in early December. Brussels with its vicinity to all European art centres and with its dynamic art market offers the ideal location for the latest tendencies in contemporary art.

Contemporary Art – Our Experts – Your Contacts

Our experienced Contemporary Art experts are here to help you. We are available to answer your questions in person at one of our branches, via e-mail, or over the phone. For particularly extensive collections we are also happy to organise home visits upon request.

Dr. Mechthild Potthoff

Member of the Management

+49 221 925729-32potthoff@lempertz.com

Benjamin Schumann M.A.

Contemporary Art

+49 221 925729-29schumann@lempertz.com

Dipl.-Ing. Isabel Apiarius-Hanstein MAS

Contemporary Art
Partner

+49 221 925729-70i.hanstein@lempertz.com

Leonard Stühl M.A.

Contemporary Art

+49 221 925729-86stuehl@lempertz.com

Contemporary Art Auctions

Lempertz have been organising sales of Contemporary Art since 1989. Our portfolio has included artists from the post-war period to the present day. Our Contemporary Art auctions take place twice annually in May/June and November/December in Cologne. In 2017 we extended our Contemporary Art programme to include the lempertz:projects format. This new auction format is designed to appeal especially to younger collectors, offering works by Contemporary artists for moderate estimates.

Upcoming auctions - Contemporary Art

Auction 1177 - Evening Sale Contemporary Art

Post War & Contemporary Art Modern Art
Thursday 17. 06. 2021, 06:00 pm
Lot 1 - 109
Auction 1177
Auction
Cologne
Thursday 17 June 2021
6 pm Lot 1 – 109

We look forward to your bids:
in person, online, in writing or by telephone.

The auction will be streamed online. We kindly ask you to place your bids – preferably at least 48 hours before the auction – online, by phone or as absentee bids.

Kunsthaus Lempertz
Neumarkt 3
50667 Cologne
T+49.221.925729-0
F+49.221.925729-6
Preview
Preview by appointment only please

Cologne:

Friday 11 June, 10 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 12 June, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 13 June, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday 14 June - Wednesday 16 June, 10 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Berlin, Poststr. 22:

Selected works by appointment
Thursday/Friday 27/28 May

Auction 1178 - Day Sale Contemporary Art

Post War & Contemporary Art Modern Art
Friday 18. 06. 2021, 02:00 pm
Lot 150 - 504
Auction 1178
Auction
Cologne
Friday 18 June 2021

11 a.m. Lot 150 - 283 Modern Art
2 p.m. Lot 300 - 504 Contemporary Art

We look forward to your bids:
in person, online, in writing or by telephone.

The auction will be streamed online. We kindly ask you to place your bids – preferably at least 48 hours before the auction – online, by phone or as absentee bids.

Kunsthaus Lempertz
Neumarkt 3
50667 Cologne
T+49.221.925729-0
F+49.221.925729-6
Preview
Preview by appointment only please

Cologne:

Friday 11 June, 10 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday 12 June, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 13 June, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday 14 June - Wednesday 16 June, 10 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

Berlin, Poststr. 22:

Selected works by appointment
Thursday/Friday 27/28 May

Auction 1181 - Contemporary online - lempertz:projects

Friday 18. 06. 2021 - Sunday 27. 06. 2021
Auction
The Auction 1181 - Contemporary online - lempertz:projects runs as an Online Only Auction from 18.06 to 27.06.

During this time, you can bid on the auction lots via the internet.

Register now to take part in the auction!
Preview
Preview of single works on request.

Sell Contemporary Art

Are you planning on selling a work of Contemporary Art or would you like to have a work of Contemporary Art valued? Our experts are happy to provide you with free and non-binding advice. Our valuation form is a simple way to make your initial contact with us.

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Record Results for Contemporary Art

Collectors and experts alike praise and admire Contemporary Art. Quintessential works of Contemporary Art achieve exceptional results and the prices for Contemporary Art can rise to fantastic heights. Lempertz auction house can look back on a long and successful history of Contemporary Art auctions. 

An exceptional result was achieved in 2018 for Achrome; a folded canvas with kaolin by the Italian artist Piero Manzoni which sold for € 844,000 (all prices including buyer's premium).  Joseph Albers' Homage to the Square from 1962 changed hands in June 2017 for € 616,000. Lempertz have also achieved impressive results for works of contemporary sculpture. For example Fritz Koenig's Große Flora D, which sold in December 2016 for € 568,000 and especially the bronze High Wind by the British sculptor Lynn Chadwick, which changed hands for € 624,000.