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 1192 - Contemporary online. lempertz:projects - Online Only

Thursday 18. 11. 2021 - Wednesday 08. 12. 2021
Auction
Auction 1192 - Contemporary online. lempertz:projects will take place as an online auction between 18.11.2021 and 08.12.2021.

During this time you can bid on the lots of the auction online.

Register now to participate in the auction! Please note that a separate registration is required for our online auctions.

Please also note that due to the new Money Laundering Act, we are obliged to carry out an identity check on our customers. You can easily and securely upload the necessary documents on our website. You will find the link to this on the right.
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Preview of single works on request.
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Auction 1187 - Modern Art, Evening Sale

Photography Post War & Contemporary Art Modern Art
Friday 03. 12. 2021, 06:00 pm
Lot 1 - 73
Auction 1187
Auction
Cologne
Friday, Dezember
6 pm, Lot 1 – 73

Visitors are required to show the Covid pass.
You are kindly invited to leave your bids by telephone or online.

The auction will be streamed live at www.lempertz.com.

Kunsthaus Lempertz
Neumarkt 3
50667 Cologne
T+49.221.925729-0
F+49.221.925729-6
Preview
Cologne, Neumarkt 3
Saturday 27 Nov: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday 28 Nov: 11 am – 4 pm
Monday 29 Nov – Thursday 2 Dez:
10 am – 5:30 pm

Brussels, Rue du Grand Cerf 6 Grote Hertstraat
Thursday 4 Nov: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Friday 5 Nov: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 6 Nov: 11 am – 6 pm

Berlin (selection), Poststraße 22
Friday, 12 Nov: 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday, 13 Nov: 11 am - 5 pm

Visitors are required to show the Covid pass.

Auction 1188 - Modern Art, Day Sale

Post War & Contemporary Art Modern Art
Saturday 04. 12. 2021, 11:00 am
Lot 100 - 275
Auction 1188
Auction
Cologne
Saturday, Dezember 4
11 am, Lot 100 – 275

Visitors are required to show the Covid pass.
The auction room is kept free of germs and viruses by a UVC filter system.

The auction will be streamed live at www.lempertz.com.

Kunsthaus Lempertz
Neumarkt 3
50667 Cologne
T+49.221.925729-0
F+49.221.925729-6
Preview
Cologne, Neumarkt 3
Saturday 27 Nov: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday 28 Nov: 11 am – 4 pm
Monday 29 Nov – Thursday 2 Dez:
10 am – 5:30 pm

Brussels, Rue du Grand Cerf 6 Grote Hertstraat
Thursday 4 Nov: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Friday 5 Nov: 9 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 6 Nov: 11 am – 6 pm

Berlin (selection), Poststraße 22
Friday, 12 Nov: 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday, 13 Nov: 11 am - 5 pm

Visitors are required to show the Covid pass.

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.