Fine Art

The history of human civilisation has been a history of art. Nothing presents a more vivid and accurate picture of the development of a society than the works of its artists. Values, fashions, and events all leave their mark: Art is the transformation of the world into images and symbols, it depicts, interprets, and re-evaluates. Lempertz auction house has been documenting and preserving this rich artistic history for many years: From the illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages to the opulent murals of the Baroque era to the secularisation of art in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Fine Art sector has brought forth works of unbelievable variety. Under our roof, lovers of art can buy and sell Fine Art paintings and sculptures, building on the expertise we have developed in over a century of experience curating art auctions.

Fine Art – Our Experts – Your Contacts

Would like to buy or sell Fine Art, do you have questions regarding specific lots, or are you simply in need of trustworthy expertise? Since the authors of Fine Art pieces are frequently unknown, an expert opinion is an indispensable asset. Our trained specialists can provide you with reliable, first hand advice combining years of experience with passion for the field. Our experts are available to answer your questions via e-mail and telephone.

Dr. Mariana M. de Hanstein

Fine Arts

+49 221

Dr. Otmar Plaßmann

Fine Arts

+49 221

Carsten Felgner M.A.

Fine Arts (provenance research)

+49 221

Dr. Takuro Ito

Member of the Management

+49 221

Fine Art Auctions

Are you looking to buy Fine Art? If so, we can recommend our current auctions. In our Fine Art auctions you can discover unique collector's items from all genres and eras: Paintings, sculptures, drawings – the works on the market are as rich and varied as Fine Art itself. However, private collectors are in permanent competition with municipal museums and galleries, as the supply of Fine Art treasures is finite. Therefore, every auction is a priceless opportunity to acquire a unique work of art that may never be found on the market again. Thus, works of Fine Art command high prices and attract large numbers of bidders.

Upcoming auctions - Fine Art

Auction 1186 - Paintings 15th-19th C.- Online Only

Thursday 04. 11. 2021, 10:00 am - Wednesday 24. 11. 2021, 04:00 pm
Auction 1186 - 15th-19th century paintings will take place as an online auction between 4.11.2021 and 24.11.2021.

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.
Preview of single works on request.

Auction 1185 - Paintings, Drawings an Sculptures 14th-19th C.

Fine Art
Saturday 20. 11. 2021, 11:00 am
Lot 1500 - 1724
Auction 1185
Saturday November 20
11 am

Old Master Paintings:
Lot 1500 – 1604
Old Masters Drawings:
Lot 1605 – 1616
Sculptures: Lot 1617 – 1658
19th century: Lot 1659 – 1724

We look forward to your bids:
in person, online, in writing or by telephone.
Visitors are required to show the Covid pass or present a valid PCR test.

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
Cologne, Neumarkt 3
Friday 12 Nov: 10 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 13 Nov: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday 14 Nov: 11 am – 4 pm
Monday 15 Nov – Friday 19 Nov:
10 am – 5:30 pm

Munich (selection),
St.-Anna-Platz 3
Wednesday 3 Nov – Thursday 4 Nov: 10 am – 5 pm

Berlin (selection), Poststraße 22
Thursday 4 Nov – Saturday 6 Nov:
11 am – 5 pm

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

Visitors are required to show the Covid pass or present a valid PCR test.

Sell Fine Art

Would you like to sell a work of Fine Art? Perhaps it no longer fits your profile or maybe you need more space? An experienced auction house provides you with the perfect opportunity: Only the most popular auctions will bring fair market prices for your Fine Art. Our valuation form is a simple way to have your questions answered, and our extensive artist database can provide you with an initial orientation.

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Record Results for Fine Art

Fine Art captivates audiences and attracts buyers with the promise of not only owning the work of a singular artist, but a piece of cultural heritage. This aspect is reflected in the results achieved for Fine Art at auction: It is not unusual for sums of over a million euros to be exchanged, and estimates are frequently exceeded. For example, an oil painting based on a composition by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, The Alchemist, achieved over one and a half million euros (incl. buyer's premium), and a work in tempera on panel from the 1st half of the 14th century depicting Catherine of Alexandria and Saint Anthony the Great by Matteo Giovanetti was purchased at auction for over two and a half million (incl. buyer's premium). Even more impressive were the three and a half million euros (incl. buyer's premium) achieved for Gerard Dou's 17th century work Painter in his Studio. Fine Art auctions are a moving experience, for people and the market.