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Indian art shone with an excellent hammer quota and a total result four times over the estimate. Noteworthy results were also achieved by South-East Asian and Japanese art. In total, the auction…

26.06.2022 Details

The three auctions of Modern Art, Contemporary Art and Photography brought in one of their best results of recent years with a total of € 11.5 million euros – and thus clearly surpassed last…

06.06.2022 Details

Crowning the regular Photography Auction stood three portraits of significant personalities from the field of music by Anton Corbijn, including his famous portrait of ‘U2’ featuring the singer Bono…

06.06.2022 Details

The quality-rich offer was headed up by works of the modern classics from France and Germany. Karl Hartung reached an international record price of € 605,000, Lovis Corinth rose to € 517,000, and…

06.06.2022 Details

The auction is strongly characterised by impressive objects from private collections. At the tip of the offer is the important collection of Dr Ludwig Jansen. As a collector, Jansen was primarily…

01.06.2022 Details

The total result of the three auctions of Old Masters, Decorative Arts and Jewellery from last weekend brought a very pleasing € 8.6 million euro. Decorative Arts was a success once again, and the…

31.05.2022 Details

The high points of the furniture with an investment of € 119,000 from a German bidder was a small cylinder bureau by David Roentgen (lot 1809, € 79/80,000) and a writing desk from Dresden or Warsaw,…

31.05.2022 Details

The top lot of the Photography Auction on 1 June is Willi Ruge’s 1931 spectacular ‘Photo of Myself at the Moment of my Jump’ showing the photographer parachuting over the outskirts of Berlin (lot…

25.05.2022 Details

At the pinnacle of the auction are two important works by Georg Baselitz (€ 450/650,000) and Günther Förg (€ 500/600,000). These are followed by 13 noteworthy six-figure works, often from the…

25.05.2022 Details

The eminent total of 15 six-figure works is led by French and German classics, with some of the artists represented by two or more works. Emil Nolde is present with four works (up to € 300/350,000),…

25.05.2022 Details

Sparkling amongst the particularly interesting offer of historical furniture is a writing desk with polychrome painted decoration attributed to the Dresden lacquer artist Martin Schnell (lot 1764, €…

12.05.2022 Details

The highlight of the auction - the wonderful and highly important painting by Bartholomé Esteban Murillo (see press release from last week) - is accompanied by an abundance of six-figure paintings:…

12.05.2022 Details

In addition to the Prussian Auction, held very successfully by Lempertz Berlin for a number of years, this season saw the introduction of a new format: Berlin Salon. This auction focused on the…

09.05.2022 Details

Lempertz to offer a masterpiece by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo: The Madonna of the Rosary from the Carmen Calzado Monastery in Seville, at its Fine Art auction in Cologne.

05.05.2022 Details

Alongside the successful Prussian Auction, Lempertz Berlin presents a new format, Berlin Salon, in which high value design objects, the incunabula of modern furniture construction are offered. The…

26.04.2022 Details

The highlights of the Evening Sale of Modern Art were an important early work by August Macke (€ 442,000) and a characteristic painting by Max Ernst from 1954 with a sale of € 325,000. Der SIngende…

10.12.2021 Details

Highlights of the auction include works by Andy Warhol (€ 286,000), Gotthard Graubner (€ 338,000), Gerhard Richter (€ 169,000 and € 143,000), A.R. Penck (€ 286,000), Anselm Kiefer (€ 156,000) and…

10.12.2021 Details

For the first time, Kunsthaus Lempertz will hold an online auction of Asian art alongside its main auction. And so, around 400 lots of art from India, South East Asia, Tibet, China and Japan will be…

30.11.2021 Details

A photograph of historical rarity marks the opening of the auction: The untitled portrait of a lady from between 1845 and 1849 is the first daguerreotype by Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann – the earliest…

26.11.2021 Details

This season, Lempertz published a special catalogue of porcelain and ceramics due to several important private collections – in particular the Hiemisch Collection and the porcelains from Renate and…

25.11.2021 Details

The highlights included paintings by Anton Möller (€ 212,000), Rubens (€ 213,000), Caesar Boetius van Everdingen (€ 146,000) and Jan Baegert (Master of Cappenberg) with € 200,000. The 19th century…

25.11.2021 Details

The star lots of the auction include works by Andy Warhol (€ 300/400,000 and € 140/180,000), Gotthard Graubner (€ 250/300,000), Gerhard Richter (€ 130/150,000), A.R. Penck (€ 130/150,000), Günter…

17.11.2021 Details

The high point of the Evening Sale of Modern Art is an atmospheric late work by Camille Pissarro from 1899 (€ 500/700,000). This is followed by an important early work by August Macke (€ 300/400,00),…

17.11.2021 Details

The highlights in this season’s Old Masters auction include paintings by Andrea Solario (€ 200/250,000), Cornelis de Heem (€ 200/240,000), Anton Möller (€ 180/200,000), Rubens (€ 180/240,000) and…

09.11.2021 Details

With several important private collections this season, Lempertz has released a special catalogue of porcelain and ceramics, highlighting in particular the Hiemisch collection as well as the…

09.11.2021 Details

Lempertz auction of the Art of Africa, The Pacific and the Americas on 2 September opens with the third and final group of Dan and We masks from the Ivory Coast from the collection of the Swiss…

15.08.2021 Details

L'Orfèvrerie, the art of gold and silversmithing, was the lifelong passion of the collector Bernard De Leye, and a field in which he is considered a leading connoisseur, collector, and art…

16.07.2021 Details

With almost 900 objects, the traditional two-day Asian Art auction on 24th and 25th June traversed the centuries. Particular high points were seen for Chinese monochrome porcelains and Japanese…

29.06.2021 Details

The highest result with € 620,000 was achieved by a painting by Max Ernst from the year 1953. This was followed by a whole row of six-figure sales: € 275,000 for a double-sided painting by Ernst…

24.06.2021 Details

The very successful auctions of Contemporary and Modern Art fetched a total of € 13.55 million with a high hammer rate by value, and with it one of the best results of recent years from Lempertz in…

23.06.2021 Details

With almost 900 objects, the two-day Asian Auction on 24th/25th June spans a broad arc between continents and centuries. Special highlights include Chinese monochrome porcelains and Japanese swords.

16.06.2021 Details

The Jewellery auction, one of the best of the last few years, performed brilliantly and achieved a result by value of well over 100% of the total estimate.

08.06.2021 Details

The auction of Old Master and 19th century paintings and sculptures comprised almost 260 lots, with the sculptures presented in an individual catalogue. The focus was on Italian art of the…

06.06.2021 Details

At € 400/600,000, the field is led by a sponge sculpture by Yves Klein. He is followed by canvases from Marlene Dumas (€400/500,000) and Sean Scully (€ 280/320,000), whilst paintings from Yoshitomo…

04.06.2021 Details

At the pinnacle of the offer is a painting by Max Ernst from the year 1953 (€ 500/700,000). French Modernism is strongly represented: we have a canvas from Pierre Bonnard painted in 1907 (€…

04.06.2021 Details

One thematic focus with several top lots is a group of photographs from the context of the Bauhaus and its successors, consigned from a Swiss private collection.

04.06.2021 Details

The Old Master and 19th century paintings and sculptures comprises almost 260 lots, with the sculptures presented in a separate catalogue. The focus lies on art of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque…

18.05.2021 Details

The respected art historian Dr. Anke Held joins Lempertz from Christie’s where she was the International Senior Specialist for Old Masters. Based in Brussels, she fortifies Lempertz’ successful team…

18.05.2021 Details

The auction with high-quality works of art comprises 590 lots – and together with 153 mortars, a total of 743 lots. One of the highlights in the section “Kunstkammer, Furniture and Textiles” – and…

16.05.2021 Details

Lempertz Berlin held its Prussian Auction on 24 April for the fourth time in succession under this title. With a result of 1.1 million euro, the auction was a significant success with almost all lots…

26.04.2021 Details

L’ Orfèvrerie, the art of the goldsmiths and silversmiths, has been the passion of Bernard De Leye throughout his life; a field for which he is considered a leading connoisseur, collector and art…

13.04.2021 Details

Lempertz Berlin will hold its Preußen (Prussian) Auction on 24 April for the fourth time in a row under this title. And once again, Alice Jay von Seldeneck and the team have put together a fantastic…

01.04.2021 Details

Lempertz is pleased to announce that the self-portrait ZERO (2018) by Georg Baselitz has been sold for 22,000 euro, considerably higher than the starting price of € 8,000. Georg Baselitz drew the…

03.02.2021 Details

With a total of 56.2 million euro, this 175th jubilee was not only a record year for Lempertz, despite the pandemic. There were, in addition, two "white glove sales", the collections…

20.01.2021 Details

With a very pleasing total result of 2.5 million euro, Lempertz’ two-day auction was a great success –the art from China in particular produced several surprise results. The number of Japanese…

21.12.2020 Details

A particular highlight of the Photography offer this autumn was the sale of a collection of 80 early views of Rome from the 19th century, from the collection of Orsola and Filippo Maggia.

15.12.2020 Details

On 13th November, Lempertz once again successfully auctioned a highly important private collection of outstanding Meissen porcelain and impressive glassware from the 17th and 18th centuries. The…

14.12.2020 Details

The success of an important early commesso dish with a view of Florence was quite brilliant. Attributed to the Florentine stone carver Cosimo Castrucci who was appointed to the Prague court in 1592,…

14.12.2020 Details

The auctions last weekend – Old Masters and 19th Century, Jewellery, Decorative Arts with the very important collections of Roentgen furniture and from Renate and Tono Dreßen featuring Meissen…

14.12.2020 Details

The Modern and Contemporary Art auctions were very successful with a high total sales quota of 9.5 million euro. For Modern Art, a very impressive painting by Otto Ritschl performed a great jump…

13.12.2020 Details

At the top of the offer stands Donald Judd with a sculptural work for € 500,000 and a canvas by Copley which saw a steep escalation to € 213,000. A bidder had to stretch to € 119,000 for “Mein Kölner…

10.12.2020 Details

The extraordinary high point of the auction season this autumn, not only for Lempertz in its 175th year but also in Germany, was the sale of 22 important treasures of Old Master art (including two…

10.12.2020 Details

Lempertz will once again offer the two-day Asian Art auction in two catalogues with notable consignments and private collections from all over Europe.

07.12.2020 Details

Highlights of the two-day auction include paintings by Alexej von Jawlensky (€ 120/150,000) and Emil Nolde with a dramatic “Tosendes Meer” watercolour for € 100/130,000 as well as one of his…

03.12.2020 Details

At the pinnacle of the impressive offer with numerous six-figure works is a sculptural work by Donald Judd for € 400/500,000 and a nine-part canvas work from Marcel Broodthaers (€ 350/400,000). A…

03.12.2020 Details

A particular highlight of this auction are the three beautifully made Japanese lacquer photo albums from a Rhenish private collection. The albums feature exceptionally fine quality hand-tinted…

03.12.2020 Details

In the upcoming season, Lempertz will once again be offering a separate catalogue with works from an important private collection. The selection of eighty rare, captivatingly beautiful views of Rome…

03.12.2020 Details

In its 175th jubilee year, Lempertz is proud to have had the opportunity to present the most important auction of Roentgen furniture in Germany since the war. Roentgen furniture from Neuwied has…

18.11.2020 Details

The highlights of the works offered are a painting by Giovanni Battista (Giambattista) Tiepolo with an estimate of €400/450,000 and a wood panel by Philips Wouwerman for €300/350,000. Abraham…

11.11.2020 Details

Alongside the two special catalogues with a spectacular offering “Fit for a King – Abraham & David Roentgen” and the collection of Renate and Tono Dreßen, the Decorative Arts catalogue also…

10.11.2020 Details

Lempertz offers the sensational Old Master Collection from the Bremen collectors H. and I. Bischoff, a collection of unparalleled importance in Germany. Only thanks to the incomparable expertise and…

28.10.2020 Details

On November 13th, Lempertz will again be auctioning a highly important collection of outstanding Meissen porcelain. Built up over a period of 40 years by the Münster property developer Tono Dreßen…

01.09.2020 Details

We are proud in our anniversary year to be able to present the most important auction of Roentgen furniture in Germany since the war. Roentgen furniture from Neuwied has stood as an international…

28.08.2020 Details

The total of 200, all market-fresh pieces from the estate of the important Leipzig encyclopaedia publisher reflected not only Albert Brockhaus’ (1855 – 1921) passion for collecting, but also the…

02.07.2020 Details

For the first time, the “Photography” auction this season was not accompanied by a printed catalogue – this did not, however, diminish the international collector’s desire to buy in any way. The…

24.06.2020 Details

The Evening Sale of Contemporary Art was also coined by a noteworthy number of important works, covering a wide spectrum of art from the second half of the 20th century and the 21st century. The…

24.06.2020 Details

The Evening Sale offer of Modern and Contemporary Art was characterised by a wealth of six-figure prices and considerable increases not only for the highlights, giving a very pleasing total result of…

24.06.2020 Details

As is tradition, the auction spans a wide arc from the early days of photography to the present day, traversing the history and styles of the medium. Heinrich Kühn’s two photographs of his children…

10.06.2020 Details

The Evening Sale of Contemporary Art is also characterized by a noteworthy number of important works covering a wide spectrum of art of the second half of the 20th and the 21st century. Three works…

10.06.2020 Details

The Evening Sale is characterized by a wealth of important works of classical modern art. Highlights include a painting by Lyonel Feininger (€ 400 - 600,000), an important large Picasso-drawing from…

10.06.2020 Details

With 8.3 million euro, the auctions of Old Masters/19th Century, Decorative Arts and Jewellery have brought in a very pleasing total result.

01.06.2020 Details

The highlight outshining everything was a highly important Nuremberg Renaissance goblet with rare polychromy by Andreas Roßner from the period 1592-1601. Interest for this very rare object was…

01.06.2020 Details

With a total result of almost 1 million euro, the Prussian Sale which took place on 16 May at Lempertz Berlin was very successful. Due to the current situation, only a few collectors were present in…

19.05.2020 Details

Social life has been considerably restricted due to the worldwide pandemic and Lempertz has also postponed the Prussian Sale, originally planned for the end of April, to 16 May.

23.04.2020 Details

Despite the turbulent times, Lempertz auction house was able to successfully hold its auction of Paintings 15th - 19th Centuries yesterday, with estimates up to € 10,000. As gatherings are currently…

19.03.2020 Details

On 25th April, Lempertz will be holding the Prussian Auction which traditionally marks the beginning of the spring season in our Berlin branch. The sale will feature just under 300 lots of porcelain,…

17.03.2020 Details

With a great result of 1.75 million, the Asian Art auction was especially strong in the areas of China and Tibet/Nepal, shaped by two German private collections: archaic Chinese bronzes from the…

16.12.2019 Details

Standing at the top are six-figure results for Alexander Archipenko (€ 223,000), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (€ 161,000), for Joan Miró (€ 161,000) and Georg Meistermann, who set an international record…

06.12.2019 Details

With its auctions of Modern Art, Contemporary Art and Photography, Lempertz achieved a very pleasing total turnover of 11 million euro. Lempertz celebrated two anniversaries this autumn: 30 years of…

06.12.2019 Details

On the occasion of its photography jubilee, Lempertz’ special catalogue 30 Years of Photography at Lempertz – 30 Photographic Masterworks spans a wide arc in terms of content and technique from the…

06.12.2019 Details

This autumn, around 30 works by the pioneers of abstract art from the estate of Will Grohmann and Renate Glück will be coming under the hammer at the Modern and Contemporary Art Auctions taking place…

08.10.2019 Details

Anlässlich des 20. Jubiläums der Bürgerstiftung Berlin findet unter der Schirmherrschaft von Bundestagspräsident a.D. Wolfgang Thierse am 20. September 2019 im Rahmen des Art Dinners eine…

06.09.2019 Details

A collection of French furniture and decorative objects from the 1920s and 1930s led to the decision to hold a new auction at Lempertz' Brussels house. The 134-object collection encompasses the…

04.09.2019 Details

After Tony Cragg's "Runner", a 1.5 m tall bronze from 2014 and one of the highlights was withdrawn shortly before the auction (lot 659), two "Linienbilder" by the Czech…

05.06.2019 Details

Das Kunsthaus Lempertz konnte in seiner Altmeisterauktion drei museale Gemälde aus der Sammlung des niederländischen Künstlers Joseph Henri Gosschalk (1875-1952) vermitteln, welche zuvor an die Erben…

23.05.2019 Details

This year's s pring auction presents an internationally and thematically wide ranging, high carat spectrum of 19th and 20th century photography.

17.05.2019 Details

Lempertz is delighted to host this exhibition to mark the launch of a new book, Sepik Ramu Art, edited by Kevin Conru with contributions from three eminent scholars, Virginia-Lee Webb, Crispin…

14.05.2019 Details

Lempertz offers a noteworthy abundance of highly important classical modernist works, led by two excellent works by Kurt Schwitters (€ 400/600,000 and € 300/350,000) as well as a monumental painting…

14.05.2019 Details

With around 300 lots, the auction kicks off with a Russian gold snuff box. With the marks of the St. Petersburg jeweller Keibel, the lid is embellished with a very fine Roman micromosaic with a…

06.05.2019 Details

On Saturday 6th April 2019, the Berlin spring season kicked off with the Prussian sale and the second part of the renowned Twinight Collection of the New York collector Richard Baron Cohen. Numerous…

11.04.2019 Details

On May 17th, parts of the largest European private collection of mortars will be auctioned at Lempertz in Cologne. The Schwarzach Collection comprises over 4000 pieces in total, which have been…

26.03.2019 Details

The April sale will be the first in Lempertz’ (the leading specialist for Oceanic and African art in Belgium) new collaboration with Artcurial in the field of African and Oceanic art, a collaboration…

20.03.2019 Details

The traditional spring auction of works from Prussia will take place at Lempertz Berlin on 6 April 2019. The sale includes over 300 lots consisting primarily of porcelain, silver, and paintings. In…

26.02.2019 Details

The most successful items in this season's Asian art auction were those from several important German private collections. The top lots in the sale from these collections included a Ge-ware…

17.12.2018 Details

Many of the highlights in this season's auction originate from important German private collections. For example a German collection of 21 Chinese ceramic works and several decorative arts…

28.11.2018 Details

This season, Lempertz offered three catalogues with varying programmes for fans of objets de vertu and decorative arts from the Gothic era to the 20th century. Of particular historical importance was…

28.11.2018 Details

On 16 November, the first part of a highly significant private collection from Lower Saxony will be auctioned off as part of the arts and crafts auction. Most of the approximately 200 objects from…

07.11.2018 Details

The worldwide largest and most important private collection of Royal Berlin, Sèvres, and Vienna porcelain will come under the hammer in Berlin on 7th November. The Twinight Collection, which has…

13.09.2018 Details

The highlights of the classical early 20th century photography include three prominent and well preserved Paris views by Jean Eugène Auguste Atget (lots 21 – 23, 4/5,000). Also taken in Paris are two…

26.05.2018 Details

Die Offerte wird dominiert von einer sehr seltenen frühen Meißener Teekanne mit Lackbemalung in äußerst gut erhaltenem Originalzustand, die dem Dresdener Hoflackierer Martin Schnell zugeschrieben ist…

09.05.2018 Details