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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

Held on 21 April at Lempertz in Berlin, the Prussian Auction was a great success, and with a result of 1.3 million euro, had a results quota of over 100%. Traditionally opening the spring season,…

26.04.2018 Details

Following ten successful Berlin Auctions, Lempertz has rechristened its traditional spring action as the Prussian-Auction. Opening the season on 21 April, the Prussian-Auction encompasses 320…

15.03.2018 Details

Die Versteigerung von Art of Africa, the Pacific and the Americas am 31. Januar in Brüssel war mit einem Ergebnis von 1,2 Millionen Euro und einer Verkaufsquote nach Wert von über 160% die für…

07.02.2018 Details

The Photography auction was by far Lempertz’ most successful photography sale to date, crowned by a collection of 60 photographs by Heinrich Kühn (1866 -1944) - a rare as well as extraordinarily…

15.12.2017 Details

From the 960 lots, objects from India, South East Asia and Japan will be offered on the first day, and works of art from China, Tibet and Nepal on the second day. Both days feature a number of…

30.11.2017 Details

The Decorative Arts and Jewellery Auctions were successful and the performance curve for the jewellery sales at Lempertz is showing a steady and continuous trend upwards.

24.11.2017 Details

An der Spitze der regulären Offerte stehen mit 400/500.000 Euro ein expressionistisches Gemälde von Max Pechstein aus dem Jahr 1922 und ein Frauenporträt für 200/250.000. Auch Alexej Jawlensky ist…

23.11.2017 Details

Around 250 items, all united by their connection to coffee, will be coming under the hammer at Lempertz. From paintings by Georges Braque, Lesser Ury, and George Grosz to fine coffee pots, cups, and…

17.10.2017 Details

Im Rahmen des 6. Art Dinners der Bürgerstifung Berlin am 17. Oktober führt Lempertz eine Benefiz-Auktion durch, deren Erlös der Projektarbeit von über 500 ehrenamtlichen Paten zugute kommt.

21.09.2017 Details

Anlässlich der Berliner Art Week eröffnet die Münchner Galerie Sabine Knust in Kooperation mit dem Kunsthaus Lempertz am 11. September die Ausstellung "Gartenbank" - Ausgewählte Drucke von…

05.09.2017 Details

In addition to the sale of three private collections of art dealers from Cologne, Munich and Vienna, large parts of the inventory of the Jacobs Museum coffee collection in Zurich are also being…

18.08.2017 Details

For the first time, the auction for Asian art was offered in two parts this year. The first part of Indian, South East Asian and Japanese art took place on 9 June in Cologne, whilst the second part…

21.06.2017 Details

The Photography Auction was again spread over two auctions on consecutive days this spring season: as well as the 205 lots in the Photography Auction on 31 May, a further 16 important artistic…

07.06.2017 Details

The top lot of the offering with 592,000 euro was a garden picture by August Macke. Further highlights included: a significant increase for a Montmartre view by Maurice Utrillo for 273,000, a…

07.06.2017 Details

Undisputed at the top of the auction with 616,000 was Homage to the Square by Josef Albers. Gerhard Richter followed with 360,000 for a small canvas with a curtain. Günther Uecker reached 174,000…

06.06.2017 Details

The three-day Decorative Arts and Old Master auctions opened on 18 May with a shining sale of jewellery. Notable price increases were also seen for impressive 18th, 19th and 20th century porcelain…

23.05.2017 Details

The notably high quality offering of Old Masters and 19th century artists was characterised by Dutch and Flemish works. The German 19th century works for sale were particularly strong. The highlights…

23.05.2017 Details

Lempertz newest auction format lempertz:projects, developed and organised by Isabel Apiarius-Hanstein, represents a successful new concept that has greatly enhanced this year’s contemporary art…

06.04.2017 Details

Following the ‘Cultures – The World Arts Fair’ dedicated to antique, Asian and non-European art, Lempertz will be hold its first auction for Chinese, Tibetan and Nepalese art in Brussels on 15 June.

04.04.2017 Details

lempertz:projects is a new format for Lempertz' auctions, taking place for the first time in 2017 as a special auction, strengthening this year's contemporary art sale. With its own young…

23.03.2017 Details

The 3rd May marks the 10th anniversary of Lempertz' traditional Berlin Sale. Alongside a first class selection of porcelain, silver, bronze, and paintings with Prussian connections, this…

01.03.2017 Details

The EAMC represents the interests of the art trade before the institutions of the EU and has contributed over many years to the TEFAF report, which provides information on worldwide developments…

13.02.2017 Details

The sale 'Hommage à Coco Chanel - Vintage Haute Couture Fashion' at Lempertz Cologne on 9th February ended with a sensational total result of €170,000. Many bidders from around the world…

10.02.2017 Details

Following the success of the last Lempertz Vintage Auction in spring 2014, this year’s fashion sale taking place on 9th February in Cologne will centre on a unique collection comprising vintage…

19.01.2017 Details

A total of 820 lots came under the hammer in this year's autumn Asian Art auction, and with a result of over 2 million euro, it was certainly a very good auction.

12.12.2016 Details