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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 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

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

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

The highlight of the auction was edition 38/50 of a portfolio with 10 prints by Umbo. This edition from 1980 was pushed up to 23,600 by the German trade (lot 20, 10,000). Following on from the…

07.12.2016 Details

The Modern Art auction was crowned by the colourful picture of a girl by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner which sold for 1.58 million euro. One of George Grosz’ most important sheets, Soirée made 446,000, with…

07.12.2016 Details

The Modern Art and Contemporary Art auctions last weekend, with a total of 12.2 million, belong to their most successful in their field at Lempertz for years. The result for Contemporary was equally…

07.12.2016 Details

The highlight of the auction was edition 38/50 of a portfolio with 10 prints by Umbo. This edition from 1980 was pushed up to 23,600 by the German trade (lot 20, 10,000). Following on from the…

06.12.2016 Details

The Modern Art auction was crowned by the colourful picture of a girl by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner which sold for 1.58 million euro. One of George Grosz’ most important sheets, Soirée made 446,000, with…

06.12.2016 Details

Numerous top lots from private collections complete the great offer of this season's Modern Art Auction.

25.11.2016 Details

This season’s decorative arts auction was to bring an exceptionally high sales rate for jewellery. Further highlights of the sale included a late Gothic stained glass window, which sold for €82,000;…

22.11.2016 Details

Last weekend’s successful auctions of old masters and decorative arts brought in a total result of almost 7 million euros. The sales also included a lot of surprises. Not only were a large number of…

21.11.2016 Details

A strong show from Old Masters and 19th century paintings. Highlights of the older paintings include a landscape by Jan Brueghel the Elder (260/300,000), a city view by Jan van der Heyden…

08.11.2016 Details

The Decorative Arts auction on 17 November will be opened with the Jewellery sale and on 18 November continues with silver, porcelain, faience, furniture, glass and ceramics. Highlights of the…

08.11.2016 Details

This autumn Lempertz will auction Dali's stage curtain 'Mad Tristan' from 1944. The unusual work is probably the largest surrealist painting, and will be on display in Brussels until 3…

24.10.2016 Details

The exhibition comprises works of very known artists like Simon Denny, Thomas Schütte, Michael Krebber, Lucy McKenzie, Martin Kippenberger and many more.

30.08.2016 Details

The impressive highlight of one of the best photography auctions Lempertz has ever organised was the series of vintage prints by Albert Renger-Patzsch. His famous work “Natterkopf” from 1925 went up…

19.06.2016 Details

As expected, the main highlight of one of Lempertz‘ best auctions of Asian Art to date – with a total result of 3.2 mill. Euro and of significantly over 100% of the total valuation – was the imperial…

11.06.2016 Details

Konrad Klapheck's 1968 canvas “Gefährliche Liebschaften” (Les Liaisons dangereuses) became the object of a lengthy bidding battle, which raised the work from the estimate of €120–150,000 to…

10.06.2016 Details

With considerable records, top prices and a total result of almost 10 million euros, Lempertz can look back on a weekend of successful sales. The highlight of the auction was Vincent van Gogh's…

10.06.2016 Details

Lempertz can celebrate a successful decorative arts auction with an exceptionally high sales quota. The sale featured several magnificent private collections, and the jewellery and porcelain…

23.05.2016 Details

The highlight of this year's Old Masters auction “The Peasant Wedding” by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, is estimated at €1,000,000–1,200,000. The 42 x 59 cm panel is listed under the catalogue…

12.05.2016 Details

The Asian art auction last weekend realised a very pleasing 2.4 million Euro with a result of over 100 % in terms of value. Tibetan, Sinotibetan and Chinese sculpture were highly sought after;…

08.12.2015 Details

From German noble property, a collection of Meissen animals stood out not only for the quality of the objects, but for their excellent condition.

17.11.2015 Details

The top lot of the auction is a rare, splendid Frankfurt Baroque cabinet, which due to its signed parallel example in Waddesdon Manor, can be attributed to the Master Schilling. The fine inlay design…

23.10.2015 Details

Lempertz will be organising a charity sale of artworks as part of the yearly Art Dinner of the Bürgerstiftung Berlin on 29th September. The profits from this sale of around 60 works will go towards…

14.08.2015 Details

This year Lempertz in Berlin discovered an up till now unknown, unusual private collection of highly important Chinese paintings. The total of 37 hanging scrolls were offered in a special catalogue…

09.06.2015 Details

The two-day Asian art auction on 3 and 5 June, with an outstanding total result of 3.6 million euro, was the second best Asian art result for Lempertz, with the largest contingency of Chinese bidders…

09.06.2015 Details

The highlight of the two-day Asian Art Auctions on 3 and 5 June is the private Berlin collection of modern Chinese painting. Presented in a special catalogue, an extra press release will follow. The…

28.05.2015 Details

The highlight of the auction is the pendule à barométre after a famous model by André Charles Boulle, once found in the collection of The Time Museum, Rockford Illinois. This important museum piece…

01.05.2015 Details

Lempertz auction house, market leader in the fields of African and Oceanic art in Belgium, successfully held the annual auction of African and Oceanic art in their second headquarters in Brussels on…

29.01.2015 Details

Following many years of successful partnership between Artcurial and Lempertz for the auctions of jewellery and gems, which this July was crowned by a record total result of 14 million euros, and a…

30.11.2014 Details

This season’s spectacular offers, which for the first time are being presented in two catalogues, are headed by two important works by Anselm Kiefer: “Geheimnis der Farne”, estimated at 450 – 550,000…

20.11.2014 Details

The upcoming autumn auction will include numerous important highlights. The most significant of which being two extremely rare works by Matteo Giovannetti (700 – 800,000), followed by an equine…

31.10.2014 Details

With Carlotta Mascherpa, Kunsthaus Lempertz has secured an experienced specialist for the Italian art market, in reaction to the increased interest of prestigious Italian collectors and art lovers.

13.09.2014 Details

The Lempertz Old Masters and Decorative Arts auctions were highly satisfactory at the weekend. Two interesting collections complemented the regular offerings: the Hofstätter collection from Vienna…

10.07.2014 Details

The Russian space capsule of the type Vozvrashchayemyi Apparat (VA) is the only spacecraft that entered space twice in its history. On 7 May at 6 p.m. the VA Space Capsule will be auctioned at…

05.05.2014 Details

The Vozvrashchayemyi Apparat Space Capsule is probably the first spacecraft that entered space twice in its history. On 7 May the VA Space Capsule will be auctioned at an estimated value of $1-2…

03.04.2014 Details

The Vozvrashchayemyi Apparat Space Capsule is probably the first spacecraft that entered space twice in its history. On 7 May the VA Space Capsule will be auctioned at an estimated value of $1-2…

27.03.2014 Details