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 auctioned. Furthermore, a special auction with works by Heinrich Kühn will also be held.
With a result of 22 million euro, Lempertz had a successful spring, crowned by an additional 9.4 million euro at the end of the season with the Jewellery Auction in Monte Carlo. Numerous consignments for the autumn season already promise to continue the great success of the first half of the year.
As well as the sale of a small but important Old Master collection which includes two outstanding paintings by J. Brueghel the Elder, the private collections of the art dealers Giese from Cologne, Franke from Munich and Asboth from Vienna will also go under the hammer. Moreover, a large part of the collection of the Jacobs Museum in Zurich will be offered featuring 250 objects around the theme of ‘coffee’, including paintings by Georges Braque, Jean Etienne Liotard and George Grosz as well as first-class coffee pots, cups and machines from the Baroque to Bauhaus.
A special auction with 75 photographic works by Heinrich Kühn, born in 1866, will also be held featuring several of this artist’s best-known motifs. Never before has such an important collection been seen on the auction market. Kühn was one of the most important European representatives of pictorialist photography and was an expert in the field of fine print techniques.