Post auction report '100 Years of Bauhaus'

Post auction report '100 Years of Bauhaus'

Despite the hot temperatures in Germany, the attendees of the auction were not afraid of heated bidding battles for the coveted highlights of the auction ‚100 Years of Bauhaus‘.

The interest in our special auction for the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus was high across the board - with attendees bidding in the auction hall, on the telephones, and online, especially on the highlights of the auction. The very first lot, Oskar Schlemmer’s ‚Mannequin‘ (estimated price 20,000 - 30,000 EUR), was successfully hammered, and generated proceeds of 30,000 EUR. To our delight, this special piece, from the family of a major Bauhaus master, is going to a public collection, where it will soon be put on display. Several telephone bidders also fought back and forth over the extremely rare folding chair ‚B4 - 2nd version‘ by Marcel Breuer (estimated price 17,000 - 23,000 EUR) which resulted in an outstanding price of 68,580 EUR. This piece is now in the possession of an internationally renowned museum. Other iconic designs from the Bauhaus era also found their way to new owners. Marcel Breuer’s famous slat chair ‚ti 1a‘ (estimated price 35,000 - 45,000 EUR) is going to Italy, for a hammer price of 50,000 EUR, and a rare version of the Bauhaus chess game ‚XVI‘ by Josef Hartwig, with textile board (estimated price 15,000 - 20,000 EUR) is going to Spain for 26,4000 EUR.

With many more good results, the full list of which can be seen on our website, the evening was a successful start to the June auction series.

Unsold properties can still be purchased in the post-auction sale, which lasts until July 26th.

Post auction report 'International Design'

Post auction report 'International Design'

Our second June auction, International Design, seamlessly followed the success of the previous day, with nearly every other lot finding a new owner.

All kinds of stunning seats, ranging from armchairs to couches and beyond, from decades of design history were quite popular, and often the subjects of exciting bidding wars. The royal blue armchair ‚Peacock‘ from Dror Benshetrit, had a call price of 2,500 EUR. The price quickly doubled, and ultimately, a determined telephone bidder secured the beautiful piece for a price of 6,250 EUR. Frank Gehry’s armchair ‚Cross Check‘ (estimated price 900 - 1,200 EUR) had already caught the eyes of some visitors during the preview. This high level of interest led to the chair going to Italy for 4,250 EUR. The ‚Safari‘ seating object of the Archizoom Associati group, which can comfortably fit 6 people, was bought for 10,000 EUR.

Among the top lots of the auction is the desk ‚Diapason‘ by Marzio Cecchi (estimated price 8,000 - 10,000 EUR), which found a new owner in Switzerland for 10,625 EUR, and Serge Mouille’s three-armed floor lamp (estimate 5,000 - 6,000 EUR), which, for 6,600 EUR, is remaining in Germany.

Furniture and lamps from well-known designers and architects are a worthwhile and lasting investment, as proven by this auction’s results. The acquisition of a design classic also offers an added ecological value and gives the connoisseur’s pieces a second life.

Unsold objects can still be purchased in the post-auction sale, which lasts until July 26th.

Post auction report 'Modern Art'

Post auction report 'Modern Art'

The concept of our auction ‚Modern Art‘, curated for the first time on the focal themes of Picasso and Pop Art, has proven to be very successful. Among the most sought-after pieces were the works of two exceptional artists, namely Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.

The first part of the auction was dedicated to Pablo Picasso. Especially his ceramic work was well received. At the top of the outstanding hammer prices is the jug 'Visage aux yeux rieurs' designed for Madoura in 1969, which comes from a private collection in Berlin (Cat.No. 493, estimated price 26,000 - 32,000 EUR). The jug received a total revenue of 32,500 EUR including premium from an Anglo-Saxon customer. The imposing plate 'Taureau dans l'Arène', designed by Picasso as early as 1948, shows in the center one of the Master's favorite motifs: a bull (Cat.No. 487, estimate: 6,000 - 9,000 EUR). The hammer went down at 6,400 EUR in favor of a customer from Great Britain.

The positions of Pop often reached a multiple of their taxes. Works by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Allen Jones and Texan artist Luis Jiménez received particularly impressive results. The interest in proof prints by Andy Warhol was particularly high. The iconic image of 'Liz' (Cat.No. 593, estimated price 800 - 1,000 EUR) was bought by a telephone bidder for 18,500 EUR. The atmosphere became vibrant when the 'Three Stacked Figures' were called up, which Keith Haring immortalized on a New York subway sign of the ‚Bowery' station (Cat.No. 529, estimated price: 4.000-6.000 Euro). The lot quickly climbed to a hammer price of 14,000 EUR and the work is going now to the United Kingdom.

Unsold objects can still be purchased in the post-auction sale, which lasts until July 26th.