100 Years of Bauhaus

German Design 1919 - 2019

Post auction report

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.