Modern Art

Pre auction report

The catalogue starts with a series of selected works from Classical Modernism, some of which come from the estate of Reinhard Piper. Max Beckmann portrayed the Munich publisher (portrait 1,400 - 2,000 EUR), who released a number of selected prints by the artist. Particularly noteworthy is the 'Niggertanz', a work from the series 'Jahrmarkt‘ from the year 1921.

The focus on Pop Art had attracted lots of interest already in June, thus, this December, another large chapter is devoted to this subject. Among the highlights of the offer are Keith Haring's 'Lost Babies' from the 1980s (10,000 - 12,000 EUR) and Roy Lichtenstein's 'Shipboard Girl' from 1965 (18,000 - 20,000 EUR). With Allen Jones' works 'Yellow Figure' (6.000 - 8.000 EUR), 'Free Spirit' (3.500 - 4.500 EUR) and 'Dancing Couple' (2.800 - 3.000 EUR) the medium sculpture is also well represented. Andy Warhol, of course, should not be missing from the Pop Art chapter, selected works of his enrich the offer. The water colours 'Christmas Tree' (6.000 - 8.000 EUR) and 'Merry Christmas Sprites' (6.000 - 8.000 EUR), both created around 1954, set the mood for the upcoming Christmas season.

All lots will be on display during the preview starting on 28 November.