Established German auction house Lempertz offers specialist departments in fine arts, decorative arts, modern art, contemporary art, photographs, Asian art, and more.
As the oldest family owned auction house in Europe, Lempertz’s history reaches back to 1798 as an antiquarian book shop that offered auctions and it was officially founded as an auction house in 1845. Lempertz has become internationally reknown for auctioning important art estates. They hold auctions in Cologne, Berlin, Brussels, and Monaco, while offering branches and representatives in Munich, Zurich, New York, and São Paulo. Lempertz usually holds approximately 20 auction sales per year.
Lempertz is known with its record sales. They sold a Matteo Giovannetti painting for €2,700,000, Gerhard Marcks sculpture for €390,000, and a contemporary Günther Uecker piece for €305,000 in 2014.
The German auction house offers specialist departments in fine arts, decorative arts, modern art, contemporary art, photographs, Asian art, and more.
Since the beginning of 2000, Kunsthaus Lempertz is the only German auction house to be part of the renowned International Auctioneers group (IA), a group that unites eight independent leading auction houses from eight countries.
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