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Auction calendar: sales in Austria, Germany and Switzerland in autumn 2018

08 October 2018

ATG’s calendar of auctions taking place in Austria, Germany and Switzerland in autumn 2018.

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Rape of Lucretia painting reflecting life of artist Gentileschi to be auctioned for first time

28 August 2018

Italian baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) is renowned for her biblical and mythological scenes but her legacy is dominated by her personal story – she was raped by fellow artist Agostino Tassi and took part in his prosecution.

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Habsburg royal memorabilia leads selection of Central European hammer highlights

06 August 2018

Imperial souvenirs, Expressionist portraits and metalware from Augsburg and Iran were among the recent highlights at sales in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

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A Chinese chair to make bidders sit up

02 July 2018

Stuttgart auction house Nagel (33% buyer’s premium) held its summer sale of Asian art in Salzburg having acquired an impressive array of quality pieces from European and other collections.

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Hapsburg memorabilia sale to include Franz Josef’s slippers

04 June 2018

One of Dorotheum’s specialities is its staging of sales devoted to imperial court memorabilia and historical objects, which are notable for featuring souvenirs and personal memorabilia from the House of Hapsburg.

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Jewellery by a Wiener Werkstatte leading light on offer in Vienna

07 May 2018

Main stage at the design auction at Dorotheum in Vienna on May 30 is taken by jewellery designed by Josef Hoffmann, one of the leading lights of the Wiener Werkstätte.

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Italian panel from a medieval chest on offer in Vienna

09 April 2018

A panel front from a cassone will feature in the April 24 sale of Old Master paintings to be held by Dorotheum in Vienna.

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Pick of the Week: Closing the shutter at a record €2m

19 March 2018

A new record for a camera sold at auction was set by WestLicht in Vienna when one of only a handful of surviving Leica 0-series cameras – this one carrying the serial number 122 – sold at €2m (£1.76m) plus 20% buyer’s premium, to a private buyer from Asia.

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5 Questions: Gerald Weinpolter

12 March 2018

Gerald Weinpolter is based in Vienna and specialises in Austrian painting.

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Uecker is nailed on as greatest hit of the influential Zero group

02 January 2018

Paintings by major exponents of Expressionism almost invariably occupy many of the top slots in the modern and contemporary art sales staged in late autumn across Germany and Austria.

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Beyond Zero: modern and contemporary highlights

02 January 2018

The potential star of the show at the sale of Selected Works held by Grisebach (25% buyer’s premium) in Berlin on November 30 lived up to its expectations.

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Philosopher Wittgenstein shows sculpture skills

04 December 2017

A philosopher of mathematics, the human consciousness and language, Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was described by his teacher Bertrand Russell as “the most perfect example I have ever known of genius as traditionally conceived”.

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Egon Schiele work on paper sets highest price of the year for an Austrian auction

29 November 2017

The highest price of the year to date at auction in Austria was set by a market-fresh work on paper by Egon Schiele (1890-1918) offered at the latest Modern art sale held at Dorotheum in Vienna.

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On the hunt for Delacroix copies of Rubens works

27 November 2017

A mix of surprising and more predictable results emerged in the first round of Old Master auctions in Germany and Austria this autumn.

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Buccellati jewelley on offer with aristocratic provenanace

11 September 2017

Jewels by Buccellati, all from European aristocratic collections, feature in the jewellery auction at Dorotheum in Vienna on October 19.

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Viennese dealer collection on offer at Vienna auction

28 August 2017

The second, and final, instalment of the collection of the Viennese art dealer Reinhold Hofstatter will come up for sale at Dorotheum’s Vienna rooms on September 26.

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Irises bloom in Austrian saleroom as tension mounts

07 August 2017

Austrian artists figured prominently at the June 20-21 sale at Kinsky (26% buyer’s premium) in Vienna.

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Asian art and a continental drift of sales

17 July 2017

Dealers in and collectors of Asian art were spoilt for choice around the middle of June in Europe. As well as the Asian sale series in Paris (see last week’s ATG, No 2300), a vast selection of works came up for sale in Zurich, Cologne, Brussels, Salzburg and Stuttgart.

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Vienna Vesalius is a truly impressive body of work

10 July 2017

Andreas Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica is one of those rare epoch-making works, a publication that changes everything in its field and sets a standard for others to emulate.

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Bidders battle for Old Masters in Vienna and Cologne

12 June 2017

Recent Old Master paintings in Vienna and Cologne have yielded some predicted but also unexpected results including a high price for a work by a German better known for his poems and plays than his paintings.