Modern Art


Micaela Kapitzky

Dr. Markus Krause

Traute Meins

Nina Barge

Main Focus

Modern art at Grisebach encompasses a period of artistic creation that could hardly be more multifaceted. It begins with Impressionism and ranges over Expressionism, Dada, Bauhaus, Verismo, New Objectivity, and Surrealism all the way to post-war Modernism and Informalism. Grisebach has set the standard in these fields. After our auction house was founded in 1986, we quickly established ourselves as the highest-revenue German auction house for modern art. The most expensive artwork ever sold at a German auction to date is Max Beckmann's mysterious "Ägypterin", sold at Grisebach in Spring 2018 for 5.5m euros. Sensational results were not limited to the works of prominent artists such as Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Otto Mueller, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Hofer or Lyonel Feininger (whose “Gelbe Gasse” went for 3.6m euros in the autumn of 2016). Supposed outsiders whose work has gained new appreciation at Grisebach have also reached new heights. For example, the Cologne Progressive Anton Räderscheidt’s 1921 painting “Haus Nr. 9,” an icon of New Objectivity, fetched EUR 865,000 at Grisebach in the fall of 2016.



Auctions and Consignments

Our next auctions take place on 30 and 31 May 2019. We provide valuations for your art – confidentially, non-binding, and free of charge. Please send us a reproduction of the artwork by either post or email, including details such as the medium, date, and size (unframed). You may also use the estimate request form. Please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone – we are always at your disposal.

From our spring auctions 2019

30 and 31 May in Berlin

Max Liebermann. “Der Nutzgarten in Wannsee nach Osten“. 1924 (?). Oil on panel. 39,5 × 50 cm. Estimate EUR 300,000 – 400,000

Alexej von Jawlensky “Heilandsgesicht“. Circa 1919. Oil on paper in cardboard. 36,9 × 26,7 cm. Estimate EUR 300,000 – 400,000

Lovis Corinth. “Helle Rosen“. 1915. Oil on canvas. 54 × 62 cm. Estimate EUR 250,000 – 350,000

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Fischräucherei am Bahngleis. 1937. Oil on canvas. 76 × 112 cm. Estimate EUR 400,000 – 600,000

Gabriele Münter. Heuhocken in Murnau. 1909. Oil on cardboard. 25,5 x 34,7 cm. Estimate EUR 350,000 – 450,000

Lesser Ury. Unter den Linden mit Litfasssäule. Circa 1925. Pastel on cardboard. 35,4 × 50,4 cm. Estimate EUR 90,000 – 120,000

Fritz Winter. "Mit Rot und Gelb“. 1965. Oil on canvas. 60 × 70 cm. Estimate EUR 25,000 – 35,000

Georg Schrimpf. "Mädchen mit Schafen“. 1923. Oil on canvas. 52 × 80 cm. Estimate EUR 180,000–240,000