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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 in July 2020. 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 2020

Emil Nolde

“Südsee Landschaft II”. 1915. Oil on canvas. Estimate EUR 800,000 – 1,200,000

Wolfgang Paalen

“Avertissement I (Peinture)”. 1934. Oil and tempera on canvas. Estimate EUR 200,000 – 300,000

Mela Muter

Group of children. 1913. Oil on canvas. Estimate EUR 180,000 – 240,000

Otto Dix

“Bodenseelandschaft bei stürmischem Wetter (Gewitter am Bodensee)”. 1939. Mixed media on wood. Estimate EUR 140,000 – 180,000

Irma Stern

Still life with hibiscus, angel trumpets and fruits. 1929. Oil on canvas. Estimate EUR 70,000 – 90,000

Hanns Ludwig Katz

Frankfurt am Main at night. Cirva 1930/33. Oil on wood. Estimate EUR 20,000 – 30,000