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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 28 and 29 November 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 Autumn Auctions 2019

Berlin, 28 and 29 November 2019

Lot 36

Max Liebermann

“Pferderennen in den Cascinen – 1. Fassung“. 1909. Oil on canvas. 61 × 88 cm. Estimate EUR 300,000–400,000

Lot 19

Fernando Botero

The Bed. 1974. Red chalk on canvas, washed. 202 × 179 cm. Estimate EUR 400,000-600,000

Lot 8

Max Beckmann

"Kleine Landschaft aus Bandol“. 1938. Oil on canvas. 50.5 × 71 cm. Estimate EUR 300,000–500,000

Lot 10

Franz Marc

“Grünes und weißes Pferd“. 1913. Tempera on heavy paper (postcard to Elisabeth Macke). Estimate EUR 250,000–350,000

Lot 16

Marc Chagall

“Les fiancés aux anémones“. 1979. Oil and tempera on canvas. 91,5 × 64,5 cm. Estimate EUR 1,000,000-1,500,000

Lot 23

Alexej von Jawlensky

“Abstrakter Kopf“. Circa 1921. Oil on canvas. 34.7 × 24.9 cm. EUR 300,000–400,000

Lot 6

Lovis Corinth

„Selbstporträt am Walchensee“. 1922. Oil on panel. 42.3 x 57.2 cm. Estimate EUR 400,000-600,000

Lot 30

Lovis Corinth

“Rosen, Tulpen und Flieder“. 1916. Oil on canvas. 100 × 80 cm. Estimate EUR 300,000–400,000

Lot 418

August Macke

„Uferpromenade“. 1914. Watercolour on paper. 36 x 48.2 cm. Estimate EUR 100,000-150,000

Lot 4

Käthe Kollwitz

Tod. 1897. Brush and India ink, pen and opaque white on thin wove paper. 31.6 x 25.8 cm. Estimate EUR 150,000-200,000

Lot 9

Heinrich Kühn

Landscape with lime tree. 1898. Brown gum print. 50.8 × 73.5 cm. Estimate EUR 100,000–120,000

Lot 7

Emil Schumacher

“Augila“, 1963. Oil on canvas. 60 x 80 cm. Estimate EUR 100,000-150,000