From 25 June through 11 July 2021: Timed auction “Modern Art Online Only“


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 will take place in Autumn 2021. We appraise 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.

Selected results

from our auctions on 10 and 11 June 2021

Lot 13

Carl Grossberg

Self portrait. 1928. Oil on wood. 70.1 × 60 cm. Sold for 649,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 20

Max Liebermann

“Reiter in der Allee bei Sakrow”. 1924. Oil on canvas. 95.7 × 114.8 cm. Sold for 1,465,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 40

Arthur Segal

“Selbstporträt”. 1921. Oil on canvas. 70 × 50 cm (with frame: 84.5 × 64.5 cm). Sold for 375,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 19

Alexej von Jawlensky

“Sommertag in Ascona”. Circa 1918. Oil on linen structured paper, laid down on panel. 27 × 36.4 cm. Sold for 425,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 4

Lovis Corinth

“Rote Rosen”. 1925. Oil on canvas. 60 × 45.5 cm. Sold for 250,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 23

Emil Schumacher

“Scala III”. 1991. Mixed media on wood (with cord and foliage). Sold for 225,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 662

Heinrich Hoerle

“Vordermann”. 1932. Wax crayon on heavy paper. 42,5 x 35,5 cm. Sold for 150,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Summer Auctions 2021

Carl Grossberg