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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 Spring 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 Autumn Auctions 2019

Berlin, 28 and 29 November 2019

Lot 36

Max Liebermann

“Pferderennen in den Cascinen – 1. Fassung“. 1909. Sold for 375,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 8

Max Beckmann

"Kleine Landschaft aus Bandol“. 1938. Sold for 375,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 16

Marc Chagall

“Les fiancés aux anémones“. 1979. Sold for 1,225,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 10

Franz Marc

“Grünes und weißes Pferd“. 1913. Sold for 781,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 6

Lovis Corinth

„Selbstporträt am Walchensee“. 1922. Sold for 525,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 418

August Macke

„Uferpromenade“. 1914. Sold for 143,750 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 4

Käthe Kollwitz

Tod. 1897. Sold for 187,500 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 9

Heinrich Kühn

Landscape with lime tree. 1898. Sold for 125,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 7

Emil Schumacher

“Augila“, 1963. Sold for 162,500 EUR (incl. premium)