From 16 through 25 February 2024: The Leslie & Johanna Garfield Collection – Master Prints of the Expressionists

All works from this auction will be on view until 24 February in Berlin at Fasanenstrasse 25:

Monday to Friday, 10am to 6.30pm
Saturday, 11am to 4pm
Fasanenstrasse 25, 10719 Berlin
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Talk “Master Prints of the Expressionists – Neue Perspektiven“ at Grisebach on 20 February.

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 May 2024. 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 Winter Auctions on 30 November & 1 December 2023

Lot 11 – Selected Works

Lyonel Feininger

“Wolken überm Meer I”. 1923. Oil on canvas. Relined. 36 × 60 cm. Sold for 2,368,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 16 – Selected Works

René Magritte

“La Malédiction”. 1963. Oil on canvas on cardboard. 16.1 × 21 cm. Sold for 609,600 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 35 – Selected Works

Emil Nolde

“Mohn und blaue Lupinen”. 1950. Oil on canvas. 68.5 × 88.5 cm. Sold for 1,636,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 44 – Selected Works

Fritz Winter

“Afrikana I”. 1957. Oil on canvas. 135 × 145.5 cm. Sold for 190,500 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 58 – Selected Works

Albert Birkle

“Dame im offenen Wagen”. 1925. Oil on cardboard. 58.3 × 85 cm. Sold for 190,500 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 51 – Selected Works

George Grosz

“Nächtliche Szene, Berlin”. 1925. Aquarell, Sepia und Tusche auf Velin. 69,3 × 98, 5 cm. Sold for 330,200 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 319 – Modern Art

Lesser Ury

“Droschken (Regenstimmung)”. Circa 1915/20. Pastel on cardboard. 24.2 × 17.5 cm. Sold for 78,740 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 460 – Modern Art

Karl Hartung

“Stehende ohne Arme”. Circa 1947. Mahogany. 29.9 × 6 × 6.5 cm. Sold for 15,240 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 28 – Selected Works

Hans Hartung

”T 1980 H 34”. 1980. Acrylic on canvas. 185 × 300 cm. Sold for 457,200 EUR (incl. premium)

Lot 41 – Selected Works

Baltasar Lobo

“Pièce d’eau sur socle”. 1971–1986. Bronze with anthracite grey patina. 155 × 194 × 107 cm. Sold for 508,000 EUR (incl. premium)