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Press Releases from Ketterer Kunst (114 total)

Excellent Spring Result - Well-prepared for the Winter

Munich, 21 June, 2012, (kk) - EUR 13 million**, that’s the remarkable result for the 2012 spring auctions. The sections of Modern and Contemporary Art alone generated proceeds of EUR 1 million* more than in last year’s spring, which is very likely to be an exclusive case among all German auction houses“ ****, says company owner Robert Ketterer. He continues: “The demand for art is higher than ever before, and

New Location for Fine Art on the Rhine - Ketterer conquers Düsseldorf

Munich, 15 May, 2012, (kk) – Ketterer Kunst will open its new representative office in Düsseldorf on May 23 with highlights of the June auction. Among them will be works by renowned artists such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Gabriele Münter, Emil Nolde, Serge Poliakoff, Pierre Soulages and Andy Warhol. ”It's been a long lasting concern of mine to offer our clients in the Rhineland a more personal service”, said

Altenbourg exhibition allows intimate insight - Boycotted in the GDR – on disp …

Berlin, 21 February, 2012, (kk) – Gerhard Altenbourg counts among the most renowned artists of the second half of the 20th century. Even though his accomplishments are tremendous, he was officially boycotted by the GDR up until the early 1980s. Some 100 works, among them 30 woodcuts in colors, almost 40 lithographs, a dozen woodcuts as well as drawings and India ink works from between 1953 and 1989 are on

Rare Books Auction in Hamburg - Germany defeats the USA

Hamburg, 28 November, 2011, (kk) – In the bidding race for George Catlin’s “North American Indian Portfolio” (lot 40), which could almost double its starting price of € 45.000 with a result of € 87.600*, several bidders from the USA were left empty handed. The unique contemporary document of highest rarity will remain in Germany after the heated bidding skirmish. Die TOP 5 No. 40: G. Catlin, North American Indian Portfolio.

Scarce Gem in Rare Books Auction – Only copy of “Golden Legend“ to be auct …

Hamburg, 21. October 2011 (kk) – In medieval times it was wider spread than the bible. Now the only known copy of an early German edition of the ”Legenda aurea“ will be auctioned at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg on 21/22 November, 2011. A copy in this completeness of the richly illustrated edition of the two volume work can neither be found in commerce nor in the relevant bibliographies. The then

Strabanzerchen, Fitzebutze and Rumpumpel - Ketterer Kunst sells collection of ch …

Hamburg, 28 July 2011 (kk) – Originally, the colorful drawings and funny titles like Fitzebutze and Rumpumpel were intended for a very young audience. Meanwhile the artistically illustrated children and youth books, which will be auctioned by Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg, also attract the expert's eye of a grown audience. In context of the auction of “Rare Books“ in the new Hamburg location on Holstenwall 5 on 21/22 November, Ketterer Kunst

Excellent half-year figures - Bidding running high in the auction room

Munich, 29 June, 2011 (kk) - A remarkable result of more than EUR 12 million* have been achieved in the spring auctions at Ketterer Kunst. ”If the quality is right collectors are willing to invest large sums. This is proven by an average increase of up to 71 percent for sold objects (ratio between limit and hammer price) per auction, as well as a maximum of 25 percent new customers

Auction: Contemporary Classics - George Rickey and the Interaction of Forces

Munich, 12 April, 2011, (kk) - The stable and reliable market situation will attract customers just as much as the the range of top-class offerings that Robert Ketterer will come up with in his art auction of POST WAR/ Contemporary Art in Munich on May 7. George Rickey provides one of the top objects. With his kinetic sculpture ”No title (Single line)“, executed with a high degree of scientific accuracy in

Philipp Otto Runge: Creative and Ingenious - Rare Key Work of Romanticism at Ket …

Munich, 12 April, 2011, (kk) - With Philipp Otto Runge’s ”Die Zeiten“ a main work of German Romanticist print art will be called up at Ketterer Kunst on 14 May. ”The rare first edition of this key work will definitely generate much interest, as a mere 25 copies are in existence world-wide, many are in possession of renowned museums“, thus Robert Ketterer. Even Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who was rather critical

Special Auction Rare Books - An old Book sells for EUR 264.000*

Hamburg, 25 November 2010, (kk) – With an overall result of EUR 1,9* million, the two day auction of Rare Books at Ketterer Kunst made for the best result in this section for the last twenty years. The evening auction alone realized a stunning 74 percent sold lots and a quota of 128 percent*. The reason for this tremendous success is in “the very innovative catalog concept“ said Robert Ketterer.

Auctions continue to soar - Considerable results for art of up to EUR 20.000

Munich, 27 October 2010, (kk) – With a respectable overall result of EUR 2 million* and many world record prices, the auction of “Modern and Contemporary Art”, intended as an interim auction with works of up to EUR 20.000, was one of Germany’s very important auctions this year. “24 per cent new customers and an average increase of 45% (ration between limit and hammer price) per sold object, once more confirm

Fascinating discovery – Unique contemporary document of Lea Grundig to be auct …

Munich, 20 September 2010, (kk) – John Phillips, famous for his striking photo articles in the American Life Magazine, discovered it in Israel. Lea Grundig’s work “Holocaust (Aufstand)“ came via New York to Ketterer Kunst in Munich, where it will be auctioned off on 22 October. A work from the 1940s like this, made by one of the most important artists of the 20th century, has never been offered on

Excellent season kick off - Bidder rush makes for outstanding half-yearly figure …

Munich, 7. July 2010, (kk) - Euro 12 million* is the excellent result of Ketterer Kunst’s 2010 spring auctions. “If the quality is right, collectors are willing to invest large sums. This was also confirmed by the increase of new customers and their willingness to buy art, in order to add it to their investment portfolio“, said Robert Ketterer, auctioneer and owner of Ketterer Kunst. Auctions of Art of the 20th

Baroque florilegium makes for top result

Hamburg, 28 May 2010, (kk) - Realizing total proceeds of € 1,2* million, the two day auction of Rare Books at Ketterer Kunst on 17/18 May in Hamburg was a real success. With 83 percent lots sold, the special evening auction was a true highlight. “This clearly shows that the market for rare books is extremely stable and reliable, a fact that also makes this exciting section interesting for art

Expressionism and ZERO art on the upswing - quality captivates

Munich, May 14, 2010, (kk) - “About a year ago anxious prospects made for uncertainty, but the art market has not only proven stability in challenging times, it even reached new heights“, said Robert Ketterer, owner of Ketterer Kunst. “Its the quality that counts“, he continues in view of his main auction on 12 June 2010, which has its focal points on: 1. Modern Art 2. Post War/Contemporary Art on 1:

Quality captivates - Expressionism and ZERO art on the upswing

Munich, 23 April 2010, (kk) - “About a year ago anxious prospects made for uncertainty, but the art market has not only proven stability in challenging times, it even reached new heights“, said Robert Ketterer, owner of Ketterer Kunst. “Its the quality that counts“, he continues in view of his main auction on 12 June 2010, which has its focal points on: 1. Modern Art 2. Post War/Contemporary Art on 1:

April auctions at Ketterer Kunst revive the lust for art

Munich, 12 February 2010, (kk) - “After the excessive days are over, stability has once more gained a foothold on the art market. Quality objects make for great results“, said Robert Ketterer, auctioneer and owner of Ketterer Kunst. “There is an upward tendency“, he adds with regards to the upcoming spring auctions. The lots of the auctions on 23 and 24 April 2010 will already delight the hearts of art

Obituary - In memory of Wolfgang Ketterer

Munich, 14 October 2009, (kk) - Wolfgang Ketterer, “one of the most renown European art dealers“ (Abendzeitung, 09 September 2000) and “precursor of the German auction market“ (Handelsblatt, 08/09 September 2000), died in his home in Kreuth on Tegernsee near Munich today on 14 October 2009. Wolfgang Ketterer “made history in the German art business“, wrote the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on occasion of his 80th birthday on 9 September 2000.

Ketterer Kunst auctions off rare salvific history

Hamburg, 24 September 2009, (kk) - It can be yours, for € 25.000, the almost complete copy in an old coloring of the very rare “Sepculum humanae salvationis“. The fifth German edition of the so-called “spiegels menschlicher behaltnuß“, with some 272 woodcuts in the text, is a highlight in our upcoming Hamburg auction of Rare Books - Manuscripts - Autographs - Decorative Prints with Marine and North German Art. You

21 cities in 12 days - Ketterer Kunst's International Valuation Days

Munich, 31 August 2009 (kk) - The Ketterer Kunst art experts will be travelling Europe and the USA in September. On occasion of the auction house’s valuation days, paintings, drawings, rare prints and sculptures from the 15th to the 21st century, as well as rare books, manuscripts and autographs will be appraised without obligation. All places and times at a glance: Hamburg on 15 September, Ketterer Kunst Kiel on 16 September, Hotel

Insider’s tip in the spotlight - Rolf Hans - for the first time at Ketterer Ku …

Munich, 31 August 2009 (kk) - In a co-operation with the gallery Michael Draheim, Ketterer Kunst will show the exhibition Rolf Hans - Malerei und Skulptur (Painting and Sculpting) in its Berlin location on Fasanenstrasse 70 from 15 September to 7 October. “I never made art to make a living, I always made art to live.” Said the artist Rolf Hans, who died

A first in Europe - First KIRCHNERSHOP at Ketterer Kunst in Germany

Berlin, 05 August 2009 (kk) - As from now there is a new haven for fans of one of the most important German artists of the 20th century: in Berlin, the former stronghold of Expressionism, Ketterer Kunst is operating the first and hitherto only KIRCHNERSHOP in Germany at Fasanenstrasse 70. Aficionados of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner can now take home many of his exciting motifs on numerous useful objects and accessories in

Outstanding launch for new House for Art - Very good half-year balance at Ketter …

Munich, 9 July 2009, (kk) - Over € 7.9 million*, thus the very good results from the Spring Auctions at Ketterer Kunst in Munich and Hamburg. “Even though it isn’t easy currently to get hold of good works, we succeeded in collecting an offering that met with an enthusiastic response and ensured outstanding sales proceeds. You could have hardly wished for a better start in a year like this,” observed

Inaugural auction at Ketterer Kunst – Optimistic forecasts surpassed

Munich, 23 June 2009 (kk) - “It was an outstanding auction, an exhilarating auction,” was the comment made by auctioneer Robert Ketterer on the auctions he held on 19/20 June to officially inaugurate the new Ketterer Kunst headquarters. “The sales quotient by lot numbers was comparable to the best results achieved in the golden age of the past three years. With post-auction sales it will probably even surpass them,” adds

New Ketterer Kunst headquarters inaugurated - Summer festivities at Ketterer Kun …

Munich, 22 June 2009 (kk) – The new Ketterer Kunst headquarters next to Messe Munich are certainly impressive. The House for Art deploys 3500 m2 of surface area, which includes a spacious auction room, light-filled exhibition rooms and a library with some 1000 m of shelf space. A highlight is what is probably the world’s largest art show window measuring eight metres in height and 23 metres across. On 18

Lost portrait of Shevchenko resurfaces

Munich, 11 June 2009, (kk) - The Louis Picard painting “Ira Aldridge in Taras Shevchenko’s Studio” is bound to cause a sensation. Painted around 1900, the portrait will go under the hammer at the Ketterer Kunst Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century auction as the spectacular prelude to the four Welcome Auctions to be held on 19 and 20 June 2009 at Ketterer Kunst in Munich. There

Official Inauguration - Celebration at Ketterer’s new House for Art

Munich, 26 May 2009, (kk) - “Today’s art market demands, apart from high quality, the factors of rarity and market freshness,” thus Robert Ketterer, auctioneer and owner of Ketterer Kunst. And he adds: “I’m very glad, especially at our grand Welcome Auctions on 19/20 June 2009 in our new Munich House, to be in a position to provide an extremely choice offering of over 320 objects that meet

Première exhibition - Armin Mueller-Stahl shows new work at Ketterer Kunst

Munich, 12 May 2008 (kk) - From 11 June to 31 July 2009, Armin Mueller-Stahl is showing his most recent work as well as classics from his œuvre at Ketterer Kunst in Munich under the title Menschenbilder, Zyklen und Lebenslinien [Portraits, Cycles and Life Lines]. “It is a great honour to be able to show works by a universal genius such as Armin Mueller-Stahl. I am really delighted that we are

Reason to celebrate – Grand Welcome Auction at Ketterer’s new House for Art

Munich, 15 April 2009 (kk) – Ketterer Kunst is celebrating its new House for Art directly at Neue Messe Munich with the sale of important works dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries at four Grand Welcome Auctions to be held on 19/20 June 2009. “I’m very glad indeed that we can now present our new domicle for art in all its

Ketterer Kunst to auction Maria Sibylla Merian’s magnificent book on insects

Hamburg, 30 March 2009 (kk) - It might be yours for just € 25 000: the Bernard edition of Maria Sibylla Merian’s two great books on the insects of Suriname and Europe. Published in Amsterdam in 1730, the work, featuring 256 stunning copperplate engravings, is to be sold at the Ketterer Kunst auctions in Hamburg on 18 und 19 May 2009. Maria Sibylla Merian’s “Over de voorteeling en wonderbaerlyke veranderingen

The right time to be collecting art - Ketterer Kunst spring auctions

Munich, 25 March 2009, (kk) - “The art market has always been a law unto itself. That is why I am looking forward so optimistically to our spring auctions on 28/29 April 2009,” thus Robert Ketterer, owner of Ketterer Kunst. “Now is just the right time to invest in art. We have agreed with our consigners to reduce reserve prices, thus taking the current market situation into account.” Carrying an

90 years of Bauhaus - Two auction houses hold themed auction for first joint pro …

Munich, 5 February 2009 (kk+q) - Auction houses Ketterer Kunst and Quittenbaum are taking the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus by Walter Gropius as an occasion to hold a joint auction, a first for both. The venue for the joint auction on 20 June 2009 will be the new Ketterer Kunst House for Art, directly at the Munich fairgrounds. Each of the auction houses held highly successful

€ 114 000* for a letter Magellan’s circumnavigation of the globe achieves to …

Hamburg, 18 November 2008, (kk) - Very good results were achieved at the two-day Ketterer Kunst auction marathon in Hamburg. The evening auction alone achieved overall proceeds amounting to € 550 000*, topping an estimated sales volume of € 450 000. At approx € 1 300 000, the overall proceeds from the auction of Rare Books - Manuscripts - Autographs - Decorative Prints on 17 & 18 November 2008

Sensational Flea Market Find Museum piece by Hanns Bolz surfaces

Munich, 12 November 2008, (kk) - Hanns Bolz was one of the most influential precursors of Modernism in the early 20th century. A contemporary of his, the writer Karl Otten, pronounced that Bolz’s “pictures went further than even Delaunay and Picasso dared to go”. Many of Hanns Bolz’s works are believed lost since he left explicit instructions in his will for his entire œuvre to be destroyed. It is nothing

End of November is the time Ketterer opens new House for Art with a million doll …

Munich, 12 November 2008, (kk) - On 29 November Ketterer Kunst opens the doors of its new Munich headquarters. Guests will then be able to take a first tour of the new House for Art while keeping an eye on the 1909 Emil Nolde “Landscape” (estimate: € 800 000-1 200 000) which is to lead off at the inaugural auctions on 3 and 4 December. Covering some 3500

Art auctions: 15th-21st centuries with works up to € 50000: Record sale prices …

Hamburg, 28 October 2008, (kk) - The proceeds from the autumn Modern Art & Post War and Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century /Marine Art auctions held at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg on 24 and 25 October 2008 amounted to more than € 2 500 000*. The autumn proceeds almost match those achieved at the spring auctions and, even though the overall sales quota did not quite come

The Collection of the Foundation Kunst und Recht: Special auction to inaugurate …

Munich, 16 October 2008, (kk) - On 29 November, Ketterer Kunst is opening its new Munich headquarters comprising some 3500 square meters and featuring more than 1000 square meters exhibition space. Guests will have their first opportunity to tour the new House for Art on that occasion, which, under the aegis of the opening auctions of 3/4 December (see press release of 14 October 08), also includes an invitation to

End of November is the time - Ketterer opens new House for Art with a million do …

Munich, 15 October 2008, (kk) - On 29 November Ketterer Kunst opens the doors of its new Munich headquarters. Guests will then be able to take a first tour of the new House for Art while keeping an eye on the 1909 Emil Nolde “Landscape” (estimate: € 800 000-1 200 000) which is to lead off at the inaugural auctions on 3 and 4 December. Covering some 3500 square

Edward Mapplethorpe: first solo exhibition in Germany

Berlin, 01 Oktober 2008 (kk) - For a long time Edward Mapplethorpe was overshadowed by his famous brother, Robert. For Robert’s sake, Edward even changed his name and called himself Edward Maxey, using his mother’s maiden name. Now, nearly twenty years after his brother’s death, Edward has had an international breakthrough with his own art - and under his real name. In a joint collaboration, Galerie artMbassy and Ketterer Kunst are

The verifying letter: And it does turn ... Ketterer Kunst to auction rare letter …

Hamburg, 25 September 2008, (kk) - For € 80 000 it could be yours: the first empirical proof that the earth is round. The extremely rare original edition of a letter from Maximilianus Transsylvanus, secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, is to go under the hammer at the Ketterer Kunst auction of Rare Books - Manuscripts - Autographs - Decorative Prints in Hamburg on 17/18 November. In it,

Animals are trumps: Antoni Clavé’s “Le coq” is cock of the walk at Ketter …

Hamburg, 16 September 2008, (kk) - Carrying an estimate of € 30 000-40 000, Antoni Clavé’s “Le coq” is literally cock of the walk. Dating from 1945, this oil painting is to lead off at the Ketterer Kunst auction of Modern Art & Post-War/Contemporary Art in Hamburg on 24 and 25 October 2008. Clavé’s 1940s paintings reveal a number of stylistic influences: Bonnard, Vuillard, Rouault and especially Picasso,

Noblesse oblige - Van Dael and von Neff lead off at Ketterer Kunst auction in Ha …

Hamburg, 15. September 2008, (kk) - The Empress Josephine and Tsar Nikolas I were early admirers of their work: whereas Napoleon’s first wife acquired several paintings by Jan-Frans van Dael for her gallery, Carl Timoleon von Neff was the favourite painter of Tsar Nikolas I. Two major works by these artists are to go under the hammer at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg on 25 October 2008. Carrying an estimate of

Two Berlin Sculptors

Bernhard Heiliger and Waldemar Grzimek at Ketterer Kunst Berlin, 3 September 2008 (kk) - “Sculpture is the best commentary an artist can provide on his painting,” Pablo Picasso once said. Viewed in that light, there is currently a lot to find out about Bernhard Heiliger and Waldemar Grzimek in Berlin. Ketterer Kunst is showing more than 30 works on paper by the two artists as well as seven pieces

Wreath and Ribbons, Happy Signs ... Topping-out ceremony at new House for Art

Munich, 23 July 2008, (kk) - In what will probably soon be the world’s most cutting-edge auction room, more than twenty journalists and a hundred guests today joined Robert Ketterer, who commissioned the building, in celebrating the completion of construction work on schedule. Before the official festivities at Joseph-Wild-Strasse 18 in Munich-Riem, the auctioneer and owner of Ketterer Kunst personally conducted a guided tour through the

... and the band plays on

Ketterer’s House for Art at Neue Messe Munich to celebrate traditional Bavarian topping out Munich, 8 July 2008, (kk) - Everything went off without a hitch so topping-out will be celebrated on 23 July in the authentic Bavarian way. A traditional toast will be followed by genuine Bavarian brass-band music, bouncing loaves of rye bread from Andechs accompanied by savoury Bavarian cheese and crispy grilled chicken. “The inaugural

The city’s most exclusive ladies

Munich, 6 June 2008, (kk) - Almost € 100 000* was the sum paid by a connoisseur of art and women from southern Europe for the small (36.2 x 36.2 cm) but exquisite Martial Raysse “Mädchenkopf” [“Head of a Girl”]. Thus he ensured that the estimate of € 40 000 was more than doubled at the Ketterer Kunst auction on 5 June 2008, which realised overall proceeds of

Heinrich Zille drawings discovered in a house that burnt down featured at Ketter …

Hamburg, 27 February 2008, (kk) - While clearing out a house in Berlin that had been struck by lightning, an administrative receiver found several drawings by Heinrich Zille. Now they are to go under the hammer at the Ketterer Kunst Modern Art & Post War auctions to be held in Hamburg on 4 and 5 April 2008. At stake are over half a dozen lots carrying an overall

Celebrating Carl Spitzweg’s 200th birthday. Special auction at Ketterer Kunst

Ketterer Kunst presents a choice selection of the artist’s works at a special auction Hamburg, 13 February 2008, (kk) - Comical, grotesque, classic, Near Eastern and extremely nature-loving: that sums up the “Spitzweg Phenomen”, featured at a special Ketterer Kunst auction in Hamburg on 5 April 2008. Fifteen works by the apothecary who painted will be called at the auction of Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century/Marine Art. Executed

Choice items at Hamburg evening auction of “Rare Books”

Ketterer Kunst attains sales quota of 83% Hamburg, 22 November 2007 (kk) - Outstanding results were achieved at the two-day Ketterer Kunst auction marathon in Hamburg. With overall estimates amounting to € 475 000, the evening auction alone made € 600 000*. The sales quota for objects in the division expressly allocated to the evening auction is 83%. The overall proceeds from the auction of Rare Books - Manuscripts - Autographs

Just in time for Christmas: Ketterer Kunst has Nolde in the bag

Munich, 8 November 2007 (kk) - Not all that long ago, a record-breaking € 2 580 000* for the Emil Nolde portrait “Nadja” was achieved at Ketterer Kunst. Robert Ketterer has pulled two more Nolde paintings on a single canvas and carrying an estimate of € 400 000-600 000 from the sack to be sold at auction in Munich on 5 December at 3.30 pm. On one side is the

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