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"Oskar Schlemmers - Unterweisung - fetches eight times its estimate"
2000-12-10 until 2000-12-31
Munich (kk) - A big price for a small work. Oskar Schlemmer's small watercolour with pencil climbed to dizzy heights at Ketterer Kunst's 251st auction Art of the 20th Century on 2 December, 2000 in the Carolinenpalais in Munich. Unterweisung, made in 1932, was estimated at DM 28,000 and climbed to nearly DM 236.000, more than eight times its estimate. One of ten bidders on the telephone succeeded against numerous absentee bids and bidders in the rooms. The auction totalled DM 4,3 million, with crowded auction rooms and more than 170 absentee bids and 160 bidders on the telephone, even though part 1 of the catalogue, the highlights of the auction, contained no more than 80 lots.
The highest price was fetched by the undisputed star of German Informe!, Emil Schumacher. His Acheron in oil with sand was bought off the artist immediately after its completion in 1958 and has never been on the art market before. It went for nearly DM 288,000 to a bidder from southern Germany
A collector from southern Germany bought three works for a total of more than DM 409,000. She competed persistently with a bidder on the telephone for a small oil painting in black and red by Max Ernst, finally succeeding at DM 184,000 (estimate DM 90,000). The art enthusiast deemed DM 138,000 appropriate for Serge Paliakoff's Composition Bleu of 1964 and paid DM 87,000, more than double the estimate of DM 35,000, for Gerhard Hoehme's Silbergraue Impressionen .
Another set of three were the colourful Meditations by Alexej von Jawlensky. His work of 1934 was estimated at DM 100,000. While this piece sold to America for more than DM 201,000, the other two, El Credo and Meditation: aus Oante remained within the range or their limits, fetching DM 86,000 and DM 98,000 respectively. They were bought by two bidders in the room who succeeded against several absentee bids
Another successful bidder in the room was a lady who defended ALIgust Macke's Lesendes Madchen bei Lampe against numerous bidders on the telephone. She was prepared to pay nearly DM 150,000, more than double the estimate of DM 60,000, for the charming painting on Butten.
Emil Nolde's ink drawing with watercolour changed ownership for DM 126,000. Fischerboote auf dem Ruttebuller See of 1909 was bought by a private collector fron1 the Ruhr area
The almost magical suggestiveness of Francis Picabia's Portrait de femme attracted more than a dozen absentee bidders and bidders on the telephone. The portrait of a beautiful woman finally went to France, the artist's home country, for more than DM 109,000.
Likewise, Gino Severini's Natura marta con piccioni e frutta sold to Italy. A bidder from Rome succeeded against seven other bidders on the telephone and others in the rooms, offering DM 92,000 for the oil painting, more than tripling the estimate of DM 28,000.
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