Ahrenshoop (dpa/mv) - Works of art with a total value of around 750,000 euros found new owners at the 48th Ahrenshoop art auction on Saturday. As the organizers also announced on Sunday, the watercolor "Two female nudes on the beach" by the expressionist Erich Heckel from 1932 was sold for 30,000 euros. The proceeds were a good third higher than the tax price.
Two works by Lyonel Feininger, who is considered one of the most important artists of classical modernism, met with very different interest. According to Ahrenshooper Kunstauktionen GmbH, the highest bid for the pencil/chalk drawing "Two Boats" fell short of expectations at EUR 22,000. The drawing "Kahle Bäume, Graal", on the other hand, was sold for 26,000 euros, almost three times the estimated price.
The watercolor "White Sailing Ship" by Feininger's son Theodore Lux Feininger found a new owner for 19,000 instead of the expected 1,600 euros. Emil Nolde's print "Tanz II" from 1908 achieved twice the estimated price at 17,000 euros.
Works by regionally important artists such as Carl Malchin, Paul Müller-Kaempff and Rudolf Bartels achieved prices well above the estimated value. The "Still Life with Exotic Fruits" by the Schwaan painter Bartels changed hands for 24,000 euros.
According to the organizer, a total of 178 works of art were called up at the auction, which, with a few exceptions, would have found buyers.