Auction at Van Ham: sleepless in the Museum

The prelude to a "Modern Week" at the Van Ham auction with modern art on 10. June in Cologne, Germany. The first lot has the same in itself, it is the most hi

Auction at Van Ham: sleepless in the Museum

The prelude to a "Modern Week" at the Van Ham auction with modern art on 10. June in Cologne, Germany. The first lot has the same in itself, it is the most highly prized of the entire week: Hans Arps, reduced oil works on cardboard "Fronde et nombrils" from the year 1926, the market comes fresh from a German corporate collection and carries an estimate of 300,000 to 500,000 euros. Ewald Mataré provides the charming sculpture of the "Grazing cow II"; the 27-centimeter-long Bronze was created after 1930 is also market fresh and to bring 70,000 to 90,000 euros. Two other smaller cow-figures of Mataré come to call: the clearly abstract "character of a cow I" of 1946 (estimate of 15,000/20,000) and the black patinated "Lying cow" of 1945 (6000 to 8000 Euro).

Georg Kolbe customized patinated 1907, the brown, almost seventy-centimeter-high Bronze of an elegant "kneeling", which was issued in the same year in the Berlin Secession (60.000/80.000). Emil Nolde 1914, expressive watercolor "South seas an Islander", and Karl Hofer comes painted in 1947, the 93 55 inches of large oil Paintings of "girl with towel" (je 50.000/70.000). A special highlight is the oversized triptych Mimmo Paladino, offered in addition to 125 other works from the private collection of Essen's children's and youth psychiatrist, Prof. Dr. Christian Eggers and the proceeds of the eponymous Foundation goes to. "La balena immalata", 1981, measures two by three meters, impresses with rich colors and expressive brush stroke, and comes for 80,000 to 120,000 euros under the Hammer.

the contemporaries, at Van Ham on may 10. June in Cologne auctioned. Toplos of the offer with an expectation of 300,000 to 500,000 euros to Imi Knoebel's is three times four and a half meters huge, colourful and geometrically abstract acrylic work, "Lilola" from the year 2002. From Fritz winter, well-known, fifty-part cycle, "the driving forces of the earth," come in the same four market-fresh works to call. All come from a Bavarian private collection and were acquired in 1944 directly from the artist: The 49 x 40 cm oil work on paper "unfolding" of 1944 carries an estimate of 150,000 to 200,000 euros; the three smaller, title-less Work from the same year are estimated at 80,000 to 120,000 Euro. Also Adrian Ghenies untitled oil Painting from the year 2002 was purchased by the current Austrian owner directly from the painter in the first place and impresses with its intense colour, similar to an Explosion (80.000/120.000).

Sol LeWitt's Gouache "Cube (B)" of 1994, also plays with the color and to your order. 155 153 centimeters colorful lines strung together, form patterns and create spatial depth and complex Color tones (100.000/150.000). Striking Luc Tuymans' 1988 created "Insomnia" is: Two gray spots on light green Background symbolize the suspended state between Sleeping and waking. The oil Painting looks back on a remarkable exhibition history with stops at the Kunsthalle Bern, the art collection NRW, or the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Chicago, and in the case of the large Tuymans retrospective in 2002 at the Tate Modern in London dedicated to the Belgian artist of the image, even a space of their own (120.000/180.000). Both auctions will import six to seven million euros.

Updated Date: 12 June 2020, 16:20

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