Ketterer auctions continue to brave the crisis

  • Ketterer Kunst, Munich

    Ketterer Kunst, Munich

Overall proceeds of € 19,3 million* are the excellent result of Ketterer Kunst’s business year 2009. Thus the company once more reached the same heights as it did for the last four years.

 

The 2009 Top 10 Results

 

€ 780.000* calling price: 500.000

Otto Mueller - Artistenpaar

 

€ 355.000* calling price: 140.000

Franz Radziwill - Gespräch über einen Paragraphen

 

€ 290.000* calling price: 80.000

Emil Nolde - Tänzerin

 

€ 240.000* calling price: 70.000

Günther Uecker - Field (Feld)

 

€ 220.000* calling price: 140.000

Josef Albers - Study for Homage to the Square...

 

€ 215.000* calling price: 90.000

Horst Antes - Großes blaues Bild

 

€ 200.000* calling price: 80.000

Alexej von Jawlensky - Abstrakter Kopf

 

€ 183.000* calling price: 30.000

Martin Kippenberger - Ohne Titel (Aus: Uno di voi...)

 

€ 183.000* calling price: 120.000

Ernst Barlach - Der Geistkämpfer

 

€ 183.000* calling price: 70.000

Otto  Mueller - Stehender weiblicher Akt

 

Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century

 This section made for solid results of more than € 1,2 million*. Objects more than worthwhile mentioning are Adolph von Menzel‘s “Blindekuh“ with a result of € 98.000*, but also the very rare bronze by Medardo Rosso, which could more than double its estimate of € 30.000, reaching heights of some € 75.000*. Other important names are Carl Spitzweg, Timoleon von Neff, Franz von Defregger and Edward Theodore Compton.

Rare Books - Manuscripts - Autographs - Decorative Prints

With an overall result of about € 2,4 million*, the branch was more than content. “I am particularly delighted about the great popularity of our evening auction, which led to a sensational sales quota of 90 percent“, said Christoph Calaminus, auctioneer and head of the department of Rare Books.

New House

Besides successful online auctions and some exciting exhibitions in the Berlin gallery, the year 2009 was particularly coined by the grand opening of the newly built company headquarter in the context of the June auction and the exhibition of works by Armin Mueller-Stahl in Munich. The new facility did not only inspire the team of Ketterer Kunst, but also seems to have had a positive effect on customers, which continued to show their faith in the institution Ketterer Kunst. In this connection the media coverage also had a relevant share.

Since it was founded in 1954, Ketterer Kunst has been firmly established in the front ranks of auction houses dealing in art and rare books, with its headquarters in Munich and a branch in Hamburg. Gallery rooms in Berlin, as well as representatives in Heidelberg and Krefeld have contributed substantially to the company's success. Ketterer Kunst has further rounded off its portfolio by acquiring the prestigious Ernest Rathenau Verlag, New York/Munich. In addition, exhibitions, special theme and charity auctions as well as online auctions are regular events at Ketterer Kunst.

The top three of each section in 2009

Modern Art

1)         Otto Mueller - Artistenpaar                       Result:              € 780.000*

                                                                        Calling price:   € 500.000, Hammer price: € 650.000

2)         Franz Radziwill - Gespräch über einen Paragraphen  Result:            € 355.000*

                                                                                                Calling price:   € 140.000, Hammer price: € 292.000

3)         Emil Nolde - Tänzerin                              Result:          € 290.000*

                                                                        Calling price:   € 80.000, Hammer price: € 240.000

 

Post War/Contemporary Art

1)    Günther Uecker - Field (Feld)          Result:            € 240.000*

                                                          Calling price:   € 70.000, Hammer price: € 195.000

2)    Josef Albers - Study for Homage to the Square: High Pasture      Result: €  220.000*                                        

                                                          Calling price:   € 140.000, Hammer price:€ 180.000

3)    Horst Antes - Großes blaues Bild      Result: €215.000*                                                                                       

                                                          Calling price:   € 90.000, Hammer price: € 175.000

 

Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century

1)         Adolph von Menzel - Blindekuh                    Result:            € 98.000*

                                                                           Calling price: € 73.000, Hammer price: €  80.000

2)         Medardo Rosso - Bambina ridente                Result:            € 75.000* 

                                                                           Calling price: € 30.000, Hammer price: € 62.000

3)         Carl Spitzweg - Im Studierzimmer                 Result:            €  60.000*

                                                                            Calling price: € 25.000, Hammer price: € 54.000

 

Rare Books - Manuscripts - Autographs - Decorative Prints

1)             Johann W. Weinmann                                   Result:            € 56.000*

            Phytanthoza-Iconographia, 1737                    Calling price: € 40.000, Hammer price: € 47.000

2)           Speculum humanae salvationis, 1489             Result:            € 47.000*

                                                                               Calling price:   € 25.000, Hammer price: € 39.000

3)            Matthaeus Merian                                                        Result:            €  34.000*

            Theatrum Europaeum, 1662                            Calling price:   € 18.000, Hammer price: € 28.000

 

The result is the hammer price           

+ 22 percent buyer’s premium for hammer prices of up to € 500.000

+ 20 percent buyer’s premium for hammer prices as of € 500.001

+ 20 percent buyer’s premium for hammer prices in the section of “Rare Books“

 

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About Ketterer Kunst

Since it was founded in 1954, Ketterer Kunst has been firmly established in the front ranks of auction houses dealing in art and rare books, with its headquarters in Munich and a branch in Hamburg. Gallery rooms in Berlin as well as representatives in Heidelberg and Krefeld have contributed substantially to the company's success. Ketterer Kunst has further rounded off its portfolio by acquiring the prestigious Ernest Rathenau Verlag, New York/Munich. In addition, exhibitions, special theme auctions and benefit auctions for charity as well as online auctions are regular events at Ketterer Kunst.

 

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