Auction of works by international artists up to € 20.000
Munich, 10 April, 2013, (kk) – The big names of the international art scene will be there. Next to Picasso, Chagall and Warhol, Gabriele Münter will also provide a fresh spring scent from € 10.000 in the first Ketterer Kunst auctions that will open the season on April 19 and 20 with the following focal points:
1. Modern Art
2. Post War / Contemporary Art
On 2. Post War / Contemporary Art
This section is led by a series of woodcuts in colors by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, titled "Nana Hyaku Mizu" it has been estimated at € 22.000-25.000. The title means 'Seven Hundred Waters' and does not only reference the artist's name but also the sheer inexhaustible variety of his artistic creation.
Next to an untitled work in blue ink on paper by Georg Baselitz from 1982 (estimate: € 10.000-15.000) and several ceramics by Niki de Saint-Phalle, other top lots are a chalk drawing by Hans Hartung (estimate: € 14.000-16.000), David Hockney's illusionistically composed etching "Rue de Seine" (estimate: € 10.000-15.000) as well as a chalk with gouache by Serge Poliakoff (both estimated at € 10.000-15.000). The "Abstrakte Komposition" is a sheet in soft colors, in its expression it is all in line with the then predominant characteristic imagery.
Offset lithograph in colors. 1963/64
47,3 x 68,7 cm (18,6 x 27 in)
Estimate: € 9.000-12.000
The section of Pop Art, already a classic of Contemporary Art, is represented by works from, among others Banksy, Jim Dine, Damien Hirst, Robert Rauschenberg and, of course, Andy Warhol. One of the highlights is also Roy Lichtenstein's offset lithography in colors "Crak!" from 1963/64. The copy aside from the edition of 300 was made as an announcement for a Lichtenstein exhibition in the Gallery Leo Castelli from 28 September to 24 October, 1963 and has been estimated at € 9.000-12.000.
After the stunning result for an oil painting (starting price: € 280.000, result: € 512.000*) and a watercolor (starting price: € 28.000, result: € 116.000*) by the Beijing artist Zao Wou-Ki in December 2012 at Ketterer Kunst, two aquatint etchings in colors (estimate each € 900-1.200) by the French-by-choice will be called up that will also suit the small purse.
Exciting art by, for instance, Rupprecht Geiger, Paul Jenkins, Jasper Johns, Anish Kapoor, Alex Katz, Sigmar Polke and Jackson Pollock will complete the range of offerings.
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, Düsseldorf and Modena (Italy) have contributed substantially to the company's success. In addition, exhibitions, special theme and charity auctions as well as online auctions are regular events at Ketterer Kunst.
* The result is the hammer price
+25 percent buyer's premium for objects up to € 25 000
+22 percent buyer's premium for objects above € 25 001
+20 percent buyer's premium for objects above 500 001