Sale: 495 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 119000520

Adrian Ghenie
Ohne Titel (Stephansdom), 2003/04.
Oil on canvas
€ 50,000 - 70,000

$ 55,000 - 77,000

Lot description
Ohne Titel (Stephansdom). 2003 / 04.
Oil on canvas.
Signed in lower left. 105 x 45 cm (41.3 x 17.7 in) . [EH].

The work offered here originates from the artist's early period of creation which he spent in Vienna, where Ghenie settled after he had earned his diploma in 2002 and had to face a painter's block. According to Ghenie, his study years yielded "very classic and symbolistic, almost anachronistic pictures in a 19th century manner which did not really match the taste of the contemporary art scene (quote from:, online on October 17, 2016). Ghenie went to Vienna with the intention to live a normal life and to find an alternative to art. However, he could not quite complete his mission, as countless strolls through the gallery scene provided him with ever new inspirations for new artworks.

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Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Adrian Ghenie "Ohne Titel (Stephansdom)"
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Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 32%, for the share above € 500,000: 27% buyer's premium
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Regular taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 25 % buyer's premium plus statutory sales tax Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 25%, for the share above € 500.000: 20% buyer's premium, each plus statutory sales tax

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Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 1.5% plus statutory sales tax.