International Gala of Contemporary Art

Georg Baselitz, sold for € 225 400

The Dorotheum’s second auction week of 2009 already promises to be one of its most successful. The highly international selection of the auction of contemporary art on 13th May 2009 was received with considerable – and similarly international – interest. All of the top lots found new owners, not least the double portrait by Georg Baselitz’ „Pullover oben“ with bidding rapidly climbing to a final 225 400 Euro (Cat. No. 227).

Appreciation, in every sense of the word, was particularly great for two Italian paintings, with Gastone Novelli’s mixed technique „Un mono multiforme“ of 1961 reaching 179.800 Euro (Cat. No. 202), and Valerio Adami’s Pop masterpiece Study for a hotel room eventually sold for 128 000 Euro (“Studio per una camera d’albergo“ Cat. No. 204). A mysterious diptych by David Salle „Snowflake“ gained some sparkle at 107 800 Euro (Cat. No. 275).


Contemporary objects and well-known names score at the Dorotheum Design Auction


Zaha Hadid, Moraine Sofa, sold for € 46 660

The Dorotheum design auction on 14th May 2009 once again offered impressive proof that this category benefits from a particularly lively market and a broadening customer base. The most recent auction saw many bids by new clients while its international character remained undiminished. Design aficionados from Switzerland, Britain, France, Italy, the USA and Russia, as well as from Greece and Rumania were all equally pleased with the auction’s extensive selection.


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Dorotheum: Bright Spots

 Claude Monet, Nympheas, 1917/18, € 370.000 - 420.000

In mid-May modern and contemporary art, design, art nouveau, silver, jewellery and watches will all have their day in the sun. During the Dorotheum Vienna’s 2nd auction week of this year, to be held from 11th till the 15th May 2009, all these categories will present selections of international standing and import.

Reminding us of the delights of the table of a bygone age, the silver auction on 11. May 2009 includes an ornamental tureen from Berlin dating to 1830 (€ 18.000 – 24.000) as well as a pair of four-armed candelabra from St. Petersburg (1856; € 30.000 – 35.000). Though perhaps less practical, a Hungarian coconut goblet of gilt silver dating to the second half of the 18th century would be a worthy addition to any treasure chamber (€ 10.000 – 15.000). In addition, this auction also features a particularly fine collection of Judaica, the second part of which will be put up for sale this autumn.


Watches, Sculpture and Faberge Brooch at Bidding in Salzburg

Arno Lehmann. Flory. Germany. 1951. Ceramics. Lot was sold at a price of €12 500. Dorotheum. Jewellery, Watches & Decorative Art. Salzburg, October 9.

Dorotheum Jewellery, Watches & Decorative Art bidding took place on October 9 in Salzburg. 462 lots included almost all styles of decorative art such as watches, jewellery, porcelain, miniature plastic arts, and toys and so on. There was sold scarcely less than half of the collection.

The most stable results were shown by porcelain and silverware. There were sold most all of the lots. The average estimate was €300-3000.


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Designer interiors at Dorotheum

R. Arad. Armchair «Big Easy Mixed». Design of 1988. Produced in 2003. Stainless steel. Height 98 cm, width 133 cm, depth 66 cm. Estimate €40,000–50,000

On May, 9 the sales of furniture and interior decorations where the works of famous designers and rare objects for the most exquisite interiors will be shown will take place in Vienna department of the auction house Dorotheum.

More than 350 lots of the auction collection include furniture of various styles of the XX century, vases and many unique objects that don’t look like ordinary household objects.