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Invitation to consign


Yayoi Kusama, € 996.000

Egon Schiele, € 720.000

Vortexx-Chandelier, Zaha Hadid, € 139.100

Günther Uecker, € 295.000

We Offer Optimal Conditions for a Successful Sale

Over 40 departments and more than 70 specialists, as well as 300 years of experience, have made the Dorotheum one of the world’s leading auction houses and the largest auctioneer in the German-speaking area.

Consignments are now being accepted for our upcoming international auctions in may 2008.

Our team of competent and committed experts is at your disposal and will gladly advise you in detail on the consignment of your art objects.

Please also note our International Consultation Days held in our representative offices and in selected cities across Europe.

Auction dates: 

Modern Art, 27 May 2008
Contemporary Art, 28 May 2008
Jugendstil, 28 May 2008
Design, 29 May 2008

Deadline: 6 March 2008

2007 was a truly superlative year for the Dorotheum: In the three-hundredth year since the foundation of one of the world's oldest and largest auction houses, the Dorotheum's tercentenary auctions were rewarded by excellent sales and world record results.

Contemporary art, a category the management has lavished special attention on, has shown the greatest increase. Two paintings of international calibre made it among the internal top-ten: Piero Manzoni's „Achrome“ with a gross sales price of € 1,110 million and Yayoi Kusama's dot painting „No White O.X.“ which was sold to a Swiss buyer for just under a million Euro. Contemporary design likewise scored very highly at the Dorotheum's two design auctions, the most successful in the auction house's history and accompanied by great international acclaim. Zaha Hadid's and Patrick Schumacher's futuristic chandelier „Vortexx“ achieved the single highest price with 139.100 Euro, closely followed by Hani Rashid's prototype LQ chandelier (€ 138.400).

Egon Schiele, an international superstar and modern art classic, once again starred at the Dorotheum: His „Golden haired woman reclining on a blue cushion (Wally Neuzil)“ of 1913 climbed to 720.000 Euro.

The Dorotheum can also proudly claim to have sold the world's most expensive button; measuring 2,5 x 2,5 cm and designed by Josef Hoffmann for the Wiener Werkstätte ("Vienna Workshops"), the gem evidently delighted a collector who bought it at the art nouveau auction for  55.200 Euro.