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Designer Philip Hohenlohe with one of his concept pieces

Interior designer Hohenlohe arrays paintings, furniture, and décor at the Dorotheum auction on 2nd March 2017.


Looking back to see where one is going: „Classic design, classic architecture, studying the humanities: Perhaps we need to look at what lies behind us to connect to our roots", is how designer Philip Hohenlohe put it in his...[more]

Workshop of Hans Memling (Seligenstadt 1435 - 1949 Bruges), The Nativity, oil on panel, 99.2 x 72.5 cm realized price €1,200,000

World record sales in the millions: The 2016 auction year in review.


2016 has been an excellent year for Dorotheum, German-speaking Europe's largest auction house: - best year for old master paintings in Dorotheum history - June: best auction result for contemporary art in Dorotheum...[more]

Nr. 151 teapot, designed in 1905 realized price €149,400

Teapot sells for €149,900 at Jugendstil auction


Josef Hoffmann’s name was worth its weight in gold at Dorotheum’s 1 December 2016 Jugendstil auction; items designed by the world-class artist and preeminent representative of Austria’s design legacy were among the event’s top...[more]

Enrico Castellani, Superficie Bianca, 1987, realized price €320,200

A big night for contemporary art


Dorotheum's 22 November "Contemporary Art" auction began with a bang thanks to a horde of bidders who clamored via the phone lines for Julije Knifer's "Kompozicija no. 12", resulting in a winning bid of...[more]

Lot 124 Josef Hoffmann, A carpet from the living room of the Primavesi family country house in Winkelsdorf, Designed in 1914, executed by Johann Backhausen & Söhne, Vienna, mottled wool, hand-knotted,  length 380 x 300 cm estimate €40,000 - 80,000

Universal Artist Josef Hoffmann stars at the Jugendstil Auction on 1st December 2016


More than any other name, Joseph Hoffmann evokes the concept of the "Gesamtkunstwerk" and the work of the "Wiener Werkstätte", making him one of the most prominent proponents of Austrian art. The Dorotheum...[more]

Leon Schulman Gaspard (Vitebsk 1882–1964 Taos ) “La Fin de la Kermesse” [The end of the fair] according to the French title on the reverse, verso remains of an old label, signed, dated and inscribed Leon Schulman Gaspard Russia 1911, oil on canvas laid down on board, 28 x 46.5 cm realized price €173,800

World Records and Top Prices at Dorotheum


A week of superlatives at Dorotheum: soaring bids and world records characterised the auction of 19th-century paintings on 20 October 2016.  The painter Leon Schulman Gaspard drew a top price of €173,800 with his favourite...[more]

Lot 6 Well Tempered Chair, design Ron Arad, 1986, for the Vitra Edition 1986-1993 estimate € 9,000 - 12,000

Many Scandinavians and one new Expert: Design Auction 3rd November 2016


Rarely is the combination of modern and applied art on the one hand and attractive investment opportunities on the other more fun than in the fertile field of design. Dorotheum design auctions regularly offer the perfect setting...[more]

Jacopo Tintoretto (1519–1594) The Battle between the Philistines and the Israelites oil on canvas, 146 x 230.7 cm price realised € 907,500

More than 900,000 Euro for a newly discovered Tintoretto
One of the most successful Dorotheum auctions of old master paintings to date.


A spectacular newly discovered painting provided the focal point of the auction of Old Master paintings on the 18th October 2016:  Jacopo Tintoretto's Battle between David and Goliath is a major work by the celebrated...[more]

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster realised price €1,067,000

€1,067,000 for Mercedes Benz 300 SL at "Classic Cars" on 15 October 2016


Dorotheum’s 15 October 2016 classic cars auction excelled on all fronts. A head turner of a Mercedes - a red 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster -  achieved a staggering €1,067,000 Euro, the most ever paid for a classic car...[more]

Diamond diadem, total weight ca. 30 ct, 1902-1922 estimate € 34,000 – 70,000

Dorotheum Auction 24th and 25th November 2016: High-carat diadems and exceptional wrist-watches


They are the heralds of a bygone age: diadems were once worn on special occasions and they still make the occasional memorable appearance today – at weddings, formal balls, or perhaps even a royal reception. At the upcoming major...[more]

Lot 449 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster estimate € 950,000-1.250,000

Dorotheum Auction „Classic Cars“ on 15th October 2016 at the Classic Expo in Salzburg


Heralds of the wild nineteen-seventies including several sports cars and convertibles by the best makers and much, much more: The Dorotheum auction of "Classic Cars" on 15th October 2016 leaves nothing to be desired. ...[more]

Jacopo Tintoretto (1519-1594) The Battle between the Philistines and the Isrealites, oil on canvas, 146 x 230.7 cm estimate € 300,000 - 400,000

18th to 20th October 2016: Big Dorotheum Auction Week with Old Masters, 19th-Century Paintings, Works of Art, and Jewellery


Love and intrigue, beauty and horror, hells and idylls have always mesmerised humanity. The works of art that will be changing hands during the upcoming Dorotheum Auction Week are by no means out of date. From the 18th to the...[more]

Diamond pendant 5,44 ct. € 130,000-200,000

Exceptional diamonds and gemstones at the Dorotheum Auction on 20th October 2016.


Fancy Intense, Natural Colour - these are the characteristic of a 2,79 ct. yellowish orange diamond, set into a ring by Bulgari. It is just one of three Bulgari lots to be presented at the upcoming Dorotheum jewellery auction on...[more]

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968) Concetto spaziale, Attesa, 1967/68, waterpaint on canvas, blue, 46 x 55 cm realized price €735,000

Successful first half of 2016 at Dorotheum


Dorotheum has every reason to be proud of its first half of 2016 which saw six new world records, millions of euros of sales, and top results achieved for Modern and Contemporary Art. Some of the most successful auctions in...[more]

No. 433 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster, estimate €520,000-€680,000

Dorotheum “Classic Cars and Automobilia” Auction on 18th June 2016


A plethora of classic cars await new owners at Dorotheum on 18th June 2016, just in time for the start of the season. There is no lack of splendid, personality-packed vehicles in this auction of “Classic Cars and Automobilia”....[more]

Lot 603 Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968) Concetto spaziale, Attesa, 1967/68, waterpaint on canvas, blue, 46 x 55 cm realized price €735,000

Dorotheum’s 1st June 2016 Contemporary Art Auction a Resounding Success


After a painting by the Belgian painter James Ensor sold for over €1,000,000 on 31st May 2016, the initial success of Dorotheum’s auction week continued on 1st June 2016: the auction house once again demonstrated its strength in...[more]

Cat. No. 404 James Ensor (Ostend 1860–1949) “Baptême de masques”, around 1925–30, signed J. Ensor, titled on the stretcher Le baptême de Masques, oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm, realised price € 1,022,500

Bidders at Dorotheum auction spar over bizarre masquerade depiction from the 1920s


Dorotheum's 31st May 2016 modern art auction took a roaring start with a million-euro result. An outstandingly documented discovery from the oeuvre of the Belgian artist James Ensor incited riotous bidding on the telephone...[more]

Lot 37 An important "Organic Chair", Model No. A3501, designed by Eero Saarinen & Charles Eames, USA 1940, first manufacture from the early 1950s. Designed for the competition "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" launched by the Department of Industrial of the Museum of Modern Art in New York on 1 October 1940. estimate €35,000-€50,000

Design Auction at Dorotheum on 16th June 2016


At the heart of the upcoming Dorotheum design auction on 16th June 2016 is a piece of furniture with a special history: The event presents an important early example of organic design, the result of a cooperation between two...[more]

Kolo Moser (1868 - 1918) A necklace used to attach a muff, a present from Gustav Klimt to Emilie Flöge, manufactured by Wiener Werkstätte, desigend 1905, silver, lenght 70 cm estimate €60,000-€80,000

Kolo Moser necklace – a gift to Emilie Flöge from Gustav Klimt - at Dorotheum auction on 13th June 2016


Coming up for sale at the next Dorotheum art nouveau auction on 13th June 2016 will be a precious gift necklace – designed by no-one less than Koloman Moser – that was originally given by Gustav Klimt to his confidante Emilie...[more]

Chanel dress starting price €300

Vintage at its finest: „Chanel“ auction on 14th June 2016 at Dorotheum


Coco Chanel, a magic name, a global brand, a fashion empire – immortalised by the little black dress, Chanel No 5, and the tweed lady’s suit. With around 160 Chanel dresses, pantsuits, blouses, twinsets, accessories, purses,...[more]

Lot 1117 Ippolito Caffi (1809 - 1866) Venice, Nocturnal Festivities on the Via Eugenia (today Via Garibaldi), 52 x 66 cm, realised price €161,000

Top prices and a world record for travel paintings at the 19th Century Paintings auction


Significant interest from international bidders as well as hammer prices far above estimates characterized the “Oil paintings of the 19th Century” auction on 21st April 2016 at Dorotheum in Vienna.  The subjects of the...[more]

Lot 12 Workshop of Hans Memling (1435–1494) The Nativity, oil on panel, 99.2 x 72.5 cm Price realised €1,200,000

1,200,000 Euros for "The Nativity" by the workshop of Hans Memling


The immaculately preserved painting “The Nativity”, by the workshop of Hans Memling, one of the most significant Flemish painters of the late 15th century following Rogier van der Weyden, took the top price in Dorotheum’s Old...[more]

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968) Concetto spaziale, Attesa, 1967/68, waterpaint on canvas, 46 x 55 cm estimate €600,000-€800,000 Auction 1st June 2016

31st May – 3rd June 2016: Dorotheum Auction Week of Modern and Contemporary Art, Silver, Jewellery and Watches


Dorotheum is continuing in the vein of its outstanding results for Italian and German avantgarde of the 1960s, especially works from the Pittura Oggetto (picture-objects) and the ZERO group, offering artworks from these...[more]

Chantecler diamond & gemstone bracelet, diamonds ca. 9 ct, estimate €16,000 - €24,000

Dorotheum Auction Preview, 2nd and 3rd June 2016


Perhaps it is the season that led to the upcoming Dorotheum auction on 2nd June 2016 featuring such a bright and colourful selection of jewellery, including many famous names like Bulgari or Chantecler. Artful jewellery from...[more]

Hans Memling (1430/40-1494) workshop The Nativity oil on panel, 99.2 x 72.5 cm estimate €1,200,000-€1,800,000 Auction 19th April 2016

19th to 21st April 2016 at Dorotheum: Major auction week of Old Master Paintings, 19th Century Paintings, Works of Art, and Jewellery.


Works of art of the highest quality – including a number of important rediscoveries – will provide the focal point of the upcoming major Dorotheum auction week between 19th - 21st April 2016, featuring Old Master Paintings and...[more]

Cartier ring set with diamond and brilliants 3,01ct E/IFA €80,000-150,000

Dorotheum auction on 21st April 2016 with over 200 select jewellery items by Cartier, Bulgari and many others.


Naturally, famous names exert a particular fascination on the attendees of jewellery auctions and once again renowned makers such as Cartier, Bulgari or Lalaounis will play a major role at the upcoming jewellery auction to be...[more]

Enrico Castellani (born 1930) "Superficie", 1960 100 x 120 cm realized price €965,000

Auction Review 2015


For Dorotheum, the largest auction house in German-speaking Europe, the year 2015 proved to be a particularly successful one. The results brought in by two of its contemporary art auctions far exceeded expectations and set new...[more]

Lot 715 Paolo Scheggi (Florence 1940 - 1971 Rome ) "Intersuperficie curva rossa", 1967, red acrylic on superimposed canvases, 80 x 80 x 6 cm realized price €393,400

Contemporary art triumphs at outstanding Dorotheum auction week


The history-making high sell-through rate and broad range of high-quality international work sold for exceptional prices combined to make contemporary art the high point of Dorotheum's auction week from November 24th–27th, 2015....[more]

A diamond ring, 4.74 ct realized price €161,600

161,600 euros for a diamond ring at the Jewellery sale on 22 October 2015


Fetching €161,600, a ring featuring a 4.75-ct diamond at its centre marked the peak price at the Vienna Dorotheum’s Jewellery sale on 22 October 2015. The emerald-cut top lot was successfully knocked down to a telephone...[more]

Lot No. 1160 Jan Matejko (1838–1893) Portrait of Carol Gilewski (1832–1871), anatomy professor in Krakow, oil on canvas, 133 x 92 cm 
realized price €344,600



The Dorotheum 19th-Century Painting sale on 22 October 2015 was received with a keen interest and lively bidding activity. The auction’s highlight, a portrait of the Krakow anatomy professor Carol Gilevski by the Polish history...[more]

Lot No. 35 Jan Brueghel I. (Brussels 1568–1625 Antwerp) Canal landscape with two workshops at the banks, oil on copper, 17.5 x 22.5 cm realized price €369,000



The beginning of the Dorotheum’s auction week was marked by a keen interest from international bidders on the telephone and a packed saleroom. On 20 October 2015, numerous paintings attracting excellent bidding activity changed...[more]

Shelby Cobra 289 Mk. I 1963 realized price €1,012,000

The Dorotheum’s most successful Classic Car sale to date held at Classic Expo Salzburg on 17 October 2015


More than one million euros for the 1963 Shelby Cobra Mk I, an icon in automobile history; an altogether high clearance rate of 95 per cent; lively bidding and a keen international interest: all this marked the Dorotheum’s recent...[more]

Light installation of 12 ceiling lamps, designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Sweden, 1960, €24,000–€28,000

4 November 2015: Dorotheum Design Sale


This time, an especially comprehensive focus will be on design made in Austria - from objects by Josef Hoffmann and Adolf Loos and early works by the architect Henry P. Glass, who emigrated to the USA in 1939, to prototypes...[more]

Gabon: „Ikwara“ of the Punu, opening price € 4,000

Rare Masks: Tribal Art Auction on 2nd November 2015


Tribal art remains a collecting category that offers art lovers all over the world much to discover. Historical objects, masks, and statues, employed for long years in unfamiliar rites and ceremonies by tribal cultures from...[more]

Paolo Scheggi (1940 - 1971) Intersuperficie curva rossa, 1967, red acrylic on superimposed canvases, 80 x 80 x 6 cm Auction 25th November 2015 estimate €300,000-€400,000

24th - 27th November 2015: Major Dorotheum auction week of modern and contemporary art, silver, jewellery, and watches


Poetry of Reduction Auction „Contemporary Art“, 25th and 26th November 2015 Rather than still lifes, portraiture, or nudes it is space, time, the interplay of light and dark, questions of finitude, and nothing less than the...[more]

A ring with untreated Burma sapphire 14.577 ct, diamonds estimate €150,000-€260,000

14,577 ct Burma Sapphire (estimate €150,000-€260,000) at Dorotheum Auction.


Choice jewels from divers eras as well as exclusive wrist- and pocket watches will come up for auction at Vienna Dorotheum on 26th and 27th November 2015.  Treasured gems  It is very rare that an untreated sapphire of...[more]

Shelby Cobra 289 Mk. I 1963 estimate €950,000-€1,250,000

Dorotheum Classic Cars and Automobilia Auction on October 17, 2015


Three extremely rare and meticulously well documented prime examples of recent automotive history have secured pole position for Dorotheum's upcoming Classic Cars and Automobilia auction, which is held on October 17 as part of...[more]

Jan Brueghel I (1568-1625) Village landscape near a canal with numerous figures and animals, oil on copper, 17.5 x 22.5 cm Auction: 20th October 2015 estimate €300,000 - €400,000

Dorotheum auction week of old master paintings, 19th century paintings, antiques, and jewellery


Among the highlights of the Dorotheum autumn season, the major auction week to be held from 20th to 22nd October 2015 will be old master paintings, 19th century paintings, furniture, glass and porcelain, sculpture and jewellery,...[more]

1963 SHELBY COBRA 289 Mk. I, Estimate € 950.000 - 1.250.000

Classic Expo Salzburg, 17th October


On 17th October 2015, a very special piece of automobile history will go on the block at the Dorotheum Classic Car auction at Classic Expo Salzburg:A 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Mk. I will be looking for a new caretaker. What makes...[more]

4.74 ct diamond ring, €100,000 - €150,000

Auction at Dorotheum on 22 October of more than 200 select jewellery items


It is the first large jewellery auction of the second half-year, which will be held at Dorotheum in Vienna on 22 October 2015. More than 200 select items from every era will come under the hammer. Historical jewellery in...[more]

Lot No. 83 Ninghsia dragon carpet, West China, ca. 358 x 281 cm, 19th century

Precious rare carpets, splendid tapestries and exceptional textiles at the Dorotheum auction on 21st September 2015


To mark the 10th special auction in the oriental carpet, textiles, and tapestry category - to be held at Dorotheum Vienna on 21st September 2015 - this anniversary event will present a particularly fine selection of 228 lots,...[more]

Enrico Castellani (born 1930)  "Superficie", 1960 100 x 120 cm realized price €965,000

2015 proves a phenomenal year so far for Dorotheum


The first half of 2015 has proven to be exceptionally successful for Dorotheum, Europe’s largest German speaking auction house. June Contemporary auction week became the best in the entire history of Dorotheum, with new sale...[more]

343  1959 Volkswagen T1 special edition "Samba" realized price € 121.000

Roaring Success: Top prices and excellent sales rate at Dorotheum's ”Classic Cars and Automobilia” auction.


Eager car aficionados from around the world stepped on the gas at Dorotheum's ”Classic Cars and Automobilia” auction in Vösendorf, Vienna, on June 13th, going head to head for a chance to drive home in one of the exclusive...[more]

Lot No 717 Enrico Castellani (b. 1930)  "Superficie", 1960 100 x 120 cm realized price € 965,000



The June 10 and 11 Contemporary Art auction at Dorotheum generated the highest-ever turnover of any contemporary art auction in the history of the auction house. It was avant-garde 1960’s art that captured international...[more]

Lot No 207 Brigitte Kowanz Untitled, 1993, black & white photograph, 33 x 50 cm, estimate € 3,000 – 3,800

Picturing Austria
Dorotheum's Photography Auction on June 22, 2015, offers a trip through Austria's history of photography.


Well-timed for the 150th anniversary of Vienna's Ringstrasse, Dorotheum is pleased to offer two vintage photos picturing the construction along the famous ring boulevard of The imperial Opera House (”Bau des neuen k. k....[more]

Lot Nr. 343  1959 Volkswagen T1 Sondermodell "Samba" Estimate  EUR 95.000,- to 125.000,-

Dorotheum auction "Classic Cars and Automobilia" on June 13, 2015


One of the highlights of Dorotheum's ”Classic Cars and Automobilia” auction in Vösendorf, Vienna, on June 13 is a convertible. The Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider from 1963 was awoken from a decades-long hibernation just ten years ago in...[more]

Cabinet on a Table”, Model No. BL 0810, designed by Otto Prutscher, 1908, manufactured by the Wiener Werkstätte Realized Price € 244.414

Wiener Werkstätte cabinet created by Otto Prutscher sold for 244,414 euro at Dorotheum's Design Auction.


It shines like an oversize piece of precious jewelery in black and gold: Otto Prutscher's 1908-designed buck skin leather-covered "Cabinet on a Table" was the absolute highlight of Dorotheum's Design Auction on May 20,...[more]

One Off Moulton Special, UK, 1991, Price € 30.000 © Embacher-Collection, Foto: Bernhard Angerer

Treasured Bicycles
Dorotheum's Embacher Colloction bicycles auction a success


There was a big run on the bikes at the May 19 auction in Palais Dorotheum, as bicycle connoisseurs from all over the world proved eager to secure one of the Embacher Collection's many extraordinary models. Collectors, designers...[more]

Vuvi (or Bavuvi), Gabon: An important, "classical", old Vuvi mask. From the collection of Louis Petit (1856-1943). Collected before 1883. estimate € 5,000 - 8,000

Out of Africa and elsewhere
Rare Masks at Tribal art auction at Dorotheum on 26th of May 2015


For five years, Dorotheum has been holding Tribal Art auctions in Vienna. The next sale will be on Tuesday 26th of May 2015, at 2 pm. 284 carefully chosen lots of Tribal works of art and objects will feature.  A magnificent...[more]

Empress Elisabeth of Austria, personal travel, writing, and sewing set sold for €75,000

Sisi Museum wins €75,000 bid for Empress Elisabeth’s silk ankle boots at Dorotheum.


Empress Sisi Reigns Supreme €75,000 was the winning bid paid at Dorotheum’s Imperial Court Memorabilia sale on 7th May 2015 for a pair of silk ankle boots once belonging to the empress. Following a heated bidding battle via...[more]

Enrico Castellani (b. 1930) "Superficie", 1960, 100 x 120 cm estimate € 450,000 - 650,000 Auction date 10 June 2015

9th–12th June 2015: Modern and Contemporary art, Silver, Jewellery and Watches lead the way at Dorotheum’s second major auction week


Video: Contemporary Art Preview Leading names and outstanding quality at the second major Dorotheum sale week of 2015. From the 9th to the 12th June, the auction programme will highlight contemporary and modern art, as well as...[more]

Bulgari Serpenti Jewellery watch 1960/70 estimate € 40,000 – 60,000 Auction Date 12 June 2015

Dorotheum auction in June with select jewellery by Bulgari and Van Cleef & Arpels and exclusive watches by Patek Philippe or Jaeger le Coultre


A trend towards leading makes of jewellery and watches: collectors more than ever prefer the exclusive product of renowned manufacturers, The jewellery and watch auctions at Vienna’s Palais Dorotheum, to be held on 11th and 12th...[more]

Lot 49 A Pair of table lamps, designed by Pio Porcinai, 1973/74 for the "Jackie-O" club in Florence estimate € 9,000 - 15,000

Mid-Century- and Contemporary Design at Dorotheum Auction on 20th May 2015.


Viennese modern art, Art Deco, Czech Functionalism, vases from the fifties, classics from Denmark, all this and much more will be presented at the upcoming Dorotheum design auction on 20th May 2015, with a particular emphasis on...[more]

Lot No. 1157 Friedrich Gauermann (Miesenbach 1807 - 1862 Vienna) The Robbery, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 74 cm, realized price € 173,800

International record sale of a painting by Gabriel Ritter von Max at Dorotheum


Bids started to climb - with the speed of a monkey one might say - until the expected price had been exceeded several times over: 149,400 Euro set a new world record, by a considerable margin, for a painting by Gabriel Ritter von...[more]

Lot No. 591 Pair of grand Neo-Rococo chests of drawers, presumably original furniture from Linderhof Palace (formerly the bedrom) built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, realized price € 118.750

€ 118.750 for a pair of splendid Neo Rococo commodes at the Dorotheum auction on 22nd April


On 22nd April 2015, as part of its major auction week, Vienna Dorotheum put up for auction a set of splendid items of furniture probably belonging to the original furnishings of Schloss Linderhof, erected by Ludwig II of Bavaria....[more]

Lot No. 16 Frans Pourbus II (Antwerp 1569 - 1622 Paris) Portrait of Prince Philip William of Orange (1554 - 1618) in a curass and with the Order of the Golden Fleece, oil on canvas, 102 x 82 cm, realized price € 575,516

Top prices for old master paintings – second-most successful spring auction.


The auction of old master paintings on 21st April 2015, signalled the highly successful start to the Dorotheum spring season. Be it Jan or Pieter, the I or the II – works by the Brueghel family of painters made a strong showing...[more]

Gustav Gurschner (1873 – 1970), carved wood figure „Slave“, height 126 cm Estimate € 25,000 – 35,000

12th May 2015: Art nouveau and applied art of the 20th century at Dorotheum


Objects from the golden age of Viennese art nouveau as well as French and German applied art will be presented at the upcoming Vienna Dorotheum on 12th May 2015.  The most valuable lot comes from Josef Hoffmann, an...[more]

Empress Elisabeth of Austria, personal travel-, writing-, and sewing-set estimate € 10,000 - 20,000

Dorotheum Imperial Court Memorabilia Auction on 7th May, featuring artefacts of Empress Elisabeth


While the Dorotheum auction of imperial court memorabilia and historical objects on 7th May 2015 may not offer the emperor’s new clothes, it does feature several items from the wardrobe of Empress Elisabeth of Austria among its...[more]

Bianchi C-4 project, Italy, 1988 Starting price € 5,000 © Embacher-Collection, Photograph: Bernhard Angerer

Auction "Bicycles from the Embacher Collection" on 19th May 2015 at Dorotheum


The bicycle: a simple principle, countless variants. Succumbing to their fascination, the Viennese architect Michael Embacher spent more than ten years putting together what is - according to renowned bicycle...[more]

Jan van Bijlert (1603 - 1671) and workshop, A Musical Company, 1626, oil on canvas, 109 x 97 cm estimate € 300,000 - 400,000

21 to 23 April 2015: Dorotheum Auction Week of Old Master Paintings, 19th Century Paintings, Works of Art and Jewellery


Significant paintings, works of art and jewellery will be offered for sale at Dorotheum in Vienna from 21 to 23 April 2015, including  Old Master Paintings, 19th century paintings, sculptures, furniture, glass, porcelain and...[more]

A brilliant cut diamond solitaire ring, 16.98 ct, Fancy Yellow Natural Color,  VVSI2 estimate , estimate € 150.000 - 240.000

Brilliant of 16.98 ct. at the Dorotheum Jewellery Auction on 23rd April 2015


A single brilliant weighing in at 16.98 ct will provide the focus of attention at the Dorotheum’s major jewellery auction on 23rd April 2015. Dorotheum specialists expect this high-carat, natural coloured „Fancy Yellow“ stone set...[more]

Frans Verbeeck (c. 1510 - 1570), The Mocking of Human Follies, oil on canvas, 135 x 188 cm, realized price € 3,035,000

RECORD RESULTS AND TOP SALES - Auction Review 2014: Dorotheum going strong in contemporary art


Numerous new record-breaking sales and some of the most successful auctions in its history distinguish the 2014 Dorotheum auction year. Pride of place among the top results goes to the monumental painting „The Mocking of human...[more]

Robert Indiana (b. 1928) NUMBERS ONE through ZERO, 1978 - 2003, aluminium, 45.7 x 45.7 x 25.4 cm, realized price € 969.419

World record price for Maria Lassnig achieved at Dorotheum


The Contemporary Art evening sale on 26th November 2014 saw Dorotheum achieve the best Contemporary sale result in the auction house’s history. Almost all of the lots, approximately 100 international and Austrian art works, were...[more]

Egon Schiele (1890-1918) Seated nude, signed and dated Egon Schiele 1917, black chalk on paper, 29.5 x 46 cm, realized price € 405.600

Review Modern Art, Auction 25th November 2014


The Modern Art sale on 25th November 2014 saw Dorotheum's major November auction week in Vienna get off to a flying start. A charcoal drawing by Egon Schiele depicting a seated nude, originally from the estate of the artist’s...[more]

Frans Verbeeck  (Mechelen c. 1510–1570) The Mocking of Human Follies, oil on canvas, 135 x 188 cm realized price € 3,035.000



It requires superlatives to coin an adequate description of Dorotheum's October 21 to 23 auctions: The Old Master Paintings auction achieved the all-time second best turnover in the history of Dorotheum, aided by strong...[more]

Robert Indiana (b. 1928) NUMBERS ONE through ZERO, 1978 - 2003, aluminium, 45.7 x 45.7 x 25.4 cm, € 750,000 - 900,000

Contemporary Art in the spotlight
25th to 28th November 2014: Dorotheum auction week of modern and contemporary art, silver, and jewellery.


From the 25th until 28th November 2014, Dorotheum in Vienna will be placing Contemporary art in the spotlight. This upcoming major auction week will see the prominent German-speaking auction house showcasing an exciting array of...[more]

Frans Verbeeck (Mechelen c. 1510 - 1570), The Mocking of Human Follies, oil on canvas 135 x 188 cm, realized price € 3,035.000

World-record price achieved by satirical key work of Flemish Old Master painter Frans Verbeeck


Dorotheum’s Evening Old Master Auction got off to a flying start last Tuesday on the 21st October. The highlight of the catalogue, a satirical and bizarre allegory of human foolishness by Flemish master Frans Verbeeck entitled...[more]

No. 37 An important large ceramic mural, designed by Ettore Sottsass, 1959, manufactured by Ceramica Bitossi, 241 x 283 cm, € 170.000 - 250.000

Major works by Sottsass at Dorotheum Design Auction on 6th November


Unique early pieces by Sottsass, spectacular Ron Arad designs, classy ones by Hans Hollein, as well as many design classics and contemporaries will share the limelight of the Dorotheum design auction on 6th November 2014. Often...[more]

Frans Verbeeck (1510 - 1570) The Mocking of Human Follies, oil on canvas, 135 x 188 cm, € 900.000 - 1.200.000

21 - 23 October 2014: Auction week of Old Master Paintings, 19th Century Paintings, Works of Art and Jewellery


Auction 21st October 2014 ENTER THE FOOLS Old Masters from the North Bizarre and surreal like Bosch, painted in the virtuoso manner of famous contemporaries: There are many reasons why Frans Verbeeck’s large format „The...[more]

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968) Concetto Spaziale, 1957, oil, glitter, holes on canvas, 100 x 81.4 cm, realized price € 1,079,300, Auction 20 May.2014

STRONG SIGNAL IN FAVOUR OF CONTEMPORARY ART - Fontana & Co: Strong showing of Contemporary Art at Dorotheum in the first half of 2014.


The successful first two quarters of 2014 saw Dorotheum, German-speaking Europe’s largest auction house, regularly achieve top prices as well as several new world records. The triumphant evening auction of Contemporary Art in May...[more]

Lot No. 18 A “Z-Play” seat object, designed by Zaha Hadid 2002, for Sawaya & Moroni, Italy, polyurethane, artificial pony skin, dyed in red and orange, two parts, each height 42 cm, 72 x 72 cm. estimate € 10.000 - 15.000

Flexible systems and modern classics at Dorotheum Design Auction


Flexibility has not only become gospel for today’s work environment, furniture and design objects likewise have to measure up to its requirements. Consequently, a growing number of designers have begun to design multi-functional...[more]

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968) Concetto Spaziale, 1957,oil, glitter, holes on canvas, 100 x 81,4 cm, realized price € 1,079.300

Auction Week of Record Sales at Dorotheum


Concluding with tonight’s watch auction, the major May Dorotheum auction week featuring Modern and Contemporary Art, Silver, Art Nouveau, and Jewellery was distinguished by several new world records as well as record sales. The...[more]

N. 85 House of Habsburg, riding hat of Empress Elisabeth or of her daughter Archduchess Marie Valerie, realized price  € 134.500

A riding hat worn by Austrian Empress Elisabeth sold at 134,500 Euro at Dorotheum's Imperial Memorabilia Auction Wednesday


The Habsburg Dynasty ceased to exist many years ago, but the interest, particularly in Empress Elisabeth and Emperor Franz Joseph and the memorabilia connected to the last Habsburg ruling couple, is as strong as ever. This trend...[more]

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968) Concetto Spaziale, 1957, oil, glitter, holes on canvas, 100 x 81,4 cm, estimate € 700,000 - 1,000,000 Auction 20th May, 2014

19th – 23rd May 2014: Dorotheum auction week of modern and contemporary art, art nouveau, silver


Dorotheum auction weeks promise prime quality and the widest possible selection of art objects and antiques – from 19th to 23rd May 2014, modern and contemporary art, as well as art nouveau, silver, jewellery, and watches will be...[more]

Studio of Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640) The Holy Familiy with Saint Anne and the Infant John de Baptist, oil/canvas, 221 x 152 cm, realized price € 503.030

Great international Interest in Old Master Paintings at Dorotheum


Tension in the auction hall rose significantly when „The Holy Family with St Anne and the Infant St John” came up for auction. The gigantic canvas (221 x 152 cm) of excellent provenance, incl. the collection of the Dukes of...[more]

Antonio Joli (1700 - 1777) Rome, A view of the Campo Vaccino, oil/canvas, 120 x 170 cm, realized price € 244.300

Summer Feeling
183,000 Euro for a major work of “Atmospheric Impressionism” at Dorotheum.


At the Dorotheum auction of 19th century paintings on 8th April 2014, Emil Jakob Schindler’s sun-drenched „Garden at Plankenberg“ rose to a final bid of 183,000 Euro. Schindler is considered a proponent of so-called Austrian...[more]

N. 82 Empress Elisabeth, ermine muff, ca 1870, estimate € 3,000 - 5,000

Imperial Court Memorabilia Auction on 30th April 2014: Dorotheum Sale of Memorabilia of Emperor Franz Joseph, Empress Elisabeth, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and many others


Nearly 200 objects with historical imperial associations will be presented at the annual Dorotheum Imperial Memorabilia Auction on 30th April 2014. One hundred years after the assassination at Sarajevo that triggered World War I,...[more]

Studio of Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640) The Holy Familiy with Saint Anne and the Infant John de Baptist, oil/canvas, 221 x 152 cm, estimate € 400,000 - 600,000 Auction 9th April 2014

8th - 10th April 2014: Dorotheum Auction Week with Old Master Paintings, 19th Century Paintings, and Works of Art


The upcoming auction week to be held from 8th to 10th April 2014 at Vienna’s Palais Dorotheum, German-speaking Europe’s largest auction house, will feature a number of particular highlights. SERENE, ETERNAL, SACRED Venice and...[more]

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968) Concetto spaziale, Attesa (68 T 77), 1968, acrylics on canvas, yellow, 73,5 x 60 cm, realized price € 1,071.389 Auction 27th November 2013

The auctions of 2013 in review: Dorotheum on course for further success with record sales


Recording the most successful contemporary- and modern art auctions in its history Dorotheum, German-speaking Europe's largest auction house, is pleased to be able to look back on a highly rewarding year. For Dorotheum, the 2013...[more]

Gabriele Münter (1877 – 1962)) “Winter in Elmau”, 1933, oil on plywood, 33 x 45 cm, realized price € 329.700

329.700 Euro for a Winter Landscape by Gabriele Münter at Dorotheum


Top lot at the auction of „Modern Art“, held on 28th  November 2013 at Dorotheum, was the landscape painting „Winter in Elmau“ by the German Expressionist Gabriele Münter. Following a protracted bidding battle, the work went...[more]

No. 906 Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968) Concetto spaziale, Attesa (68 T 77), 1968, acrylics on canvas, yellow, 73.5 x 60 cm, realized price € 1,071.389

Lucio Fontana makes a million, new world record for Mario Schifano


The evening auction of contemporary art at Dorotheum on 27th November 2013 turned into a resounding success: It was, in fact, the best auction in this category ever recorded at Dorotheum, Continental Europe's largest auction...[more]

Vittorio Matteo Corcos (1859 - 1933) A young lady with a small dog, ca. 1895, oil/canvas, 108 x 85 cm realized price € 110,100 Auction 16th October 2013

World Records and Top Prices at the 19th Century Painting-Auction at Dorotheum


Lively interest at the auction of „19th Century Paintings“ on 16th October 2013 at Palais Dorotheum in Vienna: „Landing of French Troops at Beirut“ by Jean-Adolphe Beauce caused a dramatic bidding battle resulting in a final...[more]

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968) Concetto spaziale, Attesa (68 T 77), 1968, acrylics on canvas, yellow 73,5 x 60 cm estimate € 400,000 - 600,000 Auction 27th November 2013

25th - 29th November 2013: Auction Week at DOROTHEUM


Classics by Gabriele Münter or Carl Moll, dynamic works by Giacomo Balla, or humorous pieces by Erwin Wurm and Victor Brauner - The November auction week at Dorotheum, German-speaking Europe's largest auction house, focuses on...[more]

Annibale Carraci (1560 - 1609) The Virgin in prayer, oil/canvas, 62.3 x 41.5 cm realized price € 389.300 Auction 15th October 2013

Top Prices for Platzer and Carracci at Dorotheum Old Masters Auction


International attendance and an auction hall filled to capacity reflected the considerable interest in the paintings presented at the auction of old masters, held at Vienna's Palais Dorotheum on 15th October 2013. A graceful...[more]

A "New Orleans" armchair, Ron Arad, London 1999, for the Gallery Mourmans, Netherlands, estimate € 50,000 - 60,000

7th November 2013: DESIGN Auction at Dorotheum


Is it already art or is it still design? Many of the modern auction objects in the Dorotheum design category beg this question. Perhaps the question should not be answered in terms of "either – or" but rather "as...[more]

Guido Reni (1575 - 1642) Fortuna with a purse, oil on canvas, 130 x 152 cm, estimate € 800,000 - 1,200.000, Auction 15th October 2013

14th - 16th October 2013: Dorotheum Auction Week with Old Master Paintings, 19th Century Paintings, and Works of Art


The auction week to be held from 14th to 16th October at Vienna's Palais Dorotheum, German-speaking Europe's largest auction house, will feature a number of particular highlights: A rediscovered major work by the Italian grand...[more]

Lot No 36 - Ushak, West Anatolia, c. 1650, with a large medallion, 388 x 242 cm, estimate € 80.000 - 120.000

24th September 2013: Dorotheum Auction featuring historical carpets


With some items dating back to the 17th century, the sixth major auction of Oriental carpets, textiles, and tapestries, to be held at the Vienna Dorotheum on 24th September 2013, will present a total of 201 lots, including an...[more]

Hans Makart (1840 - 1884) The Death of Cleopatra, realized price € 757.300

Dorotheum Sets New Records
Semi-annual report: Dorotheum auctions on course for success


Based on the best auctions in the Modern Art, Contemporary Art, and Silver categories, as well as the second best OId Master auction in Dorotheum history, German-speaking Europe's largest auction house is pleased to look back on...[more]

Ilya Kabakov, The Toilet, 205 x 155 cm, realized price € 366,300

Highlight of the Auction Week
Best contemporary art auction in Dorotheum history


A buzzing auction room, strong presence of international bidders, and numerous top sales characterised the Dorotheum auction of contemporary art on 16th May 2013, which continued the success of the current auction week,...[more]

Giorgio Morandi "Paesaggio", 1941, 63 x 53 cm, realized price € 389,300

Record Auctions at Dorotheum
Best art nouveau-, silver-, and modern art auctions to date


Dorotheum auctions continue to be in high demand. The first half of the current auction week was marked by the most successful art nouveau-, silver-, and modern art auctions in Dorotheum history. The exceptional art nouveau...[more]

Fernand Léger (1881 - 1955) Composition au fond jaune, 1932, Auction 15 May 2013, estimate € 300.000 - 400.000

Appearances do not deceive - 13th – 17th May: Dorotheum Auction Week of Modern and Contemporary Art, Design, Art Nouveau, Silver, Jewellery, Wrist- and Pocket Watches


An homage to severe geometric form? A genuflection to amorphous art constructs? An ovation to curvaceous lines? All are among what the upcoming Dorotheum auction week has to offer. The visual range of the auctions to be held at...[more]

Top sales at Dorotheum - Art-historical discoveries shine at the auction of old master paintings


Sold for 711.300 Euro, a newly discovered painting by Jusepe de Ribera turned out to be the top-lot of the Dorotheum auction of old master paintings on 17th April 2013. The "Mocking of Christ" represents an important...[more]

World record sale for Hans Makart at Dorotheum - Sensational result for historical painting by the Viennese 'prince of painters'


Palpable tension in an auction room filled to capacity: At the Dorotheum auction of 19th century paintings on 16th April 2013, international bidders spent several minutes in fierce competition for Hans Makart's opulent and...[more]

A 26.95 carat diamond solitaire under the hammer - Outstanding rarities at auction at Dorotheum in Vienna on 18 April 2013


Such diamonds - especially in this size - are rare. The experts at Dorotheum Vienna acquired a rarity for auction: an outstanding ring with a 26.95 carat diamond solitaire - the highlight of the jewellery auction of 18 April...[more]

Out of the Salon and into the Revolution - 16th – 18th April: Auction Week with Old Masters, 19th Century Paintings, and Works of Art


Following the best year in Dorotheum history, Central Europe's largest auction house launches its spring season with auctions of old master paintings, 19th century paintings, and antiques, to be held from 16th to 18th April 2013....[more]

Rocks by Dior & Co Dorotheum: Vintage costume jewellery collection 1958-1972 at the auction on 25th March 2013


Fashionistas will find this event very hard to pass up: opulent fashion jewellery in combination with glamorous dresses in the style of the nineteen-fifties and -sixties. Taking a page from the book of the ladies in the...[more]

Another record-breaking year 2012: Dorotheum on course for further success with new world records and top sales


Dorotheum, Central Europe's largest auction house, is able to look back on a highly successful 2012 auction year. In fact, it turned out to be the most successful year in the company's history. Modern and contemporary art did...[more]

A great year for contemporaries - Brilliant contemporary art auction at Dorotheum


Highly anticipated and with attendance at capacity the Dorotheum contemporary art auction on 29th November 2012 brilliantly affirmed the standing of its subject and turned into one of the most successful events of its kind in...[more]

Major Success for Modern Art at Dorotheum - Werner Berg sets a new price record


International buyers responded to the Dorotheum auction on 28th November 2012 with extraordinary interest and bidding for these first-rate modern art lots was intense, both in the auction hall and via telephone. At the very...[more]

International Stature - 26th to 30th November 2012: Dorotheum Auction Week


State of the art: The Dorotheum November auction week presents highlights of modern and contemporary art, design, art nouveau and antiques, jewellery, wrist- and pocket watches. Auction Week 26th – 30th November 2012Art nouveau...[more]

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