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22.10.2015

FOCUS ON AUSTRIA
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]

16.10.2015

RITES AND RELICS
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]

12.10.2015

MAGNETS AND MANIFESTS
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]

12.10.2015

ROYAL BLUE
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]

02.10.2015

FOUR-WHEELED LEGENDS
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]

29.09.2015

A PASSION FOR DETAIL
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]

08.09.2015

SHELBY COBRA DRIVEN 9.673 MILES TO THIS DAY UP FOR AUCTION
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]

02.09.2015

PRINCESS‘S DREAM
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]

24.08.2015

OF CATS AND DRAGONS
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]

01.07.2015

OUTSTANDING PRICES AND RECORD SALES
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]

17.06.2015

PHENOMENAL AUCTION RESULT
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]

16.06.2015

WORLD RECORDS AND HISTORIC TURNOVER AT DOROTHEUM'S CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION

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]

11.06.2015

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]

03.06.2015

FAST AND FURIOUSLY PRETTY
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]

21.05.2015

TOP PRICE FOR PRUTSCHER'S "CABINET ON A TABLE"
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]

20.05.2015

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]

19.05.2015

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]

18.05.2015

SISI'S SHOES BACK IN FASHION
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]

08.05.2015

A GEOMETRIC FRAME OF MIND
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]

07.05.2015

TRENDY LUXURIES
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]

28.04.2015

JET-SET AND DOLCE VITA
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]

24.04.2015

WORLD RECORD FOR DEBATING MONKEYS
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]

24.04.2015

FURNITURE OF THE FAIRY-TALE KING
€ 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]

24.04.2015

SUCCESSFUL BEGINNINGS WITH BRUEGHEL
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]

08.04.2015

PATHS OF MODERNISM
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]

08.04.2015

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN EMPRESS
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]

23.03.2015

CHAIN REACTION
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]

18.03.2015

A MASTERFUL WEEK
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]

26.02.2015

HIGH-CARAT LINEUP
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]

17.12.2014

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]

27.11.2014

CONTEMPORARY AUCTION YIELDS NEW RECORDS
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]

26.11.2014

IMPRESSIVE RESULTS FOR SCHIELE AND ARCHIPENKO
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]

24.10.2014

STRONG AUCTION WEEK AT DOROTHEUM

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]

31.10.2014

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]

22.10.2014

VERBEECK PAINTING SOLD FOR MORE THAN 3 MILLION EURO AT DOROTHEUM AUCTION
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]

16.10.2014

TOTEM WITHOUT TABOO
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]

01.10.2014

MADDENING BEAUTY
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]

17.06.2014

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]

28.05.2014

MODERN NOMADS
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]

23.05.2014

STRONG SIGNAL IN FAVOUR OF CONTEMPORARY ART
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]

05.05.2014

"SISI" RIDING HAT ACHIEVES RECORD PRICE
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]

16.04.2014

CUTTING ACROSS ART HISTORY
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]

14.04.2014

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]

14.04.2014

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]

07.04.2014

CIGARS, HAIR, HANDS
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]

27.03.2014

SECRECIES AND SOLEMNITIES
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]

20.12.2013

STELLAR YEAR FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
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]

03.12.2013

MORE SUCCESS FOR MODERN ART
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]

29.11.2013

RECORD-BREAKING AUCTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART AT DOROTHEUM
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]

17.10.2013

LANDING FOR THE HIGHEST PRICE
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]

17.10.2013

INDUSTRY-, POP- AND WINTER COLOURS
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]

17.10.2013

MADONNA AND MYTH
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]

09.10.2013

CREATIVE OUTBURSTS
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]

18.09.2013

FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BOLD
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]

04.09.2013

THE INTRICATE ART OF KNOTS
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]

18.06.2013

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]

17.05.2013

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]

17.05.2013

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]

30.04.2013

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]

19.04.2013

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]

19.04.2013

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]

22.03.2013

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]

18.03.2013

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]

20.12.2012

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]

17.12.2012

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]

03.12.2012

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]

03.12.2012

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]

31.10.2012

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]

22.10.2012

World Records and Top Sales - Successful Dorotheum Auction Week

Dorotheum looks back on an outstanding autumn Auction Week marked by new world records and top sales. The auction of old master paintings on 17th October 2012 turned out to be the third most successful auction in Dorotheum...[more]

12.09.2012

Ancestor Cult and Mysterious Forces - Dorotheum Vienna Tribal Art Auction on 24th September 2012

Presenting a stunning array of quality art- and cult-objects from the furthest corners of the globe, the Vienna Dorotheum "Tribal Art" auction on 24th of September 2012 offers a selection that ranges from African masks...[more]

12.09.2012

Imperial and Royal Carpets - Dorotheum Auction 26th September 2012: Oriental Carpets, Textiles, and Tapestry.

Antique collector's and textiles are coming up for auction at the Dorotheum, on 26th September 2012, featuring more than 200 works from Anatolia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Persia, China, or Singapore, as well as Europe. A...[more]

29.08.2012

Views by Famous Painters - 16th to 18th October 2012: Dorotheum Auction Week

Dorotheum is pleased to announce its upcoming major Autumn auctions which feature numerous highlights in the categories of Old Master Paintings, 19th Century Paintings and Works of Art and Jewellery. Auction Week 16th - 18th...[more]

02.08.2012

IMPORTANT CANALETTO OF HISTORIC LONDON LANDMARK FOR SALE IN VIENNA IN OCTOBER

New Horse Guards from St James’s Park by Canaletto, a rare view of the London landmark under construction in 1753, will be sold by one of Europe’s largest auction houses, Dorotheum in Vienna, in a sale of Old Master Paintings on...[more]

21.06.2012

Successful Sales and Record Results - Dorotheum: Strong first two quarters of the 2012 auction year

Dorotheum, Continental Europe's largest auction house, is once again in the fortunate position to look back on two highly successful quarters in the current auction year 2012, in fact the most successful quarters in its history....[more]

29.05.2012

Contemporary Art: Best auction in Dorotheum history on May 24, 2012 - 754.800 Euro for a work by Anish Kapoor

The single best auction of contemporary art in Dorotheum history: Collectors from all over the globe participated in the bidding for the auction's excellent selection on 24th of May 2012. The highest bid was heard for a...[more]

29.05.2012

Excellent results for Modern Art, Auction 23 May, 2012 - 605.300 Euro for Max Ernst painting

The cover image of the catalogue “Modern Art” (23rd of May) was a painting by Max Ernst, an abstract composition suggesting dancing, which caused a stir among the bidders. The famous Surrealist and Dadaist artist's „Les jeunes et...[more]

09.05.2012

Klimt meets Kapoor - 21st - 24th May 2012: Dorotheum Auction Week, with modern and contemporary art, design, art nouveau, silver, jewellery, and watches

Rarely, if ever, before did Austria experience such a rich variety of fine and valuable art in one place and at one time: Highlights of modern and contemporary art, design classics, art nouveau, and silver art objects from all...[more]

20.04.2012

870.000 Euro for Lorenzo Lippi - Splendid Success for Old Master Paintings at Dorotheum

With the auction room filled to capacity, a crowd of telephone bidders competed for the most spectacular painting of the Dorotheum auction on 18th April 2012, a work by Lorenzo Lippi, one of the most interesting and charismatic...[more]

14.03.2012

Ancestors and Gods - "Tribal Art" on 2 April 2012 at the Dorotheum in Vienna

Following the successful launch of the new ‘tribal art’ division with the estate of collector Prof. Dr. Rudolf Leopold around a year ago, the Dorotheum in Vienna has established a strong foothold in this emerging field of...[more]

07.03.2012

Auction Week of many Faces - 17th - 19th April: Dorotheum auction week with old masters, 19th century paintings, and works of art

Following the successes of the 2011 auction year, Dorotheum anticipates the new season's first international auction week in April 2012. Portraits of nobility will be at the heart of the auction of old master paintings on April...[more]

18.01.2012

Austrian Design - Around 170 famous Austrian design objects from the nineteen-twenties to the nineteen-sixties, on 29th February 2012, at Dorotheum.

To further our international audience's knowledge and appreciation of the quality of Austrian design is among the declared aims of the auction „Austrian Design“ on 29th February 2012 at Vienna Dorotheum.Around 170 famous Austrian...[more]

22.12.2011

Dorotheum course set for success - 2011 - A Year of Exceptional Results

The comprehensive and varied international selection offered by Dorotheum, Continental Europe's largest auction house, was received with enthusiasm by art collectors from Austria and all over the globe. In 2011, Dorotheum was...[more]

29.11.2011

Successful Auction Week - 754.800 Euro for Ilya Kabakov Painting - Exceptional Contemporary Art Auction at Dorotheum

The Dorotheum auction of contemporary art on 24th November 2011 was off to a highly successful start with the sale of one of its top lots, Ilya Kabakov's allusive painting „At the University 1972“ dating to 2002. A telephone...[more]

19.10.2011

Iridescent Surfaces: 21 - 25 November: Dorotheum Auction Week with Modern and Contemporary Art, Design, Art Nouveau, Silver, Jewellery, Wrist- and Pocket-Watches

Surfaces with depth: Where does Victor Vasarely's severe geometry encounter Emilio Vedova's fierce gestural painting, where does Arnulf Rainer's overpaintings meet Joan Miró's textile pieces, where does expressive contemporary...[more]

14.10.2011

A pair of vases of Josephine Bonaparte sold for sensational 455.800 Euro

At the Dorotheum auction on 13th October 2011, this pair of porcelain vases of considerable historical significance decorated with views of Chateau Malmaison near Paris was sold to a German telephone bidder for the sensational...[more]

17.10.2011

World Record for Renaissance Painter Sofonisba Anguissola at the Dorotheum Auction of Old Master Paintings

The auction of old master paintings held on 12th October 2011 continued the successes of the current Dorotheum auction week.For once, women featured prominently not only as the subject of a painting: Achieving a new world record...[more]

17.10.2011

Numerous World Records: 19th Century Paintings mark a triumphal start of the Dorotheum Auction Week

An auction room filled to capacity, international bidders at the auction and on the phone lines, and one world record following another: The Dorotheum auction of 19th century paintings on 11th October 2011 was nothing less than a...[more]

23.09.2011

Highlights for car enthusiasts - 100 years of automotive history: Dorotheum-sale at the Classic Expo Show in Salzburg on October 1

On October 1, 2011 DOROTHEUM will make classic car enthusiasts’ hearts beat faster when this year’s autumn sale will be held at the Classic Expo show in Salzburg. The automobiles, motorcycles and automobilia offered represent 100...[more]

23.08.2011

Imperial Art - 11th - 13th October 2011: Auction week with OId Master Paintings, 19th Century Paintings, Works of Art and Jewellery

After the most successful spring season in more than 300 years history of the Dorotheum, the third auction week from 11th to 13th October 2011 provides, amongst others, art work with significant provenance - including a painting...[more]

24.08.2011

Beautiful girl from the afterworld - Mask from the property of Billy Wilder as a highlight of the second Dorotheum auction of tribal art on 26th September

After the success of the first tribal art auction with an outcome of 665,000 Euros for around 150 objects, the Vienna Dorotheum continues on with a second auction of objects from this internationally sought-after collection area....[more]

24.08.2011

150 Years of Painting: Artist Dynasty Blaas - Dorotheum-Auction on 24th September 2011 in Tannenmühle Castle (Lower Austria): 732 works of art by the von Blaas painters

In Autumn the Dorotheum has a one off auction to offer, which documents 150 years of paintings in Austria: 732 works of arts, photography and others from five protagonists of the painter von Blaas painters, great exponents of...[more]

04.08.2011

Girls and Ladyloves - Bronze-Ivory Figures by Peter Tereszczuk at the Dorotheum Art Nouveau Auction on 15th September 2011

At the „minor“ Dorotheum art nouveau auctions, taking place in March and September, collectors frequently discover unusual or rare items. The upcoming art nouveau auction on 15th September 2011 focuses on the work of the sculptor...[more]

04.08.2011

Knot Art - Turkmen Carpets at the Dorotheum Auction on 8th September 2011

This is the second Dorotheum Vienna auction of this category: Oriental carpets, textiles and tapestries will once more come up for auction on 8th September 2011. At the heart of the event will by carpets from Turkmenistan....[more]

22.06.2011

Record prices at Dorotheum - 2011: Best Spring Season in the History of the Auction House

Dorotheum, the largest auction house in continental Europe, has reason to celebrate: the 2011 spring season has been the most successful in the auction house's history. Following the superb results, Dorotheum managing director,...[more]

24.05.2011

Sixties Triumph at Dorotheum - Top Sales at Contemporary Art Auction

Following its record-breaking auction of modern art, Dorotheum was able to score a similar success with its auction of contemporary art on 19th May 2011: Thursday evening saw the sale of a major work of the Italian avant-garde –...[more]

24.05.2011

Galloping Prices - Top results for „Blue Rider“ painters, World record prices for Alfons Walde and Rudolf Hausner - Best Modern Art Auction at Dorotheum

The Blue Rider („Blaue Reiter“) took off at a gallop at the Vienna Dorotheum auction of modern art on 18th May 2011: Signal works by Alexej Jawlensky and Paul Klee, protagonists of this famous artist group, once considered...[more]

19.05.2011

All the Empress' Horses - Sisi stars at the Imperial Memorabilia Auction on 6 June 2011

Elisabeth of Austria, Empress of Austria-Hungary and queen of many hearts, is well known for her legendary passion for equestrian pursuits, a passion that occasionally bordered on the religious: A special equestrian chapel, open...[more]

15.04.2011

Top Prices for Old Master Paintings

The auspicious beginning of the Dorotheum Auction Week marked by the success of 19th century painting was followed by another exceptional auction of Old Master Paintings on 13th April 2011, which saw the auction hall filled to...[more]

15.04.2011

Flower Girls and other Beauties do themselves proud

What appears to be a personification of spring is really the „Girl with lilac dress, bouquet, and basket of flowers“ by Eugen von Blaas, the 'painter of Venetian beauties'. At the Vienna Dorotheum auction of 19th Century...[more]

21.04.2011

Masks and Magic - May: Dorotheum-Auction Tribal Art from Africa including items from the "unknown" Leopold collection

On 3 May 2011 the first auction of the new line Tribal Art takes place at the Dorotheum. The 152 items on offer can lay claim to a famous provenance, namely the private collection of Austria's most prominent collector Prof....[more]

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