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Franz West, Plakatentwurf (Die Aluskulptur), 2000Fotocredit Franz West Privatstiftung Wien

12 September - 10 December 2018: The biggest ever retrospective on Franz West (1947-2012)


Dorotheum is supporting the biggest ever retrospective on one of the most well-known Austrian artists. Comprising of around 200 works, the exhibition will give an insight into 40 years of Franz West’s art. This includes rare...[more]

A.E. Köchert, around 1918, Imperial wedding diadem with diamonds, in total ca. 40ct., commissioned by the Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria on the occasion of the wedding of her daughter Archduchess Hedwig to Count Bernhard Stolberg-Stolberg, the diadem can be separated into 7 brooches, with 3 hand-written cards, signed Countess Hedwig Stolberg-Stolberg, estimate € 60,000 – € 120,000

Diamond diadem, a gift from Sisi's daughter, Archduchess Marie Valerie, up for auction.


This high-profile present was originally given by Archduchess Marie Valerie, daughter to Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Emperor Franz Joseph, to her own daughter Hedwig on the occasion of her wedding on April 24th, 1918. The...[more]

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 - 1653) Lucretia, oil on canvas, 133 x 106 cm, estimate €500,000 - 700,000

An important painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, one of art history’s most celebrated female painters, is to be offered for sale at auction at Dorotheum this Autumn


The painting, entitled Lucretia, is an exceptional and rare work by the 17th century Italian baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi. It will be one of the highlights of Dorotheum’s auction week in October (23 – 25 October 2018)....[more]

The Monzino Uli, Lembankakat Mbaru, New Ireland, 17th to 19th century, prezzo realizzato €1,425,000

Summary of the auctions held at Dorotheum during the first six months of 2018


Hot on the heels of the best financial year in Dorotheum’s history, the auction house once again recorded excellent results for the first two quarters of 2018.   Contemporary art performed exceptionally well in the first six...[more]

Monzino Uli, Lembankakat Mbaru, New Ireland, 17th-19th c.

Sensational price for sculpture at Dorotheum
1.425 million euros for a work from the famous Monzino Collection


The so-called Monzino Uli, from Lembankakat Mbaru, New Ireland, was sold at the Dorotheum Auction House as part of the "African and Oceanic Art - Treasures from the Monzino Collection" auction on June 21st for 1.425...[more]

Lot 603 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, realized price € 899,000

93 percent sales rate, great prices at the Classic Cars auction on 23 June at Dorotheum Vienna-Vösendorf


Classic cars and modern-era classic vehicles drive at fast speed - the numerous bidding contests took a long time in the crowded hall and on the telephone at the Dorotheum Classic Cars auction at the Motor Vehicles and...[more]

Empress Elisabeth of Austria: A pair of personal black satin shoes, silk, embroidered with beads and decorated with bows,length 25 cm, realized price €21,250

Umbrella and shoes from Empress Elisabeth successfully auctioned at Dorotheum’s Imperial Court Memorabilia auction.


The hype surrounding Empress Elisabeth is unbroken - Sisi's reputation hails as far as Asia. As a result, items from the personal belongings of the legendary Empress were sold at the Imperial Court Memorabilia auction at...[more]

Lot 603 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, estimate € 850.000 - 1.000.000

Grandiose selection, the majority without limit: “Classic Cars and Automobilia” on 23 June 2018 at Dorotheum Vienna Vösendorf


Vintage cars look great. They can be driven as well as put on display. In addition, they serve as a form of investment. A fleet of approximately 100 such investments on wheels, the finest and most extensive selection offered by...[more]

A Poltrona di Proust lounge chair, designed by Alessandro Mendini in 1978, manufactured in 1990, carved wooden frame in the Rococo style, the white textile covering hand-painted with a Pointillist pattern, signed: 90 A. Mendini and with a dedicatory inscription to the present owner. estimate €30,000 - 50,000

June 6th at Dorotheum: Design Auction, also featuring the Teichgräber Collection


Rare classics, idiosyncratic designs, along with objects from the collection of Viennese design expert Peter Teichgräber – all this and much more will clamour for attention at the upcoming Dorotheum design auction on June 6th...[more]

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