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Carl Theodor von Piloty and Franz Adam (1826–1886) and (1815–1886) Empress Elisabeth of Austria as bride on horseback in Possenhofen 1853, oil on canvas, 128 x 108 cm; realized price €1.540,000

DOROTHEUM ON TRACKS FOR SUCCESS
Sisi & Co: Record sales during the first half of 2017

(04.07.2017)

Look back in joy: Dorotheum, German-speaking Europe's largest auction house, was once again able to achieve a number of record results during the first half of 2017. The extensive range of the auction house, which continues to...[more]

Andreas Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, Basel, Johannes Oporinus, June 1543, first edition, realized price €367,237

SENSATIONAL SALE OF ANATOMY COMPENDIUM
€367,237 for first edition Andreas Vesalius 1543 – New record book sale at Dorotheum

(30.06.2017)

Andreas Vesalius' seminal work of early modern anatomy was sold for the sensational sum of 367,237 Euro during the recent Dorotheum book auction on 28th June 2017. This represents the highest winning bid for a book at a Dorotheum...[more]

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupé, estimte €350,000 - 440,000, starting price €150,000

A JOYRIDE THROUGH AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY
Auction “Classic Cars and Automobilia” at Dorotheum, 24th June 2017

(13.06.2017)

A silver-coloured Arch-Jaguar, a veteran of the race track, leads the impressive fleet of vehicles presented at the upcoming auction of "Classic Cars and Automobilia" on 24th June 2017 at the Dorotheum...[more]

Lot 290 Andreas Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, Basel, Johannes Oporinus, June 1543, first edition, starting price €180,000

THE BIRTH OF MODERN ANATOMY
Book sensation on 28.06.2017: € 180,000 starting price for a first edition Vesalius of 1543

(14.06.2017)

The first edition of “De humani corporis fabrica libri septem“ (On the architecture of the human body) by Andreas Vesalius (Brussels 1514 – 1564 Zakynthos) published in 1543, can be regarded as the true highlight of the upcoming...[more]

Emilio Vedova (1919-2006) Tensione, N 4 V, 1959, oil on canvas, 145.5 x 196 cm, realized price €792,500

WORLD-RECORD PRICE FOR EMILIO VEDOVA
Excitement guaranteed: top dollar for contemporary art

(01.06.2017)

Dorotheum's 'Contemporary Art' auction on 30 May 2017 started with a bang. Emilio Vedova's large-scale 'tensione' (English: 'suspense') sold for €792,500, over five times its estimate, setting a world record for a work...[more]

Carl Moll (Vienna 1861-1945) “Aus dem Wiener Prater I“ (landing stage at Heustadlwasser/Prater), c. 1930, monogrammed C. M, oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm, sold for €247,000

AUSTRIAN ARTISTS IN HIGH DEMAND AT DOROTHEUM
Works of modern art sell for far above estimate

(31.05.2017)

The ‘Modern Art’ auction on 30 May 2017 started Dorotheum’s auction week on a triumphant note. The event was marked by soaring prices, top results and an excellent sell-through rate.  The thriving market for Austrian art...[more]

A rare "Project in Red" sofa, designed by Zaha Hadid, 1988, for Edra, Italy. The sofa is part of the "Wave Collection", which was publicly presented at the Milan nightclub "Studio 54" in September 1988. Massimo Morrozi commissioned this moel for Edra's project, At the most, altogether three or four sofas were produced in slightly differing variants. estimate €65,000 - 90,000

HIGHLIGHTS OF DESIGN HISTORY
"Design First" Auction at Dorotheum on 20th June 2017

(31.05.2017)

Radical design of the 1960s, Vienna Modernism, contemporary design and Zaha Hadid. These will be the founding principles of the first design auction of a new kind called  "Design First". The auction will be curated...[more]

Nicolas De Stael (1914 - 1955) Composition, 1950, oil on canvas, 16 x 27 cm, estimate €200,000-300,000 Auction 31st may 2017

FOCAL POINT INFORMEL
30th May - 2nd June 2017: Dorotheum Auction Week with Modern and Contemporary Art

(10.05.2017)

The Dorotheum auction week, which will be held between 30th May and 2nd June 2017, will be all about modern and contemporary art, with the auction of Contemporary Art on 31st May placing a particular emphasis on the...[more]

Carl Theodor von Piloty (1826 – 1886) and Franz Adam (1815 – 1886) Elisabeth of Austria on a horse in Possenhofen 1853, oil on canvas, 128 x 108 cm Sold for €1,540,000

PORTRAIT OF SISI MINTS MILLIONS
Dorotheum auctions portrait of Empress-to-be Elisabeth of Austria for breath-taking €1.5 million

(27.04.2017)

You could have heard a pin drop in Dorotheum’s auction hall. After a prolonged sparring of bidders, a caller pledged €1,540,000 for an historic portrait of Sisi–and was met with a standing ovation.  The painting by Carl...[more]

BOUCHERON  diamond and gemstone brooch „panier fleuri", ca. 1930, estimate €12,000-16,000 Auction 1 Juni 2017

FLORAL JEWELLERY & RARE WATCHES
Jewellery, wrist- and pocket watches at Dorotheum on 1st and 2nd June 2016

(02.05.2017)

Colourful floral brooches, jewellery by internationally renowned manufactories like Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier or Van Cleef & Arpels, high-carat diamonds, together with rare wrist-watches will all feature prominently in the...[more]

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