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Lucio Fontana (1899–1968) Concetto Spaziale "ATTESA", 1964-65, fluorescent pink 46 x 38 cm sold for €552,000

Contemporary Art Showed its Strength at Dorotheum


After the success of Fernando Botero (€393,400) at the Modern Art auction, another work by a South American-born artist demonstrated his strength on the art market at Dorotheum, the following day (May 16). At the Contemporary Art...[more]

Fernando Botero (born in Medellin, Colombia in 1932; lives and works in Paris and New York) L’Odalisque, 1998, oil on canvas, 52 x 42 cm, realized price €393,400

Nearly 400,000 euros for a Botero painting at Modern Art Auction - world record for Pippo Rizzo


Three women - three styles - three artists: All of them achieved outstanding sales prices at the Modern Art auction on 15 May 2018 at Dorotheum. The painting of a voluminous Odalisque in the unmistakable style of Fernando Botero...[more]

Selendi "bird-design ushak", West-Anatolia, ca. 336 (340) x 200 cm, 16th/17th century, starting bid €500,000

19th June 2018: Private Collection of Adil Besim – 150 rare Oriental carpets at Dorotheum auction


Besim: Over the past decades, the name Adil Besim has come to be associated with the highest quality and integrity in the trade with hand-knotted, natural coloured, antique Oriental carpets. On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018, Dorotheum...[more]

Ludwig Sigmundt (Graz 1861-1936) The Palmenhaus Schönbrunn, 1894, oil/canvas, realized price €52,500

Strong demand for Russian and Eastern European artwork at Dorotheum’s 19th century paintings auction on April 25, 2018


Russian and Eastern European 19th century painters were barely known in the Western art market until a few decades ago, leaving their works feeling fresh and in high interest. In the 19th century paintings auction on April 25,...[more]

Balthasar van der Ast (1594/94 – 1657) still life, oil/panel, 64 x 102.3 cm, realized price €369,000

High demand at the Dorotheum auction on April 24, 2018


The Auction Week began with high demand for Dutch paintings during the Old Masters auction at Dorotheum, as did the all-time favorite Italian painters. In a full auction hall on April 24, 2018, the catalog cover lot, a still life...[more]

Josef Hoffmann, brooch, original leather case, Wiener Werkstätte, before 1912, gold, mother-of-pearl, moonstones, 4.1 x 4.1 cm.  Provenance: German private collection. Displayed at the Pforzheim jewellery museum for the last nine years. Unique piece. Estimate  €150,000 – 300,000

Hoffmann, Loos and Prutscher: Art Nouveau auction on 30 May 2018


Ageless genius: Josef Hoffmann at the Art Nouveau auction on 30 May 2018 Applied art at its best in the company of universal talent, architect and designer Josef Hoffmann, founder of the Wiener Werkstätte: The Dorotheum Vienna...[more]

House Savoy: diamond diadem, total weight ca. 12 ct., c. 1900, estimate  €16,000–24,000, Auction 17 May 2018

May 17th and 18th, 2018: Dorotheum auctions diamond jewellery from aristocratic collections and exquisite watches.


The selection at the upcoming major jewellery auction at Palais Dorotheum on May 17th, 2018 once again promises to be both high-carat and distinguished.  Previous auctions saw a high demand for jewellery from aristocratic...[more]

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale, Attesa, 1964/65, waterpaint on canvas, pink, 46 x 38 cm, estimate €480,000 - 650,000 Auction 16 May 2018

15th–18th May 2018: Dorotheum Auction Week of modern and contemporary art, jewellery and watches.


At Dorotheum, the 16th of May 2018 will be all about the international greats of contemporary art. Top lots include several excellent examples of the work of Lucio Fontana: two paintings from the nineteen-sixties – one pink, the...[more]

Pieter Brueghel II (1564/65-1637/38), The King Drinks, oil on panel, 75 x 105 cm, estimate €700,000 - 900,000 Auction 24 april 2018

24 to 26 April 2018: Dorotheum Auction Week Featuring Old Master & 19th-Century Paintings and Works of Art


This year’s first major Auction Week at Vienna’s Dorotheum, scheduled from 24 to 26 April 2018, will offer outstanding Old Master and 19th-Century paintings, as well as furniture, sculptures, glass, and porcelain.   Old...[more]

No. 1, 1948 Lambretta 125 m (Tipo A), starting price€ 500

Lambretta, Vespa & Co: Major Dorotheum Motorscooter Auction on 6th April 2018


April the 6th, 2018 has all the makings of a red-letter day for Lambrettisti, Vespisti, and other motorised open-air fanatics. On that date, the Dorotheum "Fahrzeug & Technik-Zentrum Wien-Vösendorf" (Automotive...[more]

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