Contemporary Art

Dorotheum regularly hosts major contemporary art auctions in Vienna catering to the domestic and international art collecting community. Genres represented include Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Kinetic Art, Op, Pop, and Graffiti art. Works by the foremost contemporary artists in a variety of media are on offer: paintings, drawings, works on paper, sculptures, and installations.

Dorotheum has a dedicated international team of specialists who are able to assist buyers and sellers with the purchase of contemporary artworks.

Our specialists are happy to provide evaluations. This service is free of charge and involves no obligation.


Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Vienna
Tel. +43-1-515 60-358, 386

Current auctions

Auction Date

13.03.2018 - 16:00


06.03. - 13.03.2018

Palais Dorotheum Vienna

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Selected auction results

Lucio Fontana
€ 1,079,300

Paolo Scheggi
€ 573,300 

Maria Lassnig
World Record Price
€ 491,000 

Martin Kippenberger
€ 873,000

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Mag. Elke Königseder
+43-1-515 60-358
Mag. Patricia Pálffy
+43-1-515 60-386
Dr. Petra Maria Schäpers
+49-211-210 77 47
Maria Cristina Corsini
+39-06-699 23 671
Alessandro Rizzi
+39-02-303 52 41
Martina Batovic
Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7009 1049

International contemporary artists at the Dorotheum's auctions

The international stars of the contemporary art category include Lucio Fontana, Paolo Scheggi, Enrico Castellani, Piero Manzoni, Robert Clark Indiana, Sean Scully, Anish Kapoor, Ilya Kabakov, Yayoi Kusama, Martin Kippenberger, Jörg Immendorf, Sigmar Polke, ZERO artist Günther Uecker, Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Julian Schnabel, Alighiero Boetti, Antoni Tàpies, Lynn Chadwick, Damien Hirst, Heinz Mack, John Chamberlain, Tobias Rehberger, Chantal Joffe, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Axel Hütte and Candida Höfer.

Contemporary Art from Austria

Austrian contemporary art is also widely represented by artists such as Erwin Wurm, Maria Lassnig, Arnulf Rainer, Franz West, Herbert Brandl, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Martha Jungwirth and the protagonists of Viennese Actionism, namely Otto Mühl, Hermann Nitsch and Günther Brus. 

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