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Special auction “Vintage Culture”
NEUMEISTER sets new standards in the vintage auctions sector, not only in terms of curation and quality, but also with regard to the presentation of the pieces offered. The approach of presenting fashion as a cultural history in a new dynamic context was a success, as the excellent results prove.
Special auction “Rudolf Neumeister Collection”
Almost 800 works of art were auctioned across three days with top results in sculptures and decorative arts thanks to international demand in particular.
Top results: € 279,400 for a lamentation group by Hans Klocker created circa 1495, € 190,500 for a carved figure of Flora by
Balthasar Permoser created circa 1710-15 and € 104,140 for the pair of sculptures of Saints Genevieve and Dorothy by Jörg Lederer dating from around 1520-30.
NEUMEISTER distinguishes itself again in the confident handling of difficult provenance cases: minutes before the March Fine Art auction, a settlement was agreed regarding two Meissen vases formerly from the Hermine Feist collection, Berlin, following negotiations with the lawyers of the collector's descendants. Result: legal security for the buyers and removal of the entry from the Lost Art database.
• € 260,000 for Leo von Klenze's “View of Atran near Amalfi”
• € 222,000 for Theodoros Patros Vryzakis’s portrait of a "Young Greek Woman"
• € 107,000 for “Straßenszene im Tiergarten” by the Berlin-based secessionist Lesser Ury
• € 88,900 for "At Chiemsee - The Bathers" by Leo Putz
Double Jubilee: NEUMEISTER turns 60, Katrin Stoll celebrates 10 years leading the company
New Corporate Identity: NEUMEISTER’s New Look: clearer, more factual, younger
Special Auction Dr. Alfred Ziffer. NEUMEISTER successfully auctions off one of the most important private collections of (predominantly) Nymphenburg porcelain
Charity Auction „Helping Without Limit“ to benefit the Hilfsverein Nymphenburg e.V. on the occasion of the 85th birthday of HRH The Duke of Bavaria. Top result: A C-print by Andreas Gursky achieves a hammer price of 140.000 Euros
A stellar year for special sales at NEUMEISTER: 29 October: “18th to 20th Century Paintings from the Former Collection of Dr Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt“. A portrait of the Bavarian Princess Auguste Amalie de Beauharnais, painted by Andrea Appiani in1809, is auctioned for over EUR 300,000, while Spitzweg‘s “Girl with Goat“ is sold to the Grohmann Museum in the USA for EUR 66,000. Almost 100 of the works are sold.
28 November: Special sale “Expressionist Prints from the Private Estate of Diethild and Lothar-Günther Buchheim“ achieves a sales quota of almost 100%, doubling the original total estimate.
3 December: The Jubilee Auction “90 Years of Rudolf Neumeister“, presenting 90 rarities from a range of genres representing over 600 years of art history, also achieved superb results.
Sensational special sale of over 100 paintings “From the Wittelsbach and Habsburg Estates” in September. Buyers included the administration of Schönbrunn Palace, the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin and Clemenswerth Palace in the Emsland region. Virtually all lots were sold on this evening, almost doubling the original overall estimate.
21 works on paper by Adolph von Menzel from a superb private collection are snapped up at a NEUMEISTER special sale that attracts international attention. All 21 works achieved top bids with a 100% sales quota; the original estimate was exceeded sixfold, generating total sales of EUR 1.4 million.
A private collection of 62 works by Heinrich von Zügel is eagerly received by sellers.
NEUMEISTER holds an interdisciplinary symposium on the theme of Silver to mark the 90th birthday of Munich’s internationally famous silver expert, Dr. Helmut Seling. Prestigious speakers include the Director of the “Green Vault”, Prof. Dr. Dirk Syndram; Timothy Schroder, The Silver Society London; and Dr. Annette Schommers, with Egidius Roidl from the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum.
Katrin Stoll commissions art historian Meike Hopp to appraise the history of NEUMEISTER’s predecessor organisation, “Kunsthandlungen Adolf Weinmüllers in München und Wien 1936-1945”. The commission is a public-private partnership between the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (project management), NEUMEISTER, and the Provenance Research Office (AfP), Berlin (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturgutbesitz). Prestigious Munich lawyer Prof. Dr. Wolf-Rüdiger Bub joins the company as a partner.
The Friends of the Haus der Kunst, Munich, commission NEUMEISTER to auction their entire collection. The auction is overseen by Rudolf Neumeister’s daughter, Katrin Stoll. With an overall estimate of around EUR 1 million, almost 100 per cent of the items offered are sold, with sales totalling EUR 5.4 million.
The House of Wittelsbach entrusts the auction of the Bavarian “Königsservice” to NEUMEISTER. The porcelain dinner service was a gift celebrating the golden wedding of the last King of Bavaria, Ludwig III, and Maria Theresa, Arch-Duchess of Habsburg-Este, in 1918. The entire service is sold to the Nymphenburg Royal Porcelain Manufactory for EUR 230,000.
Record price EUR 380,000 (hammer price without buyer’s premium) for Carl Spitzweg‘s painting „The Commander of the Fort“
Purchase of business premises at 37, Barer Strasse. After four years of conversion and rebuilding by the architects’ office of Zangenberg und Rheinberger, the auction house can boast 1,200 sqm of business space, an underground car park and showrooms.
The company is renamed “NEUMEISTER Münchener Kunstauktionshaus”.
The collection of Igo Levi-Luzern enthralls bidders around the world and is sold to distinguished private collections and museums, including the Bavarian National Museum in Munich, the Germanic National Museum in Nurember, the Hamburg Museum for Arts and Crafts and the Berlin Museum of Decorative Arts.
1 April: After the death of the company owner, Adolf Weinmüller, Rudolf Neumeister becomes a shareholder of “Münchener Kunstversteigerungshaus Adolf Weinmüller”, located in the Almeida Palace at 14, Brienner Strasse.
7 May: Rudolf Neumeister knocks down his first lot.
July: Rudolf Neumeister takes over the auction house of “Münchener Kunstversteigerungshaus Adolf Weinmüller” in a transaction arranged by the Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechselbank. The original name of the company is kept at first, later receiving the addition of “Rudolf Neumeister”.