NO. 13/24
ONLINE MAGAZINE ON THE JUNE-AUCTION


 26 June 2024
FINE ART AND ANTIQUES
MODERN CONTEMPORARY ART
FINE JEWELLERY 

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LOTS 1 - 26, 2 PM
LOTS 50 - 124, CA. 2.30 PM
LOTS 125 - 228, CA. 3.30 PM
LOTS 300 - 338, CA. 5 PM

EDITORIAL


Dear friends of art,

“Art has the task of keeping alive what is so important and necessary for us humans”, Michelangelo's sentence should be carved in stone. Because art is: EVERYTHING. It permeates all areas of human existence, provides orientation, calls for tolerance, equality and openness to the world. And it is also a location factor - especially for major cities like Munich that are competing with other metropolitan areas. The better a city's cultural offering, the more attractive it is. And by increasing the willingness of visitors and residents to spend money on the finer things in life, culture enriches a city not only ideally, but also materially. Restaurateurs, hoteliers and city guides are likely to confirm this.

I myself grew up with art. I constantly draw new inspiration from my ongoing private and professional involvement with it. Art is part of my life. I love going to operas, concerts and museums, I'm involved in support initiatives and charities and exchange ideas with others. As an art-loving person whose company is also located in the epicenter of Munich's art district, I would also like to see a visionary cultural policy for the city and state, and I always take notice when things don't run smoothly. For example, when more and more construction sites open up in Munich's cultural landscape. So far, not so much in a figurative sense, but in a very real sense. Here are a few prominent examples: Munich has three world-class orchestras, but it is unclear where the music will be played in the near future. The plans for the KonzertHAUS in the Werksviertel district seem to have been shelved since the political downsizing of the ambitious project into the KonzertSAAL. The facelift of the Gasteig, Europe's largest cultural center, is also making slow progress. Of course, this requires investment, but it will pay off. Historical proof of this can be seen in the palaces of the fairytale king Ludwig II, for which he was condemned during his lifetime due to the immense costs, but which still bring in fabulous revenues for the state coffers today.

But it's not just the new buildings, there is also a backlog of necessary renovations in existing buildings. Well-known cultural venues such as the Neue Pinakothek are construction sites and will be closed for years, while others will have to close for general renovations in the coming years and find new interim quarters, above all the Residenz and National Theaters. “Art is beautiful, but it's a lot of work,” said Karl Valentin. With this in mind, it is now time to roll up our sleeves. If courageous action is taken now, we need not worry that Munich's reputation as one of Europe's most important cultural centers will fade.

Munich defines itself as a city of art not only through high culture. What is particularly interesting is what flourishes in the shadows. Who knows that a villa in Nymphenburg is home to one of the world's most important specialist libraries for costume history? It is also not yet widely known that Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg transforms dusty floral porcelain into it-pieces with a new design: A wonderful example of the sensible recycling of materials: re-use, also a huge topic at NEUMEISTER.

 

 

Elisabeth Sandmann is another woman who thinks ahead. The Munich-based publisher publishes books about women who have achieved remarkable things but have often been forgotten. Such as Rose Valland, a true “monument woman” who resisted admirably during the German occupation of France during the Second World War and saved 60,000 works of art. Bruce Livie has achieved truly monumental things in the German art trade and has done a lot for Munich as an art trade location (including co-founding the international art fair “Highlights”). He is one of those charismatic and likeable personalities for whose life's work and achievements I have the utmost respect; we will introduce you to other strong characters in the next issues.

You will find all these stories in this magazine. They have nothing directly to do with the actual business activities of an auction house, but they are very close to my heart. Because engaging with art and culture is essential for the functioning of a pluralistic society, I have always been involved in social and cultural-political discussions as much as I can. And I also like to initiate these myself, as I did recently with the special auction “Faußner Collection” and the question revolving around it of how to deal with art from the Nazi era. As a responsible entrepreneur, I am driven to promote such discourses. And I am pleased that I have been encouraged to do so by friends and companions of my auction house for years. 

Kindest, your

Katrin Stoll
Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin bei NEUMEISTER
 

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SAMMLUNG ALBERT FIGDOR

BONBONS FÜR DIE DAMEN. ZIGARREN FÜR DIE HERREN.
Von Dr. Helga Puhlmann
"ICH SAMMLE WARME SACHEN"
von Dr. Bettina Schwick

MODERNE. CONTEMPORARY ART

HIGHLIGHTS AUKTION MODERNE KUNST
HIGHLIGHT: Lovis Corinth: Bacchantenzug.
GUSTAV KLIMT
HÉLÈNE DE BEAUVOIR
MARIA LASSNIG

GEMÄLDE UND GRAPHIKEN VOM 15. BIS 20. JAHRHUNDERT

HIGHLIGHTS AUKTION ALTE KUNST
SPECIAL: Im Gespräch mit Bruce Livie, eine der großen Persönlichkeiten des deutschen Kunsthandels im Bereich der Alten Kunst.
HIGHLIGHT: CARL SPITZWEG
DAS PFERD ALS WERT: JOHANN ADAM KLEIN
TAFELFREUDE (Slg. Figdor)
MAXILMALE MACHT: GOLDENER REITER (Slg. Figdor)

KUNSTHANDWERK

HIGHLIGHT: CARTEL-UHRGEHÄUSE, UM 1760
SPECIAL: Generation T: Wie die Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg in die Jahre gekommenes Geschirr wieder begehrenswert macht.
PORZELLAN
MUST HAVES
NICE TO HAVE Interieur Design-Klassiker
SPECIAL: Von Parish Kostümbibliothek: Willkommen in einer
der weltweit bedeutendsten Spezialbibliotheken für
Kostümgeschichte.
SCHMUCK HIGHLIGHTS DER SUMMER COLLECTION

ABOUT & AROUND NEUMEISTER NEWS. PEOPLE. CULTURE

KULTURBAUSTELLE MÜNCHEN
ÜBERFLIEGER - Topergebnisse
NACHKLANG - Adagio geht ins Museum
SONDERAUKTION SAMMLUNG FAUSSNER - Ergebnisse
WOHIN MIT KUNST AUS DER NS-ZEIT?
MONUMENTS WOMAN - Rose Valland
VORTRAG - Zeit und Mechanik
AUSSTELLUNG - Bilder vom Krieg