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In our Fall Auction 2020 we offer an outstanding collection of German Bookart of the 20th Century:
The Collection of the Barbara Achilles Foundation
Auction 22 – with a Special Part “The Book Collection of the Barbara Achilles Foundation”:
Saturday and Sunday, November, 28/29, 2020
Consignments are welcome until September 20
Catalogue publishing : End of October
Preview dates: November 13 – 27
Possible postponements because of Covid-19 will be published on our website a.s.a.p.
EUR 22,000 hammer-price for Polke’s “Freundinnen”:
World Record Hammer-price (regarding artprice.com)
The hammer-price for the Kafka Manuscript of 150,000 EUR was bid by an American private collector. After the collector noticed that he had “outpaced” the German Literature Archive Marbach as the direct sub-bidder, he decided the night after the auction to pass on his purchase in favor of this institute. In addition, he promotes this takeover by financial compensation of the last bidding step: “The seller should not be the victim of my decision,” wrote the German-born collector.
Ulrich von Bülow, Head of the Marbach Archive, is delighted with this noble gesture. We’ve not experienced something like that in many years, he said.