CHRISTIAN HESSE AUKTIONEN Osterbekstraße 86 a 22083 Hamburg Deutschland Telefon (+49) (0)40 694 542 47 Fax (+49) (0)40 694 542 66 mail(at)hesse-auktionen.de
The catalogues of our forthcoming auction (postpondes schedule January 16th, 2021)
are available as pdf-files for download.
Online catalogues (our website, invaluable.com and lot-tissimo.de) : Coming soon.
We are postponing – because of covid-19-pandemic – our previous auction 22.
Auction 22 – Saturday, Jan 16, 2021
Anticipation is the great joy:
pdf-catalogues available from November 2nd
Catalogue shipment second week of november
Preview starts November 23rd (only by appointment)
We offer this outstanding collection of German Bookart of the 20th Century in our forthcoming auction.
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.