Here Are 5 Alluring Lots to Watch in Germany’s Summer Auctions, From A.R. Penck’s Childhood Sketchbook to a Lost Kandinsky
Germany’s major auctions, which take place biannually, are gearing up for their summer season. The sales, which take place at houses across the country in June, lack the pomp of a marquee evening affair in New York or London, but are also filled with considerably more affordable gems. Germany enters the season in a strong position.
A Vitra by Sori Yanagi – Butterfly Stool in palisander, a Roman soldier manekin, and a Vitra by Sori Yanagi – Butterfly Stool in natural maple “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” We’ve heard this line way too many times but it still holds true, especially in the field of art.
Belongings of hostess Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie will sell at auction this month Transatlantic socialite was daughter of society hostess Evelyn Elizabeth Forbes Evylyn was said to be having an affair with King Edward Vll, the Prince of Wales She was rumoured to be both the secret daughter and mistress of King Edward While treasures going up for auction at Christie’s today tell the story of a life lived in the glittering aristocratic circles of 1920s society – behind Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie’s collection of riches lie rumours a sordid family history.