Prices Skyrocket at Grisebach-Max Beckmann Painting Sells for 2,618,000 Euros

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BERLIN.- Max Beckmann’s painting “View of the Outskirts at the Sea near Marseille”, formerly in the possession of the famous collector and friend of the artist Stephan Lackner (California), surpassed all expectations at auction in Berlin; it sold for 2,618,000 Euros, the new world record auction price for a landscape by Max Beckmann. After intense bidding, the work was purchased by a Southern German private collection. This result was only part of the extraordinary sales total of Villa Grisebach’s fall auctions. The Evening Sale alone, consisting of selected works, exceeded its estimate of 5.5 million Euros and achieved a total of 8.6 million Euros. Several artworks doubled their estimates, for example Max Liebermann’s “Flock of Sheep” (392,700 Euros), Karl Hofer’s “Card Players” (333,200 Euros), Gabriele Münter’s “Flower Bouquet in High Vase” (249,900 Euros), Alexej von Jawlensky’s “Large Medit