Sotheby’s to Sell Significant and Defining Collection of German Art of the 60s and 70s


LONDON.- Sotheby’s announces that it will offer for sale The Duerckheim Collection, a collection of the most significant and defining German Art of the 1960s and 1970s ever to come to market, in the forthcoming Contemporary Art Auction Series in June. This collection represents a remarkably detailed and complete survey of major advancements in the recent history of European art and features the most important assemblage of 1960s paintings by Georg Baselitz in private hands; an outstanding history of Gerhard Richter’s early Photo paintings; and notably rare and early works by Sigmar Polke, Blinky Palermo, Konrad Lueg, Jörg Immendorff and Eugen Schönebeck, among others. The offering is also particularly remarkable for the outstanding quality and exceptional condition of the individual pieces. Together, these works provide a very special anthology to an era of momentous change in Germany and