from 1945 to the present day is a feature of our selection. Of course, record prices for the greats of Austrian avant-garde are achieved at Kinsky, whether for Maria Lassnig, Arnulf Rainer, Markus Prachensky or Wolfgang Hollegha. Important works from the American Pop Art landscape around Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein are as likely to come up for auction as paintings from the German and Austrian group of painters of the New Wild, centred around Rainer Fetting, Gunter Damisch and Siegfried Anzinger. The breaking of taboos and the challenging of conventional ways of seeing represent a thread, extending through the history of contemporary art, and characterised by a multiplicity of expressive techniques and materials.
There are two exclusive auctions per year dedicated to contemporary art.
Mag. Astrid Pfeiffer
Expert for Contemporary Art
Studied journalism, art history and English language and literature at Vienna University, exhibitions and museum planning: She worked for the Verband Österreichischer Galerien Moderner Kunst, and was part of the editorial staff at the art and culture agency, Rapp & Wimberger, Vienna; she was an editor for Austrian art and culture for many years. She has been with im Kinsky since 2009.
Carolin Pospesch, MA
on maternity leave
Studied art history in Salzburg and Vienna, specialising in contemporary art, Modern art, contemporary sculpture, and Austrian Baroque architecture. She is currently studying for a Master in European history and cultural studies at Vienna University, while also studying for a doctorate in art history at Vienna University. She has been an employee at the auction house im Kinsky since 2012.