Highly prized contemporary art

Rudolf POLANSZKY – World Record

While Rudolf POLANSZKY’s “Arbeit Nr. 82” already established a new price level with the winning bid of €60,000 / €75,600, his tremendous large-scale painting provided the auction with a spectacular conclusion: fierce bidding on several telephones and in the auction hall drove the price up to a sensational €100,000 / €126,000—easily a new WORLD RECORD for this artist, who clearly broke through to new value levels!

Hans BISCHOFFSHAUSEN

The work of Bischoffhausen, who has only recently been discovered and recognized by collectors, remains at a constantly high level. His “birth” of the absolute reduction to elementary forms and colour sparked a heated bidding war among the collectors that spiralled to €70,000 / €88,200! 

Xenia HAUSNER    

Her unsparing and scrutinizing gaze at herself has its price: Xenia Hausner and her fascinatingly suggestive and challenging painting led to engaged bidding that soared to €65,000 / €81,900!

Keen interest and correspondingly hefty price increases were also achieved by the works of OTTO MUEHL (No. 848 for €55,000 / €89,000), ARNULF RAINER (“Christus” for €53,000 / €66,800), HANS STAUDACHER (“Raum zum Träumen”, €50,000 / €63,000), HUBERT SCHEIBL (€42,000 / 52,920), HERBERT BRANDL (€40,000 / €50,400), and others.