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Contemporary Asian Art up for Auction

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2018 08:22 GMT

At this summer’s international auction at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen, we are putting together the largest and most varied selection of contemporary Asian art ever entrusted to us to sell, including names such as Fang Lijun, Chen Wenling and Takashi Murakami. The majority of the works are from a private Danish collection and were acquired during the past 10–15 years.

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Greetings from Rodin, Monet and Einstein at Auction

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2018 08:08 GMT

A monumental album with a wealth of personal greetings from the 20th century's great thinkers of Europe will go under the hammer at Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers in Copenhagen this Summer with an estimate of DKK 500,000. Prior to this auction the album will be exhibited in Paris from 21-22 March.

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Early Masterpiece by Pieter Claesz

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2018 08:07 GMT

Nothing less than an early masterpiece by the Dutch master of Still lifes, Pieter Claesz, will be up for auction this coming May at Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers in Copenhagen. However the painting will be presented to the public in Paris from 21-22 March, London from 15-16 May and Copenhagen from 24-28 May.

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Newly Discovered Work by Camille Pissarro

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2018 08:05 GMT

A newly discovered Pre-Impressionist work by Camille Pissarro from his early years on the Virgin Islands (formerly known as the Danish West Indies) will be auctioned off in Copenhagen this summer. The work is dated to sometime between 1852-55 before Pissarro moved to Paris. The painting will be presented to the public in Paris from 21-22 March, London from 15-16 May and Copenhagen from 24-28 May.

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The Wolff Collection of Master Drawings

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2018 08:03 GMT

This coming May, the largest internationally oriented and privately-owned collection of drawings in Denmark will be up for auction at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen. The collection spans from European Master Drawings from the 16th century to the 19th century Danish Golden Age. Highlights from this collection will be presented to the public in Paris from 21-22 March and London from 15-16 May.

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Denmark's Most Expensive Sofa Sold for DKK 610,000

Press Releases   •   Mar 08, 2018 14:07 GMT

This year's first design auction in Copenhagen has just concluded with an impressive record for a sofa by Flemming Lassen from 1935, which was sold for DKK 610,000 (€ 106,000 including buyer's premium). It is the most expensive sofa Bruun Rasmussen has ever sold.

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Historical Wine Is Auctioned Off After 250 Years at the Bottom of the Sea

Press Releases   •   Mar 08, 2018 07:30 GMT

A rare, old vintage wine from the beginning of the 18th century, which was salvaged from a shipwreck off the Dutch coast, can now be yours. It is also the oldest wine Bruun Rasmussen has ever had up for auction.

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Photographic Art Reaches New Heights at Auction

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 10:42 GMT

At the year's first international auction here at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen, we have achieved a new Danish record for photographic art, where a work by the American artist Cindy Sherman was sold for DKK 220,000 (€ 38,000 including buyer's premium). On the whole, the contemporary art was well received at Tuesday's auction.

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Salto and PH - Pioneers of Simplicity

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2018 07:10 GMT

​The year's first international auction at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen continues this week with modern art and design. Included in the auction is an early painted lamp by the Danish architect and author Poul Henningsen. The lamp’s decoration was inspired by the collaboration Henningsen had with the ceramic artist Axel Salto during the early 1920s, where the two decorated interiors together.

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The Distortion of Cindy Sherman - Controversial Art up for Auction

Press Releases   •   Feb 21, 2018 10:02 GMT

On 6 March, Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has a photographic work of art up for auction by none other than the American superstar Cindy Sherman. The disquieting work, with the anonymous title "Untitled #312", belongs to Sherman's most controversial and is among the few images that Sherman herself does not appear in.

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About Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers

About Bruun Rasmussen

Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers is one of Scandinavia’s leading international auction houses, and one of Denmark’s oldest. It all started on 6 October 1948, when Arne Bruun Rasmussen conducted the first traditional auction in the saleroom at Bredgade 33 in Copenhagen. Today, Jesper Bruun Rasmussen stands at the helm of the family-run business together with the third generation of the family, his son Frederik and daughter Alexa, and the company’s CEO Jakob Dupont.

In 2004, the first online auction was launched, and today the auction house has expanded to include departments in Copenhagen and Aarhus and representations in Sweden, Germany, England, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Spain, Italy, Thailand and the US. About 100,000 lots are put up for auction each year at the traditional auctions and daily online auctions. Here you can bid on everything from art, antiques, modern design and jewellery to books, coins, stamps, wine and weaponry.


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