Vilhelm Hammershøi on Tour

This November, we can present the most expensive piece of art in the history of our auction house. The work is an interior of Strandgade 30 by Vilhelm Hammershøi with an estimate of DKK 20-30 million. Prior to the auction, we will exhibit the painting in London and New York.

Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) still manages to fascinate and challenge us with his enigmatic and poetic universe. He is, without doubt, the Danish artist who has achieved the highest level of international acclaim and is represented in museums worldwide – from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo. One of his most famous and iconic motifs will be for sale at our Live Auction on 26 November: an interior of the artist’s home at Strandgade 30 in Christianshavn, Copenhagen. The motif is kept in shades of grey, while the sunlight falls through the window and onto the floor of a nearly empty room. The painter’s wife Ida stands in the corner immersed in a book.

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Vilhelm Hammershøi: Interior, Strandgade 30. 1900. Signed. Oil on canvas. 52 x 45 cm. Estimate: DKK 20-30 million / € 2.6-4 million / USD 3-4.5 million.

View the Painting in London or New York

During the autumn, you can experience Hammershøi's unique work in selected galleries. At the exhibitions, you can also see other works by Hammershøi and rare furniture by Kaare Klint. The current dates are as follows:

  • London 
    3 October:
    11-8:30pm 
    4 October: 11-6pm
    Dickinson,  58 Jermyn Street, St. James's, SW1Y 6LX, in connection with Frieze Masters.
  • New York
    1 November
    : 10-7pm
    2 November: 10-6pm
    Dickinson, 980 Madison Ave, in connection with TEFAF Fall.

Everyone is welcome, and we look forward to seeing you!

 

Other Works by Hammershøi at the Auction

"Female nude. Standing. In profile towards the right." 1886. Estimate: DKK 1.5-2 million. (€200,000-270,000)

"White Doors, Strandgade 25." 1913. Estimate: DKK 4-5 million. (€540,000-670,000)

An academy study of a plaster cast of Antinous. Estimate: DKK 100,000-150,000. (€13,500-20,000)

Portrait of the artist's brother, Svend Hammershøi. 1892. Estimate: DKK 600,000-800,000. (€80,000-105,000)

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For further information regarding:

Exhibitions: please contact Rikke Lunau Storm via +45 8818 1096 / rs@bruun-rasmussen.dk

Press material: please contact Charlotte Kiberg via +45 8818 1064 / cki@bruun-rasmussen.dk

The artwork: please contact Julie Arendse Voss via +45 8818 1123 / jav@bruun-rasmussen.dk