Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery

Founded in 2009, Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery is the most successful Czech auction house and gallery specializing in the sale of high-quality paintings, sculptures and designs by important Czech and foreign artists.It provides professional consultations, authentication, restoration and framing services in close collaboration with renowned experts. Since its establishment, the company has also been engaged in publishing editorial, and exhibition activities.

AUCTION

Since 2009, the Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery has been organising select auctions of works of art. Traditionally, these auctions are an extraordinary and exclusive event on the Czech art market. It is at these auctions that the vast majority of world auction records for Czech painters have been set. Several world auction records of foreign artists have also been set here. The success rate of sales is unique. It ranges between 90 and 100 percent.

The Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery auction house offers only a limited number of several dozen auction lots of the highest collector quality in its auctions, which are held only twice a year. As a result, it holds the top spot for the highest average price of an auction lot sold in the Czech Republic. All the top artworks that appear in select auctions are carefully selected and consulted by individual experts. As the only auction house in the Czech Republic, this auction house provides a lifetime guarantee of authenticity for the artworks sold.

Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery's select auctions are held in the exhibition hall of the iconic Expo 58 building, considered one of the most beautiful buildings in world architecture of the second half of the 20th century, and a symbol of the international success of Czechoslovak art and architecture. The building, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the permanent home of the Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery exhibition hall called Expo 58 ART. The company has achieved its outstanding track records due to the Director’s personal contacts with domestic and international restituents, collectors, private and state institutions, funds and museums. The company’s Director Vladimir Lekes is the only Czech art expert listed in the prestigious and world-renowned Guide international des experts et spécialites, published in France.

Our records - sale records

Frantisek Kupka - Conception / Danae

date of sale: 21.4.2024
price: 5.060.000 EUR
the most expensive artwork auctioned in the Czech Republic
a new author's record of a painter achieved in the Czech Republic
around 1930
oil on canvas
49 x 73 cm
signed lower left: Kupka

Toyen - Circus

date of sale: 18.4.2021
price: 3.059.900 EUR
world auction record of the author

1925
oil on canvas
90 x 90 cm
signed lower right: TOYEN 

Toyen: La Dame de Pique

date of sale: 4.10.2020
price: 3.025.000 EUR
1926
oil on canvas
92 x 65 cm
signed lower right: TOYEN 1926

Oskar Kokoschka: Prague - View from the Monastery of the Knights of the Cross with a Red Star

date of sale: 20. 10. 2019
price: 3.018.750 EUR
the most expensive artwork auctioned in Czech Republic in 2019
1934
oil on canvas
85 x 115 cm
signed lower right: OK
from the collection of Ladislav Jerie

Frantisek Kupka: Series C I. (Plans Miniscules)

date of sale: 26. 11. 2016
price: 2.300.000 EUR
the most expensive artwork auctioned in the Czech Republic in 2016

1935
oil on wooden panel
55 x 60 cm
signed lower right: Kupka

Frantisek Kupka: The Shape of Blue

date of sale: 18. 4. 2012
price: 2.393.000 EUR
the most expensive artwork auctioned in the Czech Republic in 2012
1913
oil on canvas
73 x 60 cm
signed lower left: Kupka
from the Jindrich Waldes collection

Toyen - Serenade

date of sale: 27. 11. 2021
price: 1.940.000 EUR
world auction record of the painter from her "naive" period
1924 - 1925
oil on canvas
54,6 x 64,6 cm
signed lower left: TOYEN 

Oskar Kokoschka: Frogs

date of sale: 26. 11. 2016
price: 1.400.000 EUR
the most expensive painting of the post-war period of Czech artists and the world record of the painter from his post-war period
1968
oil on canvas
61 x 92 cm
signed lower right: OK

Toyen - Mirage

date of sale: 4. 12. 2022
price: 1.246.300 EUR
the second most expensive painting of post-war art in the Czech Republic
1967
oil on canvas
60 x 120 cm
signed and dated lower right: TOYEN 67

Jan Preisler: Three Girls in the Woods

date of sale: 18.4. 2021
price: 1.116.920 EUR
world auction record of the author
1906
oil on canvas
146 x 88,5 cm
signed and dated lower right: JPreisler 906

Toyen: Je m'aperçois que ma page blanche est devenue verte

date of sale: 8. 5. 2022
price: 1.163.265 EUR
world auction record for the most expensive Toyen sold in the 1950s and the most expensive Toyen ever sold in the Czech Republic from the post-war period
1951
oil on canvas
43,5 x 66,5 cm
signed and dated lower right: TOYEN 51

Frantisek Kupka: En Dégradés (Verticales)

date of sale: 25. 3. 2009
price: 1.082.000 EUR
auction record in the Czech Republic of 2009
1935
oil on canvas
71 x 71 cm
signed lower center: Kupka from the Louis Carré collection

Josef Sima: At Four O´clock in the Afternoon (Pink Body)

date of sale: 26. 11. 2016
price: 847.400 EUR
1928 - 1929
oil on canvas
135 x 102 cm
signed and dated lower right: Sima 1929

Toyen: Falaise de Balaste

date of sale: 28. 10. 2018
price: 832.750 EUR
1929
oil on canvas
73 x 99 cm
signed and dated lower right: TOYEN 29  from the Dr. Ivo Rotter collection

Jean Albert Gorin - Composition no. 3 Emanating from the Equilateral Triangle

date of sale: 19.3. 2023
price: 819.415 EUR
world auction record of the author
1926
email on canvas
68,5 x 59,5 cm
verso signed and dated: GORIN 1926

Emil Filla: Still Life with a Book (Comédie de la Mort)

date of sale: 10. 11. 2010
price: 813.000 EUR
world auction record of the author

1914
oil on canvas
30,7 x 25,4 cm
signed and dated on the reverse: E. Filla 1914

Emil Filla: Still Life with Falcon and Tray

date of sale: 19. 3. 2023
price: 769.282 EUR
1930
oil on canvas
73 x 98 cm
signed and dated lower left: Emil Filla 30
 

Emil Filla: Painter

date of sale: 23. 1. 2013
price: 735.000 EUR
1920 – 1921
oil and sand on canvas
98 x 90 cm
signed upper right: Emil Filla
from the collection of Prof Vincenc Kramar

Bohumil Kubista - Reader (Likeness of prof. Antonin Matejcek)

date of sale: 19.3. 2023
price: 756.690 EUR
the most expensive portrait work by a Czech author sold at auction
1910
oil on canvas
70 x 58 cm

Toyen - Respirations du Sommeil

date of sale: 27. 11. 2021
price: 719.000 EUR
1958
oil on canvas
65,5 x 46 cm
signed and dated lower right: TOYEN 58.

Marc Chagall - Maternité sur fond bleu

date of sale: 12. 11. 2023
price: 614.700 EUR
1976
oil, tempera and ink on canvas
46,3 x 38 cm
signed by stamp lower left: Marc Chagall

Alfons Mucha: View into the Future

date of sale: 18. 4. 2021
price: 511.920 EUR
a new author's record of a painter achieved in the Czech Republic
1938
oil on canvas
67,5 x 56 cm
igned and dated lower right: Mucha 38

Antonin Prochazka: Still Life with Oil Lamp

date of sale: 28. 10. 2018
price: 503.000 EUR
author's world auction record
1921
oil, sand pastes, board
75 x 50 cm
signed and dated upper in the middle on the envelope: A. Procházka 21. from the Dr. Ivo Rotter collection

Jindrich Styrsky: Maldoror

date of sale: 25. 3. 2009
price: 540.000 EUR
1941
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm
signature undetected

Passion of the Saint Barbara

date of sale: 25. 3. 2009
price: 538.000 EUR
the most expensive old master painting ever sold at an auction in the Czech Republic

14th century
gold and tempera on wooden panel
36 x 26,3 cm from the Jindrich Waldes collection

Alois Wachsman - Louis XVI.

date of sale: 12. 11. 2023
price: 504.050 EUR
world auction record of the author
1932
oil on canvas
105,5 x 74 cm
signed lower left: Wachsman
from collection of the famous collector Professor Jaroslav Borovicka

Jan Zrzavy: Mountain Landscape

date of sale: 25. 11. 2009
price: 516.000 EUR
auction record of 2009

oil on canvas
50,5 x 61 cm
signed lower right: ZJ

Toyen (Marie Cerminova): Geometric Composition

date of sale: 23. 3. 2011
price: 494.880 EUR
1926
oil on canvas
100 x 65 cm
signed and dated lower right: Toyen 1926

Toyen: Cirque Conrado

date of sale: 10. 11. 2010
price: 470.000 EUR
oil on canvas
70 x 45,5 cm
signed lower left: Toyen

Jindrich Styrsky: Lanterns

date of sale: 28. 10. 2018
price: 397.720 EUR
1925
oil on canvas
56 x 63 cm
signed and dated lower left: Štyrský 1925
from the Dr. Ivo Rotter collection

Josef Sima - Paysage bleu lumière 1

date of sale: 21. 4. 2024
price: 401.720 EUR
1960
oil on canvas
73 x 92 cm
signed lower right: J. SIMA
significant collection, Normandy

Josef Sima: Landscape with Stems

date of sale: 28. 4. 2019
price: 379.610 EUR
1930
oil on canvas
70 x 91 cm
signed and dated lower right: Šíma 1930 from the Theo Herkel Florina collection

Bernard Buffet: Table de Jeu

date of sale: 28. 4. 2019
price: 379.610 EUR
1977
oil on canvas
90 x 130,5 cm
signed and dated lower left:  Bernard Buffet 1977

 

Oskar Kokoschka: Landscape with a Nude Girl near Avignon

date of sale: 24. 4. 2013
price: 362.880 EUR
1925
oil on canvas
38 x 45 cm
signed lower right: OK

Jakub Schikaneder: On the Castle Stairs

date of sale: 25. 11. 2009
price: 327.800 EUR
oil on canvas
103 x 139 cm
signed lower right: J. Schikaneder

Emil Filla: Ballerina with Flowers

date of sale: 8. 5. 2022
price: 355.102 EUR
1947 - 1948
oil on canvas
146 x 96,5 cm
signed upper right: Emil Filla

Jakub Schikaneder: Winter Flower (On a Walk)

date of sale: 4.10.2020
price: 309.220 EUR 
1887
oil on canvas
76 x 128,5 cm
signed and dated lower left: J. Schikaneder 87

Jakub Schikaneder: Evening by the Seashore

date of sale: 18. 4. 2012
price: 291.600 EUR
oil on canvas
97 x 147 cm
signed lower right: J. Schikaneder

Josef Capek: Children in Grass

date of sale: 4.10.2020
price: 291.300 EUR
The most expensive work of the author with a children's motif.
1933
oil on canvas
43 x 49 cm
signed and dated lower left: J. Čapek 33.

Karel Cerny - Lovers by the Pond

date of sale: 19.3. 2023
price: 327.815 EUR
new world auction record of the author
1951
oil on canvas
90 x 100 cm
signed and dated upper left: K. Cerny S 51

Otakar Kubín (Othon Coubine) - View from artist's studio "Bouda"

date of sale: 4. 12. 2022
price: 304.920 EUR
world auction record from the painter's early period
1906
oil on canvas
81 x 60,5 cm
signed lower right: Kubin Otakar

Antonin Prochazka: Head III

date of sale: 28. 4. 2019
price: 298.940 EUR
1916
oil on canvas
50,5 x 39,5 cm
signed lower right: Ant. Procházka from the Dr. Ivo Rotter collection

Alfons Mucha: Holiday Portrait

date of sale: 8. 5. 2022
price: 296.327 EUR
oil on canvas laid down on cardboard
45,5 x 26 cm
signed lower right: Mucha

Maurice de Vlaminck: La Maison Grise

date of sale: 8. 5. 2022
price: 266.531 EUR
a new author's record of a painter achieved in the Czech Republic
1914
oil on canvas
65 x 81 cm
signed and dated lower left: Vlaminck 1914

Vaclav Spala: Harlequin and Columbine

date of sale: 23. 11. 2014
price: 222.545 EUR
world auction record of the author

1922
oil on canvas
64 x 51 cm
signed lower left: VŠ 22
from the collection of the writer Karel Capek and his wife, Czech actress Olga Scheinpflugova

Rudolf Kremlicka: Three Women in Bath

date of sale: 28. 4. 2010
price: 249.200 EUR
world auction record of the author
1921
oil on canvas
signed and dated lower right: R Kremlicka 1921 from the collection of Karel Capek and his wife Olga Scheinpflugova    

Jakub Schikaneder: Sitkov mills (View of Manes)

date of sale: 23. 1. 2013
price: 239.100 EUR
1910 – 1920
oil on canvas
75 x 80 cm
signed lower right J. Schikaneder

Antonin Slavicek: At the Okor´s Stream

date of sale: 14. 5. 2017
price: 221.300 EUR
1896 – 1897
oil, canvas, cardboard
64 x 78,5 cm
signature undetected  

Jan Zrzavy: Tete

date of sale: 28. 4. 2019
price: 230.000 EUR 
1912 - 1945
oil, tempera, canvas, cardboard
36 x 28 cm
signed, dated and inscribed verso: Jan Zrzavý Hlava tempera 1945 from the Emil Gilels collection

Josef Capek: Boy in a Window

date of sale: 28. 10. 2018
price: 217.580 EUR
1915–1931 
oil on canvas
45 x 36 cm  signed and dated lower right: J.Č. 31 a significant Prague collection, purchased in 1932 directly from Josef Čapek    

Marie Egner - Bright Sping Morning

date of sale: 4. 12. 2022
price: 222.640 EUR
world auction record of the author
1894
oil on canvas
85,5 x 120,8 cm
signed lower left: MEgner

Bernard Buffet: Nature morte au pot de jacinthe (P.B. Amour) Paris

date of sale: 18. 4. 2021
price: 207.096 EUR
1956
oil on canvas
65 x 46 cm
signed and dated upper left: Bernard Buffet 1956

Otakar Kubin (Othon Coubine): Music Hall Bobino

date of sale: 22. 1. 2014
price: 184.550 EUR
auction record of the author
1910
oil on canvas
87 x 73 cm
signature undetected from collection of JUDr. Frantisek Cerovsky

Frantisek Kupka - On the Banks of the River Marne

date of sale: 27. 11. 2021
price: 198.700 EUR
1895
oil on canvas
55 x 46 cm
signed lower right: Kupka

Jan Zrzavy: From the Kratka Village

date of sale: 28. 10. 2018
price: 182.480 EUR
1939
oil tempera, plywood
38 x 60,5 cm 
signed and dated lower right: Jan Zrzavý 1939    

Zrzavy Jan: Head with Wreath

date of sale: 23. 3. 2011
price: 190.900 EUR
1952
oil and tempera on wood
39,8 x 31,5 cm
signed and dated upper left: J. Z 52

Josef Capek: Still Life with Flowers

date of sale: 25. 3. 2009
price: 168.600 EUR
1914
oil on canvas 32 x 22 cm
signed and dated lower right: J. Č. 14 from the collection of Vincenc Kramar

Jan Zrzavy: Via Appia

date of sale: 8. 5. 2022
price: 163.265 EUR
1936
oil tempera on wooden panel
27 x 35 cm
signed and dated lower right: Zrzavy 36

Josef Sima: Tempête à Fécamp

date of sale: 4. 2. 2018
price: 153.700 EUR
1953
oil on canvas
65 x 81 cm
signed and dated lower right : J. Šíma 53  

Schikaneder Jakub: Garden Corner with a Dog

date of sale: 23. 11. 2014
price: 138.850 EUR
1910 – 1915
oil on canvas
45,5 x 58,5 cm
signed lower left: J Schikaneder

Antotin Hudecek: At the Stream (Okor)

date of sale: 14. 5. 2017
price: 144.500 EUR
world auction record of the author
1899 oil on cardboard
73,5 x 89 cm
signed lower right to the center: Ant. Hudeček

Frantisek Kupka: Dancers / Les danseuses

date of sale: 28. 10. 2018
price: 145.050 EUR
world auction record of the author (paper work)

around 1905 
gouache on paper
42 x 42 cm 
signed lower right: Kupka

Jiri (Georges) Kars - Garden in Mallorca

date of sale: 19.3. 2023
price:  EUR
world auction record of the author
1910
oil on canvas
65 x 81 cm
signed and dated lower left: Kars 10

Zdenek Sykora - Composition

date of sale: 27. 11. 2021
price: 134.180 EUR
1987
oil on canvas
60,5 x 79 cm
verso signed and dated: Sykora 87 

Pravoslav Kotik - Recreation

date of sale: 4.10.2020
price: 123.240 EUR
author's auction record

1946
oil on canvas
129 x 190 cm
signed and dated left middle: P. Kotík 46

Johannes (Jan) Kupezky: Allegory of Music in the form of an artist's Wife

date of sale: 31. 1. 2016
price: 122.390 EUR
world auction record of the author
oil on canvas
92,5 x 75 cm
signature undetected from the collection of Professor Eduard A. Safarik  

Jan Zrzavy: Archangel Gabriel

date of sale: 23. 3. 2011
price: 132.890 EUR
1952
oil and tempera on wood
39,8 x 32,5 cm
signed and dated upper right: J. Z 52

Olbram Zoubek : Ifigenie

date of sale: 28. 4. 2019
price: 123.370 EUR
world auction record of the author
1986
bronze
height: 200 cm
signed on the plinth: O. Zoubek  

Vaclav Havel: The White Horse in Space

date of sale: 8. 5. 2022
price: 123.469 EUR
1982
acrylic on board
31 x 36 cm
signed on the body of the white horse: Václav Havel (with a heart symbol)

Toyen - Sans titre (Feline Head)

date of sale: 18. 4. 2021
price: 114.019 EUR
around 1955
oil, gouache, silver color, ink on canvas
16 x 10 cm (29 x 18,5 cm)
signed lower right: TOYEN

Vlaho Bukovac - Girl in Orange Scarf

date of sale: 4.10.2020
price: 109.800 EUR
author's auction record
1909
oil on cardboard
38 x 46 cm
signed and dated lower right: Vlaho Bukovac 1909

Vaclav Spala: Peonies

date of sale: 28. 4. 2010
price: 110.750 EUR
1919 oil on canvas
60 x 50,5 cm
signed and dated VŠ 19  
from the collection of Prof Vincenc Kramar

Jindrich Prucha: The Crucifixion

date of sale: 28. 10. 2018
price: 105.280 EUR
world auction record of the author
1912
oil on cardboard
52 x 68,5 cm signed lower left: J. Prucha   

Eduard Veith: Family Celebration

date of sale: 14. 7. 2017
price: 99.350 EUR
world auction record of the author

1898
oil on canvas
125 x 595 cm
signed and dated upper in the middle : ANNO DOMINI 1898. E. VEITH.

Emil Filla: Apple, Glass and Bunch of Grapes

date of sale: 8. 5. 2022
price: 106.184 EUR
1923
oil on canvas
22 x 29 cm (oval)
signed lower in the middle: Emil Filla

Vojtech Hynais: Venus with Amorettes

date of sale: 31. 1. 2016
price: 93.250 EUR
1880
oil on canvas 62,3 x 44 cm
signed upper left : V Hynais / Paris 1880  

Frantisek Kupka : Abstract Composition

date of sale: 18.4.2021
price: 95.400 EUR
1930-1935
mixed media (gouache, watercolor, pencil) on paper
28,5 x 28,5 cm
signed lower left: Kupka

Olbram Zoubek: The Muse

date of sale: 4. 2. 2018
price: 82.000 EUR
1977
bronze, single cast
height 182 cm

Antonin Slavicek: The Grain

date of sale: 26. 11. 2016
price: 88.750 EUR
1909
oil on canvas 45 x 52 cm
signed lower left: A. Slavíček    

Petr Brandl: The Head of the Apostle

date of sale: 28. 4. 2019
price: 90.160 EUR
author's world auction record
1710
oil on canvas
57 x 43,5 cm
from the Lobkowicz family collection

Frantisek Drtikol: The Bow

date of sale: 26. 4. 2015
price: 82.000 EUR
auction record of the author

pigment print
220 x 286 mm
signed and dated lower right: F. Drtikol 1928

Vaclav Brozik: Lady in green Dress

date of sale: 23. 1. 2013
price: 5.630 EUR
circa 1900
oil on canvas
46 x 38 cm
signed lower left : V Brožík

Vaclav Radimsky: Landscape around Giverna

date of sale: 4. 2. 2018
price: 81.650 EUR
1899
oil on canvas 60,5 x 141 cm
signed lower left: V Radimský

Hippolyt Sobeslav Pinkas: Road to Cernay-la-Ville (The Alley of Masters)

date of sale: 28. 10. 2018
price: 79.540 EUR
1865
oil on canvas
92,5 cm x 67,5 cm 

Jiri George Dokoupil - Untitled

date of sale: 27. 11. 2021
price: 95.860 EUR
world auction record of the author
acrylic, pigment and soap bubbles on canvas
145 x 145 cm
verso signed: Dokoupil 

Alois Wachsman: Figure (Standing Naked Woman)

date of sale: 8. 5. 2022
price: 97.959 EUR
oil on cardboard
41 x 32 cm
verso painter's estate stamp, further stamp "Exhibited in Manes 1947"

Max (Maxim) Kopf: Tahitians

date of sale: 8. 5. 2022
price: 96.327 EUR
world auction record of the author
oil on canvas
51,5 x 41 cm
signed lower right: Maxim Kopf

Ladislav Sima - Man with Stick

date of sale: 4. 12. 2022
price: 89.540 EUR
world auction record of the author
around 1912
oil on canvas
100 x 64 cm

 

Frantisek Kupka: The Music

date of sale: 4. 2. 2018
price: 79.250 EUR
1930
gouache on paper
27 x 29,5 cm
signed lower right: Kupka    

Maurice Utrillo - CHÂTEAU DE CHASTELLUX

date of sale: 4. 12. 2022
price: 77.440 EUR
1932
oil on canvas
46 x 55 cm
signed and dated lower left: Maurice, Utrillo, V, 1932

Frantisek Foltyn: A Girl with a Red Ribbon in Hair

date of sale: 22. 1. 2014
price: 70.300 EUR
1922
oil on canvas
100,5 x 75,5 cm
signed and dated upper right : Foltýn / 22 M (Mukačevo)

Emil Filla: Still Life with Tobacco

date of sale: 18. 4. 2012
price: 77.400 EUR
the most expensive author's work on paper
1914
lavender ink, watercolor, collage on cardboard
26,7 x 36,8 cm
signature undetected
the painting was given to the auction by the family of the painter Emil Filla

Ota Janecek: The Shape

date of sale: 8. 5. 2022
price: 76.735 EUR
world auction record of the author
1962
oil on canvas
196 x 114 cm
signed and dated lower left: Janecek 1962

Jiri John: Pebble

date of sale: 4. 2. 2018
price: 74.450 EUR
world auction record of the author
1970
oil on canvas
100 x 81 cm
signed and dated lower right: J. John 70  

Vojtech Hynais: Girl with Azalea

date of sale: 23. 1. 2013
price: 72.650 EUR
1913
oil on canvas
48 x 49 cm
signed and dated upper right: V Hynais 1913  

Emil Filla: Still Life with Fish and Lemon

date of sale: 14. 5. 2017
price: 70.000 EUR
1947
oil on canvas
21 x 58 cm
signed and dated lower right: Emil Filla 47.

Jindrich Styrsky: July

date of sale: 28. 4. 2019
price: 71.180 EUR 
1930
watercolor, pencil, silver pigment
29,5 x 38,8 cm
signed and dated with dedication lower right: Toyen, Jindřich Štyrský září 1930
from the Toyen collection

Emil Filla: Head

date of sale: 14. 7. 2017
price: 67.750 EUR
the most expensive sculptural work of the author
1935
marlstone height: 53 cm
signature undetected

Johannes (Jan) Kupezky: Self-portrait

date of sale: 31. 1. 2016
price: 63.450 EUR
oil on paper glued to the mat
45 x 30,3 cm
signature undetected
from the collection of Professor Eduard A. Safarik

Johannes (Jan) Kupezky: St. Frantisek of Assisi

date of sale: 31. 1. 2016
price: 61.200 EUR
oil on canvas
81,6 x 61 cm
signature undetected
from the collection of Professor Eduard A. Safarik

Bohumir Matal: Brick Factory II

date of sale: 24. 4. 2013
price: 59.550 EUR
1945
oil and sand on canvas
62 x 78 cm
signed and described on the reverse : B. Matal Cihelna II. S 1945 Bílovice and old label Paris Art Studio

Martin Benka - Sklabina Valley

date of sale: 12. 11. 2023
price: 66.399 EUR
new world record for a painter from his post-war period
oil on canvas
100 x 132 cm
signed lower right: M. Benka

Frantisek Drtikol: Composition

date of sale: 28. 10. 2018
price: 60.830 EUR
1929 pigment printing
293 x 228 mm 
signed and dated lower right: Drtikol 1929   

Max Svabinsky: Nude with Umbrella (Walking)

date of sale: 18. 4. 2021
price: 58.170 EUR
1908
oil, canvas, cardboard
50 x 30 cm
signed lower left: M.Š.

Kristof Kintera: Talkman

date of sale: 28. 10. 2018
price: 58.490 EUR
world auction record of the author

1999
talking sculpture (polyurethane, metal, electric motor, sound, motion mechanism, analog-digital synchronizer, latex, steel construction, clothing, charger)
90 x 33,7 x 28 cm

Vojtech Hynais: Portrait of Lady in Hat

date of sale: 28. 4. 2019
price: 59.310 EUR
1881
oil on canvas
61,5 x 47 cm
signed, dated right in the middle: V Hynais Paris 1881.    

Jan Preisler: Allegory

date of sale: 4. 2. 2018
price: 60.050 EUR
1912 – 1913
oil on canvas
41 x 105 cm

Alfred Justitz: Nude Girl

date of sale: 26. 11. 2016
price: 55.500 EUR
1925
oil on wooden panel
41 x 33 cm
signed and dated lower left: A. Justitz 25

Joza Uprka: From the Pilgrimage at St. Antonin Hill

date of sale: 4. 2. 2018
price: 55.250 EUR
1916
oil on canvas
49,5 x 90 cm
signed and dated lower right: JU 16.

Jindrich Styrsky: Le canon et l´enfant

date of sale: 26. 11. 2016
price: 51.050 EUR
1934
collage on paper pasteboard
cutout: 371 x 214 mm
signed, dated and described at the back: Jindřich Štyrský 1934, le canon et l´enfant  

Frantisek Muzika: Barrow I.

date of sale: 4. 2. 2018
price: 52.850 EUR
1960
oil on cardboard, author's frame
33 x 46 cm
signed and dated lower right : F. Muzika 60

Max Svabinsky: Yellow Umbrella (Summer)

date of sale: 18. 4. 2012
price: 53.200 EUR
1909
oil on canvas 31,5 x 27,5 cm
signature undetected from the collection of Prof Vincenc Kramar

Jan Merta: Cloud

date of sale: 14. 5. 2017
price: 49.700 EUR
2006 – 2007
acrylic on canvas
300 x 390 cm (two-part painting 300 x 195 cm)
signed, described and dated at the back: Jan Merta 2006 – 07

Josef Capek: Kids among the Trees

date of sale: 23. 11. 2014
price: 43.400 EUR
the most expensive work of the author on paper

1934 – 35
a French pastel on handmade paper
pasteboard cutout: 40,5 x 50,5 cm
signed and dated lower right: Josef Čapek 1934-35
from the writer's collection of Karel Capek and Olga Scheinpflugova

Vlastislav Hofman: Mother with Child

date of sale: 23. 1. 2013
price: 44.550 EUR
1920
oil, canvas, cardboard
73 x 59 cm
signed and dated lower left: Vlastislav Hofman 1920
the painting was given to the auction by the family of the painter Vlastislav Hofman

Emil Orlik: Dancing Macara

date of sale: 22. 1. 2014
price: 41.300 EUR
1909
oil on panel
102 x 73 cm
signed and dated in the middle right: Orlik 09

Jaroslav Cermak: Montenegrin Beauty (Portrait of a South Slavic Woman)

date of sale: 10. 11. 2010
price: 43.900 EUR
1860-65
oil on canvas
59 x 46 cm (oval)
signed in the middle lower: Jaroslav Čermák

Jindrich Prucha: Winter Landscape

date of sale: 4. 2. 2018
price: 41.300 EUR
1911
oil on cupboard
45,5 x 55 cm
signed lower right: Prucha

Eduard Veith: Daughters of Rhine and Dwarf Alberich (Nibelung Ring)

date of sale: 31. 1. 2016
price: 38.200 EUR
1909
oil on canvas
128 x 96 cm
signed and dated lower left: E. Veith 1909 Wien

Vincenc Benes: Prague Riverbank (View of Sitkov Tower)

date of sale: 14. 5. 2017
price: 38.400 EUR
1913 – 1915
oil on canvas
60 x 40 cm
signed lower right: V. Beneš

Milos Jiranek: The Square in Tynec nad Labem

date of sale: 22. 1. 2014
price: 35.150 EUR
1909
oil on canvas
60 x 90,5 cm 
signature undetected

Karel Malich: Cloud

date of sale: 18. 4. 2012
price: 38.700 EUR
1974 – 76
steel wire, color
cca 134 x 82 x 60 cm
signed and dated on line of wire are initials: KM 76

Jan Stursa: Burial in the Carpathians

date of sale: 18. 4. 2012
price: 36.300 EUR
world auction record of the author
1918
pear wood
height 45 cm
signed and dated: Štursa 1918
from the collection of manufacturer Jindřich Waldes

Antonin Pelc: Second Class

date of sale: 23. 1. 2013
price: 35.150 EUR
world auction record of the author
1949
oil on canvas
93 x 135,5 cm
signed and dated left lower : Pelc 49
the painting was given to the auction by the family of the painter Antonin Pelc

Othon Coubine: Still Life with a Fruit Bowl

date of sale: 28. 10. 2018
price: 33.690 EUR
20s of the 20th century
oil on canvas
46 x 55 cm 
signed lower right: Coubine 

Vera Janouskova: Chemise

date of sale: 31. 1. 2016
price: 15.550 EUR
90s of the 20th century
enamelled sheet, flame drawing
height: 92 cm

Hugo Baar: Landscape with blooming Meadow and Farmhouse

date of sale: 24. 4. 2013
price: 24.250 EUR
circa 1905
oil on canvas
99 x 98 cm
signed lower left: Hugo Baar

Jaroslav Panuska: Water Sprite

date of sale: 4. 2. 2018
price: 31.250 EUR
1898
oil on canvas
75 x 105 cm
signed lower right: PANUŠKA 

Michal Ozibko: Essence of Escape

date of sale: 4. 2. 2018
price: 13.930 EUR
oil on canvas
230 x 190 cm
signed at the back

Milan Kunc: The Landscape of Tuscany

date of sale: 28. 10. 2018
price: 25.730 EUR
1995
gold colour, oil on canvas
130 x 170 cm 
signed and dated lower right: M. Kunc 1995 

Alexej Vasiljevic von Hanzen: Evening at Berth

date of sale: 22. 1. 2014
price: 23.750 EUR
oil on canvas
70 x 100 cm
signed lower right: A. Hanzen

Antonin Pelc: Seamstress

date of sale: 18. 4. 2012
price: 29.050 EUR
circa 1925
oil on canvas
65 x 49 cm
signed lower left: A. Pelc

Otakar Novotny arch.(attributed): Cubist octagonal Table

date of sale: 25. 11. 2009
price: 11.800 EUR
1912-1920
stained (ebony)
oak height 70 cm, diameter 82 cm

Martin Benka: Street Scene in Ratiskovice

date of sale: 28. 10. 2018
price: 24.800 EUR
oil on cardboard
50 x 66,5 cm 
signed lower right: M. Benka  

Milan Kunc: Tuscany Landscape

date of sale: 4. 2. 2018
price: 24.000 EUR
1991
oil on canvas
100 x 130 cm
signed, dated and described at the back: Tuscany Landscape Milan Kunc 1991

Alen Divis: Bouquet

date of sale: 31. 1. 2016
price: 26.650 EUR
circa 1945
oil on canvas
66 x 45 cm
signature undetected

Jaroslav Kral: Two Women

date of sale: 23. 11. 2014
price: 30.800 EUR
the most expensive author's work on paper

circa 1935
pastel on cardboard
100 x 70 cm
signed lower right: Jar. Král

Jiri Kolar: Mappemonde – Globe

date of sale: 25. 11. 2009
price: 10.900 EUR
1970
collage on globe
height 45 cm, diameter 35 cm
signed: JK 70

Radoslav Kratina: Variable nine-armed object

date of sale: 28. 10. 2018
price: 23.860 EUR
1976
sculpture, aluminium
92 x 50 x 50 cm

August Bedrich Piepenhagen: View of Loket nad Ohri Castle

date of sale: 23. 11. 2014
price: 20.400 EUR
oil on oak board
30,5 x 40 cm
signed lower right: Aug. Piepenhagen

Knupfer Benes: On the Way back from Prayer

date of sale: 22. 1. 2014
price: 25.050 EUR
1883
oil on canvas
106 x 147 cm
signed, described and dated lower left: B. Knüpfer, Rome 1883

Emil Filla: Still Life with a Glass

date of sale: 23. 11. 2014
price: 30.800 EUR
painted in Rotterdam in 1914
combined technique on cardboard of the brand White board
19 x 13 cm
signed, described and dated in the middle lower: Emil Filla Rotterdam 15/9 14
from the family collection of Emil Filla

Anton Kothgasser: Goblet

View of the bridge Kettenbrucker and Palac Razumovsky in Vienna
date of sale: 22. 1. 2014
price: 9.230 EUR
1820 – 30
hand painted glass, gilded
height: 125 mm, diameter: 95 mm
from the collection of Jindrich Waldes

Josef Capek: Children and Pigeons

date of sale: 23. 11. 2014
price: 17.800 EUR
1929 – 1935
a French pastel on handmade paper
pasteboard cutout 31 x 37 cm
signed and dated right below center: Josef Čapek 1929 – 1935
from the writer's collection of Karel Capek and Olga Scheinpflugova

Yves Klein: Blue Table

date of sale: 4. 2. 2018
price: 27.400 EUR
1963
pure IKB pigment in plexiglass steel, glass, plexiglass, pure pigment
IKB 38 x 125,7 x 101,5 cm

Oldrich Blazicek: In the Sarka Park

date of sale: 18. 4. 2012
price: 33.850 EUR
40s of the 20th century
90 x 100 cm
signature undetected the work is from the painter's estate

Jan Kotera: A card and smoking Table and two Armchairs

date of sale: 23. 1. 2013
price: 19.220 EUR
1902
an original set of gaming furniture designed by Jan Kotera
dark-stained, cut and grooved oak
table: 75 x 74 x 74 cm
chair: 83 x 61 x 52 cm

RENOMÉ

Vladimir Lekes, the company's director, is the only Czech art expert listed in the prestigious and world-renowned Guide international des experts et spécialites, published in France. He has been commissioned by the owner of the copyright of Frantisek Kupka, the French company Adagp, to authenticate his works. Vladimir Lekes is also the main author of the catalogue raisonné by Frantisek Kupka. In 2017, he received the Trebbia International Award for the Promotion of Culture and the Arts. He is also an expert advisor to the Commission for the Assessment of Proposals for Czech Money of the Czech National Bank. As a curator, he has organised a number of important exhibitions. Thanks to his direct personal contacts with domestic and foreign restituents, collectors, private and state institutions, funds and museums, the company has achieved an excellent transnational reputation and impressive results.

Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery represents the owners of the most important art collections featuring Czech masters. In the past, the company was commissioned by George Waldes, the heir of the manufacturer Jindrich Waldes, to sell the most valuable family art possessions, both in the Czech Republic and in the United States. The company also handled private and public art sales on behalf of the families of the collectors Professor Vincenc Kramar, Dr. Frantisek Cerovsky, Professor Vaclav Holzknecht, and artist estates including those of Emil Filla, Jan Zrzavy, Antonin Pelc, and others. Its international clients include a numebr of collectors from across the world, including Hugo Polak, Bernard Galateau, Guy Flandre, Emil Gillels, and others.

Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery works closely with the National Museum of Qatar, the National Gallery in Prague, the Moravian Gallery in Brno, GVU Ostrava, the Leopold Museum and the Austrian National Gallery Belvedere in Vienna. In 2016, in cooperation with the holder of the copyright of the painter Frantisek Kupka, the French state company Adagp Paris and the Austrian National Gallery Belvedere published a complete, the only recognised catalogue raisonné of Kupka’s oil paintings. The company’s Director Vladimir Lekes is the main author of the catalogue raisonné.

Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery also arranges loans of artworks to world-class institutions. For example, the company has loaned Frantisek Kupka's painting Lines, Surfaces, Depths II to the National Gallery Belvedere, and has arranged the loan of Emil Orlik's painting Macara through the Austrian National Gallery Belvedere to the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico. It also provided several pieces of furniture by arch. Adolf Loos to the famous Pinaqothéque de Paris for the exhibition Au Temps de Klimt. In 2020, it arranged the loan of the most expensive Czech auction painting of all time (until 2019) to the famous Leopold Museum in Vienna. Oskar Kokoschka's top painting Prague - View from the Convent of the Cross, which was auctioned at the Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery in Prague in October for a record EUR 3.059.900, became the most expensive artwork sold on the Czech auction market. In 2021, Adolf Loos Apartment nad Gallery sold the painting La Dame de Pique by the painter Toyen for a record EUR 3.025.000. This exclusive painting was chosen by the prestigious National Museum of Qatar for its collections.

Cooperating Experts
Irena Žantovská

Dr. Irena Žantovská Murray HonFRIBA

Art and Architecture Historian, Curator and Consultant
Prof. PhDr. Jaromír Zemina

Prof. PhDr. Jaromír Zemina

Leading Czech Historian and Art Theorist, Pedagogue
PhDr. Jiří Machalický

PhDr. Jiří Machalický

Leading Czech Art Theorist and Historian

GALLERY IN EXPO 58 ART

Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery has opened its new exclusive exhibition hall called Expo 58 ART in the iconic Brussels Pavilion EXPO 58 in the second half of 2021. Gallery is in Letenske sady with breathtaking views of old and new Prague and the Vltava River. This exclusive building includes an observation deck, underneath which there are unique Renaissance Wine Cellars dating back to the mid-16th century. (In 2015-2021 the gallery was located in the Mánes building, Prague 1).

The Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery at Expo 58 ART is a modern gallery environment presenting high-quality Czech and international art. The Expo 58 building is considered one of the most beautiful buildings of the world architecture of the second half of the 20th century and has become a symbol of the international success of Czechoslovak art and architecture. The building, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which received the main prize (Gold Star) and thirteen other awards at the World Expo 58 in Brussels, has reopened to the public as an exhibition and trade center of top-quality art and design.

The first exhibition of iconic KUPKA - MUCHA paintings, in the new Expo 58 ART exhibition hall, was visited by an incredible 18,000 paying visitors in just three weeks. Most of the paintings were on loan from private collections from Czech Republic and abroad, and some of the works were seen publicly for the first time. The value of the exhibited works exceeded two and a half billion crowns, making it the most expensive exhibition in the Czech Republic organised by a private gallery.

Current gallery programme: here

APARTMENT DESIGNED BY ADOLF LOOSE

Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery has saved and continues to operate a unique architectural gem in Prague, the so-called Hirsch Apartment, designed in 1927 by the founder of modern architecture Adolf Loos. The name of Adolf Loos is therefore proudly carried in the company name.

The apartment is one of the most important in the world in terms of its significance and the original solitary furniture by the architect Adolf Loos, dating from 1901-1931. In 2014, the apartment was included in the prestigious global network of architectural designs Iconic Houses.

More about the apartment: here

PUBLISHING ACTIVITY

Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery is also engaged in publishing and publication activities.

The current list of available books published by the company can be found: here

Available publications
MILAN DOBEŠ (Catalogue for the exhibition in Expo 58 ART gallery)
Jan Gemrot: Observations
Jan Gemrot: Observations
Michael Rittstein:Wound in the Wall (Catalogue for the exhibition in Expo 58 ART gallery)
Between Two Worlds: Jewish Painters in Bohemia
Between Two Worlds: Jewish Painters in Bohemia
František Kupka: Catalogue Raisonné, Vladimír Lekeš, Catalogue Raisonné
František Kupka: Catalogue Raisonné
Adolf Loos, Apartment for Richard Hirsch, Publication
Adolf Loos - Apartment for Richard Hirsch
Milan Dobeš: Grafika / Graphic Work 1962-2017
Milan Dobeš: Grafika / Graphic Work 1962-2017

VOLUNTEER

In June 2017, the unveiling of the monument to Frantisek Kupka took place in the town of Opocno (Czech Republic), the birthplace of Frantisek Kupka. The bust for the Opocno monument was donated by Vladimir Lekes, director of the Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery, and George Waldes (eldest son of the famous collector, art patron and manufacturer Jindrich Waldes. Jindřich Waldes was also Frantisek Kupka's closest friend and only supporter).

In September of the same year, a second identical monument was unveiled in the French town of Puteaux, symbolically linking it with the town of Opočno. The town of Puteaux, located on the left bank of the Seine, is now part of modern Paris. Frantisek Kupka spent most of his life here and also died here.

More about the monuments: here