The Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery auction house has once again confirmed that it is the leader of the Czech art auction market.
At Sunday's auction of the Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery in the new exhibition space Expo 58 ART in Prague, new world and artist records were broken. One of the auction's highlights was the prized oil Toyen, Je m'aperçois que ma page blanche est devenue verte. The title of the painting was applied to the parte of this important surrealist painter. This seminal work by Toyen went for 1 163 265 EUR, making the painting the world auction record for the most expensive Toyen sold in the 1950s and the most expensive Toyen ever sold in the post-war period in the country.
Maxim Kopf's Tahitians and Ota Janecek's oil The Shape from 1962 also sold for a world auction record of 96 306 EUR and 76 551 EUR respectively.
A smaller format oil, Holiday Portrait by Alfons Mucha, sold for 296 327 EUR.
Emil Filla's painting, Ballerina with Flowers, from 1947-1948 sold for 355 102 EUR.
Jan Zrzavy's painting, Via Appia, from 1936 sold for 162 980 EUR.
Maurice de Vlaminck's painting, La Maison Grise, from 1914 sold for a high price of 266 694 EUR.
A smaller oil painting by Alois Wachsman, Figure (Standing Naked Woman), from 1930, which was painted at a time when Wachsman was working in the spirit of Picasso's imaginative cubism of the late 1920s, rose to 98 776 EUR.
An unusual lot in the auction was a painting by Vaclav Havel, The White Horse in Space. This memorabilia sold for an incredible 123 469 EUR.
There was also a successful charity auction of paintings for the benefit of the AutTalk Foundation of Katerina Sokolova, the BeCharity Foundation and the Hagibor social home care.
Over 90 % of the auction lots were sold.