Munich, January 19, 2021 (kk) – In 2020 Ketterer Kunst consolidated its position in the global TOP 10 of the top-selling auction houses for Art of the 20 th and 21st Century*. Thus the leading art auction house in the German language region delivers proof of both its international strength as well as an enormous stability in a time of crisis.
The globally active expert for art from Germany is not only the strongest-selling owner-managed
family enterprise world-wide, but has also been domestic market leader for years. Last year the house kept the German runner-up at bay by seven ranks.
The top level that Ketterer Kunst reached is underlined by impressive figures such as a total trade volume of around € 61 million**, as well as by some seven artworks placed among the ten highest national auction prices, with three of them even beyond the magic million-euro-line. In total the house realized a stunning 125 results above the € 100,000 line** as well as 22 world records and scores of remarkable increases.
“I am very happy that we once again confirmed our top position in the world wide ranking,“ says Robert Ketterer, auctioneer and owner of Ketterer Kunst. “This is not a given in the face of a global pandemic. The company boss explains: “Apart from our longtime focus on innovative digital concepts, we largely owe this top position to our clients, as their confidence and quality awareness are key to our success. They love fine art, both for its own sake as well as a valuable asset.“
Ketterer Kunst (www.kettererkunst.com and www.ketterer-internet-auctions.com) with headquarters in Munich and branches in Hamburg, Duesseldorf, Berlin as well as with a global network of representatives in, among others, the USA and Brazil, was founded in 1954. It is one of the leading houses for auctions of Fine Art from the 19 th to the 21st Century and Rare Books. As market leader for Art from the 19 th to the 21st Century in the German language region, the expert for German art, according to the 2020 report issued by the artprice database, is the only and strongest-selling family business represented in the global Top 10.
* Source: artprice 2020, database: 19th century, Modern and Contemporary Art. Date of issue for 2020: January 07, 2021.
** The result is the hammer price + 25% buyer‘s premium
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