From the Archives of Nico Koster
Single owner sale
22 September 2014
Herengracht 458, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

From the Archives of Nico Koster

Discover the online catalogue of our upcoming auction - a selection of artworks and photographs from the archives of Nico Koster, the famous Dutch photographer and art dealer.

Nico Koster closely worked with the members of COBRA group, whose unique portraits and inscribed works are featured in the auction.



From John and Yoko's Bed-in to Avril's masterpiece

The sale includes some of the most famous photographs by Nico Koster, such as of the Bed-in for Peace of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, which took place in 1969 at the Amsterdam Hilton hotel. Nico Koster created a unique series of strong and intimate pictures of John and Yoko during their legendary performance. In 1969 only one photograph was published, and the negatives of the series were lost for nearly forty years. His daughter Nicole discovered them among her childhood drawings in 2009, and then the prints of the shoot were revealed and exhibited for the first time.

The auction gives you a thrilling opportunity to become a new owner of the original photographs, works of art and books, which attract not only with their beauty, but also with the history behind them.

Some artists: Karel Appel, Armand Avril, Eugène Brands, Paul Citroen, Hugo Claus, Corneille, Frank Lodeizen, Jan Montijn, Anton Rooskens, Jan Sierhuis and Andy Warhol.

Some photographers: Eva Besnyö, Paul Blanca, Rineke Dijkstra, Dirk de Herder, Paul Huf, Cor Jaring, Erwin Olaf, John Studulski, Dolf Toussaint, Sabine Weiss and Ad Windig.

Lot 17: Anton Rooskens. € 1.000 - 1.500. Realised: € 3.400