NRC Auctions #9
NRC Handelsblad
11-12 June 2018
Herengracht 458, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Modern & Contemporary Art
Dutch Contemporary Art & Photography
Fine Art (17th – 20th Century)

NRC #9 - Art & Photography

Three sales from one quality source

Dutch quality newspaper NRC started to call for consignments almost five years ago. More and more readers come up with surprising treasures from their homes and families. An oil painting dating from 1600, an etching by Rembrandt, an unknown masterpiece by Sol LeWitt, and a maquette by Rietveld are just a few of the highlights. A view at Claes Oldenburg in his studio, Andy Warhol on the phone or in discussion with his team? Roy Lichtenstein dreaming in his office, or an exhibition at the Sidney Janis Gallery? Dutch artist Jean Paul Vroom went to New York to visit the pioneers of pop art and captured it all. All the negatives of his reportage are now for sale. Out of sight for almost 70 years, a collection of unique Anti-Dutch cartoons also suddenly surfaced and contains a series of watercolours, masterly executed but merciless. Art and photography remain our primary subjects, modern or old, but always accessible, by clear descriptions as well as by very low starting prices. Explore the catalogue online.

Lot 337: John Hoyland. € 3.000 - 5.000. Realised: € 16.000

Other Highlights

  • an original etching by Rembrandt, which means printed during his lifetime
  • masterpieces by Floris Verster and by Sol LeWitt
  • the sought-after Paper Pools by David Hockney with a ravishing lithograph
  • a maquette of semidetached houses designed by Rietveld
  • a handpainted tile by Bart van der Leck
  • a collection of unknown watercolour cartoons from Indonesia
  • over 600 negatives of a reportage shot in New York by Jean Paul Vroom
  • more Andy Warhol from the collection of his neighbour
  • a beautiful view on a wet Spuistraat by Floris Arntzenius
  • a very large portrait of Lizzy Ansingh by Thèrese Schwartze
  • three works by Marlene Dumas, one of which an original collage
  • a captive prisoner drawn by Dolores Zorreguieta, half-sister of Queen Máxima (as well as the portrait by Erwin Olaf above)
  • a triptych with a blue “Gazing Ball” - not by Koons but not broken either - by Alexander Schrabacq
  • impressive provenances, such as a Filarski from Piet Boendermaker, a Red Blue Chair from a director of the Rietveld Academy, a Domela and a Masereel from the collection of Kees and Barbara van Kooten, an Arp from Henk Spaan and Constant’s New Babylon from Peter ten Hoopen, exchanged with Simon Vinkenoog for a block of LSD

as well as a fine collection of photographs consisting of (vintage) prints by Edward Weston, Bill Brandt, Ed van der Elsken, Rineke Dijkstra, Ruud van Empel a.o. and two naked selfies avant la lettre by John and Yoko.

Lot 138: Kees de Goede. € 2.500 - 4.500. Realised: € 8.500