The Palais Oppenheim in Cologne
Sotheby's is opening in The Palais Oppenheim in Cologne. Image credit: Larbig Mortag.

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It will run auctions in the city of Modern & Contemporary Art, Design, Photography and Luxury and has three scheduled sales this autumn.

Adolf Fleischmann picture

Among the lots coming up for sale at Sotheby’s in Cologne (above) is Ohne Titel (Blauer Oktant) by Adolf Fleischmann, 1951, estimated at €7000-9000.

The inaugural sale of Modern & Contemporary Art will be held online on September 10-17. Sotheby’s said Cologne becomes its sixth selling location in Europe joining London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich and Milan.

Sotheby’s first opened an office in Germany (in Munich) in 1969.

Separately the auction houses is launching a summer private sales gallery in Monaco, running from July to October.