Koller View 4/21

2 Dear Reader, KOLLERview is published four times annually, in English, French and German. Edition: 383 500 copies. Next issue: March 2022. The most important asset an auction house can possess is trust. The trust of collectors, art owners, and heirs who wish to sell on the one hand, and the trust of bidders and buyers on the other. Especially recently, when many international art buyers could not enter Switzerland for months at a time and so were not able to view the art- works to be auctioned, this trust was of crucial importance. The quality and volume of the works of art entrusted to us for auction and the high sales rate of 85% across all categories, as well as the fact that approxi- mately half of all lots were acquired by bidders outside of Switzerland, are proof that our clients continue to place their trust in us. As a private, in- dependent and intergenerational family business that strives tomaintain a long-termoutlook, this confidence is extremely important to us. Texts: Dr Tilo Richter Layout: Laura Koller Translations: Karl Green Photos: Koller Auctions Ltd OUR view. p. 2 Editorial PRE view. pp. 3–21 Winter 2021 auctions RE view. pp. 22–23 Autumn 2021 auctions OVER view. p. 23 Contacts CALENDAR view. p. 24 We look forward to our upcoming auction series. A Constructivist paint- ing by Walter Dexel from 1926 in our Modern Art auction points the way to the abstract art of the following decades; significant works of Post- War and Contemporary Art by Zdeněk Sýkora, Kenneth Martin and Jean Paul Riopelle trace paths to abstraction and remain timelessly modern. In addition, we will offer some extremely rare wristwatches of impressive craftsmanship, as well as exquisite jewellery with noble provenances. Last but not least, we are pleased to offer rare objects dating back to the 8 th century in our Asian Art auction. Yours, Cyril Koller Cover ill.: Félix Vallotton (1865–1925). La Liseuse. 1922. Oil on canvas. 81.5 × 100 cm. Estimate : CHF 250 000/350 000 Swiss Art, 3 December 2021