Koller View 2/21

2 Dear Reader, We are delighted to offer an impressive selection of quality artworks, almost exclusively from private collections, in our saleroom auctions in Zurich on 1 and 2 July 2021, and we are very pleased that this edition of KOLLERview will be distributed for the first time with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , in addition to customary inserts in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and Le Temps . Among the highlights of the Impressionist & Modern Art auction are signif- icant works from the early Modern period: an early cast of the legendary bronze ‘The Kiss’ by Auguste Rodin, an important portrait by Erich Heckel, from circa 1914 – his finest period – and three watercolours by Paul Klee. A wide selection of Impressionist paintings includes a splendid large-format landscape by Alfred Sisley. Nearly every important Swiss artist of the first half of the 20th century is represented in the Swiss Art auction; the sale, which includes some mu- seum-quality works, could form the foundation of an important collection. Featured works include five oil paintings and a dozen works on paper by Fer- dinand Hodler, all with excellent provenances, three works by Félix Vallotton, OUR view. p. 2 Editorial PRE view. pp. 3–20 June/July 2021 auctions RE view. pp. 20– 23 March 2021 auctions OVER view. p. 23 Contacts CALENDAR view. p. 24 All auction results include buyer’s premium. 1 CHF = € .91 (on 8 May 2021) KOLLERview is published four times annually, in English, French and German. Edition: 383 500 copies. Next issue: September 2021. Texts: Dr Tilo Richter Layout: Laura Koller Translations: Karl Green Photos: Koller Auctions Ltd four by Adolf Dietrich, and more than a dozen by Cuno Amiet. There are also rare paintings by Varlin and Gottardo Segantini, as well as by Giovanni and Augusto Giacometti. Our PostWar and Contemporary Art auction also boasts works by famous artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Alighiero Boetti, Serge Poliakoff, TomWesselmann and Frank Stella. The fine art auctions will be preceded on 30 June by sales of Jewellery and Watches that are sure to make collectors’ hearts beat faster. And begin- ning 22 June, you can participate in our online auctions of Art Nouveau, Design, Vintage Fashion, Silver and Photographs. If this is your first experience as a bidder and you would like to know more about the auction process and our guarantees, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to your visit. Yours sincerely, Cyril Koller Augusto Giacometti. Blaue Blumen. 1911. Oil on canvas. 40.5 × 45 cm. Estimate: CHF 80 000/140 000