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2 Dear Readers, KOLLERview is published four times annually. Next issue: March 2019. All auction results include buyer’s premium. 1 CHF = € 0.87 /1 CHF = 1.00 US Dollar (as of October 2018) The digital age has led to an economic and societal revolution the likes of which mankind has seldom seen – and it is not over yet. With our new “online only” auctions – beginning in November 2018 under the label “ibid” – we will offer works online which until now have appeared in our “Koller West” auctions. The lots in our ibid auctions in November and December are from such diverse collecting categories as Fashion (with handbags and accessories by Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton), Design (including works by Eileen Gray, Le Corbusier and the Milan firm Danese), Silver, Wine, Paintings, Prints and Asian Art. You can read more about these auctions on page 22. We hope you will enjoy browsing our new ibid online catalogues beginning on 26 November. Important artworks, precious jewellery and rare Asian sculpture will continue to be featured in our classic saleroom auctions. We are especially pleased to present two well-known and rarely offered sunset paintings by Felix Vallotton and Adolf Dietrich in the same auction, on 7 December (page 7). One of the most important scholars of Vallotton and Dietrich, Rudolf Koella, will give a talk (in German) on the work of these two exceptional artists at our preview vernissage on 27 November. Please be sure to reserve early, as space is limited. In closing, we draw your attention to the numerous works of art from past centuries featured in this issue that were offered in our 2018 auctions (page 14 ff). We are currently accepting consignments for our March 2019 auctions of Old Masters and 19th Century Fine & Decorative Arts. We would be very pleased to hear from you. I hope you enjoy the magazine and look forward to welcoming you back soon to Koller, either in our salerooms or via our web- site. Cyril Koller 1 Texts: Dr. Tilo Richter English translations: Karl Green Layout: Laura Koller Photos: Koller Auctions Ltd. OUR view. P. 2 Editorial PRE view. P. 3–13 December auctions RE view. P. 14–21 Review of 2018 auctions NEW view. P. 22 New: Koller ibid online only OVER view. P. 23 Contacts CALENDAR view. P. 24 Auctions & Events