Munich, 13 June 2007, (kk) - The dark beauty with the green eyes has a new home. Yesterday Nolde’s portrait of "Nadja" in oils was sold at auction in Munich by Ketterer Kunst for € 2 580 000*. As from now she will be residing with an art collector in Mönchengladbach.
It was love at first sight for the collector in question, a tobacconist whose interest in art has to date centred primarily on the work of Horst Janssen. That he decided to acquire this enchanting portrait was due, apart from its irresistible charm and outstanding quality, to the fact that he wants to make this important work accessible to the public.
"In the next few months, I would like to enjoy this peerless work privately but am already looking forward to requests from important museums desirous of offering "Nadja" a second domicile for brief stays," says the avid art lover.
Robert Ketterer, auctioneer and owner of Ketterer Kunst, is also enthusiastic: "Splendid that "Nadja" has found such a good home and no longer has to spend her days in attics and storerooms. I am really delighted that in future even more people will have a chance of falling under the spell of her beauty."
Since it was founded in 1954, Ketterer Kunst has developed into one of the most important auction houses dealing in fine art and books.
The headquarter in the Prinz-Alfons-Palais in Munich currently holds two traditional auctions each year, Modern Art & Post War,
and two auctions take place each year in the Meßberghof in Hamburg with the following titles:
Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century/Maritime Art and Rare Books - Autographs - Manuscripts - Decorative Prints
as well as Modern Art & Post War (the emphasis here is on works on paper). In addition there are special
auctions and charity auctions taking place as well as live online auctions.
Munich, 14 June 2007