Auction 170 - 19 May 2018


Several price records for distinguished Belgian artists have been broken during our 170th auction, held in our saleroom in Lokeren. No less then 40 works of art have been attributed for a total amount exceeding € 25.000, with 21 works sold above € 50.000 and 5 works reaching over € 100.000.

€ 488.000 for "The dynamic of the dance" by Jules Schmalzigaug; € 188.000 for "Perle fine" by Oscar Jespers; € 119.250 for "La pose" by Edgard Tytgat; € 109.800 for "Adultère" by Léon Spilliaert; € 100.500 for "Portrait of Augusta Boogaerts seated" by James Ensor.

Jules Schmalzigaug's chef d'oeuvre "The dynamic of the dance" (1913) was one of the most stunning pieces in this auction. Considered being the apotheosis of Belgian Futurism, this painting raised high interests. The final result of € 488.000 thus easily shattered all previous auctions restults for the artist.

Another highlight was the most elegant marble sculpture "Perle fine" (1925) by Oscar Jespers, sold € 188.000 which also largely exceeded the artist's previous auction top price.

Also an important result has been achieved for Jean Delville. His "The Angel of Splendour or Allegory of Hell" (1899) was sold € 41.250, which is the highest auction result for a drawing by Delville in the past 20 years.

In this auction a new value for Olivier Strebelle has been established. Three of his monumental bronze sculpture largely surpassed their estimates and all other previous auction results for the artist. "Trois c'est la foule II" (1964) is sold € 88.000; € 63.000 for "L'endormie III"; "L'envol IV" (1981) for € 32.760.

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