Dr. Nöth KUNSTHANDEL + GALERIE - Focus on Lotte Laserstein


This year Dr. Nöth focuses on the German/Swedish artist Lotte Laserstein (1898-1993), shooting star among the woman artists over the past 15 years. One of the first female students at Berlin Academy of Fine Arts in the 1920s, raising star in the early 1930s, then tragically expelled from her country by the Nazis, she found an exile in Sweden in 1937 and could luckily take her paintings with her. The brilliant portraitist she was, she could make a living from her art but was forgotten outside Sweden nonetheless. After two amazing exhibitions at Agnews and Belgrave Gallery in London in 1987 at the end of her life she was forgotten again, only to be rediscovered in 2010 when her masterpiece “Evening over Potsdam” sold for half a million Euros at Sotheby’s in London. This unexpected result for an “unknown” artist set a turbulent development of prices in motion which has not come to an end yet. She had single artist shows in Frankfurt, Berlin, Basel, Stockholm and Malmö. Beside many private collectors, German and US-American museums have started buying her paintings for their collections...
BRAFA 2024 - Dr. Nöth Kunsthandel + Galerie - Focus on Lotte Larstein