The festivities begin on 30th November with 19th century art and modern and contemporary photography. Followed by modern art, graphics and editions and contemporary art on 1st December. The second day of sales will also offer an auction featuring works with an estimate up to €3 000, perfect for for budding collectors.

Over 1 000 works coming up for auction at Grisebach will be exhibited in Berlin from 25th to 29th November.

Fernando Botero, Feliz cumpleaños, 1971 Fernando Botero, Feliz cumpleaños, 1971

A most fitting piece for such a celebration, Fernando Botero's Feliz cumpleaños still life of a sugary pink birthday feast will be sure to attract interest.

Lyonel Feininger, Yellow Alley, 1932 Lyonel Feininger, Yellow Alley, 1932

This piece, Yellow Alley was inspired by the artist Lyonel Feininger's journey through the northern German city, Lübeck. Feininger recaptured the city's spires using Cubism. , with its traditional city view in the style of Cubism. During the 1920s and 1930s, modernist ideals were having a huge impact on art and architecture in Germany, reflected in the fact that Walter Gropius was the first Bauhaus master in Weimar.

Emil Nolde, Moving Sea II (two sails to each other) 1914 Emil Nolde, Moving Sea II (two sails to each other) 1914

Emil Nolde's Expressionist piece also reimagines north Germanys landscape. During 1913-14, the artist turned his attention to the South Seas. The 19 oil paintings he created whilst there were lost upon his return. Seven years later, the pictures were found in England and returned to Nolde. Moving Sea II (two sails to each other) is one of these works.

Max Beckmann, Still Life with Candle, 1921 Max Beckmann, Still Life with Candle, 1921

Still life with a burning candle is a reflection of how Max Beckmann's work became more exuberant following his period of using dark colours, a reaction to his horrific experiences of WWI.

August Macke, Naked Girl with Red Flower (Yellow Nude, 1911 August Macke, Naked Girl with Red Flower (Yellow Nude, 1911

This painting by August Mackes is made up of three main influences: his wife Elisabeth, the sculpture of Arstide Maillols and the colour pallette of Paul Sérusiers.

Paul Klee, Castle on the Reef, 1927 Paul Klee, Castle on the Reef, 1927

Paul Klee, alongside Lyonel Feininger, was another artist from the Bauhaus. This watercolour represents a journey to southern France and Corsica, conveying Klee's attention to the forms and colours of nature.

Max Liebermann, Study of the restoration garden in Leiden, 1900 Max Liebermann, Study of the restoration garden in Leiden, 1900

This work by Max Liebermann is a study of the painting Restaurationsgarten in Leiden, which is exhibited in the Kunsthalle in Hamburg. There are several preparatory works for the painting. The study that is part of this auction is perhaps closest to the end result. Since 1878, Liebermann had repeatedly painted beer garden scenes from different cities. We'll drink to that!

Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, 1980 Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, 1980

Andy Warhol started working on the Joseph Beuys screenprint after they first met each other in 1979. Despite all the differences between the artists, they had a mutual respect for each other.

Günther Uecker, Split field, 1987 Günther Uecker, Split field, 1987

In this installation, Günther Uecker creates a dynamic effect through the use of colour and the arrangement of the nails. It gives the appearance of gazing between into a gaping wound of a body which is still breathing.

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, The Lighthouse, 1931 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, The Lighthouse, 1931

Towers are a recurring motif throughout the oeuvre of the prominent Expressionist Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. The lighthouse of Jershöft in Pomerania, where he spent the summers of 1920 to 1931, was often depicted by the artist. The example in the auction was painted after Schmidt-Rottluff's last visit to the small fishing village.

Rene Magritte, La pensée visible, 1961 Rene Magritte, La pensée visible, 1961

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And to finish the celebrations, a rather regal piece.This neo-classical desk was created some time shortly after 1800 in Berlin according to the plans of the royal court architect Christian Friedrich Gottlieb Schadow, who had been commissioned by Prussian Queen Luise. After her beloved desk had been destroyed, this remake was presented to her by the Prussian court as a gift. Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace acquired the desk in the 20th century, and housed it in his New York residence.

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