The auction achieved a final total of CHF 5.1 million. The top lot was Ferdinand Hodler’s magnificent landscape painting Der Champfèrsee, one of very few works by the artist to feature the scenery of the Engadine region, which realised CHF 2.17 million. Further highlights included three stunning works by Félix Vallotton led by the wonderfully atmospheric Église Sainte-Anne à Cagnes, 1922, which sold for CHF 430,000. Reflecting the influence of Piet Mondrian’s theories of ‘dynamic symmetry, Fritz Glarner’s Tondo no.19, 1951 exceeded its high estimate to sell for CHF 442,000. The saleroom witnessed intense bidding for examples of furniture, design and sculpture, including several pieces by Diego Giacometti.
The upcoming Swiss Art / Swiss Made sale in Zurich features an outstanding array of paintings, photographs, design pieces, drawings and sculpture from the 18th to the 21st century, drawn from important private collections. Among the highlights is a group of stunning paintings by the Swiss-French master Félix Vallotton. These will be offered alongside distinguished works by other important Swiss painters including Cuno Amiet, Fritz Glarner and John Armleder, as well as from the world-renowned family of artists: Alberto, Diego, Giovanni and Augusto Giacometti.