Andrea Jungmann has been with Sotheby’s since 1989. In 2001 she was appointed Managing Director for Sotheby’s Austria and Hungary and 2004 was also named Senior Director Sotheby’s London. She has years of experience in the field of 20th century art and the auction world.
She works closely with the London and New York departments for Impressionist Art and Modern & Contemporary Art and has been involved in Sotheby's London's Vienna 1900 sales in 1992 and 1994, and the Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge sale in October 1999.
In addition to the sale of The Massacre of the Innocents by Paul Rubens in 2002, she was instrumental in the sales of various important restituted works by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, such as the Krumauer Landschaft by Egon Schiele, which sold for £14.6 million in London in June 2003, and Gustav Klimt’s Kirche in Cassone at Sotheby’s London in February 2010, where it achieved £26.9 million - a new world auction record for a Klimt landscape.
In 2011 she led the sale of Schiele’s Häuser mit bunter Wäsche (Vorstadt II) on behalf of the Leopold Museum in Vienna. This sale set a new record for Schiele at auction, almost doubling the previous record for one of his landscapes when it sold for £24.7 million.
Ms. Jungmann also directed the sales of other masterpiece by Gustav Klimt, Litzlberg am Attersee which achieved $40.4 million in November 2011 at Sotheby’s New York and is the second most expensive landscape by this artist, as well as Bildnis Gertrude Loew (Gertha Felsövanyi), which sold at auction in London for £24.8 million in 2015.
Pursuant to a settlement agreement with the heirs of Elsa Koditschek - which Ms. Jungmann helped to achieve - Egon Schiele’s City in Twilight (The Small City II) sold in 2018 at Sotheby’s in New York for $ 24.5 million.
Due to her long-standing experience, Ms. Jungmann has a profound knowledge of the international art and auction market, but also in the field of provenance research and restitution.
Ms. Jungmann holds a Master's degree in History of Art as well as a diploma in cultural management, and serves as Board member in various museums and charitable organizations.
Image © Lukas Beck.