After his Self Portrait in Yellow and Pink (1937) achieved €23.2 M on December 1 with Grisebach in Berlin, Artprice took a look at Max Beckmann's market value, particularly in Germany.
Beckmann's personal record is still held by Christie's London since they sold his Birds’ Hell for over £36 M in 2017.
While London accounts for over half of the Expressionist painter's sales (56% of his revenue over the last decade), the German market represents a third of them. Beckmann has established himself as the highest-rated artist in the market across the Rhine, having posted the two highest bids ever recorded in Germany for his Self Portrait in Yellow and Pink and Woman’s Head in Blue and Gray (1942), auctioned at Grisebach in May 2018 for €6 M: the previous national record. However, Beckmann's personal record is still held by Christie's London since they sold his Birds’ Hell (1937-1938) for over £36 M in June 2017.