About us

competent, reliable and professional – FOR More THAN 25 years

The auction house was founded in 1995 by the art historian Dr. Irene Lehr.

Specializing in art of the 20th and 21st century, our focus lies on objects of the classical modern and the East German avant-garde. Our passion for all kinds of different art and our value for its individuality, make Lehr Auctions Berlin a platform for painting, sculpture and paperwork of the highest standard. Our art often is new to the market and presents a diverse variety of palettes with a quality that makes them stand out of the usual offers.

With two auctions a year, our wide range of art is presented by our catalogue and on our internet site.

Our extensive show rooms and the individually chosen hanging of every piece of art guarantee an adequate presentation.

The assistance we offer to our customers always is competent, reliable, and professional and, if wished, we can also advise personal collections.

Dr. Irene Lehr

Born in 1964 in Vienna

Academic studies in the field of art history at the university of Vienna (1982-1989). Completed with a master’s degree and a doctor’s certificate.

1995 founding of the auction house

Since 2000 Dr. Irene Lehr is the leading proprietor of Dr. Irene Lehr Kunstauktionen Ltd.

Since 2010 publicly ordered and sworn in auctioneer of art by the Berlin Senate

Dr. Niklas Becker

Born in Hannover

Study of Art History, History and German at the Free University of Berlin. Master’s Degree

Since 1999 at Dr. Irene Lehr Kunstauktionen Ltd.

2008 Doctoral Degree in Art History at the Free University of Berlin


Jessica Voigt

Born in Neuruppin

Study of Art History and German in Hamburg, Paris and Berlin. Master’s Degree

Since 2014 at Dr. Irene Lehr Kunstauktionen Ltd.

Janina Melcher

Born in Berlin

Study of Art History and Business administration in Berlin, Florence and Hamburg. Master’s Degree

Since 2020 at Dr. Irene Lehr Kunstauktionen Ltd.

Stefan Schiske


Since 2000 at Dr. Irene Lehr Kunstauktionen Ltd.