The extensive art collection of the founder of the once-dominant adult company Beate Uhse will get auctioned off. Sculptures, drawings and erotic art objects from all over the world are sold at the auction house Historica Auctionata.
After the formerly stock-listed Beate Uhse had to file for insolvency for the second time last year, the once omnipresent name of the company is becoming increasingly rare. But this does not detract from the legendary reputation of the pioneering erotic entrepreneur and namesake Beate Rotermund-Uhse.
Now at least part of her art collection is being sold at an auction. This involves some 500 objects that were once exhibited in a museum that was built by Beate Uhse herself and has since been closed. The museum existed from 1995 to 2014.
In the course of her life, the German entrepreneur not only created a brand known to every German but also built up an extensive art collection on the subject of erotica. According to the auction house, among the 500 former exhibits of the museum are objects from different eras and cultures. Many erotica from Asia and Africa, dildos made of ivory, precious sculptures, but also drawings by the famous painter George Grosz.
A special highlight is a Dionysus cup from the early 17th century and a gramophone with erotic motifs.
Further information can be found on the website of the auction house.