Auction Results: Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Online auction achieved the highest total ever for an online-only sale. John Chamberlain’s String of Perils from 1991 led the sale, soaring to more than double the high estimate. The auction also set four artist records and saw strong participation from a record number of online bidders. If you are interested in selling a work through Sotheby’s, please visit our auction estimate platform.
Auction Details: The upcoming Contemporary Art Online auction presents an intriguing array of paintings, drawings and sculptures from both established names such as Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain and Tom Wesselmann as well as by previously overlooked talents such as street artist Richard Hambleton and Op-artist Julian Stanczak. The sale offers a range of price points made more attractive by the recent elimination of the Buyer's Premium for Sotheby’s online-only auctions. Bidding takes place online starting 21 February. We welcome you to view all of the artworks in our preview exhibition at our New York galleries from 23 February to 6 March, the day the sale closes.