Contemporary Art

Sotheby’s worldwide sales of contemporary art reached over $1.24 billion in 2012, led by our record-breaking November Evening Auction in New York, which achieved the highest sale total in Sotheby’s history -- over $375 million. This season’s Evening Auction achieved $294 million and set numerous artist records. Barnett Newman’s Onement VI eclipsed the previous artist’s record by over $20 million when it sold for $43.8 million. Gerhard Richter’s monumental photorealist painting, Domplatz, Mailand, sold for $37.1 million, establishing a new benchmark for any living artist at auction

The May 2013 Contemporary Art auctions in New York also featured a series of works to benefit the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new building project, which brought a total of $19 million. The London Contemporary Art Evening Auction totalled £75.8 million. Highlights of the London sale were Andreas Gursky’s Stock Exchanges series, which sold for £5.5 million, and works by Francis Bacon that collectively totalled £21.7 million.

Our international team comprises highly specialized experts and senior representatives strategically positioned in New York, London, Milan, Paris and Hong Kong. With their passion, expertise and global reach they attract sellers and buyers from all over the world and achieve record results, including many of the highest prices ever achieved in this category.

Contemporary Art auctions are held in New York during November and May and in London in October and June. Other Contemporary Art auctions are held in Paris, Milan, Hong Kong and Doha.

In addition to auctions, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department organises selling exhibitions and private sales of fine paintings, drawings, photographs and installations by a wide range of artists and schools from early Abstract Expressionism through to the present day.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's Contemporary Art sales, please click here.
NEW YORK:
+1 212 606 7254
LONDON:
+44 (0)20 7293 5744
MILAN:
+39 02 2950 0299
PARIS:
+33 1 53 05 53 38
HONG KONG:
+852 2822 8136

Sotheby’s worldwide sales of contemporary art reached over $1.24 billion in 2012, led by our record-breaking November Evening Auction in New York, which achieved the highest sale total in Sotheby’s history -- over $375 million. This season’s Evening Auction achieved $294 million and set numerous artist records. Barnett Newman’s Onement VI eclipsed the previous artist’s record by over $20 million when it sold for $43.8 million. Gerhard Richter’s monumental photorealist painting, Domplatz, Mailand, sold for $37.1 million, establishing a new benchmark for any living artist at auction

The May 2013 Contemporary Art auctions in New York also featured a series of works to benefit the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new building project, which brought a total of $19 million. The London Contemporary Art Evening Auction totalled £75.8 million. Highlights of the London sale were Andreas Gursky’s Stock Exchanges series, which sold for £5.5 million, and works by Francis Bacon that collectively totalled £21.7 million.

Our international team comprises highly specialized experts and senior representatives strategically positioned in New York, London, Milan, Paris and Hong Kong. With their passion, expertise and global reach they attract sellers and buyers from all over the world and achieve record results, including many of the highest prices ever achieved in this category.

Contemporary Art auctions are held in New York during November and May and in London in October and June. Other Contemporary Art auctions are held in Paris, Milan, Hong Kong and Doha.

In addition to auctions, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department organises selling exhibitions and private sales of fine paintings, drawings, photographs and installations by a wide range of artists and schools from early Abstract Expressionism through to the present day.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's Contemporary Art sales, please click here.
NEW YORK:
+1 212 606 7254
LONDON:
+44 (0)20 7293 5744
MILAN:
+39 02 2950 0299
PARIS:
+33 1 53 05 53 38
HONG KONG:
+852 2822 8136

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Head of Contemporary Art,, New York
+1 212 606 7254
Senior Director, Head of Contemporary Art, Europe
Senior Director, Chairman, Sotheby's Europe, Business Development, Europe
+44 20 7293 5000
Chairman, Contemporary Art, Sotheby's Americas, Your Day Sale Auctioneer
+1 212 606 7254

Sotheby’s worldwide sales of contemporary art reached over $1.24 billion in 2012, led by our record-breaking November Evening Auction in New York, which achieved the highest sale total in Sotheby’s history -- over $375 million. This season’s Evening Auction achieved $294 million and set numerous artist records. Barnett Newman’s Onement VI eclipsed the previous artist’s record by over $20 million when it sold for $43.8 million. Gerhard Richter’s monumental photorealist painting, Domplatz, Mailand, sold for $37.1 million, establishing a new benchmark for any living artist at auction

The May 2013 Contemporary Art auctions in New York also featured a series of works to benefit the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new building project, which brought a total of $19 million. The London Contemporary Art Evening Auction totalled £75.8 million. Highlights of the London sale were Andreas Gursky’s Stock Exchanges series, which sold for £5.5 million, and works by Francis Bacon that collectively totalled £21.7 million.

Our international team comprises highly specialized experts and senior representatives strategically positioned in New York, London, Milan, Paris and Hong Kong. With their passion, expertise and global reach they attract sellers and buyers from all over the world and achieve record results, including many of the highest prices ever achieved in this category.

Contemporary Art auctions are held in New York during November and May and in London in October and June. Other Contemporary Art auctions are held in Paris, Milan, Hong Kong and Doha.

In addition to auctions, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department organises selling exhibitions and private sales of fine paintings, drawings, photographs and installations by a wide range of artists and schools from early Abstract Expressionism through to the present day.

CONSIGNMENTS

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of offering a work in one of Sotheby's Contemporary Art sales, please click here.
NEW YORK:
+1 212 606 7254
LONDON:
+44 (0)20 7293 5744
MILAN:
+39 02 2950 0299
PARIS:
+33 1 53 05 53 38
HONG KONG:
+852 2822 8136