The only auction house to hold separate dedicated sales of Russian Pictures and Russian Works of Art, Sotheby's has once again reaffirmed its position as clear market leader in both categories with the strong results achieved in June. The combined total of our two Sotheby's sales was £13.9 million ($19.3 million), greater than the totals of all other London auction houses holding Russian sales combined. Sotheby's also achieved the highest individual totals in both categories: £9.7 million for Russian Pictures; and £4.2 million for Russian Works of Art.
To read more about Sotheby's Russian Art results in June 2021, please click here.
Last year, against the backdrop of unprecedented market conditions, Sotheby’s sales of Russian art totalled an incredible £30 million, and several new world records were set. We held more Russian sales than any other auction house in 2020 and, once again, our total was greater than that of all other auction houses combined.
Flagship sales of Russian Pictures and Russian Works of Art are held twice a year, in early June and late November. In addition, Sotheby’s also holds a specialised mid-season sale in September. Sotheby’s has unparalleled access to collectors thanks to a global network of specialists, a dedicated Russian desk in our Private Client Group, and a long-established presence in Moscow, where we regularly hold preview exhibitions.
We are now inviting consignments for our next dedicated online Non-Conformist Art sale, Escape Artists, to be held in mid-September, and for our winter Russian Pictures and Russian Works of Art auctions.