Sotheby’s Vienna office is located at Palais Wilczek near the Hofburg, and since opening in 1981 it has become a valuable resource for local clients. With the help of Sotheby's international experts in all areas of fine and decorative art, jewellery, wine, books and collectibles, we are able to assist you if you have questions regarding buying or selling, or wish to have an object from your collection valued. Sotheby's Vienna offers free valuation days for all these categories on a regular basis. If you wish to receive more information on the valuation days or to enquire about the possibility of offering a work for sale, please call the office prior to visiting. We are also happy to facilitate absentee bids, private sales or arrange for the shipment of consigned or purchased property.
At present, we are actively seeking consignments in all collecting areas for inclusion in Sotheby's upcoming sales worldwide.
Forthcoming Valuation Days in Vienna:
- 5 September: Sculptures and Works of Art
- 7 September: Old Master Paintings
- 14 September: Contemporary Art
- 19 September: Impressionist & Modern Art
Auction world records from Austria
During the last decade many world record results have come from Austria, including the two most expensive landscape paintings by Gustav Klimt: Kirche in Cassone, sold in 2010 for £26.9 million, and Litzlberg am Attersee from the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg that achieved $40.4 million in 2011. Other notable results from Sotheby’s Vienna include Egon Schiele’s Häuser mit bunter Wäsche from the Leopold Museum Vienna that achieved £24.6 million in 2011, the most expensive painting ever sold by the artist, as well as three exceptional works on paper by the artist, also from the Leopold Museum Vienna, which combined achieved a total of £14,011,750 in 2013. The top selling work of the group Liebespaar (Selbstdarstellung mit Wally) set an auction record for a work on paper by the artist with £7,881,250. An auction record for the most expensive Old Master painting was achieved in by Peter Paul Ruben’s Bethlehemischer Kindermord, sold in 2002 for £49.5 million.
Artist Quarterly is a special programme, initialized by managing director Andrea Jungmann, to promote young Austrian artists. It enables the artists to present their work for a period of three months in Sotheby’s premises in Palais Wilczek free of charge. Since Sotheby’s Artist Quarterly’s first exhibition in 2001 many successful young Austrian artist have been on view, such as Deborah Sengl, Ester Stocker or Michael Höpfner.