Sotheby’s has a long and successful history of private sales and we consistently realize exceptional results in this key area of our business. Since 2012, nearly 2,400 buyers from 79 countries have purchased works privately at Sotheby’s, accounting for $4.4 billion in sales. We have the fastest growing private sale segment in the market and will ensure that your private sale experience is met with unrivaled discretion, efficiency and convenience every step of the way.

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Sotheby’s offers year-round exhibition programming. With dedicated gallery space in New York, London and Hong Kong, Sotheby’s presents selling exhibitions exploring the work of celebrated artists, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Yayoi Kusama, and Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, as well as shows curated by influential art world figures.



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David Schrader
Worldwide Head of Private Sales
Fine Art Division

Olivier Fau
Head of Private Sales, Paris
Contemporary Art

James Macdonald
Worldwide Head of Private Sales
Old Master Paintings

George O'Dell
Head of Private Sales, London
Contemporary Art


Clarissa Post
Head of Private Sales, North America
Impressionist & Modern Art


Samuel Valette
Worldwide Head of Private Sales
Impressionist & Modern Art