Our international team comprises highly specialized experts and senior representatives strategically positioned in New York, London, Hong Kong, Milan, and Paris. 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, London in October and June and Hong Kong in April and October. Other Contemporary Art auctions are held in Paris, Milan 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.
Sotheby's Contemporary Art sets itself apart for its extraordinary leadership in sales. Our Hong Kong auction series in 2020 achieved the strongest total in Asia's history and defied market expectations while also outdistancing our nearest competitors. Read more about our recent success in the latest market report.