Contemporary Art

Upcoming Auctions & Exhibitions


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.

In 2022, our Modern and Contemporary Art sales totalled HK$3.1 billion/US$397 million, led by the Contemporary Evening Auction in April 2022 which achieved the second-highest ever total in the company’s history. Sotheby’s Hong Kong Contemporary Evening Auction is the leading platform in the region for the sale of high value masterworks, with Sotheby’s Hong Kong being the only auction house in Asia to sell works over HK$100 million in 2022. Read more about our recent success in the latest market report.

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