Swiss Art

Overview

This department offers exceptional examples of Swiss Art dating from the 18th through to the 21st centuries, including paintings, sculpture, photographs and works on paper. Our sales typically feature important works by Switzerland’s most celebrated artists, such as Cuno Amiet, Albert Anker, Giovanni and Augusto Giacometti, Ferdinand Hodler, Giovanni and Gottardo Segantini, Félix Vallotton, Niki de Saint Phalle, Le Corbusier, Meret Oppenheim and Jean Tinguely.

Sotheby’s is the only international auction house to hold two sales per year in this category and that unmatched commitment has established us as the leader in this highly competitive market. We have set various auction records such as for the three most expensively sold landscapes by Ferdinand Hodler, a depiction of Stampa in the Engadine by Augusto Giacometti and a sunset by Félix Vallotton. Sotheby’s ability to consistently produce exceptional prices and deliver strong returns to consignors is a direct result of our specialists’ experience and depth of expertise. Our team comprises experts in Zurich, Geneva, New York, London and Paris whose combined tenure at Sotheby’s is more than 30 years. The relationships our specialists have cultivated with collectors from around the world have led to ever more increasing global participation in Sotheby’s Swiss Art sales.

At the heart of Europe, Zurich is a key platform for collectors and art lovers. Sotheby’s continues to innovate to serve our clients : in 2020, we launched the first Fine Arts online sale in Switzerland, achieving great results for consignors across 13 collecting categories in even the most challenging of times. The enthusiastic response from collectors from more than 25 countries who battled for Swiss and international paintings, sculptures, photographs and design has demonstrated the strength of the market and the capacity of Sotheby’s to attract new bidders in several collecting areas.

Sotheby’s Switzerland is delighted to announce its upcoming cross-category sale in Zurich, open for bidding online from 7 to 14 June 2022. Henceforth called the Modern and Contemporary Auction, this sale pursues its commitment to extend beyond borders to include renowned Swiss artists alongside international Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary art, Photography and Design.

At the heart of Europe, Switzerland is a key platform for collectors and art lovers. By combining works by famous Swiss artists such as Giacometti, Hodler or Vallotton with internationally celebrated artists such as Poliakoff, Richter or Zao Wou-Ki in our sales, Zurich’s wide collector base has continued to grow, bringing in new bidders from more than 25 countries and achieving strong results for our consignors. This enthusiastic response from collectors has demonstrated both the strength of the market and our global outreach.

The highlights of this sale will be exhibited in Geneva during the Luxury Week in May and all the lots will be displayed in our Zurich galleries from 7 to 13 June 2022.

We invite you to be part of this exciting consignment opportunity and look very much forward to discussing your property with you.

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