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.
Sotheby’s sales of Swiss art are held in Zurich in June and December.