The Contemporary Austin’s 2021 Benefit Auction Hosted by Sotheby’s
Online Auction: 4–18 October 2021 • 2:00 PM EDT • New York

The Contemporary Austin’s 2021 Benefit Auction Hosted by Sotheby’s 4–18 October 2021 • 2:00 PM EDT • New York

S otheby’s is honored to host The Contemporary Austin’s 2021 Benefit Auction which raises critical funds for the museum and supports their thought-provoking exhibitions and award-winning programs.

The Contemporary Austin’s highly anticipated auction includes a curated selection of contemporary art ranging from photography, painting, and original drawings, to local artisan jewelry and priceless art experiences. The museum will offer up to 50% of the sale price back to participating artists, thus with each art purchase you are supporting The Contemporary Austin’s mission and an artist directly.

The live auction will feature select lots during The Contemporary Austin’s Art Dinner gala on October 16 at 8:30 PM central. Absentee and phone bids can be submitted via

The online auction will feature select lots from October 4-October 18 exclusively on Login or register to place a bid!

Curated experience packages will also be available for bidding from Oct 4-Oct 18 exclusively through The Contemporary Austin at and in-person at Art Dinner on Oct 16. Learn more about Art Dinner 2021 here.

Thank you for your enthusiastic support of artists, our vibrant arts community, and The Contemporary Austin.

Image: Diana Greenberg, Folded Sculpture with Amaryllis (L.A. Freeway) (detail), 2020. Oil and mixed media on linen. 60x 48 Inches. Artwork © Diana Greenberg. Courtesy the artist and Wally Workman Gallery, Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

More About The Contemporary Austin

As Austin’s only museum solely focused on contemporary artists and their work, The Contemporary Austin offers exhibitions, educational opportunities, and events that start conversations and fuel the city’s creative spirit. Known for artist-centric exhibitions and collaborations, The Contemporary invites exploration at both its urban and natural settings—downtown at the Jones Center and lakeside at the Laguna Gloria campus, which includes the museum’s Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park, with a growing program of commissions, temporary projects, and a permanent collection of outdoor sculptures by preeminent international artists.

For all enquiries please contact:

The Contemporary Austin
3809 W. 35th St.
Austin, TX 78703
512-458-8191 ext. 146

Molly Nelson
Assistant Vice President
Museum, Private & Corporate Art Services
+1 212 894 1805

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