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How to Sell Your Aboriginal Art with Sotheby's

Aboriginal Art Consigned with Sotheby's

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Wonder how much your Australian Aboriginal art might be worth and how to sell it? Simply follow the steps below and Sotheby's will recommend the best approach for selling your indigenous painting, bark painting or sculpture.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to sell my Aboriginal Art?
    Sotheby's Aboriginal art auctions continually attract collectors, academics, museum curators and new buyers from New York and around the world. When you are ready to sell a fine painting or sculpture created by an Aboriginal artist, Sotheby’s can help you realise the highest price.
  • Why is indigenous art from Australia highly collectible?
    Collectors desire Aboriginal art because it is the world’s longest art-making tradition, having gone on for the past 40,000 years. Sotheby’s December 2019 sale in New York will feature exceptional Australian indigenous art and artifacts dating from the 18th century to the present. Sotheby’s recent Aboriginal Art sales have established new world auction records for Aboriginal sculpture, artifacts, bark paintings and art by a living Aboriginal artist.
  • Is Aboriginal art a good investment?
    Australian Aboriginal art has seen a remarkable increase in popularity over recent years and this is not limited to its native country. Internationally recognized as a unique form of art, it is welcomed overseas and respected and admired by art collectors and critics alike.
    Recent Sotheby’s sales have included works from some of the world’s most renowned collections, including the Thomas Vroom Collection, the collection of the late Gabrielle Pizzi, and the collection of Fiona Brockhof, setting record prices. Now is the best time to consign your Aboriginal art with Sotheby’s.

More information on how to sell with Sotheby's

Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy and sell Aboriginal art such as an indigenous painting, bark painting or sculpture by an Aborigine Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Paddy Bedford, Tjumpo Tjapanangka, Warlimpirringa Tjapaltjarri, Alec Mingelmanganu, Enraeld Djulabinyanna Munkara, Cardo Kerinauia Tiyantingalayang, Charlie Numbulmore, Dini Campbell Tjampitjinpa, Tommy Mitchell and other artists from Australia, or sell an Aboriginal artefact such as a broad shield, parrying shield, rainforest shield, Wunda shield, rainforest sword club, fighting club, throwing club, weapon, boomerang, fighting boomerang, guardian figure, coolomon, ear weight or other ancient object from Australia.