A modern Israeli painting by the Jewish artist Reuven Rubin sold at auction

How to Sell Israeli Art with Sotheby's

Israeli Art Consigned with Sotheby's

Get Started with an Israeli Art Estimate

Get Started with an Israeli Art Estimate
Register or log in to your Sothebys.com account to request an estimate of your painting, photograph, sculpture or other artwork by an Israeli artist. Complimentary estimates are provided for each art or object that meets our minimum consignment value ($5,000 in New York, £3,000 in London and HK$40,000 in Hong Kong).

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an israeli painting by Mordecai Ardon in an auction selling paintings by israeli artists

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost to have Israeli art appraised by Sotheby's?
    Sotheby's does not perform appraisals but we do provide auction estimates for paintings we believe we can sell at auction. Our auction estimate valuations are complimentary. At no charge, our specialists review submissions and provide valuations for fine Israeli art we believe we can sell at auction. If your Israeli painting or drawing is not an appropriate fit for a Sotheby's auction, we will do our best to recommend an alternate resource to sell your Israeli art.
  • Why should I sell Israeli art with Sotheby's?
    Sotheby’s auctions are followed by an international audience that includes top galleries, museums, dealers and private collectors. When you sell a painting or drawing by an Israeli artist with Sotheby's, you can be sure that your artwork gains exposure to the largest, most competitive group of global buyers.

    Our specialists have decades of experience and are connected to the top buyers in the market. If your Israeli art is a good fit for one of our auctions, your dedicated specialist will help you through the consignment and shipping process to make it a seamless and enjoyable selling experience.
  • When is the best time to sell my Israeli art with Sotheby's?
    Now is the time to sell Israeli art, as it is always in demand by international collectors. Our dedicated Israeli art auctions typically are held in New York during December; however, we have online and live sales throughout the year that also feature Israeli art. Depending on the value of your artwork, as well as your own time requirements for selling, our specialists can advise you as to the ideal sale for your Israeli art.
  • Which Israeli artists command the highest prices at auction?
    Our Israeli & International Art auctions feature a wide variety of modern and contemporary Israeli artists. In our most recent December 2018 sale, works by Nahum Gutman, Yosl Bergner, and Mordecai Ardon commanded the highest prices. Works by Emmanuel Mane-Katz, Reuven Rubin, Maria Mela-Muter, Arie Aroch, Avigdor Arikha, and Yaacov Agam also typically sell well at auction.

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