Israeli Art Consignment
When you are ready to sell an Israeli painting or an entire collection, look to Sotheby's auctions, private sales, and selling exhibitions in order to realize the highest price for your Israeli art. Sotheby’s is the only international auction house to hold annual sales dedicated to Israeli art. These sales originated in Israel in 1988 and the growing demand to buy Israeli art around the world led us to move our sales to New York in 2004. Our seasoned team of experts in New York and Tel Aviv has overseen notable sales of Israeli Art that have brought strong prices for important works by leading Israeli artists across all periods and schools.
Our Israeli & International Art Department offers works by modern Israeli artists such as Reuven Rubin, Nachum Gutman, Mordecai Ardon, Yehezkel Streichman, Josef Zaritsky, Michael Gross, Yaacov Agam and Moshe Gershuni, as well as important contemporary Israeli artists such as Michal Rovner, Sigalit Landau, Yehudit Sasportas and Adi Nes, among others.
Annual December auctions also feature artists of the École de Paris such as Marc Chagall, Moise Kisling, Chaim Soutine and Jules Pascin, and German Impressionists such as Max Liebermann and Lesser Ury. These works are included regularly in the International section of the Israeli Art sales alongside works by Russian avant-garde artists and modern British artists such as David Bomberg.
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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.