Latin American Art Consignment
Sotheby’s is leading the market for Latin American Art with an innovative strategy that accurately reflects the evolving taste of collectors worldwide by becoming the first major auction house to formally integrate Latin American Art into our Global Fine Art auctions. In recent seasons, we have demonstrated key financial advantages to this approach that have consistently achieved exceptional results for our consignors. Since this integration in 2017, Sotheby’s has set new world auction records for more than 20 of the most important modern and contemporary artists in the category including Wifredo Lam, Remedios Varo, Joaquín Torres-García, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Mario Carreño, Carmen Herrera, and Olga de Amaral. We have engaged over 580 bidders from 51 countries to compete for Latin American Art in our Global Fine Art sales. Of these bidders, 61% were new bidders to the Latin American Art category.
We are now inviting consignments for upcoming auctions at our global selling locations throughout the year, so when you are ready to sell your Latin American art, let Sotheby’s to help you realize the highest price. To begin, simply submit images and information through our easy-to-use and confidential online estimate form. Our team of specialists will review your submission and issue preliminary estimates for items that can be included in our sales.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the best time to sell my Latin American painting or sculpture?Sotheby's attracts international collectors and new buyers interested in Latin American art for our sales across all our global selling locations. Our specialists can discuss with you the ideal timing and location for the sale of your Latin American art. When you are ready to sell a modern or contemporary painting or sculpture created by a Latin American artist, such as Joaquín Torres-García, Fernando Botero, Jesús Rafael Soto, or Rufino Tamayo, Sotheby’s can help you realise the highest price.
- Can a specialist come see my Latin American art in person for an evaluation?Yes. If you would prefer to have a specialist visit in-person, please contact Anna Di Stasi in the New York office by emailing Anna.DiStasi@sothebys.com . Depending on your location and our specialists' travel schedules, we can try to arrange for a visit.
- When is the next Latin American art auction at Sotheby's?Sotheby’s has fully integrated Latin American art into our contemporary art and Impressionist and modern art sales, placing artists from Latin America within a global art historical context. While New York’s biannual May and November Contemporary Art and Impressionist & Modern Art auctions remain the focal point of the auction calendar for Latin American art, Sotheby’s offers works by Latin American artists year-round in our sale venues around the world, including Contemporary Curated sales in New York and biannual sales in London, Paris, Milan, and Hong Kong.
- How can I ship my Latin American artwork to Sotheby's?The first step to selling your contemporary or modern Latin American artwork with Sotheby's is to submit your painting or sculpture details online. Once submitted, our specialists will be in touch with you about the auction estimate and sale date for your work. They can also assist with securing a quote for shipping. Whether you have a sculpture by Lygia Clark or a complex artwork by Luis Tomasello, the white-glove shippers that Sotheby's works with can pack and ship your art safely.
- Who are the most famous Latin American artists?Sotheby's auctions include works by a wide variety of modern and contemporary Latin American artists from countries including Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, Guatemala, Chile, Colombia or other countries. Our auctions often include works by the most established and famous Latin American artists such as Fernando Botero, Jesús Rafael Soto, Joaquín Torres-García, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Matta, and Wifredo Lam. There are many artists represented in the Latin American art sales, so if you have a work by a lesser-known artist or an unsigned work simply submit it online and our specialists will review it for potential sale.
Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy and sell Latin American modern and contemporary art, including painting and sculpture by Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Frida Kahlo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Joaquín Torres-García, Wifredo Lam, Matta, Remedios Varo, José Clemente Orozco, Fernando Botero, Claudio Bravo, Mario Carreño, Leonora Carrington, Gego, Olga de Amaral, Miguel Covarrubias, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Jesús Rafael Soto, Cândido Portinari, Antonio Dias, Julio Le Parc, Armando Reverón, Angel Zárraga, Jorge Eielson, Almir Mavignier, León Ferrari, Sarah Grilo, Alejandro Obregón, Omar Rayo, Antonio Seguí, Kazuya Sakai, Oswaldo Guayasamín, Ricardo Martínez, Sandú Darié, Loló Soldevilla, Emilio Pettoruti, Mercedes Pardo, Gerd Leufert, Fernando de Szyszlo, Luis Tomasello, Oswaldo Vigas, René Portocarrero, Mariano Rodríguez, Francisco Toledo, Agustín Cárdenas, Pedro Atchugarry, Rodolfo Morales, Carlos Mérida, Julio Larraz, Getulio Alviani, and more.