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When you are ready to sell your Latin American art, Sotheby’s can help you realize the highest price. Top Mexican, Colombian, Cuban, Chilean, Uruguayan, Venezulean, Argentinian or other artists, including Fernando Botero, Gego, Olga de Amaral, Rodolfo Morales, Rufino Tamayo, Loló Soldevilla, Wifredo Lam, Diego Rivera, Jesús Rafael Soto, Joaquín Torres-García, and Miguel Covarrubias, performed well in our most recent sale with many Latin American paintings selling for double their low estimates.
As the first major auction house to formally integrate Latin American art in our global fine art auctions, Sotheby’s is leading the Latin American art market with an innovative strategy that accurately reflects the evolving taste of collectors worldwide.
In May 2018, Sotheby's realized outstanding results for Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art in our Impressionist & Modern Art and Contemporary Art auctions, with total sales of Latin American art exceeding 20,282,000 USD and an overall sell-through rate by value of 97.5%.Outstanding Latin American Results Lead the Market with $20 Million Sold Over Four DaysLaunch Slideshow
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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 Stasis 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. This strategy has seen incredible success, as in May 2018, when total sales of Latin American art featured in our Impressionist & Modern and Contemporary sales exceeded 20,282,000 USD. Additionally, the overall sell-through rate by value was 97.5%.
- 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 Joaquín Torres-García, Rufino Tamayo, Armando Reverón, Frida Kahlo, Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, Cândido Portinari, Manuel Rendón, Armando Morales, Roberto Matta, Diego Rivera, Wifredo Lam, Francisco Zuñiga, Emilio Pettoruti, Alfredo Ramos-Martínez, Angel Botello, Amelia Peláez, Mariano Rodríguez, Mario Carreño, Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, Miguel Covarrubias, Carlos Mérida, José Clemente Orozco, Fernando Botero, Lygia Clark, Olga de Amaral, Carmen Herrera, Almir Mavignier, Oswaldo Vigas, Jesús Rafael Soto, Luis Tomasello, Tomás Sánchez, Antônio Dias, Gonzalo Fonseca, Mercedes Pardo, Carlo Cruz-Diez, Gego, Julio Le Parc, Claudio Bravo, Carlos Amorales, Julio Larraz, Pedro Coronel, Francisco Toledo, Fernando de Szyszlo, Roberto Burle-Marx, Antonio Seguí, Salvador Corratgé, Sandú Darié, José María Mijares, Luis Martínez-Pedro, Francisco Salazar, Rodolfo Morales, Loló Soldevilla, Omar Carreño, Pablo Atchugarry, León Ferrari, Alejandro Otero, Sergio Camargo, Lygia Pape, Hélio Oiticica, Gerd Leufert, Edgar Negret, Marco Maggi, Vik Muniz, Gunther Gerzso, Os Gêmeos, Ana Mercedes Hoyos, Manabu Mabe, Irma Palacios, and more.