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Selling Modern & Contemporary Prints with Sotheby's

Selling Your Prints with Sotheby's is Simple

To receive an auction estimate from a Sotheby's specialist, we offer two convenient and confidential options:
1. Request an estimate online
2. Meet with a specialist in person in your nearest city
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    Hamburg | Prints & Multiples
    22 May 2019
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    Cologne | Prints
    22 May 2019
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    Frankfurt/Main | Prints
    23 May 2019
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    Paris | Prints & Multiples
    23 May 2019
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    Barcelona | Prints & Multiples
    29 May 2019
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    Madrid | Prints & Multiples
    30 May 2019
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    Berlin | Prints & Mutiples
    4 June 2019
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    Ireland and Northern Ireland | Prints & Multiples
    12 June 2019
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    Stockholm | Prints & Multiples
    18 June 2019
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Get Started with an Estimate

Get Started with an Estimate
Register or log in to your Sothebys.com account to request an estimate of your fine art print. Complimentary estimates are provided for each print, lithograph, etching or screenprint 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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Prints Consigned with Sotheby's

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to sell a lithograph, etching, screenprint, or other print?
    Sotheby's offers both live and online Prints & Multiples sales in New York, London, and Paris throughout the year. During this time, collectors and new buyers view and purchase modern and contemporary etchings, screenprints, lithographs, woodcuts and ceramics by highly collectible artists. If you are considering selling your vintage, modern, or contemporary prints, simply send photographs and other background information to Sotheby’s for a complimentary auction estimate.
  • What are the best-selling types of prints and multiples?
    We’ve seen exceptional results for prints by top selling contemporary artists like Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Richard Diebenkorn and David Hockney. Sotheby’s top-selling prints in recent years include Andy Warhol’s Flowers (F. & S. II.64-73), sold in April 2018 for $831,000, and Henri Matisse’s Oceanie, La Mer, estimated at $500,000–700,000 and sold at auction in 2018 for $1,215,000.
  • Does Sotheby's sell Old Master prints?
    Yes, our London Prints department offers sales of Old Master prints. Please submit your Old Master print online and our specialists will be able to provide you with an auction estimate.
  • Can I schedule an appointment to have a specialist come in person to evaluate my print?
    Yes, our prints specialists are located in London, New York, and San Francisco and travel frequently for in-person visits. Any upcoming evaluation days will be listed on this page, but you can also contact the department directly for more information or to schedule an appointment.
    NEW YORK: +1 212 606 7117
    LONDON: +44 (0)20 7293 5213

More information on how to sell with Sotheby's

Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy and sell prints, woodblock prints, artist's proofs, lithographs, etchings, screenprints, limited-edition prints, engravings with aquatint, drypoint or engraving, and other multiples. Sotheby's sells Old Master prints, etchings and engravings by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Rembrandt Van Rijn, Martin Schongauer and Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes. Modern prints, lithographs, woodcuts and pochoirs and also consigned to auction especially those by artists such as Marc Chagall, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Edvard Munch, Salvador Dalí, Emil Nolde, Pablo Picasso, Mary Cassatt, Wassily Kandinsky, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Giorgio Morandi. Sotheby's also is your best resource to consign prints by contemporary artists such as Marlene Dumas, Chuck Close, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Indiana, Francis Bacon, William De Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Barbara Hepworth, Kara Walker, Alex Katz, Roy Lichtenstein, Sol LeWitt, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Robert Motherwell, Tom Wesselmann and Christopher Wool.

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