Andy Warhol screenprint of Beethoven in an auction selling contemporary prints

How to Sell Prints with Sotheby's

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Get Started with an Estimate
Wonder how much your fine art print might be worth and how to sell it? Simply follow the steps below and Sotheby's will recommend the best approach for selling your print, lithograph, etching or screenprint.

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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 fine art 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 provide you with an auction estimate.
  • May I schedule an appointment to have a specialist come in person to evaluate my print?
    Yes, our prints specialists, located in London, New York and San Francisco, 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. Collectors who wonder about prints value typically request a valuation or appraisal of prints by Norman Rockwell, Picasso, Audubon, Robert Wood, Bob Timberlake, Charles Peterson as well as Wallace Nutting, Andrew Wyeth, Charles Russell, Chuck Close, Alexander Calder and Daniel Moore. Sotheby’s also offers Japanese woodblock appraisal.

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Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy, consign and sell a print, fine art print, photography print, photo print, woodblock print, editions and works on paper, artist's proof, lithograph, etching, screenprint, limited-edition print, engraving with aquatint, drypoint or engraving, and other multiples.

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