A Summer of Soaring Results for Contemporary Art Online

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W hile the month is not yet over, July has already brought remarkable results in global Sotheby’s online auctions across the Contemporary art category. As a whole, Sotheby’s commands nearly 80% of the auction market for Contemporary Art online – and performance leads the field by every metric.

Sotheby's is the largest auctioneer of Contemporary Art online; not only do we sell significantly more lots than our competitors, but these lots also achieve a higher price point, with an average aggregate lot value that is nearly twice as high as our closest competitor. The July results attest to this:

  • 479 Contemporary Art lots have sold so far in July, bringing a total of $20.6 million
  • Over 1,000 bidders took part in the auctions, placing 5,151 bids – and resulting in 350 buyers
  • 40 works sold above $100,000

Top 10 Contemporary Art Lots in July

Below, browse the month’s success across the globe in numbers.

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