Sotheby's Presents: The London Sales

London | 27 – 28 June 2023

Coinciding with the re-opening of the National Portrait Gallery in London on 22 June, and forming part of their Portrait Mode programme, this summer Sotheby’s Modern & Contemporary Evening Auction will feature Face to Face, a sequence of works dedicated to the artform of portraiture presenting a tightly curated selection of masterpieces exploring the connections between artist and subjects.

Beginning with the innovations of the Impressionists, Sotheby’s Modern & Contemporary Evening Auction spans the birth of Modernism in the early twentieth century through to the evolution of Abstraction and Pop Art.

Bringing together over a century of paintings, drawings and sculpture, the Modern and Contemporary Day Auction will showcase the multifaceted spirit of creativity from the late 19th century through to the present day. From the best of Impressionism and the revolutionary avant-garde movements of the early 20th century to the Abstract Expressionists and Contemporary artists working today, it will encapsulate the innovative ways in which artists have dared to challenge established norms over the course of 150 years.

The Now Evening Auction brings together a tightly curated selection of works by the best artists of the 21st century. The sale serves as a platform for the most coveted, cutting-edge works on the market, as well as providing a masterpiece context for well-established artists. Addressing the outstanding demand for young and emerging artists, The Now Evening Auction in London follows the highly successful launch of the sale format in London in March 2022.

The Modern British Art sale, will present a curated and unparalleled selection of paintings, works on paper, and sculpture by Modern British masters of the 20th century. The sale will follow the Modern & Contemporary Evening sale auction on Tuesday 27 June, which will offer the top, season highlights within the Modern British category on an international scale, alongside other titans of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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