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Auction Analysis: Hybrid Evening Auctions – December 2020

  • Analyst: Lindsay Dewar
  • Pages: 16
  • Access: Analyst

Hybrid auctions of Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art culminate at the lower end of market expectations:

In a last-ditch attempt to plug the gap of lost sales during COVID-19 – Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips organised a series of Hybrid auctions following a similar format to what was launched in the summer this year.  Total auction sales at Sotheby’s Christie’s and Phillips Hybrid Evening sales this month raised $266.7 million against a pre-sale estimate of $252.5 million to $347.3 million.

About this report:

This report presents an in-depth comparative analysis of the global Hybrid evening sales at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips in December 2020.

Who is it for?

This report is popular among dealers, auction houses and collectors, who want to get an in-depth understanding of auction trends in the Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art auction market and follow the performance of the three top auction houses this season.


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Analytical tools:
Comparable Performance: Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art auction sales performance comparison between Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips including: Total Sales vs Estimates, Average Prices and Level of Guarantees.
Auction Overview: Top selling artist by value and numbers and a breakdown by type of Auction Bids.
Top Prices: Ranking by the highest prices achieved and by top price-to-estimate performance.