Auction Analysis: Hybrid Evening Auctions – Summer 2020

  • Analyst: Lindsay Dewar
  • Pages: 24
  • Access: Analyst

Global Hybrid Evening Sales of Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art signal a positive return to the auction market for international buyers

The overall evening sales total for Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art came in at $709,190,981, comfortably within the pre-sale estimate of $623.6 million to $738.8 million.

Covid-19 causes a 57% drop in Evening sales value in the first half of 2020

Compared to the first half of 2019, Evening sales of Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art in New York, Hong Kong and London fell 57.3% this year.

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 Summer 2020. The analysis also provides analytical tools looking at trends within differing generations of artists represented at the sales – Impressionist, Modern, Post-War, Established Contemporary and Young Contemporary.

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.