Auction Analysis: London Marquee Evening Auctions – June 2023

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

Market softening continues, despite a new European record for Klimt

Following on from the cautious results in February and May of this year, the Marquee evening sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in London this week raised a total of £219 million, against the pre-sale estimate of £216 million to £286 million. The result was 22% lower than June 2022, but could have been significantly worse, had it not been for the sale of Gustav Klimt’s Dame mit Fächer (Lady with a Fan), which sold for £74 million at Sotheby’s, accounting for more than a third of total sales value.

About this report:

This report presents an in-depth comparative analysis of the Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art evening sales at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips in London in June 2023. The analysis also provides analytical tools looking at annual trends between 2012 and 2023.

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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, Post-War and Contemporary art auction market and follow the performance of the top auction houses this year.

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