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Auction Analysis: London Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sales – October 2021

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

All the fun of the fair – London’s Frieze week Post-War and Contemporary evening auctions reach sales totals of £130 million

Total sales from Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips London Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening auctions raised £130.06 million against the total pre-sale estimate of £99.98 million to £141.52 million. This was 27.1% more than October last year, and 7.5% more than October 2019. This marks the first increase London evening auctions have seen year- on-year since October 2017 when Post-War and Contemporary Art sales raised a total of £160.9 million.

About this report:

This report presents an in-depth comparative analysis of the Post-War and Contemporary art evening sales at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips in London during Frieze week in October 2021. The analysis also provides analytical tools looking at annual trends between 2015 and 2021.

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 Post-War and Contemporary art auction market and follow the performance of the top auction houses in London this October.

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