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Auction Analysis: New York Marquee Evening Auctions – May 2022

  • Analyst: Lindsay Dewar
  • Pages: 34
  • Access: Analyst

New York’s May Marquee evening sales see a record-breaking season brings a new market peak with total sales of over $2 billion

The widely anticipated May mega-sales in New York, which included three major single owner collections, saw auction sales jump 72% from Spring 2021 and 6% from November 2021.

Total sales from Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips New York Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening auctions raised $2.06 billion (hammer price) against the total pre-sale estimate of$1.8 billion to $2.4 billion.

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 New York in May 2022. The analysis also provides analytical tools looking at annual trends between 2015 and 2022.

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

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