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Auction Analysis: New York Marquee Evening Auctions – May 2023

  • Analyst: Lindsay Dewar, Sandy Dewar
  • Pages: 36
  • Access: Analyst

New York Marquee Week evening sales see significant drop-off

The widely anticipated May sales season in New York, which included three major single owner collections, saw Evening auction sales drop 41.7% from Spring 2022 and 46.9% from November 2022. This year’s total of $1.20 billion (hammer price) was generated against the total pre-sale estimate of $1.21 billion to $1.68 billion. Post-War and Contemporary art accounted for 49.8% of total sales, against 50.2% for Impressionist and Modern art.

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 2023. The analysis also provides analytical tools looking at annual trends between 2015 and 2023.

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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