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Auction Analysis: New York Marquee Evening Auctions – Spring 2021

  • Analyst: Lindsay Dewar
  • Pages: 30
  • Access: Analyst

Spring Marquee evening sales in New York 69% up compared to last year’s mid-pandemic Summer sales

Spring has brought plenty of positivity to the New York art market, with total sales from Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips New York Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening auctions raising $1.20 billion against the total pre-sale estimate of $1.01 billion to $1.32 billion. As well as being 69.3% higher than the mid-pandemic Summer sales of 2020, this sales total was 28% higher than the last ‘normal’ New York auction season in November 2019, and only 19% lower than May 2019.

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

ArtTactic offers bespoke reports on Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary artists and other market sectors. For further information and a quote please contact Anders Petterson on