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RawFacts Auction Review – 1st Half 2021

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

Global auction sales from Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips totalled $5.9 billion in the first half of 2021, up 230% from the first half in 2020.


-Global auction sales bounce back above pre-pandemic levels.

-Online-Only auction sales continue to experience high growth rates in the first half of 2021.

-All three auction houses see strong growth in the first 6 months of the year.

-Sotheby’s takes market leadership in first half of 2021.

-Hong Kong smashes records and has become a new hub for the high-end of the market.

-Impressionist, Modern, Post-War & Contemporary art leads the first half of 2021.

-Jewels and Watches see strong growth during first half of 2021.

-NFTs enter the global art market with a splash.

About this report:

This report presents an instant comparative analysis of all auction sales (physical, online-only and Hybrid sales) at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips in the first half of 2021. The report allows you to quickly see which auction house is trending and what collecting segments are the key drivers of growth.