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Snapshot Overview: Incubator Sales, New York, September 2021

  • Analyst: Lindsay Dewar
  • Pages: 10
  • Access: Tracker
About this Snapshot Overview:

This Snapshot Overview presents dashboard analysis from the Incubator Sales at Phillips, Sotheby’s, and Christie’s New York in September 2021.

We use the terminology ‘Incubator’ auctions to define two aspects; Firstly, auctions that are specifically aimed at cultivating new collectors by offering a lower-value option to the traditional contemporary art day and evening sales, and secondly to describe these sales as stepping stones and market ‘testing’ mechanism for younger, emerging artists as well as established artists with low auction presence in the day and evening sales. These Incubator auctions act as bellwether of emerging collector and artist trends.

Which Sales are Covered?

Phillips New Now – 28th September 2021

Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated – 30th September 2021

Christie’s Post-War to Present – 1st October 2021