Sotheby’s reframes November marquee sales in New York & adds new contemporary evening auction: The Now

Sotheby’s reframes November marquee sales in New York & adds new contemporary evening auction: The Now

In 1959 and 1970 respectively, Sotheby’s held its first standalone sales of ‘Impressionist and Modern Art’ and ‘Contemporary Art’. Both sales – or rather sale categories – spoke to their time in terms of both content and approach. Now, in lockstep with a changing art world and a new approach to collecting, Sotheby’s is reframing both the content and the nomenclature of its Marquee November and May New York sales, with the introduction, starting this fall, of a ‘Modern’ Evening Auction, a ‘Contemporary’ Evening Auction, and an entirely new sale, ‘The Now’ Evening Auction, showcasing some of the most celebrated and promising talent on the art scene today. “One of the most exciting aspects of working with today’s collectors is not only their enormous passion but also the tremendous fluidity of their approach: their drive to identify the visual dialogues bet
In 1959 and 1970 respectively, Sotheby’s held its first standalone sales of ‘Impressionist and Modern Art’ and ‘Contemporary Art’. Both sales – or rather sale categories – spoke to their time in terms of both content and approach. Now, in lockstep with a changing art world and a new approach to collecting, Sotheby’s is reframing both the content and the nomenclature of its Marquee November and May New York sales, with the introduction, starting this fall, of a ‘Modern’ Evening Auction, a ‘Contemporary’ Evening Auction, and an entirely new sale, ‘The Now’ Evening Auction, showcasing some of the most celebrated and promising talent on the art scene today. “One of the most exciting aspects of working with today’s collectors is not only their enormous passion but also the tremendous fluidity of their approach: their drive to identify the visual dialogues bet