20th Century Art: A Different Perspective

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Open: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

34-35 New Bond Street, W1A 2AA, London, UK
Open: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


20th Century Art: A Different Perspective

Auction: Fri 29 Oct - Thu 11 Nov 2021

34-35 New Bond Street, W1A 2AA 20th Century Art: A Different Perspective

Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


20th Century Art: A Different Perspective showcases works both by established 20th-century painters and more contemporary artists who are not yet part of the international mainstream.

This March, we achieved a world record price in London for Czech artist František Kupka, achieving £7.5 million at auction from an estimate of £1,500,000-2,500,000.

Sotheby’s European Paintings department has also achieved record prices for many central and eastern European artists including Emil Filla, František Foltýn, Otakar Kubín, Václav Špála, Josef Čapek, Bohumil Kubišta, Karel Černý, Jan Zrzavý, Mikuláš Medek, Ébneth Lajos, Károly Ferenczy, János Vaszary, Orbán Dezső, Frank Frigyes, and Józef Mehoffer.

We are currently accepting consignments for the upcoming sale which will take place this November in London. Should you wish to offer your works for sale, please do not hesitate to contact one of our specialists listed below.


Václav Špála

Still Life with Flowers, 1940


Sotheby’s Brexit Update

Important Update: Private Buyer (UK VAT)

Sotheby’s may now only provide an invoice less applicable VAT where we arrange both the shipment and direct export of purchased lots out of the UK on behalf of a private buyer.

We will be happy to provide a Sotheby’s shipping quotation following a successful purchase upon request, please do contact UKPostSaleServices@sothebys.com should you have specific shipment requirements or any questions relating to your purchase.

Due to a recent update in the United Kingdom’s VAT export refund schemes, set by the UK Government (HM Revenue & Customs), Sotheby’s will no longer be able to offer an invoice less any applicable VAT and/or VAT refunds to private buyers who export their purchased lots out of the UK using their own shipper or who wish to hand carry in person.

Business or Trade Buyers are not affected by this change where the purchase has been made in the business or trading name.

(Sotheby’s will only be able to arrange shipments and exports with Sotheby’s approved shippers. Private buyers who arrange a collection and export directly with a shipper will be charged VAT at the applicable rate and will not be able to claim a VAT refund).

For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

+44 207 293 5000 


For all sale enquiries please contact:

Tessa Kostrzewa

Senior Director, Specialist

19th Century Continental Pictures

+44 20 7293 5382


Filip Marco


Prague Office

+420 224 237 298


Soraya Stubenberg


Vienna Office

+43 1 5124772


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