Modern Day Auction

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Open: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

1334 York Avenue, NY 10021, New York, United States
Open: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


Modern Day Auction

New York

Modern Day Auction
Auction: Wed 18 May 2022
Exhibition: - Tue 17 May 2022
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


The Modern Day sale draws together a century of paintings, drawings and sculpture from across Europe and the Americas to showcase the best of Impressionism through to Abstract Expressionism. The evolution of art in the modern era was shaped by movements, counter-movements and cross-currents that defy narrow categorizations by continent or medium. Sotheby’s team of Fine Arts specialists look forward to opening up new avenues for collectors by presenting major works by O’Keeffe, Guston, Motherwell, de Kooning, Davis, Botero, Matta and Tamayo alongside highlights by Chagall, Miro, Picasso and forerunners of the modern movement, Rodin, Degas, Renoir and Morisot.


Provocative, daring and revolutionary: it is this persistent urge of successive generations of artists across the world to challenge established norms and preconceptions, and to reimagine what art might achieve, that has paved the way to the contemporary era.


For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

+1 212 606 7000


For all enquiries please contact the Impressionist & Modern Art department at +1 212-606-7360.


Frances Asquith

Senior Vice President

Head of Modern Day Auction

Impressionist & Modern Art



Scott Niichel

Senior Vice President

Head of Auctions

Modern & Contemporary Art 



Nicole Schloss

Vice President

Head of Day Sale


Contemporary Art



Kayla Carlsen

Senior Vice President

Head of Department

American Art



Anna di Stasi

Vice President


Latin American Art



Mary Bartow

Senior Vice President

Head of Department




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