Best Art Auctions to Attend Around the World

Sep 17, 2021


Expanding your collection of fine art allows you plenty of opportunity for travel. From art houses in America's affluent East Coast to Paris, there are plenty of options for buying beautiful and unique pieces that you, your family and friends will appreciate for decades to come. The excitement of an auction is difficult to describe, especially when you are competing against others to capture that special something. Whether you are interested in where to buy art around the world or simply interested in completing a specific collection, these are some of the most fascinating auction houses and upcoming auctions.

Colasanti Auction House, Rome

There are several upcoming options at Colasanti in Rome, with everything from a fine art auction in mid-June, modern and contemporary art showings later in June to designs that showcase 20th Century decorative arts in September. During each auction, you will also have the opportunity to bring your works of art to be evaluated by experts in the field for potential inclusion in the sale. Interested in consigning some pieces to make room for new works or art in your halls? Colasanti Auction House is the ideal location for your fine art consignment.

Sotheby's, London

While there are Sotheby's locations in New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Milan and Geneva, Sotheby's London is perhaps the most well-known of all fine art auction houses. Their upcoming schedule of auctions in London includes Russian works of art, Faberge and icons, fine jewels, Modern and Contemporary South Asian art and the finest and rarest wines -- all happening in June 2019. Later in the year, you will find Scottish watches, fine jewels and watches. Sotheby's is also well-known for their private sales, so view their calendar often to see the best time to visit. .

Christie's, Rockefeller Center, New York City

Like Sotheby's, Christie's was originally established in the UK, but currently serves an elite NYC clientele. From ancient masters to the defining artists of today, Christie's auction house has some fascinating themes for their upcoming auctions. Fine Chinese ceramics and works of art, fine travel books and more are on their calendar for summer 2019 and beyond. Nearly every week through the summer travel months you will find exciting opportunities to experience art in all its various forms, from cultures around the world such as Kashmir shawls, fine jewels and PIcasso ceramics. In mid-June, you can even experience everything from British modern art to a collection that celebrates space exploration 50 years after Apollo 11.

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