Sotheby’s London Confirm Private Sales Gallery –

DSC0728 Sothebys London Confirm Private Sales Gallery   artmarketblog.comThe Art Market Blog has obtained confirmation that Sotheby’s London will be taking a space at 31 st George Street in London that will be dedicated to hosting private selling exhibitions. In the Autumn of 2011, Sotheby’s New York launched a newly-constructed gallery space within their York Avenue headquarters, called S2.

At the time of the NY opening, Alex Rotter, Head of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art department in New York, said: “We conceived of S2 in response to frequent requests from our clients to see works at Sotheby’s for private sale as well as for auction. S2 can show works of art ranging from large-scale installations to more intimate objects, and will offer a new and exciting dimension to the Sotheby’s experience that will help us to meet this growing demand.”  According to a Sotheby’s spokesperson, Sotheby’s New York has had about six shows a year since the launch.

Sotheby’s have also found success with private selling exhibitions held in Hong Kong s in their new gallery space on the fifth floor at One Pacific Place. A show of Modern Masters which included works by Picasso, etc. was well received and an exhibition of works by Yayoi Kusama held in May 2012 was nearly sold out.

**Nicholas Forrest is a Sydney/London based art market analyst, art consultant and writer.  He is the founder of the Art Market Blog ( which offers independent commentaries as well as research and analysis on the current art market, and has recently been published in Fabrik magazine, Verve magazine, Visual Art Beat magazine, Australian Art Collector magazine, Art & Investment magazine and many others.  Nic has made several radio appearances (both nationally and internationally) as an art market expert and has received press from the likes of the New York Times, Conde Nast Portfolio and Times of London.

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