Auction  December 26, 2019

10 Noteworthy 2019 Auction Sales

Courtesy Sotheby's

Claude Monet, Meules, 1890

Despite overall sales being down, this was still a banner year for art auctions, with a huge number of world record-setting sales. Many people are calling the end of this decade a new Gilded Age, and collectors all over the world have been willing to spend enormous sums, on everything from 19th-century Impressionists to Post-Modern masters and iconic street artists. This insatiable appetite for art has been affected by global uncertainties and trade wars, but interest remains strong. World record sales for individual artists continue to be set and sales, as the year winds down, remain robust.