Contemporary Art

Dorotheum regularly hosts major contemporary art auctions in Vienna catering to the domestic and international art collecting community. Genres represented include Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Kinetic Art, Op, Pop, and Graffiti art. Works by the foremost contemporary artists in a variety of media are on offer: paintings, drawings, works on paper, sculptures, and installations.

Dorotheum has a dedicated international team of specialists who are able to assist buyers and sellers with the purchase of contemporary artworks.

Our specialists are happy to provide evaluations. This service is free of charge and involves no obligation.


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Current auctions

Auction Date

Modern Art

26.11.2019 - 17:00 26.11.19 - 17:00
16.11. - 26.11.2019

Modern Art

26.11.2019 - 17:00

Contemporary Art I

27.11.2019 - 18:00 27.11.19 - 18:00
16.11. - 27.11.2019

Contemporary Art I

27.11.2019 - 18:00

Contemporary Art II

28.11.2019 - 16:00 28.11.19 - 16:00
16.11. - 28.11.2019

Contemporary Art II

28.11.2019 - 16:00

Modern and Contemporary Art

19.12.2019 - 17:00 19.12.19 - 17:00
14.12. - 19.12.2019

Modern and Contemporary Art

19.12.2019 - 17:00

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Selected auction results

Lucio Fontana

€ 1,079,300

Martin Kippenberger

€ 873,000

Paolo Scheggi

€ 573,300

Maria Lassnig

World record price
€ 491,000


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International contemporary artists at Dorotheum's auctions

The international stars of the contemporary art category include Lucio Fontana, Paolo Scheggi, Enrico Castellani, Piero Manzoni, Robert Clark Indiana, Sean Scully, Anish Kapoor, Ilya Kabakov, Yayoi Kusama, Martin Kippenberger, Jörg Immendorff, Sigmar Polke, ZERO artist Günther Uecker, Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Julian Schnabel, Alighiero Boetti, Antoni Tàpies, Lynn Chadwick, Damien Hirst, Heinz Mack, John Chamberlain, Tobias Rehberger, Chantal Joffe, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Axel Hütte and Candida Höfer.

Contemporary Art from Austria

Austrian contemporary art is also widely represented by artists such as Erwin Wurm, Maria Lassnig, Arnulf Rainer, Franz West, Herbert Brandl, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Martha Jungwirth and the protagonists of Viennese Actionism, namely Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch and Günther Brus.