Sell your art with DESA UNICUM!
Do you own a work of art and are wondering whether to sell it? No better time than the present! Find out why, now is the best time for putting your paintings, sculptures and other works up for auction with DESA Unicum - the largest Polish auction house, where every auction brings new sales records. Our group of experts in various fields will guide you through the sales process. Sell you art with the leader
Polish art is constantly increasing in value, almost every auction results in a new sales record being broken. The interest in purchasing works of art has noticeably increased, and the number of customers is ever-growing. The pandemic situation has changed the auction market - interest in buying is growing not only among the collectors, but also among the investors looking for alternative investment instruments with high growth potential.
Art has become the fourth largest investment market in terms of value after the stock exchange, gold and Private Equity funds (according to the Masterworks report), and the increases in the prices of works of art are significant - for example, in 2020, works of contemporary art on the global market increased by almost 7%.
Sell with the art market leader
unrivaled leader of the auction market for 9 years
PLN 196 milion
annual turnover at auctions
auctions yearly - the largest number in the country (including 63 online auctions)
DESA Unicum records further spectacular sales, and we recognized 2020 as a record year, as evidenced by our leadership position on the Polish art market, we are also ranked as the 13th biggest auction house in the world, 8th in Europe and 1st in CEE!
For almost 30 years, we have been professionally supporting our clients in the purchase and sale of works of art.
We sell almost 5,000 works of art every year. Our 85-person team of experienced art historians and auction market professionals ensures the highest standards of service and security at every stage of the transaction.
Time to sell your art
The boom in the art market continues, which means it's a perfect time to sell art!
However, art is a very diverse concept. It is worth asking yourself, are we convinced of the value of the items we have? In the era of constant increases in the value of works of art, the valuations received by our clients are often a big, positive surprise for them. We often observe situations in which it turns out that forgotten, hidden, undervalued items constitute an unexpected value, and their owners are often unaware that they have a sought-after collector's item.
At a time when the art market is booming, we encourage you to contact our auction house - we will help you determine the value of your works of art and select the best sales strategy for them.
How to sell at DESA Unicum
Selling works of art at DESA Unicum is extremely simple. You can receive an initial quote online for free.
Then DESA Unicum specialists will guide you through the entire sales process - from the valuation, preparation of the commission agreement, through the substantive development of the object, taking photos of it, to the publication of the catalog and organization of the auction exhibition at the highest level. Our employees will also help organize packaging and transport as well as advise you on the maintenance or selecting the right frame for your piece.
Don't hesitate to submit objects for the upcoming auctions. Our specialists will be happy to answer any questions - feel free to contact us.
Below we present the auction calendar with the deadlines for the acceptance of the objects.
Jan Matejko, "Św. Stanisław karcący Bolesława Śmiałego", 1877
Sold for over PLN 5.5 million
Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy), Portrait of Zofia Brezowa, 1934
Sold for PLN 264 thousand
Wojciech Fangor, M 22, 1969
Sold for nearly PLN 7.3 million
Andy Warhol, Dollar, 1982
Sold for nearly PLN 640 thousand
Jacek Yerka, "Światło dla każdego", 1988
Sold for over PLN 400,000
Piotr Uklański, "Nazis" (41 parts), 1999
Sold for over PLN 700,000
Tomasz Poznysz, Maria Magdalena, 2020
Sold for over PLN 38 thousand
Mojżesz Kisling, Kiki de Montparnasse (Nu Assis), circa 1925
Sold for nearly PLN 65 thousand
Wine cooling bucket, interwar period, Fabryka Wyrobów Srebrnych i Platerowanych Józefa Frageta, Warsaw
Sold for over PLN 33 thousand
Art Déco Tennis bracelet, 20 - 30 of XX century
Sold for over PLN 84 thousand
Zofia Stryjeńska, "Rzemiosło" series, 1929-30
Sold for PLN 826 thousand