Wright is the industry's leading auction house specializing in 20th century art and design.
$375 million in sales
Our innovative style and superior expertise sets us apart in the industry.
We value creativity and focus on the quality of presentation and content. Our world-class specialists, award-winning catalogs, pioneering website and international marketing has captured the attention of distinguished collectors around the globe—buyers and sellers alike—making Wright a prominent resource for 20th century art and design.
Richard Wright founded Wright auction house in 2000. He has more than thirty years of experience handling and documenting 20th century works and has been recognized as a “maverick of design” by The New York Times. Together, with a highly-qualified team of specialists, researchers, designers and handlers, Wright has sold more than 75,000 works across the spectrum of 20th century art and design and pioneered entire fields of collecting. Wright is the market leader in the sale of architecture as design and for Important Italian Glass achieving record results.
Wright is the number one resource for 20th century art and design. To learn more about a work in your collection, contact our specialists today!
Rago and Wright joined forces in 2019 with a vision of uniting the strongest independent auction houses. In 2021, LA Modern Auctions (LAMA) was added to the Rago/Wright brand expanding our national presence in the modern market and the following year Toomey & Co. joined the firm extending our reach across 20th century design. With an expanded database and shared web platform, Rago/Wright is a company with $100+ million in annual sales, a team of 100, and more than one century of combined experience.
With a national coast-to-coast presence, shared clientele, technology, innovation and creativity, alongside expertise and shared passion, we are better situated to serve our clients—buyers and sellers alike. Together, we maintain a compelling and original voice in the worlds of art and design while providing bespoke presentations and quality, personalized service.
Wright headquarters is centrally located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood and is home to our consignment offices, production team and creative staff as well as 7,000 square feet of exhibition space. Chicago is also home to Wright Now, our inventory of art and design available for direct purchase.
Wright also maintains a strong presence in New York. The city is home to several of our specialists and their offices and where we host multiple exhibitions highlighting art and design each year.
Richard Wright is the proprietor of the world's most renowned auction house for modern design. His name has become synonymous with the finest design collectibles of the 20th century.