Over the course of this unusual year, Rago/Wright presented nearly 16,000 lots in 56 auctions with sales totaling more than $56 million.

Top Results

New Auction Records

Lot 112
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Rare and Important Mesa Table
$237,500

and Record Results for Women Artists


Jaune Quick-To-See Smith
Modern Times on the Rez: Parade, 1994
$43,750

Lot 304
Rago  20|21 ART

16 December 2020


Lenore Tawney
Heart, 1968
$35,000

Lot 154
Rago  20|21 Art
20 May 2020


Alison Saar
Diggin', 2001
$25,000

Lot 245
Rago  20|21 Art
20 May 2020


Mercedes Matter
Untitled
$25,000

Lot 111
Rago POST WAR + CONTEMPORARY ART
10 November 2020

Fresh to the Secondary Market


Solomon Ethe


Michaela Eichwald


T.M. Davy


Kurt Weiser

Spotlight: Ceramics & Art Pottery

This year Rago presented the first auction dedicated to American Art Pottery in more than 25 years. The auction featured nearly 200 lots by masters in the field and achieved exceptional results with a total of $1.3 million, more than 1.5 times the low estimate.

...and Works by the Bombastic George E. Ohr

$1,368,672
104 lots
100% sold by lot
nearly 300% sold by value

New Dedicated Auction Categories

Prints + Multiples
2 auctions
$1,816,371
533 lots
165% sold by value

20 | 21 Art
5 auctions
$3,835,000
1137 lots 
135% sold by value

Tastemakers & Collections

It isn't only the artist and designers but it is also the collectors—the tastemakers—who define cultural phenomenon. Rago/Wright was pleased to present works from several special collections this past year, some the focus of dedicated auctions.

We remained social, from a distance...

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...and Socially Engaged

This year we had the pleasure of working with several organizations dedicated to the arts and culture. We sold more than 75 lots for a total of $220,000 benefiting these standout organizations.

 

The Smithsonian Women's Committee


James Renwick Alliance


The Dina Wind Art Foundation

We also supported the Society of Contemporary Art by opening our space for their annual SCA Collector's online auction and preview. We are proud of our ongoing support of the Hyde Park Art Center, The Renaissance Society, Nakashima Foundation for Peace, James A. Michener Art Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, Urban Glass, and Glass Roots

Looking forward to 2021