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“But 2019 has been a year of fair drama across the globe with the cancellation of events worldwide, starting with Art Stage Singapore in January, followed by the announcement that the city’s new fair Art SG, scheduled to take place last month, has also been pushed back to 2020. In March, New York’s Armory Show was abruptly booted out of part of its venue days before it was about to open when one of the Chelsea Piers was deemed structurally unsafe. The Armory pulled rank over its sister fair Volta, which forfeited its space in order to house a third of the Armory’s displaced exhibitors. Another Armory Week fair for younger galleries, Nada, had also been canceled as its venue was suddenly redeveloped. And the Brussels edition of Independent was scrapped due to both venue and scheduling difficulties in the cramped fair calendar.

Meanwhile, the organizer of Art Berlin has announced today that the Modern and contemporary art fair, which has taken place in hangars belonging to the now-defunct Tempelhof airport for the past two years, will no longer take place. Koelnmesse, a company that organizes around 80 trade exhibitions a year including Art Cologne, says the use of Tempelhof from 2020 is not secured and that the financial results of the previous editions were “not satisfactory.”

With the above mentioned in mind…

Long term clients know that Scott Daniel’s does not hold an auction unless it is the right time.



From impeachment to mass shootings, to the rollercoaster of the financial market, to the weather, potential bidders can be distracted. We choose an auction time when we see a leveling of breaking news and in turn the ability to get the attention of bidders.


Every day there is an average of over 1,000 auctions across the United States alone. Some of the large commercial auction houses are holding multiple auctions per day. We present some of the world’s largest and most expensive listings to come to auction. This allows us to attract the serious collectors who are looking for real treasures at auction, and who may find further offerings upon reviewing our catalog.