Founded in 2017 by Simon Baranoff and Nicholas Thorn, Capsule is New York City’s downtown art auction house. Our gallery, located in the heart of the Chelsea Arts District, overlooks the High Line and is within arm’s reach of top collectors, galleries and institutions.
Since our inaugural sale, we’ve curated and co-curated over 100 successful auctions of fine art and design items from many notable collections. With expertise in a wide range of fine art and design, Capsule’s accomplished team has been responsible for selling a wide range of artwork from prestigious estates and collections, including New York City artist Lowell Nesbitt and famed music executive Seymour Stein.
Our targeted marketing campaigns, facilitated through multiple digital and print outlets, as well as our proprietary bidding platform, CapsuleLive, allow us to reach buyers from across the globe. Capsule’s attractive and conveniently located gallery setting permits us to host in-person previews and exhibitions, connecting property with potential buyers face-to-face.
Capsule’s partner network keeps us connected to high-level sellers and buyers. We work closely with Connecticut’s Litchfield Auctions, active for nearly 30 years, on many of our estate-focused sales. Other recent partners include Artsy, non-profit organization Southern Exposure, the Center for Art Law, and the historic Salmagundi art club. Additionally, we’ve established outlets C2 and LX, C2 for affordable art and design finds, and LX, for estate-fresh fine art and décor.