Our Story

Capsule Auctions is New York City’s downtown art auction house, specializing in Modern and Contemporary Fine Art. Founded in 2017 by Simon Baranoff and Nicholas Thorn, Capsule’s sales present outstanding paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs that are fresh to market from prestigious estates and collections. We pride ourselves on the authenticity and the quality of our sales.

Located in the heart of New York City's Chelsea arts district, Capsule is easily accessible to top collectors and institutions. We offer curated sales including Postwar & Contemporary Art, International Fine Art, American Art, Photography & Fine Prints, 20th Century Design, Craft & Editions.

Recent highlights include exceptional original works by Leoncillo, Pietro Consagra, Jose Guerrero, Menoucher Yektai, Joan Snyder, Alexander Calder, Edward Willis Redfield, Hans Hartung, Pierre Alechinsky, Tiffany Studios, Stanislav Kolibal, Sarah Grilo, Helen Frankenthaler, Jean Michel Folon, Alice Halicka, Serge Poliakoff, José Antonio Fernández-Muro​, Antoine-Louis Barye, Charles Cordier, Robert Motherwell, Hans Wegner, Robert Natkin, John Piper, Julio Le Parc and Natvar Bhavsar.