Shapiro Auctions, located on the Upper East Side in New York, NY was established in 2007. The house conducts multiple sales a year with focuses on European, American, Russian, Latin American, and Asian works of art, and has consistently established record prices for numerous artists.

Our auctions feature an impressive selection of fine art, decorative art, rare books, icons, militaria, and other objects from antiquity to the present. Shapiro Auctions advertises globally and has clients all over the world, while providing a rare combination of personal service and the ability to sell their art in the capital of the art world, New York City. We have been featured in international publications including The Financial Times, Kommersant, and The Observer among others.

In addition to private and auction sales, we provide insurance, estate, charitable donation and fair market appraisals for trusts, museums, attorneys as well as private clients according to the highest standards as acknowledged by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). 

Shapiro Auctions LLC is a licensed and bonded auction house in New York City and Gene Shapiro is a licensed and bonded auctioneer, as well as a licensed contractor for the New York County District Attorney and a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America.

We are open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm, as well as by appointment.

We encourage you to contact us at +1 (212) 717-7500 or with any questions.


Gene Shapiro, AAA, ISA AM,  President
Gene Shapiro has been President of Shapiro Auctions since 2007.  He is a Board Director and Certified Member of the American Appraisers Association, and an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers..  Prior to founding Shapiro Auctions, Gene started his career in the Contemporary department at Sotheby's, New York before working as a private art dealer specializing in European, American, and Russian artworks.  Gene is a paintings appraiser on Public Television's Antiques Roadshow, which is seen by more than 9 million television viewers each week (view videos of Gene's appraisals here: In addition, Gene has appeared on the BBC World News and Al Jazeera America news programs as a commentator on the art market.  Gene is frequently called upon by collectors, dealers, and governmental organizations for consultations and appraisals of art, and has lectured on the art market extensively.  A licensed auctioneer, he is the main auctioneer for Shapiro Auctions, and has happily provided his auctioneering services for charitable organizations such as the St. Huberts Animal Welfare Center Charity Fundraiser,  the Celiac Benefit Gala for the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, and the Centro de Kabbalah Mexico at the Museo Casa de la Bola in Mexico City. Gene received his BA in art history from the University of Pennsylvania, and has studied art history at the  University of California, Berkeley and Christie's, New York.  He speaks English, Russian, French, and Spanish fluently.