London, ENGLAND — RM Sotheby’s announced Tuesday (March 10) that its Essen auction is postponed until the second half of June.
RM Sotheby’s, along with all participants of the Techno-Classica Essen show, are working with the organizers of the event in order to establish a new date. The decision to not proceed with original dates comes in light of the global COVID-19 outbreak and the need to secure the safety of the exhibitors, staff, auction and event visitors. All decisions are being made in consultation with the health department of the German government.
In a news release, RM Sotheby’s said they “are committed to reorganizing this incredible annual event as quickly as possible in 2020.” The company also emphasized that it “will do all it can to ensure the transition to a new date is as smooth as possible for all involved.”