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Habatat is, and will continue to be, the most important auction house to offer contemporary art glass on the secondary market. Our first auction took place in 1992 and we continue to  offer and promote work on the secondary market that we feel is the most interesting, historic, and desirable.

Habatat is honored to be offering the following auctions. Contact the gallery for more details by clicking here.
Check back soon for the next Habatat MasterWorks Auction!

Current Auction

HABATAT's APRIL MASTERWORKS AUCTION

MASTERWORKS: A CONTEMPORARY GLASS AUCTION

THURSDAY, APRIL 28TH, 2022, 7:15 PM ET

We here at Habatat want to thank you for your interest in this our 31st Masterworks Auction continuing this tradition since the early 90s. Habatat is, and will continue to be, the most important auction house to offer contemporary art glass on the secondary market. We focus on, and promote, a limited selection of work that we feel is the most interesting, historic, and desirable.

You are welcome to visit the work in person during our 50th International Exhibition VIP Weekend celebrating the UN sanctioned International Year of Glass. The work at auction comes from multiple estates and each work is an impressive piece of art history.

You are welcome to bid online today or place your silent/phone bids before the live auction date of Thursday, August 28th. Each work will sell to the highest bidder subject to the reserve. Also, the work will be offered on LiveAuctioneers for those unable to attend. I look forward to seeing you as we celebrate the 50th International Exhibition in late April. Contact us anytime with question and to place your bids. – Aaron Schey

Past Auctions

HABATAT's MEGA MASTERWORKS AUCTION

MASTERWORKS: A CONTEMPORARY GLASS AUCTION

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2022, 7:15 PM ET

Habatat is, and will continue to be, the most important auction house to offer contemporary art glass on the secondary market. This is Habatat's 30th auction since 1992 in which we focus on, and promote, a limited selection of work that we feel is the most interesting, historic, and desirable. Each work has been professionally photographed by Dan Fox and the high-quality photo will be provided to the winner upon request for record keeping. Think of it as collecting a NFT along with your new auction work!

It is incredible to be back to in-person events celebrating the Glass Coast Weekend in 2022. This is our second live auction since early 2020. The work comes from a variety of estates and each work is in fine condition. The final work in this offering, Primary Vessel by Howard Ben Tré, is being offered from the seller's estate in New York. This museum quality masterpiece is the only one to be offered virtually.

You are welcome to explore the work in this catalog and place your silent/phone bids before the live auction date of Friday, January 28th. Each work will sell to the highest bidder subject to the reserve. Also, the work will be offered on LiveAuctioneers.com for those unable to attend.

I look forward to seeing you in Sarasota, Florida in late January and contact me anytime with question and to place your bids.  – Aaron Schey

HABATAT's MEGA MASTERWORKS AUCTION

MASTERWORKS: A CONTEMPORARY GLASS AUCTION

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2021, 7:15 PM

I am excited to announce Habatat’s MasterWorks Auction which is our first in-person since February of 2020. This auction takes place during Habatat’s 50th Anniversary VIP weekend in Royal Oak, Michigan. Each masterwork has been hand-selected for this auction and represents an impressive collection of important names in the art community. Contact me personally to discuss any of the auction works anytime.

Most of these artists have works in both museums and private collections around the world. The artworks included in this auction offer a vast history of the contemporary glass art movement that started in 1962. You are welcome to place your bids early before the live auction date of Thursday, September 9th. You are also welcome to bid live on LiveAuctioneers.com as well as each work will sell to the highest bidder subject to reserve. Please enjoy this auction catalog. Contact us to place bids and with any questions you may have. – Aaron Schey

HABATAT's MEGA MASTERWORKS AUCTION

The April 22nd Mega MasterWorks: A Contemporary Glass Auction. 

I must honestly say this upcoming auction is one of the most impressive in the history of Habatat Detroit Fine Art. View the auction on Liveauctioneers.com to preview and bid on your favorites today. This auction will again run in a slower format allowing everyone to bid and we will allow silent bids to be placed beforehand. The online live bidding will start on Thursday, April 22nd at 2:00 p.m. ET.

This auction features over 70 works from multiple collections including incredible treasures  by Libnsnky & Brychtova, Harvey Littleton, Marta Klonowska, Toots Zynsky, Paul Stankard,  Michael Glancy, František Vízner, Pavel Hlava, and many more. This auction is not to be missed.

You are welcome to place your bids early before the live auction date of Thursday, April 22th on LiveAuctioneers.com where the auction will be held. You are also welcome to bid live as well as each work will sell to the highest bidder subject to reserve.  Contact the gallery with any questions you may have. – Aaron Schey

Most of these artists have works in both museums and private collections around the world. In the recent past many of the newly appointed museum directors have acquired glass artworks to increase attention to their museums. Museums such as the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, the Flint Institute of Arts, The Imagine Museum, Toledo Museum of Art, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and many more. The artworks included in this exhibition offer a vast history of the contemporary glass art movement that started in 1962.

Enjoy the auction and we look forward to your bids!  Contact Habatat for more details.

HABATAT's MEGA MASTERWORKS AUCTION

MasterWorks in Glass Auction

The February 4th Mega MasterWorks: A Contemporary Glass Auction is online Now! 

We are excited to announce February's Mega MasterWorks Auction is now online! The auction takes place during the first day of the virtual Glass Coast Weekend. View the auction on Liveauctioneers.com to preview and bid on your favorites today. The online live bidding will start on Thursday, February 4th at 2:00 p.m. ET.

This auction features over 50 works from multiple collections, the most prominent being the collection of Michael and Annie Belkin. Michael, one of AACG?s founding members and past president, with his wife Annie, were early collectors of studio glass art. They had an incredible eye and we here at Habatat are honored to be able to offer their collection. You are welcome to place your bids early before the live auction date of Thursday, February 4th on LiveAuctioneers.com where the auction will be held. You are also welcome to bid live as well as each work will sell to the highest bidder subject to reserve. I am available for any questions you may have. – Aaron Schey

Most of these artists have works in both museums and private collections around the world. In the recent past many of the newly appointed museum directors have acquired glass artworks to increase attention to their museums. Museums such as the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, the Flint Institute of Arts, The Imagine Museum, Toledo Museum of Art, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and many more. The artworks included in this exhibition offer a vast history of the contemporary glass art movement that started in 1962.

Enjoy the auction and we look forward to your bids!  Contact Habatat for more details.

HABATAT's MEGA MASTERWORKS AUCTION

MasterWorks in Glass Auction

The Mega MasterWorks: A Contemporary Glass Auction is online Now! 

Words Habatat has an exciting auction planned for 2020! This auction is consists of 77 works and is now online! Bid today. The auction live online bidding is on September 25th at 12:00pm ET. Contact Habatat for more details.

HABATAT's 25th MASTERWORKS AUCTION

MasterWorks in Glass Auction
February 7th 2020 at 7:15pm ET

25th MasterWorks: A Contemporary Glass Auction Habatat Detroit Fine Art Sarasota Florida

Welcome to Habatat Detroit Fine Art “Masterworks: A Contemporary Glass Auction”. This is our 5th auction on the eastern coast of Florida and to celebrate, Habatat is presenting an outstanding selection of International glass artworks. With a few exceptions, this auction is composed of two very divergent collections. One is from a prominent collector, well known for his connoisseurship in the glass medium with a special interest in cast glass. Another is the Gilda Birmingham collection, which is comprised of significant early works in miniature scale. In the middle of the auction, we will offer this body of 12 works which are extremely rare in large part because of their scale. Please enjoy the auction catalogue and contact us for information on bidding, as well as with any questions you may have.

HABATAT's 24th MASTERWORKS AUCTION

A Contemporary Glass Auction – An auction of 42 studio glass works
November 1st, 2019 7:15 pm – Auction Preview 11:00am Thursday October 31st and Friday November 1st from 6:30 – 7:15 pm at Habatat Prime
Welcome to our second Masterworks of Contemporary Glass Art Auction in Chicago! The last time we did an auction in Chicago was 20 years ago and since then our focus has been on our large presentations at the SOFA Expo. As we approach 2020 many noteworthy works are appearing on the market and this auction will offer some very interesting acquisition opportunities. As you browse through this catalogue you will see a wide assortment of sculptures and objects, some with strong historical significance, many with a high degree of rarity, and all displaying technical prowess, mystery and beauty.
We are very excited to bring this auction to Chicago and hope you will enjoy it as a part of the SOFA 2019 experience.

HABATAT's 24th MASTERWORKS AUCTION

A Contemporary Glass Auction
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, 7:15 pm
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HABATAT's 24th MASTERWORKS AUCTION

A Contemporary Glass Auction – St. Petersburg Florida
January 24th, 2019, 7:15 pm
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HABATAT's 24th MASTERWORKS AUCTION

Masterworks in Glass
Thursday April 26th, 2018, 7:30 pm
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HABATAT's 24th MASTERWORKS AUCTION

Masterworks in Glass – Sarasota Florida Edition
Thursday January 25th, 2018, 7:30 pm
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HABATAT's 24th MASTERWORKS AUCTION

Masterworks in Glass
Thursday, April 27th, 2017, 7:30 pm
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HABATAT's 24th MASTERWORKS AUCTION

Masterworks in Glass – Sarasota Florida Edition
Friday, January 27th, 2017, 7:30 pm
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HABATAT's 24th MASTERWORKS AUCTION

A Contemporary Glass Auction
Thursday, May 5th, 2016, 7:30 pm
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HABATAT's 24th MASTERWORKS AUCTION

Masterworks in Glass – Sarasota Florida Edition
Friday, January 29th, 2016, 7:30 pm
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