Since Samuel Baker founded Sotheby’s in London in 1744, the company has occupied only two primary locations: the Strand, where we were until 1917, and 34-35 New Bond Street, where we have been ever since. Located in the heart of London’s Mayfair district, Sotheby’s auctions offer an extraordinary diversity of objects and works of art from Impressionist & Modern Art and Contemporary Art to Old Master Paintings, 19th Century European Art and Islamic Art, as well as Decorative Art from porcelain and silver to French & English furniture amongst many others.
Sotheby’s London has been the wellspring of numerous watershed moments in auction history such as the 1958 sale of the Goldschmidt Collection, an Evening sale of Impressionist & Modern Art that established the gold standard for Impressionist & Modern Art and Contemporary Art. In recent years, our sales in these categories have increased dramatically with a new benchmark established in February 2010 when Alberto Giacometti’s L’Homme Qui Marche I achieved $104.3 million, the auction record for any work of art at the time of sale and the current record for any sculpture at auction. Other notable sales include the 2012 auction of Joan Miró’s Peinture (Étoile Bleue), which achieved £23.5 million and works from the collection of legendary art collector Gunter Sachs, which totaled $130 million during June sales. Similar high-profile auctions continue to attract an international audience, including the Attic Sale at Chatsworth, the Robert Devereux Collection and the annual selling exhibition Beyond Limits at Chatsworth House, the ancestral home of the Dukes of Devonshire.
From Picasso to Warhol, Jacqueline to Marilyn, #SothebysPrints and Multiples is full of famous names and faces. With 350+ works on view in #NYC now through Thursday at 1pm, don't miss your chance to view these works in person before they go under the hammer on 27 & 28 April. 📸: Pablo Picasso's 'Portrait de Jacqueline de Face. I (Tete de femme) (B. 1064; Ba. 1278)' and Andy Warhol's 'Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) (F. & S. II.23-31)'
Classic English country #style. These exquisite George II #Mahogany Side Chairs and Table, atop stunning #Chinese Mataban Stoneware Storage Jars, 17th Century, will be offered in our Collections auction in #London next week. Visit our New Bond Street galleries this Bank Holiday to see works on view, and be transported back in time to a bygone era… #SothebysCollections #Furniture #InteriorDesign
Today's 20th Century Art / Middle East auction in #London offers eight works from the prestigious Schernig collection that span from the 1920s-80s in #Egypt, led by five powerful paintings by Fouad Kamel. Kamel was part of one of the most seminal periods in #Egyptian art, when #art became intertwined with liberty from fascism - following in from the notion that, at its core, #Surrealism called for social and moral as well as artistic #revolution. #EgyptianArt #FouadKamel
Tomorrow we will announce that Egon Schiele’s masterpiece, 'Danaë', will lead our #SothebysImpMod sales this May in #NYC. Painted in 1909 when Schiele was 19 years old, the stunning work marks the artist’s first major oil painting of a female nude, and the earliest expression of his extraordinary vision. Set your calendars for our marquee exhibitions opening 5 May on York Ave!