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.
#Singapore’s preeminent artist #CheongSooPieng’s ‘Abstract’ is one of the many remarkable works by leading artists and modern masters on offer in the #HongKong Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art auction on 3 April. Our exhibition preview begins 31 March until 2 April.
The artist’s largest oil painting, #LinFengmian’s ‘Harvest at Dawn’ evokes optimism as its shining sun warms a group of village women happily engaged in the work of harvest. This and other works will be on offer during our 2 April auction in #HongKong. #SothebysModernArt #SothebysAsianArt
⏱T-Minus 13 Hours until #SothebysWine 'A Monumental Collection, From the Cellars of a Connoisseur Part I' auction gets underway in #NYC. Don't miss the chance to bid on over 300 lots of incredible selections from the world's greatest producers, such as Domaine Leroy, JL Chave, Domaine Armand Rousseau and Masseto. Come by our York Avenue headquarters or join in online tomorrow, 25 March at 10AM EST 🍷
This week saw our #LosAngeles preview of highlights from the upcoming New York Spring auction season including pieces from our Magnificent Jewels, Contemporary Art, and Latin America: Modern Art sales. Pictured here is an Untitled work by #JoanMitchell on offer in our Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 18 May. The next chance to see highlights from the sales is a week’s time in #HongKong before the #NYC exhibition in May! #SothebysContemporary #SothebysLA
TGIF! 🙂🙃Takashi Murakami's 'Maiden in the Yellow Straw Hat' puts us in the right state of mind as we head into the weekend. 🙃🙂#SothebysOnline sale and exhibition of #SothebysPrints is open through 31 March in #NYC and at Sothebys.com/online. Get those paddles ready.