Sotheby’s was founded in 1744 as a book auctioneer and has since expanded to sell many of the world’s most valuable fine and decorative arts, wine, jewellery and other precious objects.
Sotheby’s was the first international auction house to expand from London to New York, and the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong. Today, Sotheby’s maintains 90 offices in 40 countries, with principal salesrooms in New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris.
Inching closer to the opening of our exhibitions of #SothebysContemporary and #SothebysImpMod in #nyc on 5 May! Andy Warhol's 1976-77 'Hammer and Sickle' is the finest of his series, and is notable for its pristine paint application. Acquired by renowned gallerist and founder of the Dia Art Foundation Heiner Friedrich and his wife Philippa de Menil the year after it was painted, this large-format work returns to auction on 18 May.
"First of all I prefer thought. This is the basic thing. I really think manual skill is secondary. . . . "
Alighiero Boetti's mesmerising coloured tapestries were woven in #Afghanistan in the late 1980's, and are a discourse on language, craftsmanship and national identity. See them on view in the exquisite surroundings of the #PalazzoSerbelloni in #Milan, amidst our #exhibition of Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, which includes work by some of the most ground-breaking #Italian artists of the post war period. #SothebysMilan #SothebysContemporary #AlighieroBoetti
In #London for the #BankHoliday? Discover an array of wonders from the past bought to life in an #exhibition of works from Collections, #OldMasters and From Earth to Fire auctions in our New Bond Street galleries. This intricate #Chinoiserie panel, from early 18th century #France, depicts the fantastical creatures, colours and #garden typical of the #style. It will be offered for auction in our From Earth to Fire sale on Thursday 4th May. #SothebysMasters #SothebysCollections
We're striding into the weekend with Lyonel Feininger's 'Fin de séance' 🎩🌂— the impressive oil on canvas that marked the artist's Paris debut into the world of avant-garde painting. Feininger personally selected the work for inclusion in the annual Salon des Indépendants exhibition in the spring of 1911 🌺. You can catch this highlight and many more in #SothebysImpMod exhibitions, opening 5 May in #NYC!
Experience the treasures of our Collections #exhibition by visiting our New Bond Street galleries this #BankHoliday weekend. These exquisite #marble reductions of #Roman monuments, including Trajan’s columns and the Temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum, were brought back by #GrandTour travellers as mementoes from the city where Civilization began. They will be offered for #auction in #London on Tuesday. #SothebysCollections #Rome #Furniture