Sotheby’s France first opened in Paris in 1967 and moved to its current headquarters in 1988 in the Galerie Charpentier on Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré, opposite the Elysée Palace. Built during the Second French Empire and remodelled in the 1930s, it was at the centre of Parisian artistic life for more than 40 years. Auctions, exhibitions, lectures and cultural and special events are held regularly on these elegant premises.
Sotheby’s France organises approximately 30 sales each year in many different collecting categories such as Impressionist & Modern art, contemporary art, African & Oceanic art, Asian art, 20th Century Design, Fine European Furniture & Works of Art, European Silver, Books & Manuscripts, Old Master & 19th Century European Paintings & Drawings and Photography. We also have Russian art and Jewellery specialists in Paris.
🌷🌸April showers have certainly brought May flowers! Known for his lavish depictions of food, this beautifully elaborate floral still life by Dutch painter, Jacob Van Hulsdonck, is unique in the artist’s oeuvre. Swipe ➡️ to see more details of this intricate and exuberant painting included in our 9 June sale of Master Paintings in #NYC. #SothebysMasters
Step inside our #Geneva offices to catch our exhibition of Fine Jewels! Beautiful signed jewels and decorative pieces with a broad range of estimates will be on view until Wednesday, ahead of the auction on Thursday #SothebysJewels #SothebysGeneva
Calling all #diamond lovers. This striking @Cartier #ArtDeco #brooch (1937) was worn on numerous occasions by the former Prime Minister, Baroness Thatcher. It is a highlight from our #FineJewels #auction in #London on 7 June - with all proceeds from its sale going towards The Endeavour Fund. Here it sits atop an elegant blue #LapisLazuli ashtray, another key piece from the sale. #SothebysJewels #Cartier 💎
A triumvirate of ground-breaking works by Joan #Miró, Wassily #Kandinsky and Alberto #Giacometti – showing the titans of 20th century art at their best – will star in our June sales of #Impressionist & Modern Art in #London. Kandinsky’s Bild mit weissen Linien was produced in 1913 in the window of time and tension that led up to the outbreak of war – an explosive moment of innovation and revolutionary art that brought about Abstraction and set the scene for everything to come. Miro was producing his Constellation works in the approach to and through the darkest moments of WWII, but was finding a way through it rather than creating an expression of it. Rather than capturing the angst, his resulting work is a legacy of beauty and #poetry. Processing and reflecting the aftermath of the war Giacometti presented its existential angst, and in 1947 entered the #golden period of his career in doing so. This luminous figure of a woman stands tall as an extremely rare example of a unique cast. On view in our galleries next month, ahead of the auction on 21 June. #SothebysImpMod #JoanMiro #WassilyKandinsky #AlbertoGiacometti
How about a @rolex Explorer II for your next Monday office meeting? No matter where you are, you can easily browse and bid in our Fine Timepieces online-only sale on sothebys.com through 6 Jun. #SothebysWatches