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


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A Lucian Freud Painting that's Lost Forever

Top Lists | Amy Lin

Porters at Sotheby's crushed a 100,000 dollar painting by British artist Lucian Freud after they've mistaken it for an empty travel package.

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Cheyenne Westphal leaving Sotheby's - Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art is to leave by the end of April

Art News | Angie Kordic

Sotheby's secret weapon Cheyenne Westphal leaves the auction house after 25 years in yet another case of high-profile staffer layoff since November 2015.

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Sotheby's Chairman of Europe Melanie Clore is Leaving the Auction House after 35 years

Art Market, Art News | Angie Kordic

Melanie Clore, Sotheby's respected Europe chairman and co-chairman of Impressionist and Modern art, will leave the auction house at the end of February

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