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.


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Jean-Michel Basquiat - Flesh and Spirit (detail), 1982-83
Why was Basquiat's "Flesh and Spirit" Painting in Court, Days Before its Sotheby’s Sale?

Art Market, Art News | Elena Martinique

The painting by Basquiat Flesh and Spirit was recently the subject of a court case in an attempt to block Sotheby's from offering it on their upcoming auction.

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Vincent Van Gogh - Vue de l’asile et de la Chapelle Saint-Paul de Mausole (Saint-Rémy), 2018 2018
The New York Auction May Giga-Week 2018 - What to Expect?

Art Market, Art News, Collectors Tip | Andrey V.

Since New York's May auctions are just around the corner, we thought this might be the right time to announce what'll be the biggest art sales of spring 2018.

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Richard Avedon - Nastassja Kinski And The Serpent, Los Angeles, California, 1981
Highlights from the Upcoming Erotic: Passion & Desire Auction at Sotheby's

Provoke! (NSFW), Top Lists | Andrey V.

Since Sotheby’s huge erotic art auction is just around the corner, we've made a selection of the ten most provocative works that'll be coming up for sale.

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