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Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby’s presents auctions in ten different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris, and Sotheby’s Bid Now programme allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids from anywhere in the world.
  • Mar 13, 2019

    An Extraordinary Sale Comprising over 970 LotsEstimated at HK$60-82 Million / US$7.7-10.6 MillionOne of the Most Spectacular Sales to Come to Market in Recent Memory A Stunning Array of the Most Sought-After and Rare WinesFrom Bordeaux, Burgundy and Beyond, Including Historic Vintages from Henri Jayer, DRC, Coche-Dury, Ramonet, the First Growths, P...

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Exceptional Results for Inaugural Spirits Live Sale in AsiaLed by The Black Bowmore Archive Cabinet,Sold for HK$4,375,000 / US$563,000 to an Asian Private CollectorWines from the Cellar of Joseph Lau Part II 100% SoldSmashing Pre-Sale High Estimate to Bring HK$52.6 Million / US$6.8 Million Sotheby’s three-day sales series of wines and spirits in ...

  • Mar 13, 2019

    An Architectural Masterpiece by CartierA Diamond and Rock Crystal Bangle-Bracelet featuring a phenomenal 63.66-carat pear-shaped white diamond2,000 hours in the making, the jewel pays tribute to Cartier’s Iconic Art Deco CreationsA Jadeite Bangle - The “Circle of Happiness”“A true treasure of nature” weighing 277.673 carats This April, So...

  • Mar 13, 2019

    The Latest Edition Of Now! An Online Auction Of Contemporary Art, Photography, Design And African & Oceanic Pieces To Open In March With Rock & Roll Photographer Claude Gassian Given Carte Blanche To Curate The Exhibition For the seventh edition of Sotheby’s eclectic and much-anticipated NOW! online auction, photographer Claude Gassian ta...

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Featuring Gifts from her Father, Louis MountbattenAnd Historic Pieces from the Jewellery Box of Queen Victoria To Be Offered at Sotheby’s London on 24 March

  • Mar 13, 2019

    SANDRO BOTTICELLI'S RENAISSANCE MASTERPIECEPORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN HOLDING A ROUNDELSELLS FOR RECORD $92.2 MILLIONAT SOTHEBY'S NEW YORK The Highest Ever Price Achieved for an Old Master at Sotheby’s Shatters Previous Botticelli Auction Record By 9 Times One of the Greatest Renaissance Paintings Ever to Come to the Market Last Purchased at Auction...

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Strength in Asia, New Digital Tools, and Luxury Categories Drive Rapid Expansion of Client Base With several auctions still to go before the close of 2020, Sotheby’s consolidated sales thus far this year now stand at over $5 billion. As a result of client focus, adaptation and innovation, Sotheby’s finishes 2020 as the industry leader in this t...

  • Mar 13, 2019

    The Timepieces and Innovationsthat Made Collectors Tick in 2020 SOTHEBY'S WATCHES “2020 has been a transformative year for the watch auction market, perhaps the most significant evolution since the emergence of the collecting category in the 1980s. We have embraced the unprecedented times to start reinventing the way we connect with the ever-grow...

  • Mar 13, 2019

    700 Artworks Spanning 800 YearsStar Works by Botticelli and Rembrandt from New York auction in January to join line-up*Exhibition Opens 5 December*34-35 New Bond Street, W1A 2AA With Sotheby’s poised to re-open the doors once more onto its galleries in New Bond Street in London, this winter season’s series of Old Master and Treasures sales will...

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Featuring Rare Michael Jordan MemorabiliaCelebrating the Iconic Athlete’s LegacyLED BY:MICHAEL JORDAN’S ‘SHATTERED BACKBOARD’GAME WORN AND SIGNED STEFANEL TRIESTE JERSEY**Worn During the Incredible Moment in Basketball HistoryWhen Jordan Dunked the Ball & Shattered the BackboardIn Trieste, Italy in 1985**On Offer from Carlo St...

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  • Aug 5, 2022

    Luxury car collectors are again flocking to California’s shore for Monterey Car Week 2022, an annual affair that promises exciting prices for the most coveted vehicles on the market. It will run from August 12 through August 21, 2022. Last year’s Monterey Car Week yielded USD 321 million and an 87% sell-through rate despite ongoing economic pre...

  • Jul 29, 2022

    What is the latest news from around the auction world this July? The highly-anticipated Coeur d’Alene Art Auction of 2022 netted a respectable USD 16.4 million this month after setting numerous world records for American Western artists. Phillips reported a record mid-year high in sales, as well as the opening of a Los Angeles office. Elsewhere, ...

  • Jul 19, 2022

    New York: Asia Week New York–in partnership with Joan B Mirviss LTD–will celebrate the publication of Listening to Clay: Conversations with Contemporary Japanese Ceramic Artists, which coincides with the gallery’s exhibition on view from July 19th to August 26th.   To register for the webinar, held on Tuesday, July 26 at 5:00 p.m. (...

  • Jul 15, 2022

    What happens when art experts change their minds? For one collector, that could result in the loss of a major asset: a painting formerly attributed to Marc Chagall. The piece was worth USD 100,000 until an expert panel weighed in. A painting, formerly attributed to Marc Chagall, owned by Stephanie Clegg. Image courtesy of Stephanie Clegg via The Ne...

  • Jul 6, 2022

    Tomokazu Matsuyama (b. 1976). Image courtesy of Sotheby’s. Tomokazu Matsuyama’s polychromatic art derives inspiration from various eras and cultures. A New York-based Japanese artist, Matsuyama’s techniques and aesthetic styles combine elements from the Japanese Edo and Meiji eras, French Renaissance paintings, and Western popular culture, as...

  • May 31, 2022

    The spring auction season is officially in full swing. This month, the largest auction houses released coveted treasures to the top of the market, and mid-level companies offered fresh finds to the discerning collector. We spoke with several experts to understand the trends and take a closer look at some of the curated catalogs.  Here are the ...

  • May 19, 2022

    The second round of modern and contemporary masterpieces from the collection of Harry and Linda Macklowe just smashed records at Sotheby’s. This second installment brought in USD 246.1 million. Combined with the results from the first sale last November ($676.1 million), the Macklowe Collection is now worth a total of $922 million. This figure pu...

  • Apr 28, 2022

    A major spider sculpture by Louise Bourgeois highlighted Sotheby's Contemporary Evening Auction in Hong Kong on April 27, 2022. It was the most expensive modern and contemporary sculpture ever to be offered in Asia and achieved a record HKD 129.2 million (USD 16.5 million). Louise Bourgeois, Spider IV. Conceived in 1996, cast in 1997. Image courtes...

  • Apr 26, 2022

    President of Saint Honoré Art Consulting, Etienne Bréton works alongside Marc Blondeau and Nicolas Schwed. With Pascal Zuber, he is currently the scientific co-curator of the exhibition "Boilly. Parisian Chronicles" at the Musée Cognacq-Jay in Paris. © Guillaume Benoit What is the finest painting that has passed through your hands since you lef...

  • Apr 6, 2022

    New York:  After a two-year absence, Asia Week New York returned stronger than ever with galleries and auction houses ringing up total combined sales of $98,622,190. At press time, this figure includes 25 out of 26 galleries and 5 out of 6 auction houses–Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Heritage, and Sotheby’s. iGavel Auctions opens for onlin...

  • Apr 1, 2022

    An American report that minimizes the risks of money laundering in the art market rekindles the controversy in Europe. February 2022 Following the release of a rather cautious official American report on the risks of money laundering, the International Confederation of Art & Antique Market Professionals (CINOA) has called for a “re-evalu...

  • Mar 31, 2022

    Images from around the auction world this March. Image credit from left to right: Akiba Antiques, Phillips, and Nation’s Attic, Inc. Collage by Heemin Moon (Auction Daily). This month welcomed the spring auction season during a period of global uncertainty and change. Auction Daily covered the top stories from around the auction world, including ...

  • Mar 25, 2022

    Audemars Piguet's most iconic watch, the Royal Oak, was designed in just one night. An octagonal bezel and the "tapisserie" dial distinguished this timepiece that was inspired by a vintage diving helmet. With a diameter that is three millimeters larger than the Royal Oak and a higher price point, Patek Philippe's Nautilus also remains one of the mo...

  • Mar 17, 2022

    The escalating war in Ukraine is spreading devastation in its wake. As world leaders denounce Russia’s invasion, the art world is taking actions, large and small, to support Ukraine. In one open letter, over 17,000 Russian art professionals and artists called for an end to hostilities in Ukraine. Describing the conflict as “a terrible tragedy f...

  • Mar 11, 2022

    In a string of London art sales this March, Christie’s and Sotheby’s competed to collect unprecedented prices at auction. Their efforts were not wasted. Christie’s brought in a record USD 334 million during its 20th/21st Century Art series, and Sotheby’s bagged $297.2 million during its modern and contemporary sales in London. These stagger...