Sotheby’s “Bear Witness”

For one week this March, Sotheby’s galleries in New Bond Street hosted Bear Witness, an extraordinary collection of contemporary art and curious artefacts. Open to all and with estimates ranging from £20 to £2 million, Bear Witness  will [...]
Tamara Kvetsitadze MAN AND WOMAN

Sotheby’s: Contemporary East Auction

Jo Vickery discusses the enduring influence of the Russian avant-garde in late 20th-century contemporary art, exploring highlights by international artists from our Contemporary East auction, which will take place on 25 November 2014 in London. www.sothebys.com

Andy Warhol’s Works To Highlight Sotheby’s Evening Auction of Contemporary Art in New York

Sotheby’s Evening Auction of Contemporary Art on 14 May 2014 will feature a unique group of Six Self Portraits by Andy Warhol that are among the final and greatest works the artist ever created. Executed in 1986 – 20 years after the [...]
Ai Weiwei
"Map of China" (2009)

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Presents Contemporary Asian Art Spring Sales 2014

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Spring Sale 2014 will take place from 4 to 8 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Contemporary Asian Art category will present a series of important works in two sales – 17 representative works [...]
Danh Vo "Alphabet B" 

Sǀ2 LONDON PRESENTS: JUST NOW curated by Bert Kreuk

From 30th January 2014 Sotheby’s Sǀ2 is proud to present JUST NOW – curated by Bert Kreuk, this selling exhibition presents assertive and witty works by some of the most sought-after and stimulating contemporary artists working today, [...]

What will 2014 bring?

Tension between dealers and auction houses will grow, sales will get even less transparent and don’t bet on a $100m Picasso selling online. Buoyed by the most incredible sale results at the top end, culminating in the blockbusting $691m auction [...]

Art Basel Miami Beach set to capitalise on boom in contemporary art market

It is one of the world’s biggest and most significant art festivals in a city renowned for sun, style and celebrity. Yet when Art Basel Miami Beach opens to the public on Thursday, the popular annual gathering of artists, gallery owners, [...]
TYEB MEHTA, 1925-2009, UNTITLED (Detail) Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 USD

Asia Week 2013 at Sotheby’s New York

Asia Week 2013 at Sotheby’s New York, 19 – 21 MARCH 2013 TUESDAY 19 MARCH The Amaya Collection: Modern & Contemporary Indian Art, 7pm Sotheby’s Asia Week will be led by The Amaya Collection, the first international Evening Sale [...]
Pablo Picasso, Femme Assise près d’une fenêtre, Painted in Boisgeloup on 30th October 1932; LOT SOLD. 28,601,250 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium), Image Courtesy Sotheby’s

Picasso’s Golden Muse Sold for $45M at Sotheby’s

Just moments ago, in a crowded salesroom at Sotheby’s London, a monumental 1932 portrait of Picasso’s ‘golden muse’ Marie-Thérèse Walter, Femme assise près d’une fenêtre, sold for £28,601,250/ $45,001,207/ €33,260,316 (pre-sale [...]
Lot 84. JEAN-HONORÉ FRAGONARD, GRASSE 1732 – 1806 PARIS, THE GODDESS AURORA TRIUMPHING OVER NIGHT, oil on canvas: 37 1/2 by 51 3/4 in.; 95.2 by 131.5 cm., Estimate: $1.8-2.5 million. This lot sold for a hammer price of $3.35 million ($3,834,500 with the buyer’s premium).

Sotheby’s January 2013 Old Masters Sale Sets Records

Sotheby’s annual Old Masters Week auctions in New York brought a total of $80,083,199* as of 1 February 2013. Thursday and Friday’s sale of Important Old Master Paintings & Sculpture sale totaled $58,230,315, highlighted by an exceptional [...]