11 June 2020

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Sotheby’s Rembrandt Self Portrait Should Be Returned To Holland

Sotheby’s announced this week that a small, delicate Rembrandt self-portrait is to be auctioned on July 28th, here in London. The painting is unusually intimate, (about 17 x 22cm) and was painted in 1632 when the artist was 26 years old. 

2 April 2020

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Sotheby’s Announce Significant Redundancies Due To Coronavirus

Sotheby’s has announced significant redundancies, staff hiatuses, and pay cuts as a result of the Coronavirus.

7 March 2020

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Late Francis Bacon Triptych Set To Soar At Sotheby’s

Francis Bacon’s late large-format Triptych Inspired by the Greek tragedy Oresteia of Aeschylus, will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s. This will be the highlight their Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New York on 13 May 2020, when it will be offered with an estimate in excess of $60 million.

24 February 2020

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Carolina Mazzolari: Painting With Thread – Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

Carolina Mazzolari is one of the key artists currently in an exhibition and auction sale at Sotheby’s to benefit Fine Cell Work, a charity and social enterprise working with prisoners. 

11 February 2020

David Hockney’s Iconic Splash Painting Sells For £23m

David Hockney’s iconic work, The Splash, has been sold for £23.1m at Sotheby’s in London. The name of the buyer has not been disclosed. It had been estimated to sell for £20m-£30m – and ended up going for £23,117,000.

28 October 2019

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Sotheby’s Appoints Charles F. Stewart New CEO

Sotheby’s has announced the appointment of Charles F. Stewart as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Stewart succeeds Tad Smith, who served as CEO of Sotheby’s since 2015. 

23 July 2019

Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne Collection To Be Auctioned At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s Paris is to offer the personal collection of Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne this autumn.

27 June 2019

Bacon, Freud and Saville Top Sotheby’s Evening Contemporary Sale

Sotheby’s London Evening Sale of Contemporary Art has realised £69,143,300/ $87,811,991/ €77,440,496 (est. £58-82.8 million/ $73.5-105 million / €64.7-92.4 million).

15 May 2019

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Monet Haystacks Breaks the $100m Mark At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s New York has broken yet another record for the Impressionist artist Claude Monet. The painting titled Meules (Haystacks) from 1890 sold for $110.7 million.

1 April 2019

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Francis Bacon Screaming Pope Portrait to Be Auctioned At Sotheby’s

Francis Bacon’s $20-30m ‘Screaming Pope’ Study for a Head is to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s, in May. It is one of the most iconic works by the artist remaining in private hands

20 November 2018

Billion Dollar Week For Christie’s And Sotheby’s As Iconic Works Smash Records

It’s been a week of record-breaking sales for the two leading auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s recording billion dollar sales totals and record-breaking prices for artists living and deceased.

17 October 2018

Banksy Sotheby’s Shredder Stunt Was All Smoke And Mirrors

Was the art stunt of the century carried out by the Street Artist Banksy on the 5th of October an elaborate magic trick? or was it an expression of true anarchy? Much of the world now knows that a stencil spray-painting self-destructed when the frame turned into a paper shredder

6 October 2018

You’ve Been Framed – Banksy Shreds £1m Painting At Sotheby’s – Buyer Completes

A stunt performed by the Street Artist Banksy at Sotheby’s during London’s Autumn Contemporary Art Evening Sale has gone viral.

23 September 2018

Frank Dunphy: Damien Hirst Manager’s Art Collection Sells For Millions At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s, London, have sold the collection of Damien Hirst’s business manager, mentor and ‘partner in crime’, Frank Dunphy for a total of £10,088,125 million

10 August 2018

Sotheby’s Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results And It’s Not Great

Sotheby’s has reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ending June 30, 2018.

27 June 2018

New Record For Lucian Freud Painting At Sotheby’s London

A painting by the British Artist Lucian Freud from his ‘last great nudes’ series, Portrait on a White Cover has sold at Sotheby’s London for £a record 22.5million / $29.8 million.

15 May 2018

Modigliani Nu Couché Tops Sotheby’s Highest Ever Record Price At $157m

Amedeo Modigliani Nu Couché has become the most valuable work ever sold at Sotheby’s—selling for $157 million in the 14 May Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale.

24 April 2018

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Modigliani Nude Predicted To Break Artist’s $170m Auction Record

Sotheby’s has unveiled plans to auction Amedeo Modigliani’s largest painted work, Nu couché (sur le côté gauche).

10 March 2018

Record London Contemporary/Modern Art Auctions Set Spring 2018 Alight

London’s contemporary sales both evening and day at Sotheby’s and Christie’s have totalled £295 million ($407 million).

14 January 2018

Picasso Portrait Painted The Same Year As Guernica To Be Auctioned

Pablo Picasso’s Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter), goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s after an international tour of exhibition dates including Hong Kong 30 January- 2 February, Taipei 6 -7 February, New York 12- 14 February, London 22 -28 February. The portrait has been identified as one of Picasso’s weeping women […]

21 December 2017

Sotheby’s Rounds Off 2017 Reaching $4.7 billion Annual Sales Total

Sotheby’s concluded their 2017 auctions this week, reaching an annual sales total of $4.7 billion that represents a 13.1% increase over our 2016 results.

25 October 2017

Howard Hodgkin Estate Sale Soars At Sotheby’s

A testament to the exceptional eye of British painter Howard Hodgkin has been finalised when the kaleidoscope of exquisite objects that the artist so carefully drew together in his home, exceeded pre-sale expectations and sold for a combined total of £5,184,887 / $6,843,532 / €5,806,049

8 October 2017

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Contemporary Art Holds Its Own At Christie’s, Sotheby’s And Phillips

Autumn Contemporary Art auction round-up, Autumn 2017

20 September 2017

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Grenfell Art Auction Expected To Raise Big Money For Surviving Families

The ‘Art for Grenfell’ auction has been announced to take place on Monday 16 October at Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, in London. 

25 August 2017

Edward Albee Collection Unveiled By Sotheby’s Ahead Of September Auction

Sotheby’s has unveiled the full contents of The Collection of Edward Albee, which will be offered in a dedicated auction in New York on 26 September 2017.

23 August 2017

Sotheby’s Scraps Online Only Auction Buyer’s Premium But Hikes Regular Tariffs

Sotheby’s has taken the bold move to scrap buyer’s premium on all of its online-only auctions. The auction house has at the same time announced that it will raise its regular buyer’s premium

6 July 2017

George Frederic Watts Masterpiece Orpheus and Eurydice Auctioned At Sotheby’s

An important Important Work by the Artist George Frederic Watts is to be offered at Sotheby’s. This marks the Two-Hundredth Anniversary of Watt’s Birth.

Edward Albee Estate To Be Auctioned By Sotheby’s New York

Sotheby’s has announced that it will be handling the estate collection of the great American playwright Edward Albee. The dedicated auction will be held this September in New York with proceeds of the sale benefiting The Edward F. Albee Foundation, which provides residencies for writers and visual artists in Montauk, Long Island.

22 June 2017

Wassily Kandinsky Painting Achieves £33m A New Auction Record At Sotheby’s

A new auction record for Wassily Kandinsky was broken twice last night at Sotheby’s London. Murnau – Landschaft mit grünem Haus from 1909, sold for £21 million / $26.4 million / €23.9 million. Both early works by Kandinsky were among the few left in private hands, this painting made its auction debut having remained in the private collection of the same family since the 1920s.

12 June 2017

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Picasso Ring With Portrait Of Lover Dora Maar To Be Auctioned

A ring, containing a Picasso portrait of Dora Maar is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s.

27 May 2017

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Mario Testino Puts His Personal Art Collection Under The Hammer At Sotheby’s

Mario Testino, is to put his art collection under the hammer at Sotheby’s. As one of the most celebrated photographers of our time, this project will look beyond Testino’s enigmatic images that have shaped contemporary culture and reveal the artist as collector, patron and collaborator.