Sotheby's

This fall, David Bowie’s private collection of artwork will go to auction through Sotheby’s London. Leading up to the three-part sale, which will take place November 10 and 11, about 30 select items...
A premier example of prewar automotive excellence, a 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider by Touring will surely spark a battle of bids at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale in Monterey, Calif., on...
Mist-covered ponds, arched bridges, and traditional Chinese buildings with swooped-edge gables grace the 1.6-acre grounds of Taohuayuan —also known as the One Billion Luxury Garden Home, thanks to...
Arguably the most important car ever made available to the public, the 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra CSX 2000 —the first Cobra created—will be for sale at the RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey, Calif., held...
After a frantic bidding war among collectors at Sotheby’s London on Tuesday night, Picasso’s 1909 Femme Assise broke auction records for a cubist painting, selling for $63.7 million—$20 million more...
Sotheby’s London will bring Amedeo Modigliani’s Jeanne Hébuterne (au foulard) —a portrait of the Italian artist’s lover Jeanne Hébuterne — to auction as part of its Impressionist & Modern Art...
Acclaimed 19th-century automata from a private collection will be available once again as lots billed Swiss Mechanical Marvels Part II have been added to Sotheby’s Important Watches auction, to be...
The height of summer in Austin, Texas, brings average temperatures in the high 90s and air thick with humidity. However, homeowners of Soaring Wings by local architect Winn Wittman will have it made...
Collectors of competition cars will be racing to Northern California this summer as provenance-packed Fords and Shelbys from the Jim Click Ford Performance Collection will be featured lots at the RM...
History was made in Geneva this week as Christie’s and Sotheby’s auctioned off two important diamonds— the Oppenheimer Blue and the Unique Pink . The resulting price of each shattered auction records...
While the primary watch market—referring to modern watches sold at retail—continues to flounder, the auction market for timepieces is on the brink of what John Reardon, international head of Christie...
The largest gem-quality rough diamond to be found on Earth in over a century is coming to auction June 29. Sotheby’s London will present the huge tennis-ball sized gem—dubbed the Lesedi La Rona...
While fans of Formula 1 gear up for the Monaco Grand Prix—held May 26 to 29—car collectors the world over will be racing to the RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction on May 14. Tracing the automotive industry’...
One of the rarest roadsters in the world, the 1968 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spider was first seen on the big screen in the The Thomas Crown Affair starring Steve McQueen —a model the actor himself...
Rubies have been treasured since biblical times for their red color and association with intense human emotions: love, anger, passion, and fury. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, the ruby is...
On April 27, a selection of France’s finest wines will be poured, paired, and put on the block at Sotheby’s Bordeaux Experiences— a live auction and private dinner in New York. With Prince Robert de...
Twice a year, Sotheby's and Christie's stage their marquee evening auctions for Impressionist and Modern as well as Contemporary artworks in New York. These are the sales where masterpieces cross the...
Choosing jewelry that suits your personal style is often a quest led by instinct, but building a repertoire that promises to survive the test of time and grow more valuable as it matures can be a...
On April 5, Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present the De Beers Millennium Jewel 4 for auction at the Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale. This internally flawless fancy vivid blue diamond is among...
In 2004, the tech entrepreneur Kumar Malavalli bought two adjacent lots in Los Altos Hills in Silicon Valley, Calif., for his wife Vijaya and him to build their dream home at 27500 La Vida Real . The...
Updated for 2016, this Connoisseur’s Guide to Collecting Fine Wine offers an overview of wine collecting and includes our latest recommendations. Genuine collectors thrive on an invigorating blend of...
As a prelude to the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens , Sotheby’s will host Return of the Nigo , an auction comprising much of Japanese entrepreneur Nigo’s personal collection of Star Wars...
Sotheby’s final jewelry auction of the season will offer more than 500 pieces…
Over 100 objects relating to the most celebrated and influential musicians of modern times
On October 7, Sotheby’s Hong Kong will offer one of the world’s most exquisite examples of grey-pearl jewelry for auction. A necklace and a pair of ear clips, known as the Cowdray Pearls , are...
On October 22, Sotheby’s New York will present the Creative Genius of Sam Simon—A Lifetime of Memorabilia . A jack-of-all-trades, Simon was the master of many, including writer, producer, cartoonist...
Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger selling for $179.4 million in May is one of many recent examples…
The ultrarare sculpture is one of the few castings that remain in private hands…
Fashion lovers will find haute couture for all tastes in the private collection of Didier Ludot.
Two extremely rare jewels, one of which was owned by Napoléon’s niece, will headline the sale.

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