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Tamara de Lempicka at Sotheby’s New York

Sotheby’s New York is pleased to present The World of Tamara: A Celebration of Lempicka and Art Deco, a selling exhibition dedicated to the true pioneer and decisive arbiter of Art Deco painting. Tamara de Lempicka’s cosmopolitan portraits are imbued with the opulence and liberated boldness of the années folles: the golden age that overtook Europe in the 1920s and 30s. Tamara Łempicka, born Tamara Rozalia Gurwik-Górska on16th May 1898, better known as Tamara de Lempicka, was a...

Sotheby’s Guide to LA Frieze Week

Sotheby’s has previewed Frieze Los Angeles, which takes place from February 29th – March 3rd, 2024 at Santa Monica Airport. The fair returns to Santa Monica Airport for its fifth edition with new public spaces, a new Focus curator, and new local and international exhibitors. A Letter from Sotheby’s Elizabeth Beaman, Senior Vice President, Head of Southern California, said: “Los Angeles has truly become the other art world capital of the United States. While L.A....

Sotheby’s Announces New Fees Structure

International auction house Sotheby’s has announced a new structure for its fees for buyers and sellers. The details were revealed by Chief Executive Officer Charles F. Stewart in a release on February 1st. The statement reads: “As a Sotheby’s client, you deserve clarity and simplicity when buying and selling with us. So today, in response to consistent feedback, we’re announcing the most significant changes to our fee structures in more than 40 years. “First, we’ve...

Sotheby’s Vision of America

This January, Sotheby’s has announced Visions of America, a celebration of American craftsmanship and culture filled with auctions, events, and experiences. Spanning three floors of gallery space at its New York headquarters, Visions of America presents “unparalleled examples of American art and objects spanning the 17th century to today”. The auctions include a diverse array of superlative fine art, furniture, fashion, decorative arts, folk art, historic maps, books, whiskey, manuscripts, and more. Thom Browne, the...

Mozart’s Last Castle Going for Auction

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is often considered the greatest musical genius to have ever lived. With over 800 works including operas, symphonies, and concertos, he defined the classical period and inspired later composers including Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. His music continues to be performed all over the world to this day. Mozart’s final work was commissioned by Count Franz von Walsegg of Schloss Stuppach in Salzburg, present-day Austria. This historic castle, one of the few in lower...

Picasso Painting Sold by Sotheby’s for $139m

A portrait painted by Pablo Picasso of his “golden muse” and secret lover has sold for $139.4m (£114m) at an auction by Sotheby’s in New York. Femme à la Montre becomes the second most valuable work by the artist. Painted in 1932, the picture was described by the auctioneers Sotheby’s as the “prized jewel” of about 120 artworks owned by Emily Fisher Landau, one of the greatest art collectors of the 20th century. The sale...

Sotheby’s Spotlights Women as Artists and Collectors

Global auction specialist Sotheby’s has started a monthly newsletter aiming to spotlight areas it thinks collectors should be particularly excited about. As Sotheby’s Global Chairman and Head of Global Fine Art, Brooke L Lampley says she has “A front row seat to watch our auctions evolve each season” She adds: “It’s a rare privilege to facilitate the connection between creators and collectors. This month we’re starting a newsletter to tell you, our top clients, what...

Oldest Ever Brora Makes History at Distillers One Of One Auction

Brora Iris, donated by Diageo to the Distillers One Of One Charity Auction, has sold for £400,000 / $483,080 (including buyer’s premium), breaking the record for the highest price ever paid for a single bottle from the distillery. Sold at Hopetoun House, Edinburgh in partnership with Sotheby’s, the stunning work of art represents the eye of a Scottish Wildcat, the emblem of Brora Distillery, and is the oldest whisky ever to be released from the...

The Last Drop Experience at the One Of One Auction

The Last Drop Distillers will be auctioning a rare experience as a Founder Donor in The Distillers’ One of One Auction, taking place on Thursday 5th October 2023. In partnership with Sotheby’s, the Distillers One of One brings together an unparalleled collection of one-off, never-to-be-repeated Scotch whiskies from distillers and bottlers  across the length and breadth of Scotland. The Last Drop has devised an exceptional offering which not only celebrates the art of Scotch Whisky...

Sotheby’s to Sell $400m Emily Fisher Landau Collection

Sotheby’s is presenting the Emily Fisher Landau Collection to be sold across dedicated evening and day sales in New York this November, marking a historic auction event. The total value of the collection is estimated at $400m, and it features works by Picasso, Mondrian and Jasper Johns. The star lot of the group is Pablo Picasso’s Femme à la Montre (Woman With a Watch), a 1932 portrait of the artist’s young lover Marie-Therese Walter, which...

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