Auction

Sotheby’s new approach to live auctions in the age of coronavirus was a success last week, offering hope to investors across the art market.
From the anatomical features of Da Vinci to the fractured features of modernist portraiture, the human head has reigned supreme in Art History.
A rare personal correspondence written by Post-Impressionist greats Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin is shedding light on their friendship and lives.
An introduction to Futurism, the dynamic movement that revolutionised Italian art at the beginning of the twentieth century. Obsessed with speed, the Futurists created art that captured the dawning…
Rembrandt van Rijn is one of history's most prolific painters of self-portraits, and as a result, we have an uncommonly intimate window into his life.
Vermeer and his contemporaries layered their paintings of domestic life with different meanings and interpretations. In this video, art critic Alastair Sooke and our specialist Maja Markovic take a…
Painted in 1996, David Hockney's "30 Sunflowers" is a bold and luscious still life of contemporary times. In this episode of Sotheby's Expert Voices, discover how Hockney was inspired to paint "30…
While art sales have been taking place online for years, for auction houses, closing in-person sales and viewings is still a leap into the unknown. Sotheby’s London tested the waters this week with…