A unique Cromwellian relic will come to the auction block on 9th December when an exquisitely engraved brass plate found resting on Oliver Cromwell?s chest when his body was exhumed in 1661 appears at Sotheby?s London auction of English Literature, History, Children?s Books and Illustrations. Show More Summary
Helena Newman, Sotheby?s Co-Head, Impressionist & Modern Art Worldwide, said: ?Following our highest-ever sale total for our Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York, we are delighted to announce a highly desirable highlight of our forthcoming London sale, Henri Matisse?s Odalisque au fauteuil noir. Show More Summary
The third and final of Sotheby?s auctions of Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon drew to a close last night in New York, bringing the series total to an outstanding $218.1 million. The three-day Interiors auction ? offering fine art, furniture, porcelain, silver, glassware, decoration and more from Mrs. Show More Summary
A few weeks ago, Lisa Dennison, the head of Sotheby’s in North and South America, told me that she owned a truly significant work of art—a portrait by Francesco Clemente. Early one morning last week, I went to visit her at home, to find out what it was like for... More »
While the issue of the benefit or harm that activist investors cause remain debatable, Dan Loeb has added two more successive victories on his Resume, as both Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) and Sothebys (NYSE:BID) agreed to his demands. Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker reported on the culmination of a six month proxy fight between Mr. Loeb and […]
Photo via Sotheby's Eight months after Bunny Mellon, the horticulturalist and art collector known for redesigning the White House Rose Garden in the 1960s, passed away in March, Sotheby's just wrapped up a massive multi-day auction series of the late...
On 25 November 2014 at 7pm Sotheby?s New York will hold a ground-breaking auction dedicated to Contemporary Art from Mexico. Mexico Contemporary takes place 35 years after the first Latin American Art sale and will include both established figures and the younger, raiding-rising stars at the forefront of the Contemporary Art world. Show More Summary
On 25th and 26th November 2014 Sotheby?s New York Latin American Art Modern and Contemporary Evening sale will be led by Fernando Botero?s La casa de las gemelas Arias, one of the most significant works by the artist to appear at auction in over a decade. Show More Summary
Thursday night at Sotheby?s New York headquarters, a Magnificent and Rare 9.75-Carat Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond from the celebrated collection of Mrs Paul Mellon (Est. US$10 ? 15 million) sold for a staggering US$32,645,000 / HK$254,631,000...Show More Summary
Six months ago, Sotheby’s chief executive Bill Ruprecht welcomed the billionaire investor Dan Loeb — his largest shareholder and vituperative critic — into his York Avenue office for a joint interview with The Wall Street Journal. Loeb had just agreed to quiet his campaign for internal changes at the 270-year-old... More »
Behold the most expensive painting by a female artist ever sold at auction. Jimson Weed/White Flower No 1 by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sold for $44.4m (£28.8m) at Sotheby’s New York auction of American Art. The painting was one...Show More Summary
#AuctionUpdate: After 7 bidders battle for O’Keeffe’s iconic work, Sothebys Lisa Dennison took the record-setting bid pic.twitter.com/7YQwlszUn0 — Sotheby's (@Sothebys) November 20, 2014 A painting of a white blossom on a Jimson weed is now the most expensive work of art by a woman, and a record-setter for the late American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Show More Summary
The rise and fall of Ruprecht's empire.
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After a 14-year leadership tenure that had turned rocky in recent months, William F. Ruprecht will be stepping down as the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby's, the art auction giant announced on Thursday.
Sotheby?s today announced that its Board of Directors has begun a search for the Company?s next Chief Executive Officer and that William F. Ruprecht will step down by mutual agreement with the Board. Mr. Ruprecht, who has served as CEO...Show More Summary
This morning in Sotheby?s New York auction of American Art, Georgia O?Keeffe?s iconic flower painting Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 sold for a remarkable $44,405,000 ? more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist, and more than seven times the previous auction record for O?Keeffe. Show More Summary
Alongside the traditional auctions of Russian Paintings and Works of Art in London this November, Sotheby?s will present the second instalment of ?Contemporary East? ? the only sale dedicated to contemporary art from across Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus and the Baltics staged by an international auction house. Show More Summary
William Ruprecht will end his long career at the auction house after activist investor Daniel Loeb took a big stake
Sotheby's says CEO William Ruprecht will step down and that its board has started a search for its next chief executive. The change comes after activist investor Daniel Loeb joined the board of the... To view the full story, click the title link.