Shanghai art collector Liu Yiqian stirred the internet pot after sipping tea from that $35-million, Ming Dynasty chicken cup he won at a Sotheby's Auction in HK several months back. However, Liu thinks the reaction might be a 'storm in a tea cup.' [ more › ]
Sotheby?s announced that ahead of its auction of Contemporary art by both Middle Eastern and International artists in Doha, Qatar, on 13th October 2014, an exhibition of highlights from the sale will be staged in its New Bond Street galleries in London from 22nd July until 22nd August 2014. Show More Summary
Sotheby's auction house underwent a round of layoffs today as part of an internal restructuring, CNBC reported. The cuts, which come three days after the company announced a major partnership with eBay, were announced in a companywide meeting at 9am this morning, Hyperallergic has learned.
- A copy of Lefevre's Recuyell of the Histories of Troye, the first book printed in English, sold for £1,082,000 at Sotheby's this week. The CSM reported on the sale.- From Sarah Werner at The Collation, an exploration of symbols used...Show More Summary
The Frum Collection of Oceanic Art—52 items in all—is to be auctioned by Sotheby’s in Paris on September 16. Billed as the most significant assortment of Oceanic art to come to market in the last 30 years, the works from Polynesia and...Show More Summary
Setting the World Auction Record for Chinese Ceramics at HK$281 million / US$36 million at Sotheby?s Hong Kong this April, the legendary Ming Chenghua Chicken Cup is presented to its new owner, Mr Liu Yiqian, founder of the Long Museum in Shanghai, today at Sotheby?s Hong Kong. Show More Summary
Auction house Sotheby's said in a securities filing that it will reduce its headcount in the U.S. and U.K. as part of a restructuring plan. "The restructuring plan is the result of a strategic review conducted by management and willShow More Summary
Commenting on the exceptional half-year result, Kevin Ching, Chief Executive Officer of Sotheby?s Asia, said: ?Fuelled by robust demand for art in Asia, Sotheby?s strong performance was driven by two factors: our ability to source the...Show More Summary
Will it be third time's a charm for high-end art house Sotheby's and its online efforts?
The next Natural History sale at Sotheby?s Paris on 30 September 2014 is sure to delight both seasoned collectors and new enthusiasts. Marvels of Nature, rediscovered fossils and skeletons of vanished creatures will retrace the spectacular history of Evolution down the millennia. Show More Summary
Records tumbled this season in the highest-grossing flagship summer auctions that Sotheby?s London has ever seen. Together, sales in the four key categories of Old Masters, Impressionist & Modern, Contemporary Art and ?Treasures? totalled...Show More Summary
New Jersey-based Realogy Holdings, which operates brands such as Coldwell Banker, Century 21, ERA and Sotheby’s International, disclosed that it is adding another company to its lineup, adding California-based brokerage, ZipRealty.
Sotheby's and eBay are partnering to bring the 270-year-old auction house's offerings to the online shopping leader's 145 million active users. This is a second attempt at a joint venture: the two companies tried and failed in 2002, when art buyers were less likely to make large investments online. READ MORE »
S otheby’s, established in 1744 by London bookseller Samuel Baker, is the world’s oldest fine arts auctioneer, a venue where some of the wealthiest people in the world hold aloft auction paddles to bid on diamonds and gemstones, art and antiques. Show More Summary
Also, the big Web companies fight for net neutrality, Sotheby’s and eBay join forces, scientists have too much time on their hands, a reason to buy a smartwatch, and proof that cancelling Comcast is a complete nightmare. Microsoft Chases...Show More Summary
The Sotheby's London sale of Fine Jewels will take place on July 16, and it's delightful to see that an Indian Maharani's stunning collection sharing center-stage with some of the most epic crown jewels at this magnificent display. Read the rest of the story at: Maharani Sita Devi Sahib's jewels up for auction
A View of the Groenburgwal with the Zuiderkerk, seen from the River Amstel, Amsterdam, Johannes Christiaan Karel Klinkenberg On the Elsewhere blog (for which I must issue a Timesink Warning). Also on Sotheby’s. Original is in a private collection. Another beautiful example of the genre of 19th century Dutch townscape paintings that I just love […]
They are both giants in the auction industry but ones with vastly different traditions, not to mention different ways of doing business.
Another incredible Hamptons estate is up for grabs. Known as "Angel View," the 15,000-square-foot estate in North Haven is selling for an astronomical $65 million through Harald Grant of Sotheby's. Although the identity of the owners...Show More Summary
Sotheby's and eBay team up for online auctions. We're dubious.