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Sotheby's to auction military and political leader Oliver Cromwell's coffin plate

17 hours agoArts : Artdaily

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

Sotheby's to offer one of the finest of Matisse's celebrated 'Odalisque' paintings

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

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

Sotheby's Auctions of Property from The Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon draw to a close in New York

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

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

Sitting for Francesco Clemente

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 »

Dow Chemical Co (DOW) And Sothebys (BID) Succumb to Dan Loeb’s Will

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 […]

Auctions: 20 Shots From Sotheby's Bunny Mellon Home Auction

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...

Sotheby's to present dedicated evening sale of Mexican contemporary art

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

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

Sotheby's New York announces highlights from its Latin American Art Sale

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

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

Sotheby's New York sells diamond from the Collection Of Mrs. Paul Mellon for an astounding US$32.6 million

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

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

Dan Loeb Rolls Sotheby’s and Its CEO

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 »

$44m Jimson Weed

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

Auction brings record for O’Keeffe and women artists

#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

Morning Agenda: China Cuts Rates

China cuts benchmark interest rates for the first time since July 2012. | Fed to review bank oversight. | Sotheby’s chief to step down. | Goldman and Senate spar over commodities.

Sotheby's chief William F. Ruprecht stepping down

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.

William F. Ruprecht to step down; Sotheby's board conducting search for next CEO

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

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

O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

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

Sotheby's to offer contemporary art by established & emerging artists from across Russia, Ukraine and the Caucasus

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

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

Under pressure, Sotheby's CEO will step down

William Ruprecht will end his long career at the auction house after activist investor Daniel Loeb took a big stake

Sotheby's chief executive to step down

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.

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