Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby’s presents auctions in 10 different salesrooms, including in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Paris—Sotheby’s BidNow program allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids from anywhere in the world.
Sotheby’s is a pillar in the market for everything from rare objects to contemporary art. The auction house has long been an arbiter of both taste and value.

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Sotheby's Jewels

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Sotheby's in Venice

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Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby’s presents auctions in 10 different salesrooms, including in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Paris—Sotheby’s BidNow program allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids from anywhere in the world.