Sotheby’s has unexpectedly become the most promising possibility for Latin American art in the auction rooms. In a long-awaited decision, the auction house announced it will integrate Latin American art into its contemporary auction sales in New York – starting this Autumn.
Ru ware, from the imperial court of the Song dynasty, has achieved almost mythical status over the last 1,000 years. Experience its understated beauty and learn about its exceptional rarity in our short film. Song – Important Chinese Ceramics from the Le Cong Tang Collectiontakes place in Hong Kong on 3 October.
A beloved precious gemstone, the ruby is a fiery and captivating talisman often associated with passion, protection and prosperity. Though its enjoyed some popularity for hundreds of years, the latest global jewelry trends indicate the exquisite crystal is emerging as a staple of any connoisseur’s collection, as Carol Elkins, senior vice president of Sotheby’s Jewellery reports that colored gemstones have seen significant upward trends in the last decade. In a celebration of the ruby, discover homes that embody the spirit and color of the precious gemstone.
On the evening of June 7th, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty welcomed Carol Elkins, Senior Vice President of Sotheby’s Jewelry, to Park House for a glittering presentation on magnificent jewels covering bidding at auction, global jewelry trends, and current market values. It was an amazing night for cocktails, friends, fun, and diamonds of course!
Join us Wednesday June 7th from 6 to 8pm at Park House.
On Wednesday June 7th, Carol Elkins, Senior Vice President, Senior Specialist Sotheby’s Jewelry will join us at Park House for Cocktails & Conversations. As the Sotheby’s Auction House website describes, Elkins “is regarded by dealers and collectors as a leading specialist in antique and period Jewellery” and her current role at the Auction House involves “organising, curating and promoting the New York Jewellery sales and meeting clients to provide auction estimates, and estate and fair market appraisals.” Elkins will offer a brief educational presentation discussing her experience and various pieces, which will be followed by a reception where guests will grab a drink, mingle and ask questions.
Photography is bigger than ever—now you’ll find an ever-increasing array of fairs, exhibitions, auction sales and study options all dedicated to the medium. If you’re a collector new to photography, however, deciding what to buy can be daunting. From editioning to provenance, here are five things from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art to think about when buying photography as an investment.
Musician. Actor. Icon. David Bowie was one of the most recognizable and revered artists in the world. The legendary performer was also a passionate collector with deep connections to modern and contemporary artworks and their makers. This November, Sotheby’s London will present Bowie/Collector, a three-part sale encompassing some 400 objects from the personal holdings of a man who approached collecting with the same inspired sense of individualism that defined his own fiercely original art.
This year a wealth of major exhibitions, fairs and new spaces dedicated to photography are poised to open in the United Kingdom and North America. The increased prominence of photography in the art market means more opportunities for those aspiring to careers with a art photography focus. We spoke to Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London Master’s degree faculty about what’s pushing photography to the top of the agenda in 2016.