From the paintings and sculptures that tell the story of those who discovered them, alongside rare wines and literature collections in London, to collections from the American astronauts on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, here’s a look at what’s happening at Sotheby’s Auction House in July.
Featuring a mix of furniture and decorative art, the pieces of the annual “Treasures” auction feature extraordinary craftsmanship as well as diversity in style and age.
This sale features a broad range of materials, including works by Edward Ardizzone, Daniel Defoe and Beatrix Potter. The sale also boasts the original and first management contract between the Beatles and Brian Epstein from 1962.
July is lovely month to see out some unique wine collections in rare vintages, including a stunning Burgundy line-up, a collection of mature Bordeaux’s from the 1980’s and 1990’s, and single bottles of Romanée-Conti 2005 and Montrachet 2005 DRC, a case of Chambertin 1999 from Rousseau and selection of 19th Century Madeira.
The titans of Impressionism are the highlight of this sale — Renoir, Luce and Fantin-Latour, but they’re not to be outdone by the collection of Surrealists & Dada works by Duchamp, Dalí and Ernst, as well as a collection of Post-Impressionist pictures.
In an exhibition paying tribute to the émigrés who revolutionized Britain’s art and publishing worlds, “Brave New Visions” shares the stories of the art dealers who transformed the London gallery scene, shown through key paintings and sculptures by the artists they championed.
On the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this auction will feature material from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions, as well items direct from the astronauts themselves.