Sotheby’s Auction House Events | May 2019

By RSIR Staff |

From RM Sotheby’s events in St. Louis and Italy, to Important Art in Paris and a Class of 2019 collection designed to celebrate academic accomplishment in New York, here’s a look at what’s happening at Sotheby’s Auction House in May.

5.3 – 5.18   |   Lalan: Endless Dance   Hong Kong

Sotheby’s presents a collection of abstract art by Lalan (Xie Jinglan) that immerses the viewer in a boundless domain and is heavily influenced by her profound understanding of music and dance.

5.3 – 5.20   |   The Sleep of Reason   Online

The Sleep of Reason is a private collection of Surrealist collages, paintings, works on paper, and books, which will be offered in two dedicated online-only sales.

5.4   |  Finest & Rarest Wines   New York, USA

This collection of fine and rare wines features the cellar of Dr. Daniel Salzman and The Chateau Mouton Rothschild Versailles Celebration Cases.

5.4 – 5.5   |   RM Sotheby’s The Guyton Collection   St. Louis, USA

RM Sotheby’s presents the esteemed Guyton Collection, which is comprised of the late Mr. Fred Guyton’s cars and automobilia including 60 Veteran, Brass, and Classic Era automobiles.

5.8   |   Old Masters   London, UK

This mid-season sale of Old Master pieces includes some of the most impeccable examples of major schools of painting from Western Europe.

5.8 – 5.21   |   Class of 2019   New York, USA

Celebrate the Class of 2019 with a curated auction of pieces to celebrate academic accomplishments, including watches, jewels, pens and accessories.

5.13   |   Pacific Art from the Collection of Harry A. Franklin   New York, USA

Harry A. Franklin was among the first to champion African, Oceania and West Coast American Art. This collection includes work from New Zealand, Polynesia, Melanesia, and Papua New Guinea.

5.14   |   Fine Japanese Art   London, UK

The Fine Japanese Art sale is a showcase of the artistry and craftsmanship of Japanese art from the 16th to 20th centuries, which includes lacquer, ceramics, enamels, woodblock prints, and more.

5.14   |   Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels   Geneva, CHE

A spectacular array of jewels will be presented from some of the world’s renowned houses including JAR, Bulgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, along with period jewels of noble provenance.

5.15   |   Important Chinese Art   London, UK

The spring sale of Important Chinese Art comprises many major collecting categories and is led by an important private collection of magnificent Song ceramics.

5.16   |   Photographs   London, UK

Peruse a collection of photographs from the 20th and 21st centuries that span some of the world’s most celebrated names: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Helmut Newton, Horst P. Horst, and more.

5.16   |  Collection Schickler-Pourtalès Art and Power in the XIXth Century   Paris, FRA

The Schickler dynasty was a powerful 19th century family of financiers, who amassed a range of objects from across Europe. This collection reveals a taste at the confluence of beauty, fortune and power.

5.21   |  American Art   New York, USA

This group of sculpture, paintings and works on paper is led by Edward Hopper’s Shakespeare at Dusk and Maxfield Parrish’s Study for ‘Old King Cole.’

5.22   |  Bibliothèque R. et B. L. Autographes et Manuscrits XIXe et XXe Siècles  Paris, FRA

This auction is the eighth and final of the R. & B.L. Collection, which brings together letters, literary texts, music scores and original drawings by 19th- and 20th-century writers, musicians and painters.

5.23   |  Tiffany   New York, USA

Dreaming in Glass: Masterworks by Tiffany Studios is led by the stunning “Fish and Waves” Lamp, regarded as one of the firm’s most ingenious and artistic masterworks.

5.25   |  RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba   Lake Como, ITA

Held every two years, the Villa Erba sale takes place along Lake Como’s gorgeous shoreline and is held in partnership with the revered Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

5.28   |  Important Design   Paris, FRA

Auctioneers are currently working on a selection of European and French creations from Art Nouveau to Art Deco, the 40s-50s, the 70s, and contemporary design.

5.30 – 5.31   |  Chinese Art   Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Summer Chinese Art Sale features works from a number of private collections and includes Qing porcelains and textiles, fine gilt bronze Buddhist sculptures, Qing wine cups and jades, and more.