SOTHEBY’S AUCTION HOUSE VISIT
I have been to many many museums around the world, and many galleries too, but I have never been to an auction house. I got to go behind the scenes at Sotheby’s to learn about their various businesses, walk the exhibition spaces both open to the public and not, and meet some of the management team and executives at this prestigious house. What an incredible day! The things I saw and the conversations I had will stay with me forever! It was incredible being in a building full of people that cared about all the things I care deeply about (opera and art) were extremely knowledgable, and wanted to have conversations with me about our shared passions.❤️
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 ten different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris, and Sotheby’s BidNow programme allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids from anywhere in the world. Sotheby’s offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services, the world’s only full-service art financing company, as well as the collection advisory services of its subsidiary, Art Agency, Partners. Sotheby’s presents private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including S|2, the gallery arm of Sotheby’s Global Fine Art Division, and two retail businesses, Sotheby’s Diamonds and Sotheby’s Wine. In February 2015, RM Auctions formed a strategic partnership with Sotheby’s to become RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. Sotheby’s has a global network of 80 offices in 40 countries and is the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID).
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