Following the inaugural sale of The Midas Touch in 2018, this year Sotheby’s presents GOLD: The Midas Touch, a sale celebrating the single metal which has compelled mankind for six millennia, building Empires and destroying Dynasties. World-renowned couturier Guo Pei is curating this season's edition of The Midas Touch.
A marker of wealth but also faith, a mythological but also practical material, gold has endured where other fashions faded. In a world that speaks over 6,900 languages, the language of gold remains universal. Taking collectors on a journey through the great civilisations of the world, GOLD: The Midas Touch puts artists next to artisans, sculptures next to sacred objects, contemporary painting next to ancient jewellery, to present an unrivalled history of nature’s most bewitching creation.
An exceptional pair of multi-gem and gold horse heads, by Herbert Haseltine, 1949
To be sold in London 29 October, 2pm