Sotheby’s Masters Week achieved an extraordinary $82.5 million across six sales, nearly twice the 2017 series results. Among the more than 650 paintings, drawings and sculptures sold were a pair of immaculate Venetian views by Canaletto, which earned $4.2 million. The week's three private sales saw remarkable results, garnering a combined $23 million. For more of the best auction moments from Masters Week, click ahead. And while the sales may be over, two exhibitions of Spanish Golden Age paintings are on view through 11 February in our New York galleries. Selling a work of art, fine timepiece or jewel with Sotheby’s is simple. Click here for more information about consigning with Sotheby's.
A reflection of the continent’s diversifying locales and technological innovations, 19th-century European art uniquely captures the subjects of its time while also nodding to a romanticised past. In Sotheby’s Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art sale, depictions of bustling cities and contemporary fashion can be found alongside orientalist fantasies and idyllic rural scenes. Our upcoming sale presents a perfect opportunity for an aspiring buyer to start a comprehensive and informed collection of the period’s varied artistic genres and movements. Click ahead to discover nine quintessential 19th-century works of art. Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art 1 February | New York
Ahead of the Master Paintings Evening Sale, Sotheby’s collaborated with award-winning designer Victoria Hagan to explore the magic of Old Master works within contemporary settings. As a celebrated AD100 designer, Hagan has designed homes across the country. The Masters Week exhibitions open 26 January 2018.
Diego Velázquez painted this striking portrait of Cristoforo Segni during a critical moment in his career. With parts of the painting executed by Pietro Martire Neri, this is truly an intriguing work. It will be offered on 1 February in the Master Paintings Evening Sale in New York.
Otto Naumann is not only an esteemed art dealer, but also an art historian and voracious collector. Featuring European paintings from the 16th to the 19th centuries, his impressive personal collection will be offered on 31 January 2018 in New York.
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