Specialist Departments

Where can I find information about a particular specialist department or collecting area?

Sotheby's Specialist Departments pages contain everything you need to know about the categories in which we hold auctions.


When you click a Specialist Departments link, you'll see a list of general categories. Click your area of interest to display a list of individual departments, then click any of the choices to access a department overview, catalogues, contact information, and upcoming sales.


How can I contact a Sotheby's specialist?

At the top of each department page, click the link for "specialists." Contact information for that department's worldwide team appears. Click a name to view a portrait and a short professional profile of the specialist, or click his or her email address to communicate.


What are Notable Works?

For each department, sale highlights from recent seasons, world-record prices, or landmark sales are illustrated under Notable Works, a link at the top of the department page. The caption beneath each work will take you to its illustrated catalogue entry.