LONDON - Auction houses are multitalented. Their offerings span a vast spectrum of possibilities aside from the sales-driven aspect of fine art. Across categories from jewellery and watches, to cars and wine, to furniture and house sales, diamonds, books, ceramics, design – you name it, Sotheby’s will offer it. It is a veritable high-end shoppers’ paradise, added to which one can educate oneself over the weekend in order to know how and what to buy!

This weekend, Sotheby’s London will be opening its doors to the public for an exceptional educational experience, in which top experts in their fields will be looking at fascinating topics that escape the knowledge of the average art lover. It is one thing to appreciate a fine piece of ceramic art, and quite another to understand the potter’s history and achievements and comparable creations in different markets. A book or manuscript will hold far greater value if one understands the history behind the edition, the library that has held it and the journey that has brought it to the auction block. New categories, such as Design, provoke a lot of questions. Where better to ask them than over a leisurely weekend, in the heart of Mayfair, and with plenty of parking space on the single yellow lines, which open New Bond Street to cars for all but Saturday morning? Do not miss this opportunity!

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SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL, TROOPS GOING TO THE FRONT, CIRCA 1917.
SIR FREDERIC LEIGHTON, STUDY FOR FLAMING JUNE, CIRCA 1895.
PABLO PICASSO, SIRÈNE.
Selling Exhibition

The Value of Art: The Past & Future of Collecting

29 May 2015 - 08 June 2015 | London