Over the next two weeks, works by major Contemporary artists and their Impressionist and Modern precursors will be shown in Imagine the Conversation, a dynamic two-week exhibition at Sotheby’s. But the stimulating dialogue extends beyond the art on view. Beginning Saturday, 30 April, Sotheby’s will launch Cocktails and Conversations, a curated series of informal discussions with the most intriguing cultural influencers from the worlds of fashion, music, cuisine and more. The six-event series will be held in a bespoke pop-up lounge on the fourth floor of our New York headquarters. Each event will be followed by a specialist-led tour of our galleries. We invite you to join the fascinating dialogue. See below for details on the exciting roster of talks and to RSVP.


With chef and artist Michael Cirino of A Razor, A Shiny Knife
Get to know the founder of A Razor, A Shiny Knife, an internationally acclaimed entertainment company that specialises in experiential cuisine and multimedia production – think gourmet lunches on a subway and monochromatic haute cuisine meals.
Saturday, 30 April 2016, 5–6pm
RSVP + 1 212 894 1678 or RSVP@Sothebys.com


With Joachim Pissarro, John Keenen and Terry Riley of Parallel
Each with more than 30 years of experience in their respective fields of art and architecture, Pissarro, Keenen and Riley founded Parallel, a consultancy that launched in November 2015 with an inaugural project at Art Basel Miami Beach. Parallel offers strategic services for developing art collections in close relationship to the spaces that house them.
Monday, 2 May 2016, 5–6pm
RSVP + 1 212 894 1678 or RSVP@Sothebys.com


With musician Sombear
Performing as Sombear, the writer, musician and producer Brad Hale is known for his electric pop style with late 1990s, early 2000s and dance influences.
Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 5–6pm
RSVP + 1 212 894 1678 or RSVP@Sothebys.com


With Haute Couture specialist Timothy Pope
Haute Couture specialist Timothy Pope and Sotheby's Jeremiah Evarts, Jonquil O'Reilly and Tiffany Dubin will discuss the integration of fashion and art in Old Masters, Impressionist and Modern paintings.
Friday, 6 May 2016, 5–6pm
RSVP + 1 212 894 1678 or RSVP@Sothebys.com


With Kemper Hyers of Starwood Capital Group
Formerly a stylist and Martha Stewart product designer and now Senior Vice President of Design at Starwood Capital Group, Hyers guided the development of the recently launched luxury hotel and lifestyle brands 1 Hotels and Baccarat Hotels & Resorts.
Saturday, 7 May 2016, 5–6pm
RSVP + 1 212 894 1678 or RSVP@Sothebys.com


With Nicholas Jackson of Sotheby’s Wine 
Nicholas trained as an auction specialist at Sotheby’s in London. He is now the buyer for Sotheby’s Wine, New York, and a Master of Wine student. 
Sunday, 8 May 2016, 1–2pm
RSVP + 1 212 894 1678 or RSVP@Sothebys.com

*Specialist-led tours to follow all conversations.