Whether it was David Bowie in London, T.O.P in Hong Kong or Imagine the Conversation in New York, Sotheby’s Instagram constantly captures our international happenings. Photos of rare portraits, record-breaking jewels, glamorous events and, of course, playful moments, too, attracted more than 400,000 followers in 2016. Commemorating our thrilling year, here are 25 of our most popular and dynamic Instagram shots following works into our buildings, on display and under the hammer.
Tick tock tick tock! Let the countdown begin. We're getting ready for the #SothebysContemporary Art Evening Auction, taking place in #NYC at 7pm. Tune in to Sothebys.com or follow along on Twitter for live updates! 📸: Gerhard Richter's 'A B, Still' from the #TriumphofPainting: The Steven & Ann Ames Collection.
We're all kids at heart, but sometimes real children are the ones who steal your heart! 💕Little visitors to our #SothebysContemporary Curated gallery in #NYC point out Andy Warhol's 'Monkey (Toy Painting)' and 'Clockwork Panda Drummer (Toy Painting)' ahead of the auction tomorrow at 10am. These silkscreens on canvas were specifically hung low to the ground, to be at eye-level for our younger visitors, just as Warhol himself had done years ago. 👫
Art in bloom: One of the greatest Flower still lifes by Jan Brueghel the Elder left in private in front of a floral installation by British artist Rebecca Louise Law. Be the first to discover our #OldMasters and #Treasures exhibitions, on view in our #London galleries today until 6 July @rebeccalouiselaw #FlowerWall #SothebysOldMasters
In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines...Ludwig Bemelmans's 'In Rain' from Madeline is the perfect illustration for a snowy, rainy Sunday. #SothebysOnline sale of 'Icons of Children's Illustration' is online for 24 more hours! Run out of the wet snow and bid now. #SothebysBooks
These iconic 'Serpenti' wristwatch and ring by @bulgariofficial are among two of Cynthia Rowley's favorite jewels from our #NYC Magnificent Jewels and Fine Jewels sales. Join @frankbeverett tomorrow at 9:30am EST on #Facebook for a #LIVE discussion with designer @cynthia_rowley on all things #jewels and #fashion. #SothebysJewels
One of the greatest and most tragic #love stories of 20th-century #art history, a pioneer in the world of modern art and his eternal muse. Amedeo Modigliani's finest painting of Jeanne Hébuterne to come to the market in a decade is announced today as a highlight of Sotheby’s #London Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 21st June. #Imaginetheconversation #sothebysimpmod
Daniel the #Spaniel takes a paws in our New Bond Street galleries, as we prepare for our Collections & Collectors exhibition opening on Sunday. The auction brings together a myriad of exquisite objects, from early #keys and #antique #furniture to bold #rugs and unique #clocks. Explore the 411 lots on offer in our #London galleries from 24 – 27 April. #DogsofInstagram
'Feeling more snowy behind the ears than he had ever felt before...' As the cold weather draws in, warm yourself up with this charming illustration of Winnie the Pooh by E. H Shepherd, from our forthcoming English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations sale in #London on 13 December. #SothebysBooks #winniethepooh
Library goals. Selections from the Fox Pointe Manor Library, covering diverse topics such as travel, Americana, science, medicine, sports and cookery, is now open to the public in #NYC! Swing by our galleries at 1334 York Avenue today and get lost in the wonderful world of literature. #SothebysBooks
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