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.


1. The Ames Collection & Gerhard Richter

2. Contemporary Art for All Ages

3. Installing The David Bowie Collection

4. Rebecca Louise Law Meets Jan Brueghel the Elder

5. Martin Creed's Balloons in New York

6. Ludwig Bemelmans's In Rain from Madeline

7. Cynthia Rowley Picks Bulgari Jewels

8. Amedeo Modigliani's Tragic Love

9. Rugs & Carpets in London

10. A Monumental Frank Stella

11. T.O.P Curates Contemporary Art

12. Sotheby's Four-Legged Friends

13. Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire's Collection Comes to London

14. Diamonds for Barbie's Birthday

15. Floral Fauvist Inspiration at an Imagine the Conversation Dinner

16. A Very Snowy Winnie the Pooh by E. H Shepherd

17. 400-Year-Old Rothschild Orpheus Cup

18. Getting Lost in Books from the Fox Pointe Manor Library

19. The 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B in Sotheby's New York Lobby

20. Lego David Bowie & Damien Hirst

Welcoming one of the guests at tonight's #BowieCollector #emptySothebys (Regram: @legodavidbowieis )

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21. The Sky Blue Diamond

22. Photos from the Cecil Beaton Studio Archive

23. Tiffany Studios’ "Wisteria" Table Lamp

24. Francis Bacon’s Two Studies for a Self-Portrait

25. Winter on Sotheby's New York Rooftop

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