Welcome to ‘Sotheby’s Selects,’ our daily compendium of timely stories that explore the intersection of art, history and popular culture. Here are today’s slideshows, videos and original articles.

The Art of the Beard Meets the Beard in Art
For many of today’s male celebrities, facial hair is an important style statement, but check out our slideshow of artists who have been ahead of that trend for centuries.

Pop Goes the Hamptons
Everyone loves the beach, but Andy Warhol never left his celebrity circle when he bought a stunning house in Montauk: read the story of how the Rolling Stones and Jacqueline Onassis soon followed.

Sotheby’s On . . . A Legendary Sale
Speaking of Mrs Onassis, the sale of her estate in 1996 and the crowds it drew are still a fresh memory for all those involved. Watch auctioneer David Redden tell the story.

Van Gogh 150 Years Later
No one would have been more amazed at the prices Vincent van Gogh’s masterpieces command than the artist himself. Our Top 10 List would have astounded the master.