Welcome to ‘Sotheby’s Selects,’ our new daily compendium of timely stories that explore the intersection of art, history, and popular culture. Here are today’s slideshows, videos and original articles:
British Sculpture Goes Beyond Limits
Meet Tim Marlow, the guest curator of this year’s edition of ‘Beyond Limits’ at Chatsworth, and find out about the amazing British sculpture he is bringing to the grounds of one of Britain’s greatest country estates in September.
This is the 10th year of this extraordinary exhibition of monumental art, the perfect opportunity to review the decade’s highlights and to enjoy this video interview with the Duke of Devonshire, who calls Chatsworth home.
Cars to Covet
Sotheby’s recent alliance with RM Auctions – now rechristened RM Sotheby’s – has brought another kind of sculpture to our attention, the kind that can be appreciated as much for its beauty and craftsmanship as for its speed and sex appeal. No car captures this mix better than the 1998 McLaren F1 'LM–Specification,' which many enthusiasts believe to be the greatest automobile ever built. Find out why in our red-hot video.
Want more? Check out this slideshow of the 7 Must-See Cars from RM Sotheby’s upcoming auction of the Pinnacle Portfolio in Monterey, California.
Celebrating Alice in Wonderland and the Cat in the Hat
This is a big week for children’s literature, with the surprise publication of a lost Dr. Seuss book, ‘What Pet Should I Get?’, the inspiration for our Seuss Celebration, an album of Seussiana that has come to auction at Sotheby’s over the years.
A century before Theodor Seuss Geisel became Dr. Seuss and revolutionized the way kids learn to read, Charles Dodgson assumed the pen name Lewis Carroll and created the magical world of Alice in Wonderland. The 150th anniversary of the literary classic is being celebrated around the world, including our entertaining and informative slideshow, Down the Rabbit Hole.