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The Schlumberger Collection—The Family

The remarkable story of the Schlumberger Collection as assembled by Pierre and Sao Schlumberger is defined by a singular vision and an extraordinary passion for artistic innovation. Oliver Barker, Deputy Chairman, Europe, shares some of the family's history, from their vast success in the oil industry to their generous philanthropic endeavors. The Schlumberger Collection including one of the most important works by Mark Rothko to appear at auction in recent memory will be offered in a series of auctions at Sotheby's beginning on 4 November in New York.

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