Sensational and mysterious, absinthe has long been ridden with controversy. The favored elixir of Belle Époque artists and literati, absinthe fell victim to its alleged hallucinatory effects, which caused nationwide bans and a reputation contemporary enthusiasts are still working to rectify. Among them is Texas-born, New York-based Hector Pena. An IT technician with a passion for “the green fairy,” Pena founded AbsintheNYC in 2016 to teach others how to properly appreciate the alcohol’s unique anise flavor through events and tastings. “It is a transformative feeling to pour absinthe into an antique glass and experience the way it was consumed over 100 years ago,” said Pena. On 23 June, Pena will lead an absinthe tasting at Sotheby’s event with Atlas Obscura where guests will be treated to a night of gothic mystery, including a dramatic reading of Edgar Allan Poe's Tales, a first-edition of which will be offered in Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana Online (18–28 June). Here, Pena answers all our absinthe-related questions and explains why if you had absinthe ten years ago and hated it, it’s time to give it a second try.
A home library is a personal sanctuary to escape the noise. But quiet doesn’t have to mean boring. After all, the great libraries of the world are repositories for books but also for letters, maps, globes and other collectibles. Elevate your home library from man cave to elegant, sophisticated retreat with a selection of literary memorabilia, plush furnishings, vintage finds, and yes, books chosen from Sotheby’s Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana Online (18–28 June) sale and online marketplace Viyet. Click ahead for a dozen essentials for the Modern Library. Fine Books and Manuscripts including Americana Online 18–28 June | Online Photo: Soucie Horner
In this 60-Second Gallery, discover intricate illustrations of the animal kingdom from North America to the Seychelles. These volumes, created by 18th and 19th century researchers, demonstrate the meticulous study and taxonomy that was undertaken by natural historians in their expeditions across the globe. These works and more will be offered in Sotheby's Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana Online (18 June – 28 June)
Sotheby’s and Atlas Obscura have teamed up to provide exclusive access to rare objects from the Fine Books and Manuscripts Including Americana Online (18–28 June, Online). This is a remarkable chance to see these items in the flesh, and you’ll see them in one of New York’s incredible spaces, an apartment near the top of the Woolworth Building, one of America’s most beautiful buildings. Built in 1913 and celebrated as the tallest building in the world at the time of completion in 1913, The Woolworth Building majestically rises 792 feet above City Hall Park at the gateway to Tribeca. Woolworth spared no expense on the construction, evidenced from the detailed exteriors and interiors of the graceful tower. Below, find details about each of the four events, including how to buy tickets.
Online Registration to Bid is Closed for this Sale. Would you like to watch the live sale?Ver Subasta En Directon