Contemporary Art

Sotheby’s 25 Most Memorable Instagrams of 2018

By Stephanie Sporn
Whether it was the self-shredding Banksy or a 51.52-carat diamond ring by Harry Winston, Sotheby’s Instagram captured the year's most buzz-worthy moments at our locations around the world. Posts of rare portraits, glamorous events and, of course, playful poses, too, attracted more than 800,000 followers and millions of likes. As 2018 comes to a close, take a look back at 25 of our most popular and talked-about Instagram shots that document a memorable and art-filled year.

1. The Shredding Banksy

2. Picasso's Golden Muse

3. Marie Antoinette's Ring

4. Andy Warhol's Iconic Flowers

5. Magritte's Auction Record

6. Basquiat's Flesh and Spirit

7. Robin Williams's Inimitable Humor

8. Chagall's Tender Portrait

9. Barbara Sinatra's Dodie Thayer Lettuceware

10. Monet’s ‘La Falaise D’Amont’

11. Xoloitzcuintli, The Mexican Hairless Dog

12. Picasso's Le Matador

13. 19th-Century Embroidered Turkish Shoes

14. Harry Winston's 51.52-Carat Cushion-Cut Diamond Ring

15. Amedeo Modigliani’s Record-Setting Masterpiece, Nu couché

16. A Rare 'Mille-Fleurs' Bottle Vase

17. An Elephant Bird Egg

18. Frank Cadogan Cowper's The Young Duchess

19. Carpets in London

20. Rik Wouters's Portrait Comes to Life

21. The Pink Panther

22. Interior Inspiration in Paris

23. Glamour by Norman Parkinson

24. Fei’an's Elaborate Floral and Bird Painting

25. Love is in the Bin Goes On View in London

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