Contemporary Art

Erotic: Passion & Desire Highlights

By Sotheby's

Explored through painting, sculpture, drawing, photographs, books and design, the Erotic: Passion & Desire sales this February will take the viewer on a journey through the centuries to discover exceptional works of erotic art. Comprising 90 lots with a combined pre-sale low estimate of £3.8 million, this year’s auction on 15 February will be accompanied by an online sale, presenting a similarly diverse range of works across continents and centuries. Erotic Art Online will be open for bidding from 2 to 16 February.

ADVISORY: Please note that this sale includes images of nudity and images of a sexual nature.

Auction Calendar


Featured Content

Influential Photographer Rankin’s Erotic Highlights

Luke Edward Hall's Picks from Erotic Art Online

Easton-Smith, Kim

Why is Erotic Art so Compelling?

Homosexuality in Art

A History of the Nude in 10 Works

Artist Rankin Interprets the Erotic Sale for Coco de Mer and London Fashion Week

Antinous — In Pursuit of Beauty

The Art of the Celebrity Nude

8 Vintage Erotic Movie Posters

Exhibition Calendar

Erotic Art Online (7–14 February, London)
Erotic: Passion & Desire (7–15 February, London)


Erotic Art Online
+44 (0)20 7293 6216

Erotic: Passion & Desire
+44 (0)20 7293 5704

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