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Sotheby’s 25 Most Memorable Instagrams of 2017

Whether it was a 60-carat pink diamond in Hong Kong or a $110.5-million Basquiat in New York, 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 580,000 followers and over two million likes. As 2017 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. Jean Béraud’s La Conversation

2. The Record-Setting, $100-Million Basquiat

3. The CTF Pink Star

4. An Exquisite Klimt Landscape

5. Lichtenstein’s Nude Sunbathing

6. Celebrating the Whitney Biennial

7. A Magnificent and Noble Tiara

8. 100 Years of De Stijl

9. A Blooming Still Life

10. A Three-Time Best in Class Mercedes-Benz

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11. A Monumental Eve

12. 'Tis the Season at Sotheby’s London

13. Shaun Leane’s Macabre Elegance

14. A Silver Cistern that Holds More than 70 Bottles of Champagne

15. A Basquiat from the Collection of Yoko Ono

16. Queen Elizabeth II

17. Geneva’s Glittering Necklace

18. A Tree of Life Carpet

19. Warhol’s Mao

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20. Rolex & Luxury Timepieces

21. Magritte’s Luminous Sunset

22. Lalanne Public Art

23. A Botero Boy

24. Audrey Hepburn by Cecil Beaton

25. A Bacon Triptych Returns to Auction After 50 Years

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