Impressionist & Modern Art

Sotheby’s 25 Most Memorable Instagrams of 2019

By Stephanie Sporn
Whether it was heated auction battles or a hand decked with diamonds, 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, helped Sotheby's surpass 1 million Instagram followers. As 2019 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. To stay in the know about our exciting announcements and behind-the-scenes moments, be sure to follow @sothebys, @sothebysjewels and @sothebyswatches.

1. A Mark Rothko Sold to Benefit SFMOMA's Acquisitions Fund

2. Honoring Notre-Dame's Unparalleled Beauty

3. Serving Looks and Holes-in-One

4. Banksy Goes Bananas

5. A Spectrum of Jewels

6. Sanyu's Record-Breaking Final Masterpiece, Nu

7. Bill Nighy by Lorenzo Agius

8. Philippe Hiquily's First Solo Show in Switzerland

9. Tyler Shields's Mouthful

10. Claude Monet’s Charing Cross Bridge

11. Treasures from Chatsworth: The Exhibition

12. Pablo Picasso’s Mousquetaire à la pipe

13. Diamonds for Days

14. Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s First Poster and Lithograph

15. $110.7-Million Monet Breaks Artist Record

16. A 10.64-Carat Fancy Vivid Purplish Pink Diamond Ring

17. Jenny Saville’s Towering Three-Meter Juncture

18. Embracing the Viral Instagram Egg

19. Bidders Battle for Picasso

20. Les Lalanne's Bear

21. Yayoi Kusama's 90th Birthday

22. Adam Levine’s 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

23. Louise Bourgeois’s Hovering Arch of Hysteria

24. Supreme Skate Decks

25. French Bulldog Fanatics

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