Animals
Live Auction: 22 April 2022 • 2:30 PM CEST • Paris

ANIMALS 22 April 2022 • 2:30 PM CEST • Paris

O n April 22, Sotheby’s will pay tribute to Animals and present the first sale devoted to one of the most universal themes in the history of art. As a primary subject in art, the representation of animals bears witness to the importance of this ancestral relationship between animals and humans across all art forms, countries and periods.

Since prehistoric times, animals have been a major source of inspiration and creativity for artists. Wild or domesticated, real or imaginary, depictions of animals can be found in all civilizations, this omnipresence an illustration of the strength of their symbolic charge.

Symbols of Power

Call of the Wild

A Playful Bestiary

Animals as Parts of Our Daily Lives

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