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Engage with art luminaries and the world’s finest thinkers at Sotheby’s Talks. This series celebrates the arts and highlights cultural frontiers, exploring every angle - past, present, and future. Join us for the most engaging discussion on culture today, in conversation with our community of experts, collectors, artists, and innovators.


24 September Boundless Space: The Possibilities of Burning Man
Join cultural strategist, patron of the arts, academic and lecturer Princess Alia Al-Senussi PhD in conversation with Burning Man Director of Creative Initiatives Kim Cook, Burning Artist and Burning Man Board Member Fab 5 Freddy, and Sotheby’s Head of Digital Strategy for Auctions, Modern & Contemporary Art, Americas, Harrison Tenzer as they celebrate a unique partnership between Burning Man Project and Sotheby’s. They will explore how Burning Man has evolved from a community of artists, misfits and makers to a global cultural movement, what it takes to create a city featuring hundreds of awe-inspiring artworks in the middle of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, and introduce the upcoming charitable sale, Boundless Space: The Possibilities of Burning Man. With an emphasis on Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) artists, the sale features an eclectic, genre-defying collection of artworks by creators from 22 countries across the globe.

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1 October Becoming Andy Warhol
Join us for an in-depth exploration of the legacy of Andy Warhol, from his beginnings as a commercial illustrator to his elevation as a Pop icon and American myth. Director of the Andy Warhol Museum, Patrick Moore, Director of Research, UCCA, Patrick Rhine, Art Dealer and curator Jeffrey Deitch, Sotheby’s Chairman, Modern & Contemporary Art, Asia Alex Branczik and cultural historian Shahidha Bari explore the relevance of Warhol’s output to contemporary culture – through his use of fine art, experimental filmmaking and his turn towards abstraction and conceptual art at the end of his life.

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