Diwali was celebrated at Sotheby’s New Bond Street with a series of events that coincided with the Middle East and India week of sales, alongside the Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist auction. Ahead of the Hodgkin sale there was a brunch and talk with the artist’s partner Antony Peattie in conversation. There was also a special dinner for guests at the artist’s former studio. Meanwhile, hundreds of guests packed into the galleries for a Diwali cocktail party where there was the opportunity to have a private view of works from the 20th Century Art / Middle East, Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art and Arts of the Islamic World sales. Click ahead to see highlights from the events.