Following the inaugural sale of The Midas Touch in 2018, this year Sotheby’s presents GOLD: The Midas Touch, a sale celebrating the single metal which has compelled mankind for six millennia, building Empires and destroying Dynasties. World-renowned couturier Guo Pei is curating this season's edition of The Midas Touch.
A marker of wealth but also faith, a mythological but also practical material, gold has endured where other fashions faded. In a world that speaks over 6,900 languages, the language of gold remains universal. Taking collectors on a journey through the great civilisations of the world, GOLD: The Midas Touch puts artists next to artisans, sculptures next to sacred objects, contemporary painting next to ancient jewellery, to present an unrivalled history of nature’s most bewitching creation.