Make a #voyage of discovery in our New Bond Street Galleries next Friday, when this monumental map of #China under the Ming Dynsaty, one of only three known copies remaining, goes on view. Dating from the turn of the 17th-century, this Japanese-produced map is through to have been based on an earlier example bought to #Japan by a refugee escaping the Manchu conquest of China in 1644. It showcases with great detail and refined beauty the historical geography of the Ming period, its mountain ranges and major #rivers. Uncover its wonders for yourself in #London next week. #SothebysBooks#China
A mesmerising exhibition of works by the #Austrian artist Renate Bertlmann is now on view at our S2 Gallery in #London. A key figures in the #feminist art movement of the 1970s, Bertlmann’s work includes performance, #photography, #painting and sculpture, and is as diverse as it is enduring. This arresting hanging #sculpture by the artist, “Die Erlösung Meiner Schwestern” (The Salvation of My Sisters) is a portrayal of three wrapped breasts. The combination of organza and gauze hanging over the three hearts as a #veil, is a reference the #bride figure. The public #exhibition is open until June 2, stop by to be transported…#SothebysS2#RenateBertlmann
An homage from one great artist to another. David Hockney's 'Gauguin's Chair' is exceptional in color palette, compositional structure and subject matter. Coming soon to our #NYC exhibition of #SothebysContemporary, opening 5 May!
Horsing around. Rudolph Kuntz (1798 – 1848) was a notable painter of #horses, travelling to England, #France, Hungary and #Germany to study and draw the elegant Thoroughbred breed for his work. An extremely rare complete set of lithographs of #Arabian Horses by the artist will be offered in our #wonder filled Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History #auction in #London on 9 May. The majestic #animals depicted, including the elegant grey “Gumusch Bournon” shown here, came from the Royal Wurttemberg stud farm but are illustrated in exotic Middle-Eastern backdrops. See them on view in our New Bond Street galleries next Friday! #SothebysBooks#Horses#Thoroughbred 🐴
'Portrait de jeune fille (Paulette Jourdain)' from 1928, epitomizes Chaïm Soutine's portraiture in the mid to late 1920, characterized by the expressive pose, charged brush strokes and bold color contrast. This work is among the 300+ lots in our upcoming Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale on 17 May in #NYC. #SothebysImpMod
Bliss Bucket, or buckets of bliss! Either way, #SothebysPrints has you covered with works by Ed Ruscha, Edvard Munch, Robert Motherwell, Wayne Thiebaud and more! To learn more about our favorites, check out our #Instagram story, and head to Sothebys.com. Our #nyc exhibitions are open through the 27th at 1pm.
The enchanting world of Diego #Giacometti will be brought to life at Sotheby’s #Paris this spring, in an #auction dedicated to the #sculptor on May 17. From the 1960’s, Giacometti developed a passion for creating #furniture, his magician's fingers giving life to #chairs, tables, consoles and lamps featuring a whole fauna of #frogs, #birds and #mice. These delightfully humorous animals – sometimes poised to leap, sometimes quiet and at peace – bring a touch of poetry to everyday life. Shown here is a patinated bronze and glass “Table Carcasse à la chauve-souris” (c. 1970) which features finely carved bats around its base. See more of Giacometti’s #magical animal kingdom on view @SothebysFr from May 12. #SothebysParis#DiegoGiacometti#Animals🦇
Start your day with #Sunflowers 🌻. South African artist Irma Stern (1894-1966) is revered for the sumptuous still lifes she painted in her Cape Town studio throughout her career, and Sunflowers, from early 1942, is one her finest. Last week, we took the painting back to Irma Stern's studio in #CapeTown, and to the same easel on which it was painted exactly 75 years ago. In May 1942 she took the #painting with her on her seminal trip to Congo, where it was exhibited before returning to Cape Town. In 1944 it was purchased by Sir Ernest and Lady Oppenheimer and hung at Brenthurst before being sent to England in the 1950s. This is one of the star lots of Sotheby’s inaugural sale of Modern and Contemporary African Art taking place in #London on 16 May. Image courtesy of @Hannah_O_Really. #SothebysAfricanArt#IrmaStern#IrmaSternMuseum#SouthAfrica#ArtStudio
The subject of a group of men, often sufis, gathering on a hillside while brewing a cauldron of liquor, was a popular one in #Persia and #India from the sixteenth century onwards. This beautiful gouache with gold is from the #miniatures collection of Tom Maschler and will be offered in #London today as part of our Arts of the Islamic World auction.
#SothebysDecArts 'Luxe: The Art of the Table' sale is filled to the brim with #silver, #ceramics and #furniture to help you savor every moment of entertaining at home 🥃🍃🍠. Head over to our website before tomorrow's sale for a look at the 300+ lots coming to the auction block at 10am & 2pm in #NYC! 📸: @thejudylab
From Picasso to Warhol, Jacqueline to Marilyn, #SothebysPrints and Multiples is full of famous names and faces. With 350+ works on view in #NYC now through Thursday at 1pm, don't miss your chance to view these works in person before they go under the hammer on 27 & 28 April. 📸: Pablo Picasso's 'Portrait de Jacqueline de Face. I (Tete de femme) (B. 1064; Ba. 1278)' and Andy Warhol's 'Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) (F. & S. II.23-31)'