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Sotheby's is a British-founded American multinational corporation headquartered in New York City. One of the world's largest brokers of fine and decorative art, jewelry, real estate, and collectibles, Sotheby's operation is divided into three segments: auction, finance, and dealer. The company's services range from corporate art services to private sales. It is named after one of its cofounders, John Sotheby.


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The Strokes drummer and the art dealer join forces for a curious new Sotheby's art installation.
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The truth is out there? Billy Meier's UFO images

Billy Meier's UFO images to be auctioned at Sotheby's.
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French revolution creates speculation in Australia among rival auction houses

It couldn’t be happening at a more interesting time. French billionaire Patrick Drahi snapped up the Sotheby’s for $US3.7 billion last month.
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As Sotheby's celebrates 275 years, a look at its past and its future

For centuries, Sotheby's has been at the crossroads of art and commerce, selling off countless works for record sums. As the venerable firm marks its 275th year, Roxana Saberi has a look at its past..
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Monet, de Kooning headline NYC fall auction season

Sotheby's and Chrisite's are kicking off the fall art season by hosting a variety of sales in November highlighting works by Claude Monet, Willemde Kooning and a rare Ed Ruscha. (Nov. 1) - Published

An artist with cerebral palsy

With the help of facilitators, the Matheny Arts Access Program aids artists, like Ellen Kane, who live with neurological disorders that affect muscular dexterity, by bringing their artwork to life –..
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Banksy's chimp-depicting 'Devolved Parliament' sells for over $12 million

A large Banksy painting depicting primates sitting in Britain's parliament sold for more than $12 million on Thursday, a record price at auction for a work by the secretive British street artist,..
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Apple designer Jony Ive and Marc Newson’s all-diamond ring nets US$256,250 at Sotheby’s auction

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When news first broke that outgoing Apple designer John Ive – responsible for iconic designs from the iMac to the iPhone – was coupling with revered industrial designer Marc Newson to craft a..
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How Moon-Landing Tapes Found in a $218 Batch Could Fetch $1 Million

Three reels of videotape will be auctioned at Sotheby’s on Saturday. Other recordings could have laid claim to being earlier or better, but those tapes were lost. - Published

Sneakers give art a run for its money at first-of-a-kind Sotheby's auction

Move over Monet. Nike is hot on your heels.
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George Daniels Space Traveller 1 pocket watch, inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing, fetches ...

george daniels space traveller 1 pocket watch, inspired by the apollo 11 moon landing, fetches ...
George Daniels Space Traveller I pocket watch sold for record price, fetching US$4,561,507 at a Sotheby’s auction in London on July 2. Rising interest in pocket timepieces and the 50th anniversary of..
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U.S. judge rejects Greece bid to dismiss Sotheby's lawsuit over bronze horse

A U.S. judge on Friday rejected Greece's effort to dismiss an unusual lawsuit in which Sotheby's and the owners of an ancient Greek bronze horse sued the country, seeking court permission to put the..
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Going, going, gone: Sotheby’s auction house sold for $3.7bn

going, going, gone: sotheby’s auction house sold for $3.7bn
Patrick Drahi, a French-Israeli telecoms billionaire, takes 275-year-old company private Sotheby’s has agreed to a takeover by the billionaire art collector Patrick Drahi, in a $3.7bn (£2.9bn) deal..
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Sotheby's goes under the hammer for $3.7bn

sotheby's goes under the hammer for $3.7bn
The art auction house is bought by French telecoms billionaire Patrick Drahi.
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French billionaire Drahi acquires Sotheby's auction house for $3.7 billion

French-Israeli telecoms and media mogul Patrick Drahi is acquiring Sotheby's auction house, one of the world's biggest art brokers, in a $3.7 billion deal, the British-founded company announced Monday.
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Sotheby's acquired by telecom mogul for $3.7 billion

Telecom entrepreneur Patrick Drahi offered a 61% premium for the company, which has been public for three decades
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