Sotheby’s International Realty is Proud to Partner with ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

Sotheby’s International Realty will make its debut as Show Sponsor of Art Basel Miami Beach, the preeminent art show, celebrating the convergence of fine art, digital art, and design. As a Show Sponsor, Sotheby’s International Realty will showcase a curated selection of the world’s finest homes in the Collectors Lounge, an area exclusively reserved for… Read more »

An intimate peek into Fassianos’ home

In a quiet, leafy street in Papagou, a three-storey house, which doubled as Alekos Fassianos’ studio, occupies one end of the street. Wafts of freshly baked tsoureki drift from the bakery just across. There is little to prepare you before you enter the home of an icon. And then you notice the details: the whimsical… Read more »

The De Beers Cullinan Blue

Sotheby’s is proud to present The De Beers Cullinan Blue, an extraordinary natural treasure and one of the most valuable blue diamonds ever to be offered at auction. This extraordinary 15.10 carat step-cut blue has been cut from an exceptional rough stone discovered in April 2021. In its masterfully crafted, newly formed state, it now… Read more »

Published in Vogue Paris, August 1965

On How Alexander Iolas And André Mourgues (Practically) Invented The Contemporary Art World

As Alexander Iolas’s partner of 25 years, André Mourgues had a uniquely close perspective on the life and work of that much-loved, hyper-influential figure of the art world. Technically, Mourgues handled public relations for the Paris-based Iolas gallery from 1964 until it closed, but in reality, he accompanied Iolas on his many projects around the… Read more »

Fangio’s Farewell: A Legendary 300 SL Last Owned by El Maestro

Of the great names which have competed for the podium on motorsport’s biggest stage, Juan Manuel Fangio can be considered your most admired driver’s most admired driver. Among the most famous racing drivers of the modern era, all have deflected any comparison. Michael Schumacher’s verdict in 2003: “Fangio is on a level much higher than… Read more »

Sotheby’s Diamonds: Dream and Desire

Drawing on its unrivaled expertise and experience in jewelry, on its legacy of trust and tradition, connections and connoisseurship, Sotheby’s launched an entirely new contemporary collection of modern masterpieces: Sotheby’s Diamonds. This pioneering venture brought together the most exceptional and desirable diamonds, cutting-edge design and superlative craftsmanship in a very modern, forward-looking house. It linked… Read more »

Meet The Living Contemporary Curator: Marcantonio Brandolini d’Adda

Marcantonio Brandolini d’Adda lives and works in Venice, Italy. An artist, designer and entrepreneur who works with glass – and much more – Marcantonio runs a glassware company, LagunaB which was started by his mother Marie Brandolini, in 1994. He also founded AUTONOMA, an educational factory in Murano, created in collaboration with Seattle’s Pilchuck School… Read more »

Important Jewels | Sotheby’s Live Auction

A spectacular array of diamonds is available at Sotheby’s throughout the year in global live and online auctions. Exquisite diamonds, coloured stones, and luminous jadeite lead the Important Jewels (18 February, Hong Kong) auction of Sotheby’s, brought together in a stunning array. Among the highlights are a 10.46 carat Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring by… Read more »

In an Ancient Greek Port, a New Cultural Hub

On an exceptionally hot July evening, a crowd was mingling and drinking wine at an art opening on Polidefkous Street. An unassuming thoroughfare lined with low-slung ship-repair and metal workshops in Piraeus, the industrial port city on Athens’s southeast side, it is not a place where galleries have historically set up shop. But despite the… Read more »

The recently expanded and renewed National Gallery – Alexandros Soutzos Museum

One of the grand jewels of the city of Athens is the recently renovated building of the National Gallery, Alexandros Soutzos Museum. The expansion and renovation of the National Gallery, is undoubtedly the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports’ greatest work of the last decade. The grand expansion of the building includes an extra floor… Read more »

Marina Tomacelli

Art, Inbound – Paxos Biennale 2020

Marina’s relation with Paxos began a long time before she was even born. Her parents ‘accidentally’ discovered Corfu and Paxos, while they were looking to find a nice place by the sea, next to Italy. “Although there was no contact with Greece nor did it have any special meaning for my family, my mother fell… Read more »

Phos Prince Nikolaos of Greece

Prince Nikolaos’ Journey of Light

At the end of the last century, prince Nikolaos of Greece accompanied his father, King Constantine, former king of Hellenes, as is his correct title, to Cyprus. They were to attend the World Sailing Annual Conference, of which Constantine was, as a golden Olympic medallist in sailing, the honorary president. At night, the event’s organisers… Read more »

An artist’s guide to the Dodecanese

On the largest Dodecanese island of Rhodes, the Municipal Gallery contains one of most significant collections of the Modern Greek paintings in the world, including works by Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas, Konstantinos Maleas and George Bouzianis amongst others. During the last 20 years, a new generation of artists has emerged in Rhodes art scene the most prominent… Read more »