Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s largest, most trusted and dynamic marketplace for art and luxury.
We empower our international community of collectors and connoisseurs to discover, acquire, finance and consign fine art and rare objects. Our reputation for trust and authenticity is backed by our unparalleled global network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 44 departments, which include Contemporary art, Modern and Impressionist art, Old Masters, Chinese works of art, jewellery, watches, cars, wine and spirits, design, among many others.
Sotheby’s reaches every point of the worldwide market, including places like New York, Paris and Hong Kong where we were first to open to international participation. With 80 locations in 40 countries, 9 auction salerooms around the world and private sales galleries in eight locations, we host over 600 auctions annually and offer a cross-category selection of items available for immediate purchase via both digital and physical shopping experiences as well as private sales. Our digital innovations allow our clients to connect with us any time, from any place, on any device.
Over the last three years, Sotheby’s has cemented its position as the art and luxury world’s leading innovator – embracing new technologies, sale formats and categories, expanding our audience and client base, and forming exciting creative and strategic partnerships. In 2022, we completed acquisitions of the world's leading classic car auctioneer, RM Sotheby's, and of Concierge Auctions, a leading global luxury real estate auction marketplace. We are proud to have been named both as one of Time's '100 Most Influential Companies 2022' and in Forbes' 'The Blockchain 50 2022'.
Sotheby’s firmly believes in the transformative power of art and culture, and is committed to making the art and luxury industries more inclusive, sustainable, and collaborative, through our work with collectors, creators, and the greater arts community.