Our brand heritage
The collaboration between realty and auction utilizes a combination of unique and exclusive marketing efforts that provide targeted exposure to a coveted and influential audience. In the global markets we serve, this relationship distinguishes our brand in a meaningful way.
At our foundation
Sotheby's Auction House
In the heart of London in 1744, an exceptional auction house was founded; it thrived as it developed a revered tradition of bringing the world’s most cherished possessions to a global market. This tradition, more than two centuries old, provides authentic knowledge about art and culture comparable to none.
The oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: BID), Sotheby’s has a global network of 90 offices in 40 countries, and presents auctions in eight different salesrooms including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris. Sotheby’s is now much more than an auction house: it offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services, the world’s only full-service art financing company, as well as private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories. Sotheby’s also has thriving retail businesses, including S|2, its Contemporary Art gallery, Sotheby’s Diamonds and Sotheby’s Wine.
At the heart of our partnership, the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand and Sotheby’s have entered into a literary collaboration, Sotheby’s Magazine | Art & Home. This large-format luxury magazine enriches readers with sophisticated content related to the art and real estate worlds. Sotheby’s Magazine | Art & Home features editorials showcasing the Sotheby’s International Realty network’s properties and also includes a property gallery, providing exposure opportunities to an exclusive audience.
Sotheby’s Preferred is an enhanced edition of the magazine, reserved for the highest-spending, global clients of Sotheby’s. Each issue includes editorial features from Sotheby’s Magazine | Art & Home, and also showcases the most valuable art, jewels and collectibles being sold on the international auction market.