Sotheby’s Auction House | Magnificent and Noble Jewels

Sotheby’s spring sale of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva will be led by the ‘Apollo and Artemis Diamonds’. Individually, these captivating diamonds – one Fancy Vivid Blue, one Fancy Intense Pink – are truly exceptional stones and when considered as a pair, they enter a class of their own: the most important earrings ever to appear at auction. Preview these extraordinary pieces and others before the auction on May 16th in Geneva.

GE1702_500_8The Apollo Blue – Fancy vivid blue diamond weighing 14.54 carats | Estimate: 38,100,000 – 50,200,000 CHF – and – The Artemis Pink – Fancy intense pink diamond weighing 16 carats | Estimate: 12,500,000 – 18,100,000 CHF

GE1702_500_4Diamond Rivière, mid-19th century | Estimate: 800,000 – 1,400,000 CHF

GE1702_500_6Fancy Intense Purplish Pink diamond ring weighing 7.04 carats | Estimate: 8,000,000 – 12,000,000 CHF

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Sotheby’s Institute of Art | Extraordinary Women in the Art World

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March is Women’s Month around the world and the Sotheby’s Institute of Art is celebrating a selection of extraordinary women from the world of art. Following their passion for art throughout their professional career – decades-long for some, burgeoning for others – they have made their mark as auctioneers, gallery owners, writers, and entrepreneurs in a challenging, but rewarding environment. Discover three of them, and learn more about how their passion brought them where they are today.

Amy Cappellazzo
CappellazzoEven before she spoke at Sotheby’s Institute’s first panel that focused on women leaders in the art market in New York in September 2016, Amy Cappellazzo has been on our radar of powerful women to watch in the art market.

Cappellazzo is Chairman of the Fine Arts Division at Sotheby’s; before, she was a founder and principal of Art Agency, Partners, a global art advisory firm acquired by Sotheby’s in January 2016. As an advisor, Amy drew upon 13 years of experience in the art market as a leader in the field of Post-War & Contemporary Art. Amy has overseen the sale of some of the most important collections and works of art of our time, served as a pioneer in private sales and online auctions, and acted as an advisor to numerous families, foundations, and trusts.

Melanie Gerlis
5003d452a8da016f3ed02a6385cf54e8-1-300x300Since graduating from Sotheby’s Institute in 2006, Melanie Gerlis has been an expert of art market and finance. As the art market columnist for the Financial Times and Editor at Large for The Art Newspaper, she was recently one of the panelists of Bourgeois/Kusama: Women in Art History, a discussion held at Sotheby’s auction house exploring how Louise Bourgeois and Yayoi Kusama opened up new territories for female artistic expression. She also contributed an entry on private museums and the art market in Art Business Today: 20 Key Topics, a collaborative book edited by Professor Jos Hackforth-Jones and published by Lund Humphries in 2016.

Helena Newman
45_HIMIW_270598kUnder the gavel of Sotheby’s auctioneer Helena Newman, Gustav Klimt’s exceptional summer landscape Bauerngarten inspired energetic bidding to achieve £48 million on March 1, 2017 – the third most expensive artwork ever sold at auction in Europe in a sale that overall brought in the highest total for any auction ever staged in London.

Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe since July 2016, the 28-year veteran of the auction house said after the historic sale: “Tonight’s outstanding result is a new benchmark for London sales as much as it is a statement on the momentum of the global art market in 2017”. The only woman alongside fellow chairmen Oliver Barker, Mario Tavella, and Philipp Württemberg, Helena Newman has long been at the forefront of the development of the Impressionist & Modern Art market, building extensive contacts with a wide range of international collectors and institutions.

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About Sotheby’s Institute of Art

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Sotheby’s Institute of Art is The Graduate School of Art and its Markets. Evolving from a small connoisseurship program started by Sotheby’s Auction House in 1969, Sotheby’s Institute is now the foremost leader in art business education and object-based learning. Its global faculty represent the best of almost every facet of the art world, helping students decipher and master the unique forces at play at the intersection of art and commerce.

With campuses in the cultural capitals of London, New York and Los Angeles, Sotheby’s Institute offers graduate level programs that have become more relevant than ever in an art world that is constantly seeking individuals with art historical scholarship and business acumen. Besides Master’s degrees, Sotheby’s Institute offers programs of study such as summer classes, 15-week semester courses, online learning and executive education. Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s programs provide the knowledge and credentials needed to achieve success in today’s worldwide art markets and cultural institutions.

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Art & Home | Imagination to Innovation

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The latest volume of Art & Home is here! This month, Iyna Bort Caruso takes us to the forefront of design and innovation.

There are architects who design homes. And then there are visionaries who rethink the very definition of what a home is and how it should be experienced. 

Utah$6,700,000 USD | Park City, Utah | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

In certain circles, innovative architecture is a boundary-pushing test of one-upmanship. Architects are juxtaposing styles and exaggerating silhouettes to create what seems like newly invented forms. They’re embracing the element of surprise and a hint of playfulness. 

Texas$5,995,000 USD | Austin, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

To be successful, however, innovative design has to do more than break with the past. It has to be functional. It is the architect’s responsibility to create designs that better the lives of the people who inhabit the home, says Dan Brunn, a Los AngelesCalifornia-based architect whose residences have incorporated pivoting walls to display (or conceal) artwork and zig zag-shaped balconies. Bringing shapes and spaces together, capturing volume and light, framing views and choreographing floor plans so that “forms comes alive” are the attributes of great architecture, Brunn says.   

Germany3.500.000 € EUR | Saxony, Germany | Berlin Sotheby’s International Realty

In areas like Scottsdale, Arizona, some luxury home buyers are shifting away from traditional Tuscan and Southwest Territorial styles. They’re opting for statement-making properties with striking contemporary lines that “contrast with our Sonoran Desert, yet balance with its natural setting in terms of aesthetics,” says Deems Dickinson, president and principal broker of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty in Scottsdale. A custom home located on the 17th fairway of the prestigious Mirabel Golf Club community, for instance, is a remarkable example of modern architecture that stands out in the openness of the desert surroundings. The home features an indoor atrium with a bamboo garden, a floating staircase and windows that extend from the floor to ceiling and beyond, becoming full-length skylights. 

Arizona$4,490,000 USD | Scottsdale, Arizona | Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

Architecture that challenges conventions has the power to turn heads. But architecture that’s fueled by transformational design has the power to turn homes into instant landmarks.

Alabama$3,275,000 USD | Orange Beach, Alabama | Kaiser Sotheby’s International Realty

See homes from around the world in previous editions of Art & Home

Sotheby’s Institute of Art | How To See Art From Around The World Without Leaving London

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With international galleries from the East End to the west, the now well-established Frieze art fair each October, and a busy calendar of major auctions, London is a vibrant, global center of contemporary art. For today’s blog, the MA Contemporary Art faculty at Sotheby’s Institute of Art tells us about what makes London the dynamic, outward-looking art hub it is today, and which local institutions they believe have played a part in its transformation. Here are three things you can’t miss.

Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)

This is a gallery and research center that has foregrounded the work of artists from outside the West and of UK artists of diasporic descent since its inception in 1994. For a time in the 90s it published a journal, Annotations, which traced connections between postcolonial thought and artistic practice. Despite swingeing funding cuts, it remains, with its library, exhibition program and public talks, a vital resource for artists, students and scholars, including of course students on our MA program in Contemporary Art.

Autograph ABP

Autograph ABP is located in the same David Adjaye-designed center as Iniva, on Rivington Street in Shoreditch. Under the dynamic stewardship of Mark Sealy, it has used its exhibition and education programs to raise the visibility of historically marginalized photographic practices, such as those of British photographers of diasporic descent, and to promote research into photographic developments in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It houses a major archive that has long served as a research tool for our students.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern, which opened in 2000, has shown a strong commitment to collecting art from around the world for over a decade now. It has appointed specialist curators to implement this acquisitions policy and the opening in June 2016 of the new wing, dubbed the Switch House, has enabled them to put more of these newly acquired works on display. In another sign of their determination to broaden the geographical reach of their program, Nicholas Serota and his team have in recent years devoted shows to a number of artists from Africa, Asia and South America, including Meshac Gaba, Bhupen Khakhar, Gabriel Orozco and Saloua Raouda Choucair.

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About Sotheby’s Institute of Art

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Sotheby’s Institute of Art is The Graduate School of Art and its Markets. Evolving from a small connoisseurship program started by Sotheby’s Auction House in 1969, Sotheby’s Institute is now the foremost leader in art business education and object-based learning. Its global faculty represent the best of almost every facet of the art world, helping students decipher and master the unique forces at play at the intersection of art and commerce.

With campuses in the cultural capitals of London, New York and Los Angeles, Sotheby’s Institute offers graduate level programs that have become more relevant than ever in an art world that is constantly seeking individuals with art historical scholarship and business acumen. Besides Master’s degrees, Sotheby’s Institute offers programs of study such as summer classes, 15-week semester courses, online learning and executive education. Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s programs provide the knowledge and credentials needed to achieve success in today’s worldwide art markets and cultural institutions.

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Sotheby’s Auction House | Rétromobile Show Week in Paris

Starting of the 2017 calendar, RM Sotheby’s will once again be present at the Rétromobile show week in Paris. Held at the historic Place Vauban in the city’s center, the stunning grounds offer the perfect setting for the finest sports, racing and touring cars from both pre- and post-war periods. Ahead of the sale, here are four automobiles with exceptional rarity and provenance to be featured at the February 8 auction event.

rm-paris-2017-51964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 Works Rally Car. Estimate €340,000–450,000

Winner of the 1964 Spa-Sofia-Liège rally, BMO 93B is one of three Austin-Healey Works cars prepared for the 1964 season and one of only five to win a major event. Offered for the first time in twelve years, after undergoing a complete restoration between 2009 and 2014, BMO 93B is ready to make its return to the vintage racing scene.

rm-paris-2017-11934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3. Estimate €3,800,000–5,000,000

Driven by celebrated drivers such as Tazio Nuvolari and Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, complete with an unbroken history of ownership and confirmed factory-original components, this P3 is a sensational example of the first monoposto Grand Prix model.

rm-paris-2017-21964 Porsche 901 Cabriolet Prototype by Karmann. Estimate €850,000–1,000,000

Offered for the first time at a public sale, this car is the only open-topped example of the thirteen Porsche 901 Prototypes built in the 1960s. Presented in largely original condition, this prototype has undergone no significant cosmetic restoration since leaving Porsche in 1967 and has had only three private owners.

rm-paris-2017-41956 Inter 175A Berline. Estimate €50,000–70,000

A distinctive ‘microcar’ brimming with aeroplane design elements, this Inter 175A Berline is one of just 30 surviving examples – all of which are unique. Designed by a French aeronautics firm, the Inter is a fascinating bit of automobile history

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2017 Color of the Year | Greenery

Pantone®, the global color authority announced PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery as the color of the year for 2017.

A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings, according to Pantone. Greenery is nature’s neutral. It is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.

Greenery can be found in nature in flourishing foliage and can be manifested in our daily lives as we find ways to incorporate this invigorating color into our art, our homes and our world.

Explore places and spaces with hues inspired by Greenery.

latvia1.450.000 € EUR | Latvia | Baltic Sotheby’s International Realty

This residence is located right next to the Daugava River, near Old Town, the business center and Riga’s true pride – beautiful, green parks. Interesting and modern architectural solutions include the building’s façade, made of glass and colorful materials, which makes this building so unique and special. The building has 24-hours security, video surveillance, four panoramic elevators, beautiful courtyard with children’s playground and parking on the ground level.

texas$4,995,000 USD | Austin, Texas | Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty

Soaring Wings is the creation of one of Austin’s most visionary Architects and the result of four years of work by some of the most talented craftsmen in Austin. Completed in 2007, dozens of talented and creative individuals – metal smiths, woodworkers, stonemasons, plasterers and glass workers – came together to create this landmark Austin estate. The structure of Soaring Wings is constructed entirely of red iron on concrete piers sunk deep into rock. All the connections are joined with full penetration welds, the strongest type of connection and many times more costly than bolted connections.

florida$1,875,000 USD | Santa Rosa Beach, Florida | Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty

A 2,634-square-foot home that exudes beauty and Zen-style modern living with sought-after architectural design by renowned architect Russell Johnson, this three-bedroom, three and one half bath residence is unlike anything you have seen before, where every room makes a statement. With a careful display of windows, skylights and invisible mirrors, this property brings the outdoors, inside.

south-africaR 39 900 000 ZAR | Western Cape, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

This stunning estate of 27 hectares was established in 1668 and has magnificent views of the surrounding mountain ranges. The manor house has been lovingly restored with all modern conveniences, a high-tech security system, complete gym/sauna/steam room, 12-seat home cinema and a laundry facility. The grounds also feature five guest cottages with separate swimming pool, all set in a beautifully manicured garden. The entire farm is planted with established olive trees and has a fully functional and sophisticated olive pressing factory.

washington$2,995,000 USD | North Seattle, Washington | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Meet Chateau DeLance; a showcase estate that will take you by surprise with a new level of splendor. One of the most fantastic houses in Seattle, this property offers breathtaking views; Built in 2005 and thoroughly redesigned in 2016 sparing no expense with Venetian plaster, crystal chandeliers, gourmet kitchen and whole house sound.

Discover Pantone’s prior colors of the year on the Extraordinary Living Blog

Luxury Living | CES 2017

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Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas brings us the latest in high-tech gadgetry and home automation; with our lives and our homes becoming more and more integrated with the digital world, the future of some of the peripherals we use every day is moving rapidly towards connectivity and smart technology.

While hundreds of products were announced at this year’s CES, let’s explore five that may be coming to your smart home in the future.

lg-refrigerator-tv-robot-ces-1LG’s InstaView Refrigerator | Starting at $4,599 USD

Last year’s CES introduced us to Samsung’s Family Hub refrigerator and welcomed one of our most important appliances into the digital world. This year, LG upped the ante with their InstaView Door-In-Door model; the appliance features a panel that allows you a live look in to its contents through the door’s built-in LED panel along with full Amazon Alexa integration – this will allow you to play music as well as start a grocery list and place orders directly on Amazon’s marketplace through conversation with your refrigerator.

 lockYale NextTouch Wireless Locks | Price Undisclosed

Apple’s iOS is the software running the iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches you carry with you every day. Built into that software is HomeKit – Apple’s home automation tool that already integrates with lights and appliances in many smart homes. At CES, Yale displayed their new wireless lock mechanism which is designed to function seamlessly with your iOS devices and Apple’s HomeKit.

From the future to the past, rediscover technology from past CES events on the Extraordinary Living Blog

black-decker-null-hrBlack & Decker Smartech Robotic Vacuum | $400 USD

iRobot’s Roomba has long been the popular name in robotic vacuums, but recognized household appliance and tool manufacturer Black & Decker is throwing themselves into the fold. At the $400 USD price point, their Smartech model is less expensive than the Roomba, but remains competitive in its feature set, including a HEPA filter, 90 minutes of battery life, the ability to automatically detect whether it is on carpet or hardwood floors and offers iOS as well as Android apps.

tvLG’s OLED Signature W TV | Price Undisclosed

At only 2.57 millimeters thick, LG displayed a 77-inch OLED TV which impressively clung to the wall like a magnet – or – wallpaper. The TV removes the gap between the wall and itself, but requires the included Dolby Atmos soundbar for audio. For visuals, LG worked with Technicolor in order to provide a theater-accurate picture which correctly delivers Hollywood’s creative vision into your home.

smartcamSamsung Wisenet-SmartCam A1 Home Security System | Price Undisclosed

Securing your home and keeping your family and belongings safe is a high priority in many households; Samsung’s new system announced this past weekend intends to do just that. With both indoor and outdoor cameras 1080p and 720p resolutions respectively, this system’s aim is to offer a wide field of coverage in high-definition clarity.

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Sotheby’s Institute of Art | Good Design Is Everywhere, You Just Need to Know Where to Look

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It’s an old truism that while art is essentially decorative, design has always been functional, even while it was regarded as a decorative art. Jonathan Clancy, MA Fine and Decorative Art and Design Program Director at Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York, chooses his top five shows from 2016 that represent the best in historical design and contemporary craftsmanship.

“It helped too that all are brilliantly installed and well-curated, as it showcased the objects at their best and encouraged connection and dialogue” says Clancy. “That the institutions included vary in size and mission is deliberate: good design is everywhere, you just need to know where to look.”

Studio Job MAD House
Museum of Arts and Design, New York

This show—the first solo exhibition in the United States of Job Smeets and Nynke Tyangel—was a revelation. The works were opulent, subversive, exquisitely crafted and rewarded close looking and repeated engagement. Their work, as that of many contemporary designers, defies neat classification and successfully blurs the line between artist and designer to such a degree that those terms become meaningless. I can’t say that I would want every piece in my house, but each piece challenged me, made me stop and think, and compelled me to look closer. At the end of the day, that to me is the joy inherent in good work.

You & i are … Earth
Wilton House Museum, Richmond

Sometimes, a show is so good—so well installed and conceived—that regardless of how off the beaten path it seems, you need to make it a destination. Michelle Erickson’s exhibit at the Wilton House in Richmond, Virginia was such a show. An exceptional ceramist who blends traditional craft practices with contemporary ideas about meaning and narrative, the show was thoughtfully installed in an 18th century house to create a dialogue not only between past and present, but between the objects and the home, and the visitor and original inhabitants. Erickson tackled difficult issues of race, of politics, and the poetics of the body in a manner that spurred dialogue and discussion.

Atmosphere for Enjoyment: Harry Bertoia’s Environment for Sound
Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Bertoia is a major creative force who is only beginning to have the recognition he deserves. What was particularly beautiful about this exhibition was that the Museum recognized that his sound sculptures—what he called sonambient works—are not simply static monuments of design, but need to be played to be understood, and they let you do just this. On the one hand, it fostered an engagement with the works, and on the other it transformed the gallery space into an acoustic experience that vibrated with motion, sound, and chance. It was mesmerizing.

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Global by Design: Chinese Ceramics from the R. Albuquerque Collection
The Metropolitan Museum, New York

Accompanied by an exquisite catalog replete with beautiful photography, it is easy—if mistaken—to think that a publication of such high quality could have done justice to such a carefully curated exhibit. While the catalog was in itself an achievement, the ceramics were simply too good in person to miss. The scale of them was lost in the photography, so too was their presence, from subtle, inscribed lines that cannot register in photographs to the dazzling enamel work which catches light and flickers as one moves to and from an object. I cannot stress this enough: anyone interested in Chinese ceramics needs to own this catalog: the scholarship is sound and the photography is brilliant.

Chinamania
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC.

While the Freer Gallery in Washington, DC is closed for renovations, the Sackler continues an ambitious program of contemporary exhibitions. In Chinamania, artist Walter McConnell juxtaposed Kangxi ceramics and three-dimensional printed replica vases arranged in monumental stupas. The interplay between historical forms, contemporary work and the balance he exposed between what we view as precious and what we view as mass-produced connects past and present in thought-provoking ways without sacrificing a unique and powerful aesthetic. You have until June 4, 2017 to catch this show.

About Sotheby’s Institute of Art3rd

Sotheby’s Institute of Art is The Graduate School of Art and its Markets. Evolving from a small connoisseurship program started by Sotheby’s Auction House in 1969, Sotheby’s Institute is now the foremost leader in art business education and object-based learning. Its global faculty represent the best of almost every facet of the art world, helping students decipher and master the unique forces at play at the intersection of art and commerce.

With campuses in the cultural capitals of London, New York and Los Angeles, Sotheby’s Institute offers graduate level programs that have become more relevant than ever in an art world that is constantly seeking individuals with art historical scholarship and business acumen. Besides Master’s degrees, Sotheby’s Institute offers programs of study such as summer classes, 15-week semester courses, online learning and executive education. Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s programs provide the knowledge and credentials needed to achieve success in today’s worldwide art markets and cultural institutions.

Sotheby’s Auction House | Alexander Hamilton’s Family Archive

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Next month, Sotheby’s will offer Alexander Hamilton: An Important Family Archive of Letters and Manuscripts in New York. With a meteoric rise in recognition and popularity over the last fifteen years, partially due to a hit Broadway show and best-selling book, Hamilton’s story has captured the popular imagination to an extent almost unprecedented for an historical figure. The sale, the first of its kind, will tell the story of his brief but momentous life through hundreds of documents that have descended in the family for the last two centuries.

Preview some of the items for sale in the January 18th auction below:

hamilton1A lock of Alexander Hamilton’s hair, with a letter of presentation from his wife, Eliza. estimate $15,000–25,000. Philip Schuyler, condolence letter signed, to his daughter Eliza Hamilton, following alexander hamilton’s deather in the duel with Aaron Burr. estimate $15,000–25,000.  

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hamilton2General orders, appointing Alexander Hamilton aide-de-camp to General George Washington, “to be respected and obeyed as such.” estimate $150,000–250,000. – Alexander Hamilton, autograph notes for President George Washington’s third annual address to congress, Cctober 25, 1791. estimate $15,000–25,000.

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Sotheby’s Institute of Art | Tim Goossens: Exploring Visual Art and Music at the Stadstriënnale Hasselt-Genk

Alongside his teaching on the MA in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York, Tim Goossens is also an internationally renowned curator. His latest project is the exhibition This is the Sound of™, part of the Stadstriënnale Hasselt-Genk in Belgium. From Bjork’s first ever VR music video to the premiere of a visual documentary by the unlikely duo Vanessa Beecroft and Kanye West, Goossens seeks to explore the territory shared by visual art and music through an ambitious gathering of contemporary work from all over the world.

“This is The Sound of™ lets you discover what is happening today, bringing together innovative collaborations that intertwine the human expression with prime technology,” says Goossens. “This can be seen in Bjork’s first ever VR music video for Stonemilker and the premiere of a visual documentary created for the exhibition by the duo Vanessa Beecroft and Kanye West about their 2015 Madison Square Garden extravaganza. There is also a new commission by Es Devlin, renowned for her stage designs.

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Spread throughout the historical C-mine complex are a multitude of works by Asian Dope Boys, Cibelle Cavallo Bastos, Naama Tsabar, and Rashaad Newsom, each taking inspiration from pop music and pop culture. A screening room on the top floor provides a space for large scale ceiling projections and brings together over a hundred music videos produced since the rise and decline of MTV. The thematic videos were co-curated by New York-based musicians/songwriters/producers and social activists Nomi Ruiz celebrating and tracing the iconic female image in pop culture and DonChristian Jones on queerness in soul and hip-hop music.


Björk’s “Stonemilker” Music Video

This part of the exhibition aims to honor the visual and social-cultural importance of these short-but-impactful videos. The music video represents the direct convergence of music and image as it grew throughout the 20th century, and is an important tool in branding for the music industry. Its importance seems to have found a new breath in recent years with so called ‘visual albums.’ In summer 2016 we saw American R & B star Frank Ocean not only drop a traditional music album but also a separate visual album, taking the importance of the visual culture in pop music to new heights.”

Discover more about This is the Sound of™ at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art

About Sotheby’s Institute of Art3rd

Sotheby’s Institute of Art is The Graduate School of Art and its Markets. Evolving from a small connoisseurship program started by Sotheby’s Auction House in 1969, Sotheby’s Institute is now the foremost leader in art business education and object-based learning. Its global faculty represent the best of almost every facet of the art world, helping students decipher and master the unique forces at play at the intersection of art and commerce.

With campuses in the cultural capitals of London, New York and Los Angeles, Sotheby’s Institute offers graduate level programs that have become more relevant than ever in an art world that is constantly seeking individuals with art historical scholarship and business acumen. Besides Master’s degrees, Sotheby’s Institute offers programs of study such as summer classes, 15-week semester courses, online learning and executive education. Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s programs provide the knowledge and credentials needed to achieve success in today’s worldwide art markets and cultural institutions.