About The Auction House
Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby’s has a global network of 80 offices in 40 countries and presents auctions in 10 different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris.
Buy Now Program
Through the Sotheby’s newly launched “Buy Now” program tastemakers that prefer instant gratification can now go online and order hundreds of collectibles directly from Sotheby’s marketplace rather than waiting for an auction from their favorite categories. Items sold through the Buy Now feature are sourced in similar ways to the brand’s auction, including private individuals/collectors and collaborations with brands on specific products.