Sotheby: News

16 Jun 2021

Internet Protocol

Source code for World Wide Web being auctioned as NFT

After memes and songs, it's the turn of the World Wide Web to be auctioned off as a non-fungible token or NFT. That doesn't mean the internet—which, in all practical terms, is controlled by Google—is being sold off, but rather the 9,500 lines of code constituting its original source code.

01 May 2021


Kanye West's sneakers sold for record $1.8mn at private auction

Kanye West just added two million dollars to his bank account, thanks to his sneakers!

18 May 2020


Michael Jordan's first-ever Air Jordan fetch $560,000 at the auction

The sneakers worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan fetched $560,000 in an online auction, said the auction house, Sotheby's.

12 Apr 2020

Latest automobiles

Final 991-gen Porsche 911 to be auctioned for Coronavirus relief

The final Porsche 911 of the last generation (991) will be sold through an online auction with RM Sotheby's on April 15, the German automaker has announced.

20 Aug 2019


'World's first Porsche' couldn't be auctioned because of pronunciation error

The "world's first Porsche" was expected to find a buyer at an auction in California, but instead it met with boos, with some even walking out of the venue.

01 Dec 2018


Tyeb Mehta's painting 'Durga' fetches Rs. 20cr at Sotheby's auction

Indian painter, sculptor, film maker and Padma Bhushan recipient Tyeb Mehta's painting Durga Mahisasura Mardini was sold for $2.9 million (Rs. 20.49 crore) at Boundless India, Sotheby's inaugural auction in Mumbai yesterday evening.

15 Oct 2018

New York City

Most expensive bottles of wine sold at Sotheby's auction

Two bottles of wine, made back in 1945 right after the end of the Second World War, have been sold at an auction for a total of just over $1mn, making them the most expensive bottles of wine ever sold.

06 Oct 2018


Artwork sold for $1.4mn self-destructs at auction leaving audience stunned

On Friday night, a rare piece of art by renowned and mysterious street artist Banksy went up for sale at the Sotheby's auction in London.

07 May 2018


Picasso's portrait of mistress to be auctioned after 20 years

Spanish artist Pablo Picasso's 1932 portrait of his mistress and muse Marie Therese will go under the hammer at Sotheby's "Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale" in London on June 19.

21 May 2017


Bag used by Armstrong in Apollo11 mission to be auctioned

A collection bag used by Neil Armstrong to collect samples of rocks and dust from the lunar surface will be sold at auction on 20 July by Sotheby's New York.

19 May 2017


Basquiat painting fetches record $110.5mn

A painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat has broken several records by selling for a whopping $110.5mn.