Sotheby’s Dominates the May 2018 Auction Calendar

As the title suggests, Sotheby’s are featured in all three of Borro Blog’s May 2018 auction calendar highlights.

All the major asset classes are covered, with RM Sotheby’s heading to Monaco for their annual sale of blockbuster cars. This is followed by an Important Watches sale and an Impressionist & Modern Art Day sale.

RM Sotheby’s – Monaco 2018

May 12th

May 2018 Auction Calendar - 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione ‘Tour de France’

Monaco, the home of formula one racing, style and high-living will once again see large scale auction houses and classic car punters flood the city for ludicrously priced automobiles, coinciding with the iconic Monaco Grand Prix.

The top lot from RM Sotheby’s last Monaco auction in 2016 was the 1951 Ferrari 340, which sold for a hot €7,280,000 (£6,366,000). RM Sotheby’s will want to emulate 2016’s success with the 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione ‘Tour de France’ as the featured lot, hoping to fetch up to €9 million (£7,870,000).

Sotheby’s – Important Watches

May 13th

May 2018 Auction Calendar - Rolex Chronograph

Sotheby’s are tipping this auction to be a focus on ‘the very best of what vintage and modern horology has to offer’. The Important Watches auctions always live up to expectations, and this auction certainly won’t fall short.

Number 276 is the standout lot to watch; the exceptionally rare, stainless steel Rolex Chronograph. It comes complete with registers, bracelets and tropical subsidiary dials and is set to go for up to £400,000 when it goes under the hammer.

Sotheby’s – Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

 May 15th

May 2018 Auction Calendar - Téte De Femme

Sotheby’s are returning to New York for their highly popular Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale. A host of highly renowned and influential artists such as Max Ernst, Marc Chagall and Francis Picabia are on offer.

However, it is Pablo Picasso who is stealing the limelight once again. Painted on December 5th 1964, the oil based ‘Téte De Femme’ was inspired by Picasso’s sixth and final significant muse, Jacqueline Roque. The work is set to sell for up to $3 million (£2,149,000) on May 15th.

 

See the full list of dates for the May 2018 auction calendar below:

 

AuctionAuction HouseCategoryStart DateLocationURL
Prints and MultiplesBonhamsFine Art and Antiques05/01/18London, Knightsbridge
From Earth to FireSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/01/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/bT6Lut
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Online SaleChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/01/18Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jm6gxx
Fine Glass and British CeramicsBonhamsFine Art and Antiques05/02/18London, New Bond Street
Old Master PaintingsSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/02/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/646Vg1
Audrey Hepburn:The Personal Collection Part IIIChristie'sMemorabillia05/02/18Onlinehttps://goo.gl/xtJtGR
Einstein and Family: Letters and PortraitsChristie'sMemorabillia05/02/18Onlinehttps://goo.gl/qaVXHZ
CollectionsSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/03/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/K6FXGq
DesignSotheby'sDesign05/03/18Parishttps://goo.gl/ZfpwaJ
Bande Dessinée & IllustrationChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/03/18Paris Parishttps://goo.gl/1NxrSw
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: 19th and 20th Century Art, Evening SaleChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/08/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/EJEUP3
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: English & European Furniture, Ceramics and Decorations, Part IChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/09/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/SoveVS
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Art of the Americas, Evening SaleChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/09/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/htXBwB
RM Sotheby's: Auburn SpringRM Sotheby'sLuxury cars05/10/18Auburnhttps://goo.gl/j5m5NJ
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Fine Art, Day SaleChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/10/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/gVEZds
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: English & European Furniture, Ceramics and Decorations, Part IIChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/10/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/EEsNfu
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Travel and AmericanaChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/10/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/gmQkZH
Picasso Ceramics OnlineChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/10/18Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Modern Edition OnlineChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/10/18Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jA3i
The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco'BonhamsLuxury Cars05/11/18Monte Carlo
RM Sotheby's: MonacoRM Sotheby'sLuxury cars05/12/18Monte Carlohttps://goo.gl/THDHov
The Geneva Watch Auction: SevenPhillipsJewellery & Watches05/12/18Genevahttps://goo.gl/Q6upZs
Important WatchesSotheby'sJewellery & Watches05/13/18Genevahttps://goo.gl/UB9q1w
The Shape of Beauty: Sculpture from the Collection of Howard and Saretta BarnetSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/14/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/DDrHtC
Art of Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/14/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Impressionist & Modern Art Evening SaleSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/14/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/ZYbDCL
Rare WatchesChristie'sJewellery & Watches05/14/18Genevahttps://goo.gl/buxEsu
Magnificent Jewels and Noble JewelsSotheby'sJewellery & Watches05/15/18Genevahttps://goo.gl/n3ev63
Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan DeaconSotheby'sMemorabillia05/15/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/D8QHs1
Impressionist & Modern Art Day SaleSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/15/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/Ct3vTw
Impressionist and Modern Art Evening SaleChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/15/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/SfCez9
Rarity and Refinement: Treasures from a Distinguished East Asian CollectionChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/15/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/Y9LXuJ
Chinese Ceramics & Works of ArtChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/15/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/vbdyDE
LaliqueChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/15/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/ZAgh8C
Fine and Rare WinesChristie'sFine Wine05/15/18Genevahttps://goo.gl/MU5Sdr
American Art OnlineChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/15/18Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Important Chinese ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/16/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/q5XBCG
The Masterpiece CollectionSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/16/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Finest and Rarest WinesSotheby'sFine Wine05/16/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Raising The Bar: Masterworks from the Collection of Morton and Barbara MandelSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/16/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/DSkZgr
Contemporary Art Evening AuctionSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/16/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/ya66vC
Impressionist and Modern Art Works on PaperChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/16/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/SfCez9
Impressionist and Modern Art Day SaleChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/16/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/SfCez9
Magnificent JewelsChristie'sJewellery & Watches05/16/18Genevahttps://goo.gl/gzSrH8
Contemporary Art Day SaleSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/17/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/jA3i
PhotographsSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/17/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/JQPoZA
Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening SaleChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/17/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/SfCez9
African & Oceanic ArtChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/17/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/5jNfMS
A Sale of Ferrari in association withFerrari Owners' Club GBSilverstoneLuxury Cars05/18/18Silverstone Circuithttps://goo.gl/WH8gos
Fine & Rare Wine and WhiskyBonhamsFine Wine05/18/18Hong Kong, Admiralty
St George Street Sale: Chinese ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/18/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/ojWcCp
Photographs OnlineSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/18/18Onlinehttps://goo.gl/fY5ycC
Post-War and Contemporary Art Morning SessionChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/18/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/s3x1wG
Post-War and Contemporary Art Afternoon SessionChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/18/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/SfCez9
May Sale 2018SilverstoneLuxury Cars05/19/18Silverstone Circuithttps://goo.gl/hzFU3a
Brooklands Motor Museum 19th May 2018 SaleHistoricsLuxury Cars05/19/18Brooklands Motor Museumhttps://goo.gl/ASRGNe
Finest & Rarest WinesSotheby'sFine Wine05/19/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Historic Coins and Medals | Featuring Magnificent Morgan Silver Dollars from the Collection of Ralph and Lois StoneSotheby'sCoins05/21/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/Y8RMR3
Exquisite Eye: Chinese Paintings OnlineChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/21/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/SfCez9
The Sporting SaleBonhamsMemorabillia05/22/18Edinburgh
Watches and WristwatchesBonhamsFine Art and Antiques05/22/18London, Knightsbridge
Fine Autograph Music: the Property of Helmut Nanz and FamilySotheby'sMemorabillia05/22/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/JKZ4bp
Musical ManuscriptsSotheby'sMemorabillia05/22/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/qXaS1M
Master PaintingsSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/22/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/jA3i
European ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/22/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/jA3i
American ArtChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/22/18Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jA3i
DesignChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/22/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/k2zVey
Contemporary Art Asia: New York EditionChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/22/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/H9jDfN
Contemporary Art Asia: Hong Kong EditionChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/22/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Stephen Shore: Vintage PhotographsChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/22/18Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jA3i
JewelryBonhamsJewellery & Watches05/23/18London, New Bond Street
Antique Arms and ArmorBonhamsFine Art and Antiques05/23/18London, Knightsbridge
American ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/23/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Thomas Molesworth: Designing the American West | The Ruth and Jake Bloom CollectionSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/23/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/o3UeRo
Latin American ArtChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/23/18Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jA3i
The Collector: European Furniture, Works of Art & CeramicsChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/23/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/ZnRwNy
The Collector: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of ArtChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/23/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/DZd1kk
Modern Sporting Guns, Rifles & Vintage FirearmsBonhamsFine Art and Antiques05/24/18London, New Bond Street
Fine and Rare WinesBonhamsFine Wine05/24/18 London, New Bond Street
Modern Sporting Guns, Rifles & Vintage FirearmsBonhamsFine Art and Antiques05/24/18
London, Knightsbridge
19th Century European PaintingsSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/24/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/bZzWyW
Livres et ManuscritsSotheby'sMemorabillia05/24/18Parishttps://goo.gl/4k7iin
Important DesignSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/24/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Important WatchesSotheby'sJewellery & Watches05/24/18New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/TiWN3X
The Collector: Silver &19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of ArtChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/24/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/fkwy9b
Christie's Watches OnlineChristie'sJewellery & Watches05/24/18Londonhttps://goo.gl/6nRQJg
Fine & Rare Wines: Direct from the Cellars of the Historic Comte Georges de VogüéChristie'sFine Wine05/25/18Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale)Christie'sFine Art and Antiques05/26/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/xFQDEe
Fine & Rare Wines Featuring Wines Direct from Masseto and a Guinaudeau Family Collection of Château Lafleur and Estate WinesChristie'sFine Wine05/26/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/Y2xodJ
Rare Jewels & JadeiteBonhamsJewellery & Watches05/27/18
Hong Kong, Admiralty
Asian 20th Century Art (Day Sale)Christie'sFine Art and Antiques05/27/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/f38736
Chinese Contemporary InkChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/28/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/FafxtK
Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and CalligraphyChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/28/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/cVJK59
Important Watches and Private CollectionsChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/28/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/q1xtCz
Fine Chinese Modern PaintingsChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/29/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/W3mZRb
Hong Kong Magnificent JewelsChristie'sJewellery & Watches05/29/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/iZpJwt
Livres rares et ManuscritsChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/29/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/rY4Cve
Handbags OnlineChristie'sHandbags05/29/18Paris Parishttps://goo.gl/XrN2PU
Wassenaar ZooBonhamsFine Art and Antiques05/30/18
London, New Bond Street
Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of ArtChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/30/18Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Handbags & AccessoriesChristie'sHandbags05/30/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/ZhWaod
Contemplating The DivineChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/30/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/frSwer
Leisurely Delights of a Transient LifeChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/30/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/XpkmUA
Celestial Immortals - The Taber Family Tianqiuping from Philbrook Museum of ArtChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/30/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/oxFdFo
The Three Rarities - Imperial Qianlong Ceramics From An Important Private CollectionChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/30/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/3fhwnD
The Nitta MaitreyaChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/30/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/M4tsz4
Scholarly Art from the Collection of Mr and Mrs Gerard HawthornSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/31/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Chinese ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/31/18Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/jA3i

 

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