Sotheby's opened a first office in Monaco in 1967 and was the first international auction house to organize public sales in Monaco. Many sales were held in then until the opening of the art market in France, ending 400-year monopoly of French auctioneers.
Since 2001, Sotheby's Monaco's team, directed by Mark Armstrong, keep forging special ties with Monegasque collectors by including works from their collection in major international sessions in Paris, London, Geneva, Hong Kong and New York.

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EXHIBITIONHighlight upcoming parisian sales

Collection Marceau Rivière - Paris June 19th

In the early 1960s, it was love at first sight between the African continent and expert and art lover Marceau Rivière. His collection is one of the most complete and striking about african art. Through his instinctive approach to works and his artistic sensibility, Marceau Rivière has gathered in a half century of research a collection of works bringing together major stylistic corpuses from sub-Saharan Africa.
The 250 or so works that will be dispersed in Paris on June 19, recall above all that, for the last decades Marceau Rivière has been one of the most fervent defenders of African Art; an art he has never ceased to put on the front of the stage and to transmit to the greatest number.

Important Design - Paris, May 28th

The next Design sale will feature a wide selection of European and French creations spanning several periods : from Art Nouveau to Art Deco, from the '40s to the' 50s, from the '70s to contemporary design with iconic works by Charlotte Perriand, Alphonse Mucha, Jean Prouvé or Jean-Michel Frank. A session dedicated to extraordinary works by François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne will be offered at auction at 7pm on the same day

Saint-Germain-des-Prés: A taste for the 20th century - Paris September 12th

Sotheby's is honored to unveil a Parisian private collection entirely dedicated to twentieth-century design that will be dispersed on September 12 in Paris.
The works are from an apartment situated in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris, where the owner has gathered about 200 items by major French artists fro the twentieth century, including Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, André Dubreuil, Jean Després or Line Vautrin.
The French creation of the twentieth century forms here a breadcrumb that furniture in art object allows us to admire one of the most important set of pieces by André Dubreuil or Line Vautrin presented for sale.