苏富比 Sotheby’s

苏富比 Sotheby’s

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苏富比 (Sotheby’s),是一家拍卖行,以拍卖艺术品及文物而著称。现在苏富比每年的成交额大约为20亿美元,办事处设于英国伦敦New Bond Street及纽约曼哈顿约克大道。一直以来,苏富比与佳士得激烈地争夺世界最重要艺术品拍卖人的地位。

这个主要地位透过多种方式取得,包括自然增长,收购及在过去一个世纪的艺术衰退里仍然妥善管理而得来。1964年,苏富比收购了美国最大的艺术品拍卖人Parke-Bernet。1983年,苏富比则被美国富豪A. Alfred Taubman收购,并在1998年将其上市。

2013年10月3日凌晨消息,据路透社报道,激进投资者丹尼尔-勒布(Daniel Loeb)通过他旗下的对冲基金Third Point增持了拍卖巨头苏富比公司(BID)9.3%股份,成为该公司的最大股东。

Sotheby’s is a multinational corporation, originally British but now headquartered in New York City. One of the world’s largest brokers of fine and decorative art, jewelry, real estate, and collectibles, Sotheby’s operation is divided into three segments: Auction, Finance, and Dealer. The company’s services range from Corporate Art Services to Private Sales.

Sotheby’s is the world’s fourth oldest auction house in continuous operation, with 90 locations in 40 countries. As of December 2011, the company had 1,446 employees worldwide. It is the world’s largest art business with global sales in 2011 totaling $5.8 billion and it sold $5.4 billion worth of art in 2012.

Sotheby’s was established on 11 March 1744 in London. The American holding company was initially incorporated in August 1983 in Michigan. In June 2006, Sotheby’s Holdings, Inc. reincorporated in the State of Delaware and was renamed Sotheby’s.

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