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From Rembrandt to Richter: A Million-Dollar Odyssey

Journey behind the scenes of one of the world’s leading auction houses to discover compelling art history anecdotes and fascinating traders’ secrets as we revisit Sotheby’s 2020 Rembrandt to Richter presale exhibition in London. We will watch footage of the subsequent livestream auction of 71 masterpieces, which included works by Rembrandt, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Bridget Riley, Jenny Saville, Rubens, J. M. W. Turner, Kehinde Wiley, and Gerhard Richter, among many others. This sensational, cross-category live online auction was watched by more than 150,000 people worldwide and achieved an unprecedented commingling of old masters and modern icons on the auction block, condensing time and space and creating nail-biting suspense as the auctioneers’ competing bids skyrocketed, amounting to a new record of over $200 million in sales. This historic auction serves as an exciting case study to dissect the inner workings of today’s art market while shining a spotlight on the various threads that run through 500 years of Western art history.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of today’s art market
  • Familiarity with the masterpieces featured in Sotheby’s Rembrandt to Richter auction

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Prospective and practicing arts professionals
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    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2021
    • Date

      Jun 7 - Jul 19
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $499