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Ferrari Performance Collection: 13 Unstoppable Models

Every August, the collector car world flocks to Monterey, California where RM Sotheby‚Äôs presents a magnificent roster of best-of-category and rare automobiles. This year, the Monterey sale will be highlighted by the¬†Ferrari Performance Collection, the perfect way to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the “Prancing Horse.” Preview the thirteen stunners that comprise this collection.

Sotheby’s Art & Home Magazine: Car Collectors Head to Monterey, Great Escapes and $100 Million Homes

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Car Collectors Head to Monterey
The car-collecting world has enjoyed such growth during the past decade that rarely does a week pass without a major event for classic automobiles. Yet ask any enthusiast to name the one occasion they would wish to attend more than any other, chances are they will say California’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Global Participation from more than 30 Countries Drives Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale Above High Estimate to ¬£105,939,000 / $165,932,256 / ‚ā¨123,789,394


Exceptional Estate Collections
Draw Bidders in Record Numbers

Monet’s view of Venice, Le Palais Contarini, is the star lot of the Season at £19.7m.

Monet’s view of Venice, Le Palais Contarini, is the star lot of the Season at £19.7m.

Monet’s View of Venice, Le Palais Contarini
Is the Star Lot of the Season at ¬£19.7m / $30.8m / ‚ā¨22.9m

LONDON – JUNE 19, 2013 – Sotheby’s London Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art totalled ¬£105,939,000, exceeding its pre-sale high estimate of ¬£74-104 million. Driven largely by the strength of the diverse offerings – fresh-to-the-market estate property, sculpture, and classic Impressionist works – the sale attracted global competition.

Monet’s 1908 view of Venice,¬†Le Palais Contarini, provided the highpoint of the evening, becoming the top selling work of the London summer season, when it sold in a tense three-way bidding battle for ¬£19,682,500/$30,828,700/‚ā¨22,998,940.

Moments earlier in the sale, a pristine example of a quintessential work by Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue (1927) Рhis most favoured combination Рwas fiercely contested by five bidders.  The winning bid was cast by a telephone bidder and the work fetched a final sum of £9,266,500/$14,514,119 (est. £4.5-6.5) Рa price reflecting the rarity of seminal works by the Dutch artist on the market.

The auction was 81.7% sold by lot and was characterised by broad participation from bidders across 33 different countries on the telephones, in the saleroom and online. The sale saw a record number of participants from Asia in a London Impressionist sale.

Sotheby’s Auction House Upcoming Wine Auctions



Sotheby’s Wine features fine and rare wines for current drinking, for cellaring and for investment, and specialises in offering the finest wine collections in the world at auction, through private sales and retail sales.

Sotheby’s Wine business, led by Serena Sutcliffe MW, comprises the most experienced and successful team in wine auctioning. Sotheby‚Äôs has been selling wine in London since 1970, in New York since 1994 and in Hong Kong since 2009. The department takes pride in offering only wine in the best condition and with excellent provenance, and the team‚Äôs well-earned reputation has attracted many of the most prestigious collectors and discriminating buyers in the world.The upcoming sale of Finest & Rarest Wines will take place on 17 July 2013 in London.

View Upcoming Finest & Rarest Wine Auctions

JULY 17, 2013 Finest and Rarest Wines  London | 10:30 BST

SEPTEMBR 7, 2013  Finest and Rarest Wines  Hong Kong | TBD

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013  Finest and Rarest Wines  London | 10:30 BST

OCTOBER 4, 2013  Domaine Clarence Dillon: Wines Direct from the C…   Hong Kong | TBD

OCTOBER 5, 2013  Important Burgundy and Bordeaux from a Europ…   Hong Kong | TBD

 OCTOBER 23, 2013  Finest and Rarest Wines  London | 10:30 BST

Whether you are a seasoned or a new collector, our client service representatives and specialists are available to assist you should you have questions regarding buying or selling, or wish to have wine from your collection valued.