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MGM Resorts x Sotheby’s: A Celebration of Art, Luxury and Culture

Practically synonymous with art itself, Pablo Picasso needs no formal introduction. But for the first time on 23 October, we see Picasso in perhaps the most comprehensive and personal collection ever assembled. Coinciding with Pablo Picasso’s 140th birthday this October, MGM Resorts and Sotheby’s will present a singular, first-of-its-kind marquee Evening Sale of masterworks by the legendary artist from the MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection. Conducted live from the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, this historic auction will comprise eleven works, all until recently on display in the Bellagio’s renowned Picasso restaurant.

Marking the first-ever marquee auction in North America outside Sotheby’s signature New York auction venue, this event is highlighted by Picasso’s Femme au béret rouge-orange, a stunning portrait of one of the artist’s most influential lovers and muses. Sotheby’s is proud to present Picasso: Masterworks from the MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection, a landmark auction celebrating the life and work of one of the world’s most iconic artists.

 

Accompanying the auction is a four-day exhibition of luxury property specially curated by Sotheby’s, which will be on view at MGM’s ARIA resort October 21–24. The exhibition will feature a selection of the world’s finest luxury objects, including automobiles, jewelry and watches, handbags, sneakers, and more. Property from the exhibition will be sold via two auctions: Icons of Excellence & Haute Luxury, a live sale taking place at MGM’s ARIA resort on Sunday 24 October at 11 AM PDT; and Icons of Endless Luxury, an online sale which will open for bidding on Thursday 21 October at 10 AM EST and begin closing on Thursday 4 November at 10 AM EST. Clients are invited to participate bidding in both Icons of Excellence & Haute Luxury and Icons of Endless Luxury online at Sothebys.com and via the Sotheby’s app, as well as in-person in Las Vegas for Icons of Excellence & Haute Luxury.

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