Sotheby’s will open an exhibition space in Beverly Hills this month. The gallery is their first on the West Coast of the United States. Located on Camden Drive in the Golden Triangle, the new storefront location will debut with artworks from the Macklowe Collection.
“We’ve had a presence in L.A. for quite a while,” says Sotheby’s chairman, managing director and worldwide head of business development, global fine art, Mari-Claudia Jiménez, “but our locations have never been on a street front, where you could drive by and see what’s in the window of Sotheby’s. This is an exciting way to engage the public in a much more open way in the middle of Beverly Hills.”
For its first exhibition, the gallery will showcase highlights from the US $600 million Macklowe Collection, including works by Franz Kline, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and Robert Rauschenberg.
In addition to showing previews of upcoming auctions, the space will have a retail feel as well, with items like handbags, jewelry, watches and sneakers for sale. Recently, the auction house has delved into creating more store-like settings, launching pop-up stores, for example, in East Hampton and Palm Beach last year.
Located at The Royal Poinciana Plaza, Sotheby’s Palm Beach gallery will showcase a wide-ranging selection of fine art, design, jewelry, watches and luxury cars in a curated lifestyle setting, all available for immediate purchase and continuously rotated throughout the coming months. Select auction highlights will also travel to the space for preview, ahead of their respective sales.