Auburn Fall at Rm Sotheby’s, 3-5 September
Now in its 50th edition, Sotheby’s Auburn Fall auction will see in excess of 500 diverse collectors’ cars and as many as 400 lots of memorabilia go under the hammer, ranging from American classics to European sports cars, muscle, hot rods, customs, and modern collectibles. Case in point, the insane 1935 Auburn Eight Supercharged Speedster going under the hammer with a solid $700,000 estimate. Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful American cars ever built, it’s the first time this baby’s been up for auction in the last 20 years; we doubt whoever buys it will let go of it again that soon.
View all lots at RM Sotheby’s.
Intersect: Online Auction at Phillips, 2-14 September
Can’t decide between art, watches and jewellery? You don’t need to. Just keep an eye on Phillips’ online-only auction out of Hong Kong and see what takes your fancy. It’s certainly a mixed bag of modern luxury, with artists like Eddie Martinez nestled nicely alongside contemporary Vacheron Constantin tourbillons, industrial Urwerks and gem-set everything courtesy of Graff. The catalogue seems to keep growing, but if you have any taste at all there’ll be something you’ll be inclined to bid on. Just don’t go expecting a deal; no matter which type of piece you opt for, these are serious collectors’ items.
View online auction at Phillips.
Christie’s Asian Art Week, 16th September
Been staring at your walls in lockdown thinking they could use a bit of oriental exoticism? Look no further than Christie’s, who will be showcasing a vast number of Asian artists over the course of a solid week. Covering over 5,000 years of art, the 11 separate online sales will be offering everything from rare huanghuali furniture to modern paintings by Vasudeo S. Gaitonde and Jehangir Sabavala. To give you an idea of the calibre of art on offer, this particular painting, untitled of course, by Gaitonde has an estimate of $2m. Yeah, expect some serious bidding wars.
View Asian Art week at Christies.