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Sotheby's (NYSE:BID)

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Company Description

Sotheby's is a global art business company. The company operates through three segments: Agency, Principal and Finance. The Agency segment matches buyers and sellers of authenticated fine art, decorative art, and jewelry through the auction or private sale process. It primarily effected through the major auction houses, numerous art dealers, smaller auction houses, and also directly between collectors. The Principal segment include the sale of artworks that have been purchased and, to a lesser extent, retail wine sales and the activities of Acquavella Modern Art an equity investee. The Finance segment conducts art-related financing activities by providing certain collectors and dealers with loans secured by works of art. It also involves in brand licensing activities. Sotheby's was founded by Samuel Baker in 1744 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Contact Information

1334 York Avenue
New York New York 10021
P:(212) 606-7000
Investor Relations:
(212) 894-1023



Other institutional67.90%
Mutual fund holders41.92%
Individual stakeholders12.15%

Top Executives

Thomas S. SmithPresident, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Dennis M. WeiblingChief Financial Officer & Independent Director
David B. UlmerSVP, Chief Technology & Administration Officer
Jene A. LevineSenior VP & Director-Worldwide Compliance
Susan R. AlexanderExecutive Vice President & Head-Human Resources