The ‘Erotic: Passion & Desire’ auction in London


Chris Levine, SHE'S LIGHT (LASER 3), 2013

With this very romantic afternoon auction – ‘Erotic: Passion & Desire’ – timed to coincide with Valentine’s Day, Sotheby’s of London offers a condensed exploration of the history of eroticism and beauty in all its forms: expect women, men, hermaphrodites, nymphs, satyrs, mannequins, fetish dolls and more. From Pre-Columbian idols, via Roman terracotta, neoclassical marbles and Parisian Dadaism, it brings us right up to contemporary fashion photography. So why not take a date to Sotheby’s for the exhibition that runs for a week before the auction, where you’ll be treated to photographs by Nobuyoshi Araki, Richard Avedon, Bob Carlos Clarke, Robert Mapplethorpe and Helmut Newton, to name but a few?

More information at: Sotheby’s