Celebrating sexuality as one of the most powerful, long-standing sources of inspiration in art, Erotic: Passion & Desire will showcase a dynamic range of artworks from around the world and through time. Second century Roman sculpture is thematically juxtaposed with modern design and contemporary painting to exhibit the multi-faceted ways in which sex, love, passion and intimacy have been depicted through the ages.
While the 107 works for sale differ in medium and aesthetic, Erotic: Passion & Desire showcases the common artistic and conceptual thread of sexuality. See some of the sale’s highlights ahead of time, below.
Erotic: Passion & Desire is on view at Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1A 2AA from Saturday 11 February to Wednesday 15 February 2017.