06 November 2019 / 4:00 am - 5:00 am

On November 6th, 2019 CIMA is excited to invite members on a tour of the Sotheby’s Auction House for a unique chance to preview their fall 2019 auction. Since 1744 Sotheby’s has been housing some of the world’s most prestigious and desirable works of art. Originally opening in London, Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded to New York City in 1955. Today, Sotheby’s also has locations in Hong Kong and Paris.  

On the tour, members will be guided by Lisa Dennison,  Sotheby’s EVP and Chairman, and Scott Niichel, Senior Vice President and Head of Day Sale & Deputy Head of Impressionist art. Lisa Dennison joined Sotheby’s in 2007 after an impressive 29-year career at the Guggenheim Museum, where she was the Director since 2005. At Sotheby’s, Ms. Dennison focuses on international business development, a role that draws on her considerable strengths as an internationally recognized figure in the fields of Modern & Contemporary Art. Scott Niichel, who joined Sotheby’s in 2006, first worked as a specialist in the Russian Art department, before moving to the Impressionist & Modern Art department in 2012. During his time at Sotheby’s, Mr. Niichel has been directly responsible for sales both at auctions and privately.  

The Fall 2019 Auction at Sotheby’s includes hundreds of exquisite works of art including a Piero Manzoni, Achrome, 1959 and Marino Marini’s, Cavallo (Horse), 1951. Marini (1901–1980), best known for his figurative equestrian sculptures, is also the center of CIMA’s annual exhibition with his figures of female nudes. This tour will be a great opportunity to view a different side of his work at Sotheby’s. 

Please note: CIMA members will receive an email invitation in our newsletter, via MailChimp to RSVP for this event.


Members receive free admission to CIMA, access outside of regular public hours, a copy of the annual catalogue, and invitations to exclusive events and receptions.