Filled with landmark works by Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko, the famed auction house Sotheby’s in New York City set the stage for a private performance from R&B singer-songwriter Daniel Merriweather, celebrating the spring opening of its Contemporary Art Auction.
Filled with landmark works by Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko, the famed auction house, Sotheby’s in New York City, set the stage for an intimate and elegant performance.
Daniel released his debut album LOVE & WAR (J Records, 2010) garnering global recognition for his musical artistry and songwriting talent. Daily Variety declared “there was no doubt that a new star was born;” People Magazine named LOVE & WAR “the year’s best debut…;” The Los Angeles Times “a handsomely crafted retro-soul affair;” and CNN raved “When he sings, he’s all soul.” Merriweather was nominated for the 2010 Brit Award for 2010’s Best International Breakthrough Act, won the ARIA Award (Australia’s “Grammys”) for Best Male Artist, and received two nominations at 2010’s European Music Awards. LOVE & WAR, produced by Grammy award winner Mark Ronson, debuted at #2 on the British album chart and both his album and single “Red” have been certified platinum. Merriweather has made previous appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Last Call with Carson Daly.
Founded in 1744 by Samuel Baker, Sotheby’s was originally purposed for the sale of rare books. Time saw its collection expand to various forms of art, and eventually it became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York in 1955. Sotheby’s continue to expand and become not just one of the oldest fine art auctioneers in the world, but also the largest. Today, there are more than 100 Sotheby’s offices around the globe. The New York office is the site of the most expensive art sale of an American artist at auction in history, where Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled, sold to Japanese collector Yusaka Maezawa for $110.5 million. Photography courtesy of Adam Macchia for Artists Den Entertainment.