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Rendering of Sotheby’s Beverly Hills. Image courtesy Sotheby’s

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Sotheby’s plans to open its first public West Coast exhibition space in Beverly Hills. 

The new storefront location will open in a 1941 modern building on Camden Drive, an affluent stretch that’s home to Gagosian and Christie’s. “We’ve had a presence in L.A. for a while,” Mari-Claudia Jimenez, Sotheby’s chairman, managing director, and head of business development, tells the Hollywood Reporter. “Our locations have never been on a street front, where you could drive by and see what’s in the window of Sotheby’s. This is an exciting way to engage the public in a much more open way in the middle of Beverly Hills.” When it opens on October 14, the space will showcase nine works from an upcoming auction of the Macklowe Collection, which is expected to yield $600 million when it occurs in…

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