BROWSE AND BUY AT SOTHEBY'S
For years auction houses have looked beyond the gavel and done exactly what dealers do. They conduct private sales and run art galleries. Some have even been known to champion the careers of contemporary artists. Now Sotheby’s has transformed part of the second floor of its York Avenue headquarters into a selling and exhibition gallery. Called S2, the space was designed by the Manhattan architect Richard Gluckman, who also created the building’s sun-filled 10th-floor galleries, where works destined for auction are usually displayed.