Special New Bidding Opportunity for Art by Maria Berrio!

May Flowers by 2021 Recognition of Art by Women Artist and 80th Anniversary Honoree Mara Berrio.

Created exclusively to support the Norton’s 80th by Maria, whose exhibition Maria Berrio: Esperando mientras la noche florece (Waiting for the Night to Bloom) is on view at the Norton through May 9.
Thank you, Maria!

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000

How to Bid:

  • Bidding for May Flowers is a sealed-bid process, available directly through the Museum.
  • Bids are by email only to: [email protected].
  • Bidding closes at 4pm EST on Monday, February 8, 2021.
  • You may email as many bids as you like, but as a sealed-bid process you will not be informed if you are overbid. All bids are collected confidentially and will not be viewed until after the closing. The Museum will then contact the high bidder. If two bids are equal, the earliest bid will be accepted. 
  • The winning bidder is responsible for applicable sales tax and shipping (if necessary), but otherwise there are no additional premiums or fees.

May Flowers, 2021 Collage with Japanese paper and watercolor paint on canvas 11 x 9 in. Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice


Kristina Dilley, Development Officer for Special Events: [email protected]

Sam Ankerson, Special Projects Director, [email protected]

Norton Museum of Art 80th Anniversary Art Auction

Presented by Sotheby’s at www.sothebys.com

Auction Opens: 10am EST Monday, January 25

Auction Closes: 4pm EST Monday, February 8

Please note: this an online-only auction. To bid, you will need to log in at Sothebys.com (if you already have a Sothebys.com account), or if you do not have an account, you will be asked to create one. You do not need a Sothebys.com account to browse the auction.

Browse Auction


The Norton Museum of Art’s 80th Anniversary Art Auction includes over 90 exceptional works generously donated by some of the pre-eminent artists, private collectors, and galleries in South Florida and the world. Lots include paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, mixed-media, jewelry, watches, and additional exclusive items.

Auction proceeds will benefit the Norton’s curatorial and exhibition program, its commitment to showcasing and supporting emerging artists, and diversity initiatives. This includes the groundbreaking Recognition of Art by Women (RAW) exhibition series which since its inception in 2011 has offered solo museum surveys to Jenny Saville (2011), Sylvia Plimack Mangold (2012), Phyllida Barlow (2013), Klara Kristalova (2015), Njideka Akunyili Crosby (2016), Svenja Deininger (2017), Nina Chanel Abney (2019), and Maria Berrio (2021).

Preview at the Norton 

While the auction lots are available to browse online on Sothebys.com, auction works are also on exhibition at the Norton Museum of Art to preview in person through Sunday, February 7. The Museum is open Friday – Sunday.

How to Browse and Bid Online

Browse. You can find and browse the auction by searching “Norton Museum of Art” on Sothebys.com or on the Sotheby’s app. You do not need a Sothebys.com account to browse.

Bid. You do need a Sothebys.com account to bid. The first time you place a bid you will be asked to either log in or create a new account on Sothebys.com or the Sotheby’s app. Bidding opens at 10am EST January 25, and lots will begin to close at 12pm EST February 8.

Select the lots you wish to bid on and place your maximum bid. The online platform will place incremental bids on your behalf up to the maximum amount specified. Use the ‘Quick Bid’ feature to increase your bid to the next increment.

Watch your bids! If you are outbid, you will be notified on the auction catalogue page, by email, and by push notifications (if enabled on your smartphone).

After your lot has closed, you will be notified on the auction and lot detail pages as well as via email. If you are the winning bidder, you will receive an invoice from the Norton Museum of Art shortly after the auction including your total charges along with payment and property collection instructions.

Thank You to Our Auction Donors


Levy Gorvy
Pat Steir
Cavalier Galleries
Gavlak, Palm Beach and Los Angeles
Barbara and Richard Rothschild
Brendan Murphy
Marc Dennis
Art Collection Development


Adelson Galleries
Pace Gallery
Guy Stanley Philoche
Sean Scully
Lisson Gallery
Federico Uribe

For Assistance with Online Registration and Bidding 

Please contact Sotheby’s:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (212) 606-7000

For General Auction Inquiries 

Please contact the Norton Museum of Art:
Kristina Dilley: [email protected] or (561) 832-5196 x1121
Sam Ankerson: [email protected] or (561) 832-5196 x1126