Christie's

Christie's was founded in 1766 by James Christie in London. It holds about 450 auctions a year across with around 80 categories including fine art, jewellery, photography and wine.
 
Christie's has an international presence through its 12 salerooms including London, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Dubai, Mumbai and Hong Kong. They also have 53 offices in 32 countries.


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Christie’s reveals designer tie-up for latest decorative arts sales series

05 April 2024

A year ago Christie's relaunched its decorative arts auction series to run concurrently online in three cities: London, New York and Paris.

Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Famous Titian comes to auction at Christie’s this summer

04 April 2024

The ‘Longleat’ Titian is coming to auction at Christie’s with a £15m-25m price tag.

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Record-breaking medical book returns home

25 March 2024

Second edition of Vesalius landmark anatomical work sets a new high as part of science and medicine library

‘Sunday Afternoon’ by LS Lowry

Second highest auction price for LS Lowry set at Christie’s

21 March 2024

Christie’s posted the second highest price at auction for LS Lowry (1887-1976) when ‘Sunday Afternoon’, one of his largest industrial landscapes, was knocked down at £5.2m.

Fang reliquary head

New benchmark for tribal art as Fang head makes €12.6m at Christie’s

14 March 2024

A new record for African or Oceanic tribal art was set at Christie’s in Paris as part of the sale of the remarkable Barbier-Mueller collection.

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Paris drawings week: a taste of the action in salerooms

11 March 2024

The Paris auction houses will also be hosting plenty of sales devoted entirely or in part to works on paper.

Adrien Meyer of Christie’s

Magritte leads Modern art auctions in London as overall totals fall

09 March 2024

A surrealist painting by René Magritte (1898-1967) led the latest series of Modern and Contemporary art sales in London although overall the auctions at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips were rather flat compared to previous years.

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Auctions and dealer shows aplenty at Asia Week New York

04 March 2024

Fifteeth year of the New York event involves 28 dealers and 12 salerooms taking part

Elton John

Auction of Elton John’s personal collection tops $8m on opening night

23 February 2024

The auction of Elton John’s collection from his home in Georgia took a premium-inclusive $8m at Christie’s.

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Old Masters: Supply lines come under strain

19 February 2024

Market shows strength only for select works as sourcing high-quality material proves inceasingly difficult

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Paris sale celebrates tribal art from the Barbier-Mueller collecting dynasty

19 February 2024

The Barbier-Mueller family is well known as a collecting dynasty, especially for its ethnographic art.

Hubert Robert pipe-clay dish

Hubert Robert's range on show at Old Master sales

19 February 2024

Both Sotheby’s and Christie’s offered notable works by French artist Hubert Robert (1733-1808) at the latest Old Master auction series in New York.

Van Dyck self portrait

Mixed fortunes for rediscovered Rubens and van Dyck self portraits in New York auction

02 February 2024

Two recent art market discoveries, both self-portraits by titans of 17th century British art, met contrasting fortunes in New York.

Vintage Gibson Les Paul Standard

Mark Knopfler guitar auction makes more than £7m at Christie’s

01 February 2024

A six-hour sale of 122 lots from the collection of singer-songwriter and Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler took £7.01m (or £8.84m including buyer’s premium).

Bayeux embroidery replica

Bayeux Museum buys Victorian replica of the famous tapestry from the collection of Rolling Stones drummer

31 January 2024

The Bayeux Museum in France has bought a life-size Victorian replica of the Bayeux tapestry from the Charlie Watts sale.

Hiawatha’s Marriage

New auction records for under-represented artists as museums show purchasing power

29 January 2024

The desire by top museums to buy works by under-represented groups, including women and minority ethnic artists, has led to two new auction records in the US.

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French auction sales totals: A year of ‘expected stabilisation’ after bumper period

29 January 2024

Auction firms in France followed a more traditional course in 2023 according to the latest figures.

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Original watercolour for Little Prince makes top price among an array of manuscripts and letters

29 January 2024

An original watercolour of the 'Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry fetched nearly 10 times its low estimate, selling for a record £240,000 hammer.

Fra Angelico panel

Export block on Fra Angelico panel and museums compete for 12th-century walrus ivory carving

09 January 2024

Two rare artworks sold through auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s have been temporarily blocked from export to give UK museums a chance to buy the multi-million-pound treasures.

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Auction sales totals for top auction houses sum up a year of fluctuation

02 January 2024

Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonhams revealed mixed annual sales figures indicating the ups and downs of the art market in 2023.

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