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.

Christies Gavel

Christie’s latest figures show auction sales down 22%

18 July 2024

The auction house has had to grapple with various challenges over the six-month period, including a cyber attack

2651 NE Old Masters Titian Flight Into Egypt

Titian work helps Christie’s record “strongest Old Masters evening in over a decade”

04 July 2024

The ‘Longleat’ Titian and the rediscovered primary version of Metsys’ Madonna of the Cherries provided what Christie’s deemed its “strongest Old Masters Evening sales at in over a decade” on July 2.

Vivienne Westwood 'Me Punk'

Westwood sale at Christie's brings 20,000 visitors and exceeds expectations

03 July 2024

The wardrobe of Vivienne Westwood (1941-2022) was put up for sale at Christie’s by Andreas Kronthaler, Westwood’s husband and creative director of Vivienne Westwood.

LV Croquet

Largest collection of Louis Vuitton trunks come to auction

02 July 2024

Christie's is offering the largest and most extensive private collection of Louis Vuitton trunks ever to come to auction.

'Propaganda', 'Dressed to Scale' and 'Witches' collections dresses

Vivienne Westwood's personal wardrobe up for auction

14 June 2024

Christie’s is hosting a sale titled Vivienne Westwood: The Personal Collection.

Jean Simeon Chardin still life

Chardin still life raises bar for an Old Master in France

13 June 2024

Christie’s set a record for any Old Master sold in France when a still-life by Jean Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) made €23m (£19.4m) at an auction in Paris on June 12, selling to a European collector.

Websit Christies

Christie’s reassures clients over personal data after cyber attack

10 June 2024

Christie’s says has it has seen no “evidence to suggest that personal information has been published or misused” following the cyber-attack that brought down its website.

Sothebys New Bond Street

Jobs to be cut across the big London auction firms

10 June 2024

Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonhams are all undertaking rounds of redundancies.


Auction firms team up for ceramics sale

27 May 2024

Dreweatts and Christie’s will jointly sell the Stanley Goldfein collection of ceramics across two sales this year.


Christie’s sales go ahead despite cyber attack

20 May 2024

Auction house Christie’s went ahead with its sales last week as planned despite suffering a ‘technology security incident’ that brought down its website.


News in brief including a large George Stubbs equine painting at Christie's

20 May 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of George Stubbs' 'Mares and Foals' being offered at auction with a £7m-10m estimate.


Chardin still-life among highlights at French auctions this season

20 May 2024

Stand-out lots from upcoming sales including Chardin still-life, Napoleonic marshal's baton and fine art collection acquired over decades

Websit Christies

Christie’s website down, victim of apparent cyberattack

14 May 2024

Christie’s has been the victim of an apparent cyberattack that has brought down its website.

George Stubbs' Mares and Foals

Monumental Stubbs picture comes to Christie’s Old Masters summer auction

14 May 2024

One of the largest pictures that George Stubbs (1724-1806) ever painted is coming to auction with a £7m-10m estimate.


Colour plate books: Around the world with Norman Bobins

13 May 2024

ATG takes a whistlestop tour of the globe via the greatest recent collection of colour plate travel and costume books

The Salon, Geneva

Christie’s offers select items from a group of dealers from London, Paris and Geneva

03 May 2024

Dubbed Three Dealing Dynasties, the sale features nearly 250 works of art collected by three anonymous families of dealers in the UK, France and Switzerland.

Heath Composition Black, Red, Grey

Year starts with a Modern British bang according to London gallery

19 April 2024

Portland Gallery’s regular look at 20th century art includes its own actions and observations on the wider market

Le melon entamé by Jean-Siméon Chardin

Rare oval Chardin still life comes to auction in Paris this summer

16 April 2024

A still life by the 18th century French artist Jean-Siméon Chardin with a notable provenance is to go under the hammer at Christie’s in Paris this summer.

Alexandre Benjamin Navet

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.