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.


Arizona Spike

Pick of the week: Railroad spike hits a cool $1.8m response at auction

06 February 2023

The completion of the US transcontinental railroad in 1869 was the marvel of its age.

Bronze figure

‘Medici’ brings bronze awards for museums at auction

06 February 2023

Two important Mannerist bronzes were bought by museums when a New York private collection was sold in Manhattan last month.

Rubens painting

Rubens heads New York’s Old Master series

30 January 2023

A painting by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) from the collection of the divorcing couple Mark Fisch and Rachel Davidson led the latest series of Old Master sales in New York.

Folk art double portrait

Pick of the week: Dealer Philip Mould buys portrait of interracial ‘sisterhood'

30 January 2023

A 19th century folk art painting of one black and one white child depicted together as equals has been purchased at auction by art dealer Philip Mould.

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Lichtenstein and Warhol with a touch of Hockney

23 January 2023

Key artists in the American pop art movement such as Roy Lichtenstein (1923-97) and Andy Warhol (1929- 87) make big ticket prices.

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The Salvator Mundi effect: a market transformation

16 January 2023

Ever since the record-breaking $400m sale of Salvator Mundi at Christie’s back in 2017, the market seems to have become fascinated with other treatments of the subject.

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Old Masters: Still lifes take centre stage at sale of purchasing pioneer's collection

16 January 2023

Juan Manuel Grasset became part of a new generation who bought directly at auction from the 1960s

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US spotlight: Bumper line-up of Old Masters

09 January 2023

News of a busy month in New York including major fairs and a bigger auctions schedule

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Two Turners offered at Christie's Old Master series

09 January 2023

Two works by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), an early oil on canvas of the Thames and a watercolour of Switzerland, feature in Christie’s Old Masters series in New York.

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Herschel museum buys manuscript memoir

02 January 2023

Two Herschel family-related historic items – a Royal Society King’s medal and a manuscript memoir – have changed hands at auction and in a private sale.

Paul Allen Christie's sale

Christie’s trumps Sotheby’s in art and luxury sales in 2022

20 December 2022

The top auction houses announced their full year sales results revealing that Christie’s is back on top.

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Sixteen lots from renowned Transitional porcelain collection reunited after Hong Kong sale

19 December 2022

Sir Michael Butler (1927-2013) was part of that post-war generation of ‘gentlemen in the professions’ who chose collecting as their primary leisure activity.

Venus and Adonis

London Old Master sales pass last year’s totals but continue to be slim affairs

12 December 2022

The latest series of Old Master sales in London put in a decent if not stellar performance, aided by one or two notable lots and a couple of important collections coming forward to the auction block this season.

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Watches: stylish options from the 60s-70s

14 November 2022

Era of pop art and protests also brought fresh design beyond the earlier ‘tool’ template

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Best of British courtesy of Leahy

14 November 2022

Anglophile American lawyer’s excellent and extensive collection is sold in New York.

Christie's auction New York saleroom

Paul Allen collection makes history as Christie’s hosts world’s first billion dollar auction

10 November 2022

Setting an all-time high for a single-owner collection, the auction of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s collection at Christie’s New York raised an extraordinary $1.62bn (£1.42bn) including premium.

Chest of drawers

News in Brief – including Marie-Antoinette's furniture at Christie’s Paris

07 November 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including items once in the collection of Marie-Antoinette coming to Christie’s Paris.

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Getty collection dispersed over four days of live auctions and six online sales

07 November 2022

Dining at Ann and Gordon Getty’s sumptuous Californian residence can seldom have been dull.

Ozengell Hoard

Anglo-Saxon hoard bought by Kent Archaeological Society ahead of London auction

27 October 2022

A large group of c.6-7th century Anglo-Saxon artefacts, known as the Ozengell Hoard, have been bought by Kent Archaeological Society.

Going to the Match by LS Lowry

LS Lowry match view nets a record result

24 October 2022

Despite wider economic uncertainty, prices for LS Lowry (1887-1976) seem to keep on rising.

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