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.


Galerie Steinitz

French antiques dealer teams up with Christie’s to auction blockchain-recorded furniture

07 September 2022

Antiques dealer Benjamin Steinitz is to offer 58 lots of furniture and decorative arts at auction that will be registered and secured on a blockchain.

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Art Market: Isabel Goldsmith gems come to market

05 September 2022

Notable examples of Victorian art sell at Christie's as renowned collector downsizes

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John Banting bleeds for his art

05 September 2022

Among the works commanding decent interest at Christie’s Isabel Goldsmith sale this summer were handful of lots from the Modern British category.

Cezanne, La Montagne Sainte Victoire 1

Christie’s auction of $1bn Paul Allen collection could be the largest in history

27 August 2022

An unprecedented collection of art belonging to the late Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, could break records as it goes under the hammer at Christie’s.

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‘First editions, second thoughts’ of notable names

22 August 2022

The headline borrows the title given to an online Christie’s (26/20% buyer’s premium) sale – one that presented more than 80 modern first editions.

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Market struggles with short supply

22 August 2022

Consignments thin on the ground judging by the latest auctions series in London

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Elusive Rembrandt impression sets second highest price for an Old Master print

22 August 2022

Despite the issues of supply affecting the market, odd pockets of success were evident at the latest Old Master sales in London.

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Napoleonic memorabilia: Bust of Boney sold at Sotheby's among latest highlights

15 August 2022

Rediscovered sculpted portrait heads a special report covering recent lots linked to the man who became emperor, dedicated to both his triumphs and defeats

Christ carrying the Cross

National Gallery acquires two paintings via government tax scheme

09 August 2022

Two Italian pictures have joined the National Gallery’s collection via the government’s inheritance tax scheme.

Fernand Khnopff drawing

Khnopff’s Medusa sketch tops sale of works from Isabel Goldsmith collection at Christie’s

27 July 2022

A small work on paper by the symbolist Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921) led a selection of works from the Isabel Goldsmith collection offered at Christie’s.

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Christie's Givenchy makeover: Buyers look for sophisticated blend of old and modern at marathon sale

18 July 2022

After a world-wide pre-sale tour that took in three continents, a five-day public viewing in Paris and over two weeks of live and online sales, on June 23 the curtain finally came down on Christie’s Paris (26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) summer auction series of the collection of Hubert de Givenchy (1927-2018).

Christie’s Jussi Pylkkänen

Christie’s confident for rest of year despite challenging climate after hitting £3.3bn in half year sales

13 July 2022

Christie’s released its first half results for 2022, reporting total sales at £3.3bn ($4.1bn), up 34% on the previous year.

Murshidabad chairs

Furniture suite could be first ‘museum quality’ ivory sale

11 July 2022

A suite of solid ivory and gilt furniture sold by Christie’s on July 7 appears to be the first auction lot to benefit from the exemption to the Ivory Act allowing the sale of items of ‘outstandingly high artistic, cultural and historical value’.

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Old Master big-hitters thin on the ground

11 July 2022

It was rather thin pickings at the latest series of Old Master auctions in London.

Prayer nut

Vendor’s prayers answered by a £480,000 nut

11 July 2022

The major summer sales of works of art included a boxwood prayer nut and Rothschild provenanced vases.

Sotheby’s auctioneer Oliver Barker

British art boosts latest Modern and Contemporary art series

04 July 2022

A string of top-end consignments of British works boosted the latest London sales of Modern and Contemporary art.

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Estate sale supplies ample enamel

04 July 2022

Swaythling auction includes more than 80 pieces of 18th century English origin

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Paintings by the likes of Francis Picabia top the Swaythling collection

04 July 2022

The top-selling lots in the Swaythling collection sold at Christie's were paintings from a diverse range of genres and periods.

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Tiaras head back into popularity as Asian and American bidders compete at Christie's

04 July 2022

Diamond tiaras continue to enjoy a steady revival in demand, particularly in states where a diamond fascinator is once again de rigueur at formal and informal high-society events.

Hollow Form with White Interior by Barbara Hepworth

Unique wooden sculpture sets auction record for Barbara Hepworth at Christie’s

30 June 2022

A series of high sums for works in different media by Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-75) demonstrated the steadily growing appetite and prices for the artist.

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