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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Hires, promotions and relocations – the latest art and antiques news

31 May 2023

From a new boss of Christie’s Asia to a Brighton antiques gallery move, here is a round up of auction house and dealer updates from around the world.

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Back down to reality for Modern and Contemporary art sales

22 May 2023

Judging by the overall totals, the latest Modern and Contemporary art auctions at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips in New York were something of a bump back to reality after the last two sales series posted the highest grossing totals on record.


Christie’s raises buyer’s premium... then sets a Rousseau record

15 May 2023

Christie’s first major auction series since raising its buyer’s premium last month kicked off in New York offering Impressionist and Modern art.


De Morgan tile meanders into the saleroom

15 May 2023

Following the sales series last October, Christie’s will offer a second instalment of works from the Ann and Gordon Getty collection in June.


All the ingredients of a useful guide

08 May 2023

François Pierre de la Varenne (1618-78) is the chef credited with bringing French cuisine into the modern era.

Getty's Temple of Wings

Christie’s to offer second auction series of the Ann and Gordon Getty collection

05 May 2023

A second tranche of the Ann and Gordon Getty collection is coming to Christie’s in June.

Arundel Castle copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio

Dealers and auction house celebrate 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s First Folio

25 April 2023

An exhibition at Christie’s, a talk at Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair and a collection offered at book dealer Peter Harrington are all part of the celebration of the Bard.

Symbolist drawings

Symbolist quartet leads Christie’s drawing auction series

17 April 2023

A six-figure sum for Belgian Symbolist Fernand Khnopff was the top lot of Christie’s drawing-focused sale.

Christie’s decorative arts sale

Christie’s relaunches decorative arts sales series

28 March 2023

Christie’s has relaunched its biannual auction series of decorative arts sales to run concurrently online in three cities: London, New York and Paris.


Rubens sketch last auctioned in 1867 is highlight of Christie's drawings sale

13 March 2023

Christie’s holds its annual dedicated drawings sale in Paris on March 22, the same day that the Salon du Dessin opens.


Five plus three equals eight auctions both live and online

06 March 2023

Christie’s celebrates Asia Week New York with eight auctions: five live and three online


Restitutions prominent at latest Modern and Contemporary art series

06 March 2023

The overall total raised at the latest round of Modern and Contemporary art sales in London was boosted by a couple of recently restituted pictures.


Obituary: Hugo Morley-Fletcher (1940-2022)

06 March 2023

Hugo Morley-Fletcher has died aged 82. The former director of Christie’s, appointed aged 29 as head of the ceramics department, he was also an early and long-running member of television’s Antiques Roadshow, an author, father, gardener and horseman.


DNA discovery and damnation

06 March 2023

Extraordinary letter by Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist both commends and condemns a colleague

Giacometti chandelier

Giacometti chandelier bought in Marylebone antiques shop for £250 sells for £2.4m

01 March 2023

A chandelier made in the 1940s for the offices of cultural magazine Horizon, and later purchased by artist John Craxton, sold for a hammer price of £2.4m at Christie’s.


Specialists have to vie for vendors in a competitive Old Masters market

27 February 2023

Hefty estimates and guarantees suggest a fierce competition in the market when seeking consignments


Christie’s opens new year in New York with full series of Old Masters auctions

27 February 2023

The fact that Christie’s held a full series of Old Masters auctions in New York at the start of 2023 not only boosted the overall total for the January series but also added to the amount of activity in this sector generally at this key time.

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.