Christie’s, the first international auction house to be granted a licence to operate independently in mainland China, have announced the date of their first auction.
The evening sale of fine art and
collectables will be held on September 26 in Shanghai at the Jin An
Shangri-La Hotel with a viewing from September 24.
Sotheby's held their first mainland China
sale in September last year under a joint venture arrangement and
will stage a charity auction in Beijing, on September 8 under
licence as Sotheby's (Beijing) Auction Co Ltd.
Christie's are putting together a three-day cultural gala at the
hotel to celebrate their auction, running from September 24-26. It
will include art forums, educational programmes, masterpiece
exhibitions and private sales.