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.


Furio Rinaldi of Christie's

Christie’s appoints Old Master drawing specialist in New York

19 January 2017

Christie’s have appointed Furio Rinaldi as associate specialist in the Old Master Drawings department in New York.

Orazio Gentileschi

10 highlights at the upcoming Old Master auctions in New York

12 January 2017

The main series of Old Master auctions in New York traditionally take place in January. This year Sotheby’s are holding four sales while Christie’s are staging two – a sale of drawings and an auction of prints only – having moved its main paintings sale in this category to the ‘Classic Week’ scheduled for April.

Ruth Asawa

Another Christie’s departure brings artist’s estate to David Zwirner

10 January 2017

Christie’s specialist Jonathan Laib has left the auction house to take up a role as director at contemporary art dealers David Zwirner this month.

Australian gold rush era bracelet

Review of the Year 2016 - Picks of the Year

29 December 2016

Here are five of ATG's ‘best of the best’ picks of the week from 2016 – all remarkable both for their price and the stories they tell.

Wedgwood

Export bar issued for rare Wedgwood vase sold at Christie’s auction

16 December 2016

A temporary export bar has been placed on a rare Wedgwood vase in the hope £482,500 can be raised to keep it in the UK.

Patricia Barbizet & Guillaume Cerutti

Christie’s promotes Guillaume Cerutti to chief executive replacing Patricia Barbizet

15 December 2016

Christie’s Guillaume Cerutti has been promoted to become the auctioneer’s chief executive, replacing Patricia Barbizet who will become vice chairman.

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Heritage Auctions sues Christie’s firm over ‘data breach’ claims

14 December 2016

Dallas based Heritage Auctions is suing a Christie’s-owned firm in the US over alleged data theft.

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Christie’s France turns hand to retail with Christmas pop-up shop

12 December 2016

If a Chanel snow globe, a Fabergé bracelet or a blue table by Yves Klein are on the list for Father Christmas this year then head to Christie’s Paris showroom this weekend.

ATG Quote of the Week

They said what?! The week (5-12 Dec) in quotes from the art and antiques world

11 December 2016

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others – from ivory inlays to a tsunami.

Jacob Jordaens

Jordaens’ Holy Family leads Christie’s auction after Landseer and Goya withdrawals

09 December 2016

The withdrawal of two key works dented the overall total at Christie’s evening sale of Old Masters last night. However, some spirited bidding did emerge on a number of lots which helped lift proceedings.

Gorvy

Contemporary art dealmaker Brett Gorvy departs Christie’s after 23 years

07 December 2016

Christie’s contemporary art chief Brett Gorvy is leaving the firm to become an art advisor.

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Christie’s reaches 250-year milestone

05 December 2016

Christie’s is officially turning 250 years old today.

Paul Verlaine revolver

Paul Verlaine’s revolver takes €360,000 at Christie’s in Paris

01 December 2016

One of the most famous firearms in French literary history has sold for €360,000 (£305,605) at Christie’s in Paris.

April 57 (Arbia 2) by Ben Nicholson

Record for Ben Nicholson rounds off record year for Mod Brits at Christie’s

25 November 2016

Christie’s auctions of Modern British & Irish art this week helped lift their annual total in this category to £68m, the highest figure the firm has ever posted.

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Christie’s Education to move across London to South Kensington

23 November 2016

Christie’s Education, the educational arm of the auction house, plans to relocate to the firm’s South Kensington saleroom.

Claude Monet Meule

10 highlights from the Modern and Contemporary art auctions in New York

21 November 2016

The flagship Modern and Contemporary art sales in New York in November are an important bellwether of the global art market. This year a total of $1.29bn (£1.03bn) changed hands, including the auctioneers’ premium. Here ATG picks 10 individual highlights from around the salerooms.

Monarch of the Glen

Monarch of the Glen withdrawn from Christie’s auction as museum and owner make deal

17 November 2016

Edwin Landseer’s Monarch of the Glen has been withdrawn from auction at Christie’s following an agreement between the consignor and the National Galleries of Scotland to help the museum retain the iconic painting.

Meule (Grainstack) by Claude Monet

Christie’s sets auction record for Claude Monet painting at $72.5m

17 November 2016

A ‘Grainstack’ painting by Claude Monet set a major auction record for the artist at Christie’s in New York last night.

Abstraktes Bild (809-2) by Gerhard Richter

‘Slowhand’ turns vendor as Eric Clapton sells $19.5m Gerhard Richter at Christie’s

16 November 2016

A large abstract painting by Gerhard Richter consigned by musician Eric Clapton was among the highlights of last night’s auction at Christie’s New York.

Jussi Pylkkanen

BBC goes behind the scenes at Christie’s

16 November 2016

Auction house Christie’s will take centre stage in a new BBC documentary this weekend. The company, which celebrates its 250th anniversary this year, is the subject of a two-part look behind the scenes at some of its biggest auctions.

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