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.


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Different faces of the Old Masters market

10 December 2018

A series of portraits by some of the biggest names in the Old Master market led the way at the latest sales in this category in London. Among them were two versions of a Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) portrait – one fully ascribed to the artist.

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Einstein and his word on God at Christie’s New York

10 December 2018

Written just a year before his death in 1955, a famous two-page letter in which Albert Einstein put down his thoughts on religion, his Jewish identity and his own search for the meaning of life sold for $2.4m (£1.89m) in a New York auction on December 4.

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Got the travel bug? Check out three upcoming travel related events in the art and antiques trade

08 December 2018

Three auction houses are holding travel-related events with highlights including panoramas and suitcases.

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Lucas van Leyden drawing from Rugby School’s historic collection leads Old Master auction series in London

07 December 2018

The highlight of the latest series of Old Master auctions in London was not a painting this time round but a rare work on paper by an enigmatic draughtsman.

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'Gilets jaunes' rioting in Paris caused mayhem but auction results remain solid this autumn

05 December 2018

With the Paris 'Temps Forts' high season now under way in the salerooms as riots rage in the streets, the temporary closure of some businesses did not put off bidders and buyers in the French capital.

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Movers and shakers: the latest trade appointments including new faces at Bonhams and Sotheby’s

04 December 2018

Our latest look at moves across auction houses, dealerships and art and antique organisations.

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A giant toast to the Londongrad sales

03 December 2018

A monumental silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel kovsh by Feodor Rückert was among the highlights of the latest series of Russian art auctions in London

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UK sales of Asian art – a coming together of cultures

03 December 2018

Despite the disparity in numbers, the market for Chinese and Japanese works of art are increasingly aligned.

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Bowie and his Mod Brit stardust boosts auction prices

03 December 2018

Has Bowie made a difference? This question has been doing the rounds in Modern British circles since 2016 when Sotheby’s offered the highly publicised collection of Davie Bowie.

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Armistice commemorations in focus at Mod Brit auction series

03 December 2018

Few events shaped British art more in the 20th century than war. As commemorations reached a pinnacle during the centenary month of the First World War, the November Mod Brit series presented an opportune moment to sell art directly related to the conflict.

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International previews: Potential stars of Paris' Asian art series including a Vietnamese silk robe at Aguttes

03 December 2018

December is one of two key periods in the French calendar when the auction houses concentrate their sales of Asian art. Pictured here is a selection of highlights and unusual pieces coming up for sale this month in the Paris rooms.

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7 top lots at London’s Russian auctions including Rostropovich’s cello and a giant enamel drinking vessel

30 November 2018

The latest series of Russian art sales in London generated a total of £39.2m (including premium) – roughly on a par with the £38.03m total at the equivalent series last year.

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Adam Smith's own copy of Wealth of Nations comes to auction estimated at £500,000-800,000

28 November 2018

Adam Smith’s personal copy of his first edition of his great work the Wealth of Nations is coming up at auction as part of Christie’s Books and Manuscripts sale on December 12 in London.

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Sotheby’s and Bonhams stop selling rhino horn at auction in Hong Kong after wildlife group pressure

26 November 2018

Sotheby’s is the latest auction house to pull the sale of rhinocerous horn artefacts from its auction.

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What to see: Six offerings from auctioneers and dealers to look out for during Russian week

26 November 2018

The annual series of Russian art sales kicks off in London this week.

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LS Lowry leads Modern British art sales as rare racecourse scene sells at £4.5m

24 November 2018

The latest series of Modern British art auctions in London generated a £47.2m total including premium which was significantly up on the equivalent sales last year.

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Christie’s Francis Outred to leave after a decade at the auction house

21 November 2018

Francis Outred, Christie’s chairman and head of post-war and contemporary art in Europe, is leaving the auction world after 20 years to take a break and pursue a new career away from Christie’s.

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Stephen Hawking heads up the giants at auction

19 November 2018

Personal items from the renowned physicist Stephen Hawking impress among an illustrious array of names.

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First World War Armistice centenary: We will remember them

19 November 2018

The centenary of the Armistice has been marked by the appearance of some poignant lots at auction revealing the human cost.

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Hockney record helps modern and contemporary auction series to $2bn total in New York

17 November 2018

The latest series of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art auctions in New York generated an overall total of close to $2bn.

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