James Christie founded Christie’s in 1766. Since then, the auction house has conducted grand and famous auctions. Christie’s holds approximately 350 auctions each year in over 80 categories, including fine and decorative arts, jewelry, collectibles, wine, and more and with prices ranging from $200 to over $100 million. The auction house also conducts private sales in all categories, including but not limited to, Post-War and Contemporary, Impressionist and Modern, Old Masters and Jewelry.
Christie’s - May 25, 2020
Hongmiao Shi gets the specialists’ perspectives on a quartet of precious artworks and objects available for immediate purchase 1Frans Francken II’s colourful fantasy of ‘peace and plenty’Arcadia: A Pastoral Landscape with Shepherds and Shepherdesses Picnicking, 1626-32 Frans Francken II (1581-1642), Arcadia: A Pastoral Landscape w...
Christie’s - May 18, 2020
As the world celebrates International Museums Day, we talk to four directors across the globe about loans and exhibitions, the future of blockbusters, donations, digital innovations, inclusivity, connectivity and ‘the duty to safeguard great art’ Maria Mok Director of the Hong Kong Museum of Art ‘As I speak, our museum is partially open. We c...
Christie’s - May 7, 2020
Want to revisit the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller? Window shop for royal jewels? Or wander among David Gilmour’s guitars? Well, now you can — take a digital stroll through the exhibitions that made history at Christie’s The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, New York, 2018 It’s often said that Peggy and David Rockef...
Christie’s - May 4, 2020
Specialist James Hyslop surveys some of the extraordinary natural wonders — from iridescent minerals to meteorites and dinosaur’s teeth — offered in our online Sculpted by Nature sale, 4-21 May 1. Gorgeous gogottes A large round gogotte formation, Fontainebleau, France. 15¾ x 15¾ x 8¾ in (40 x 40 x 22 cm). Estimate: £4,000-6,000. Offe...
Christie’s - Apr 30, 2020
How Anne Brigman, Imogen Cunningham, Berenice Abbott, Dorothea Lange and Ilse Bing forged a path for others to follow in Pictorialism, documentary and avant-garde photography. Illustrated with works offered online until 13 May The first half of the 20th century was a time of extraordinary change in the field of photography. By 1940, the Museum...