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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.


    • Jul 17, 2020

      Coveted by kings and eulogised by poets, Rosalba Carriera was one of the most popular artists of the Rococo. As two of her works are offered for sale, Jessica Lack looks back on an extraordinary career that was extinguished by tragedy In 18th-century Italy, the artist Rosalba Carriera (1673-1757) was so highly regarded that poets dedicate...

    • Jun 26, 2020

      In 1952, a major painting by Pierre Soulages almost disappeared off the coast of Tasmania. Now it has resurfaced — to be offered in the ONE  sale in Paris on 10 July In the early hours of Christmas Day 1952, the cargo ship MV Merino  ran aground off the east coast of Tasmania in dense fog. Bound for Hobart, it had 18 men ...

    • Jun 2, 2020

      For more than 40 years, Britain’s most famous Modernist painter worked full-time as a rent collector. Here are 10 things to know about the life and work of the much-loved Mancunian 1. L.S. Lowry spent almost his entire working life as a rent collector Born in 1887 and raised in the leafy outskirts of Manchester, Laurence Stephen Lowry&n...

    • 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...

    • 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...

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