Christie’s, the world’s leader in the business of art is a name that speaks of international glamour, extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise. Global auction and private sales in 2008 totaled £2.8 billion/$5.1 billion.
Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s conducted grand auctions in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and today remains a popular showcase for the unique and the stunning. Christie’s auction calendar offers nearly 450 sales annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $80 million.
Christie’s has 57 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai and Hong Kong. Christie’s leads the market with expanded initiatives in emerging countries such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates and enjoys successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.
Whether buying, selling or browsing fine art, Christie’s ignites a passion for beauty and offers its audience a pastiche of superb artisan masterworks.