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  • 7 March 2014  |  Old Masters  |  Article Italy for the Connoisseur The soon-to-be-released 101 Places in Italy, A Private Grand Tour, written by Christie’s very own Deputy Chairman Francis Russell, takes readers through the iconic monuments and lesser-known treasures of Italy’s great art centers, including Milan, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Siena and more. For an unforgettable Italian excursion, here are just a few of his favorite sites.
  • 7 March 2014  |  Old Masters  |  Article Market Barometer: Old Masters Looking back on the excitement of the December sales in London and the January sales in New York, the Old Masters market remains vibrant and healthy, particularly at the top end. Records continue to be broken and the prevailing trends which we have charted over the past years continue to shape results across our salerooms.
  • 7 March 2014  |  Old Masters  |  Article Past is Present From artists like Jeff Koons—who counts works by Bouguereau and Poussin amongst his prized possessions—to groundbreaking exhibitions like Alain de Botton and John Armstrong’s Art is Therapy at the Rijksmuseum this coming April, collectors, curators, gallerists and auction house specialists are redefining the discussion about Old Masters, demonstrating that what is past is indeed prologue…and is more relevant than ever.
  • 7 March 2014  |  Old Masters  |  Article The Interview: Ruth Cornett As Director of the Heritage and Taxation Advisory Service, Ruth Cornett is responsible for assisting Christie’s specialists and clients with UK tax issues surrounding works of art.
  • 24 September 2013  |  Old Masters  |  Article Market Barometer After all excitement of January’s record-smashing Old Master sales, including the tremendous success of the new Renaissance sale format – which attracted the world’s leading collectors – the summer sales seemed set to be a bit of an anti-climax.
  • 24 September 2013  |  Old Masters  |  Article The Interview: Monica Dugot As Senior Vice President and International Director of Restitution, Monica Dugot is responsible for coordinating Christie's restitution issues globally. She and her team of researchers vet nearly every lot Christie’s offers at auction, which means somewhere in the region of 200 sales a year, from Old Masters and Books to Impressionist and Modern Art.