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  • 20 February 2014  |  Fine Art  |  Video ‘The Glory of Expression’: Inside the Studio with Jacob Lawrence Just a few years before his death in 2000, painter Jacob Lawrence opened his studio to documentary filmmaker, Linda Freeman. Seen here, Freeman’s footage offers a unique view inside the work of this great American Modernist, ahead of Christie’s exclusive online-only sale of Lawrence’s work, open Feb. 21 - March 4, 2014.
  • 16 January 2014  |  Fine Art  |  Article Art Market Trends 2013 Showing incredible strength, the art market has caught up with the price points of 2007–2008 by the end of 2013. Read on to learn more about Art Market Trends in 2013.
  • 18 December 2013  |  Fine Art  |  Article Interview with Gilly Norton As part of our annual Ski Sale, Christie’s is proud to be partnering with Skiing with Heroes for a private view and charity auction on 16 January, ‘A Call to Action’.
  • 2 December 2013  |  Fine Art  |  Article Interview with Mark Hix Since he first met YBAs such as Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst in London’s east end chef Mark Hix has been collaborating with artists on pieces for his restaurants. Here he talks to us about the relationship between food and art and promoting emerging talent in his gallery.
  • 26 November 2013  |  Fine Art  |  Article Emerging Collectors Christie’s is thrilled to announce the launch of its New York-based program for emerging art collectors. Learn more about all the ways to connect with Christie’s—from on-site and off-site events to live and online auctions and more—with our FAQ guide below.
  • 21 November 2013  |  Fine Art  |  Article Jimmy and Grimmy: Whistler and Grimshaw in London This month London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery presents the exhibition An American in London: Whistler and the Thames. Whistler arrived in London in 1859 and immediately set about painting his surroundings, focusing on the Thames.
  • 18 November 2013  |  Fine Art  |  Article Still Life Painting These delightful paintings are being offered in the Wednesday morning session of our Interiors sale. Part of the long history of the still life genre, they range in date from the 18th to the 20th century and were painted in a variety of styles and palettes.
  • 15 November 2013  |  Fine Art  |  Video Christie’s Shanghai: The Making of an Auction Christie's has successfully completed its first auction in mainland China. After three days of gala events, exhibitions, forums and private sales, culminating in the auction, Christie's achieved total sales of RMB 154 million (USD$25 million), exceeding initial estimates.
  • 12 November 2013  |  Fine Art  |  Article Stanley Spencer’s Christ at Cookham Stanley Spencer was born in Cookham, Berkshire. It was so important to him he would sometimes commute to the Slade when a student there between 1908–1912. He spent much of his life in Cookham, and sought to move back there permanently. He managed it in the late 1940s, and Cookham again became the central theme of his work.