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Who We Are

James Christie
James Christie, 1778
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)
oil on canvas
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise.

Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's conducted the greatest auctions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and today remains a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 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 53 offices in 32 countries and 12 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Mumbai. Christie's also offers its clients worldwide access to its sales through Christie's LIVE™, its unique, real-time online bidding service.