About Christie's

James Christie who we are
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, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Christie’s has a global presence with 54 offices in 32 countries and 12 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Mumbai.

More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in growth markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.



Celebrating Christie’s 250th Anniversary

Celebrating Christie's 250th Anniversary


This year, Christie’s celebrates our 250th anniversary. From our historic auctions with defining moments in the art market to inspiring stories from our collectors, art is at the centre of everything we do. We invite you to explore our history, stories of discovery and behind-the-scenes footage from Christie’s.


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Advisory Board

Advisory Board

American Advisory Board Members
The Lord Carrington, KG, Honorary Chairman

John L. Vogelstein, Chairman
Stephen S. Lash, Vice Chairman
Brook Hazelton, President

Herb Allen, Elizabeth Ballantine, Archbold D. van Beuren, Charlie Blaquier, Stephen Bronfman, Christina Chandris, Bruno Eberli, Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, Dr. Guido Goldman, Ashton Hawkins, Esq., J. Tomilson Hill, III, Barbara Jakobson, Nancy M. Kissinger, Mr. George Klein, Ambassador William H. Luers, Li Chung Pei, Jeffrey E. Perelman, The Honorable Nicholas Platt, Tara Rockefeller, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Denise Saul, Andrew N. Schiff, M.D., Ambassador Clifford M. Sobel, Michael Steinhardt, John L. Vogelstein, Casey Wasserman

Asian Advisory Council Members
Rebecca Wei, President

Pierre Chen, Raymond Ch'ien, Lydia Dunn, Dr. William Fung, Joyce Kan, Anthony Lin, Dee Poon, Mimi Tang, Robert Tsao, Douglas Woo

China Advisory Council Members
Jinqing Cai, President

Qiong Er Jiang, Pan Gong Kai, Handel Lee, Mary Ma, Patrick Thomas, Wang Wei

European Advisory Board Members
Pedro Girao, Chairman

Patricia Barbizet, Marquesa de Bellavista, Arpad Busson, Loula Chandris, Kemal Has Cingillioglu, Ginevra Elkann, I.D. Fürstin zu Fürstenberg, Laurence Graff, H.R.H. Prince Pavlos of Greece, Mrs Alicia Koplowitz, Viscount Linley, Robert Manoukian, Rosita, Duchess of Marlborough, Countess Daniela Memmo d'Amelio, Usha Mittal, Çiğdem Simavi