Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction and private sales
in 2011 that totaled £3.6 billion/$5.7 billion. 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 over 450 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 and Contemporary, Impressionist
and Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery. Private sales totaled £502 million / $808.6m
in 2011, an increase of 44% on the previous year.
Christie’s has a global presence with 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms
around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam,
Dubai, Zürich, and Hong Kong. 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.
*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s
premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s
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