Letter From Christie's CEO

Art, clients, expertise are the three pillars on which Christie’s is built. The art is at the centre
of everything we do here. We believe that the access to beautiful and special objects is an important part of people’s personal and cultural life. Founded in 18th Century London, today we are a global art business. We have salerooms located in major cultural cities around the world and a digital platform that invites an expanding network of people to participate in what we do – and to enjoy the art.

Serving our clients is our major ambition. We cherish the role that we have earned as cultural stewards of the objects that pass through our hands. The depth of experience at Christie’s spans time, geographies and tastes. Through
our close relationships with our clients – be they collectors, art academics, institutions or art enthusiasts – we are privileged to share with them the love of art and the excitement of curation, exhibitions and sales.

Expertise is our main asset. In whatever area they work in or role they have in the company, the people at Christie’s have to be experts in their field. As more clients in more places in the world are captivated by art and seek to acquire it, our knowledge, judgement and service is ever more relevant. Whether they are buying, selling or dealing, our customers count on us to understand both the cultural and commercial value of art.

Therefore, our company values are based around passionate expertise, exceptional customer service, business judgement, integrity, teamwork and innovation. These embody the key behaviours that are required from our employees. As a global organisation, we have a diverse work force that is constantly developing and growing. Yet, no matter where we work at Christie’s, our values remain the same and it is our people that make our success.

I can attest that working at Christie’s is a great experience. The quality of our people and the experience of working with them and being in touch with exquisite objects on a daily bases is unique and something to be treasured.

Come join us.

Guillaume Cerutti
Chief Executive Officer


Francis Bacon
Three Studies of Lucian Freud
©The Estate of Francis Bacon. All Rights
reserved / DACS. London / Arts NY 2016

Richard Prince (B. 1949)
Runaway Nurse

Francis Bacon
Portrait of Henrietta Moraes
©The Estate of Francis Bacon. All Rights
reserved / DACS. London / Arts NY 2016

Mural by Sol de Witt
©2016 The Lewitt Estate / Artists Rights Society
(ARS), New York

Hans Hofmann (1880-1966)
Auxerre
©2016 The Renate, Hans & Maria Hofmann Trust/ Artist Rights Society (ARS) New York

Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)
Untitled X, 1983
©2016 The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artist Rights Society (ARS) New York

Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Two Piece Reclining Figure: points, 1973.
©The Henry Moore Foundation. All Rights Reserved DACS 2016 / www.henry-moore.org