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  • 23 November 2021

Christie's Announces Winter Residency in Palm Beach on Worth Avenue

NEW YORK – Christie’s is pleased to announce a five-month gallery residency in Palm Beach located on the historic Worth Avenue during the area’s vibrant winter calendar. Opening on 30 November 2021 through 30 April 2022, Christie’s will showcase a wide-ranging selection of fine art and luxury objects in a series of curated exhibitions featuring auction highlights as well as Private Sale works available for immediate purchase.

Christie’s Palm Beach inaugural exhibition Fernando Botero: Joy of Life opens on 30 November through 18 December and features a fantastic selection of paintings, sculpture and works on paper by the Colombian master available for immediate purchase, as well as highlights that will be featured in the spring sale of Latin American art.

With an international career spanning over six decades, Fernando Botero remains one of the most enigmatic and sought after artists of his generation, continuing to elaborate a highly distinct style that blurs the boundaries between reality and fiction. Characterized by his ubiquitous rotund figures and subjects, Botero’s art reflects a keen and witty approach to the history of art and visual representation. Throughout his remarkable career, Fernando Botero depicts a vision of the world that is at once familiar, uncanny, and replete with a baroque sense of exuberance and joie de vivre.

“Our winter-long residency in Palm Beach continues an exciting series of regional client events Christie’s has launched across the United States. Most importantly, it deepens our connection in the vibrant collecting community of Palm Beach,” comments Bonnie Brennan, Christie’s President, Americas. “The full array of Christie’s bespoke collecting services are available to our clients in the region. We are very excited to have a local presence on the iconic Worth Avenue.”

Christie’s gallery is located at 249 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, and will be open 11am - 5pm Tuesday through Saturday from 30 November 2021 through 30 April 2022.

Christie’s is pleased to be a sponsor of New Wave Art Wknd 2021 and participate in the New Wave Gallery Open House Event Saturday, 4 December 2021 with Public Hours: 2pm – 5pm.

About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s has sold 8 of the 10 most important single-owner collections in history, including the Paul G. Allen Collection—the most valuable collection ever offered at auction (November 2022). In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, 2017), for a 20th century artwork (Andy Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, 2022) and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019). 

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including use of hologram technology to tour life-size 3D objects around the world, and the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability by reducing our carbon emissions by 50% and pledging to be net zero by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.

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