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  • New York
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  • For immediate release
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  • 19 May 2022

Christie's Presents Six Rings - Legacy of the GOAT

Including Michael Jordan game-worn and dual-signed Air Jordan Low XIII
worn during his last game as a Chicago Bull

ONLINE AUCTION: 1-14 June 2022

New York – Christie’s, in partnership with Sports Authority Authentication Services (SAAS), presents Six Rings – Legacy of the GOAT, an online-only sale dedicated to the legacy of Michael Jordan, open from 1-14 June. All six lots will be exhibited at Christie’s Rockefeller Center galleries from 3-8 June.

The auction presents six rare objects that tie to memorable and significant moments throughout six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan’s career. With every victory, be it a single shot, game, or championship win, the memory lives on in the physical objects that assisted these defining moments of sports history.

Among the highlights is a pair of Michael Jordan game-worn and dual-signed Player Exclusive Air Jordan Low XIII sneakers (estimate: $500,000-750,000). Jordan wore these photo-matched and dual-signed Air Jordan low XIII sneakers on June 12, 1998, during the first two quarters of Game 5 against the Utah Jazz. The present pair from Jordan’s second to last game as a Chicago Bull are also photo matched to a pertinent scene in the documentary The Last Dance, where Jordan is holding the pair in his hands while motivating his team.

Details on each lot can be found below and on the viewing room online.

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. 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 is also recognised as a reference for prestigious single owner collections, having auctioned 8 of the 10 most important collections in history.

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 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 through net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.

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