RELEASE: CHRISTIE’S HOSTS TWO ONLINE-ONLY AUCTIONS THIS THANKSGIVING SEASON

New York

  • Multiples By Matisse From The Matisse Family Collections
  • The Magnificent Cellar of Charlie Trotter (Part II)

New York - Thanks to its industry-leading e-commerce capabilities, global auction house Christie's is getting an early start to Cyber Monday, the annual online holiday shopping ritual, when Americans begin their quest to find the perfect holiday gift online.  Starting today, shoppers can log on to Christies.com to browse and bid in two new online-only auctions running from now to December 4.

For the art-lover in your life, Christie's presents the Online-Only sale of Multiples by Matisse from the Matisse Family Collections. The selection comprises 96 lots that represent a fascinating cross-section of the artist’s graphic oeuvre, including drypoints and etchings from his early career through to large-scale lithographs and aquatints from his later years. All of the works are sourced directly from the artist’s family – an impeccable provenance. New collectors as well as established connoisseurs will find a range of techniques, styles and subjects, as well as a wide range of starting estimates, from $1,000 up to $50,000. This collection’s approachable pricing, along with the added convenience of online browsing and bidding, makes this an ideal sale for those interested in starting their own art collection or looking for the perfect holiday gift.

For wine-lovers, Christie's online-only auction of wines from The Magnificent Cellar of Charlie Trotter’s offers more than 440 lots of fine and rare wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rhone Valley, Napa Valley and beyond. Lovingly collected over 25 years by Chef Charlie Trotter and his award-winning sommeliers, this collection ranks among the most anticipated and celebrated restaurant cellar collections ever offered at auction.  The auction of Part One of the cellar on November 16 totaled $918,000, with nearly every bottle sold. This second and final installment features many more rare treasures, including a 2-bottle lot of 1945 Chateau Haut-Brion, 6 bottles of 1999 Perrier-Jouet La Fleur, and a magnum of cult favorite 2000 Sassicaia. Estimates start as low at $50 and range up to $5,000, making this an exceptional opportunity to bring home truly magnificent wines with the added imprimatur of Chef Trotter’s legendary, five-star wine cellar.

For both of these sales, all browsing and bidding is done online, with the click of a mouse. Registration is open to anyone, anywhere in the world, and all payment is by credit card within 48 hours of the sale close on December 4.  A variety of shipping options and timeframes are available.

To browse the sales and register to bid, please visit:

Multiples by Matisse at Christie’s:  http://www.multiplesbymatisse.com

The Magnificent Cellar of Charlie Trotter’s, Part II: http://www.christies.com/signaturecellars

Digital Innovation at Christie’s

As a 246–year old company, Christie’s has proven itself adept at embracing innovation while preserving its core business model.  In July 2006, Christie’s was the first international auction house to give clients worldwide access to bidding in its saleroom over the Internet, via Christie’s LIVE™; by 2007 the system was available across all Christie’s salerooms worldwide. Since then, Christie’s has continued to invest in digital assets, leading to the redesign of Christies.com in April 2008, the launch of Christie’s iPhone and iPad apps in 2009 and 2010, and the introduction of our first online-only auction in 2011.

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 Salvador Mundi, 2017), for a single charitable collection sale (the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, 2018), 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 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.

Browse, bid, discover, and join us for the best of art and luxury at: www.christies.com or by downloading Christie’s apps. The COVID-related re-opening status of our global locations is available here.