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  • 1 February 2019

Christie’s and Gooding & Company to Co-Host New York Exhibition Featuring Cars, Photographs, Jewelry, and More

The display will feature three cars consigned by Gooding & Company for their upcoming

Amelia Island Auction, along with highlights of Christie’s London and New York Spring Sales

1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS specially ordered in Blossom Yellow from the collection of former CEO and co-Founder of the mobile messaging application WhatsApp, Jan Koum. All images copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photos by Mathieu Heurtault.

New York – Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, announces its collaboration with Gooding & Company, the internationally-celebrated auction house acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, on a joint exhibition at Christie’s Rockefeller Center from February 8-13.

“We are delighted to be joining our friends at Christie's to bring our clientele together at Rockefeller Center for this special exhibition,” says President and Founder of Gooding & Company, David Gooding. “Both Gooding & Company and Christie's recognize that today's collectors have interests that reach beyond a single category. Our buyers are constantly in search of items of unmatched quality - whether it is a motor car, a painting, or a piece of fine jewelry. Bringing together these exceptional cars in the New York City gallery is an exciting opportunity to reach new clients across the collecting categories and is emblematic of the global market demand for collector cars.”

The collector preview offers an exclusive opportunity to view three rare and limited-edition examples offered by Gooding & Company ahead of their March 8 auction in Amelia Island, Florida. Included in their highly-anticipated collection is a 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout. Not only is this Packard in exceptional condition, it is one of just eight Runabouts to exist today. Under the current ownership, this 734 Speedster has earned several prestigious awards, including First in Class at the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ®.

Gooding & Company’s next car on display is a 1967 Porsche 911 2.0 S. An undisputed icon and one of the most successful sports cars of all time, the 911 has become increasingly prized due to their reputation of lasting performance and vintage character. This car has been under the possession of only two owners in its 52-year lifetime, and has been meticulously maintained in its factory-applied Polo Red paint and original KONI shock absorbers.

Rounding out the Gooding & Company preview, is a 1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS specially ordered in Blossom Yellow.  Having originally been delivered to its first owner in Italy, this car has since made its way across the Atlantic after being acquired by former CEO and co-Founder of the mobile messaging application WhatsApp, Jan Koum, and will be sold without reserve.

Highlights on view from Christie’s New York Spring Sales will include Photographs, Jewelry, Watches, Meteorites and Spirits. Additionally, Christie’s will be exhibiting a grouping of features from the London Evening Sales of Post-War and Contemporary and Impressionist and Modern Art, including a masterpiece by David Hockney, Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott (estimate in excess of £30 million), from The Collection of Barney A. Ebsworth.

Jen Zatorski, President, Christie’s Americas, remarks, “Christie’s is excited to be collaborating with Gooding & Company to exhibit three top lots from their upcoming March auction together with highlights from our spring sales. By presenting these iconic automobiles alongside highlights from upcoming Christie’s auctions of Photographs, Post-War & Contemporary Art, Impressionist & Modern Art, Jewelry, Watches, and Spirits, we aim to create an immersive cross-category viewing experience for our clients.”

Public Viewing:

Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY 10020

8 February: 10am to 5pm

9 February: 10am to 5pm

10 February: 1pm to 5pm

11 February: 10am-5pm

12 February: 10am-5pm

13 February: 10am-5pm

High-resolution images can be found at the below link. Images copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company

About Gooding & Company

Gooding & Company is celebrated for its world-class automotive auctions and unparalleled service in the international collector car market. In 2018, the company achieved over $201 million in total sales and 56 new world auction records were established. The auction house consistently delivers market-leading results, while identifying new trends and delivering best-of-category cars across numerous collector car verticals. Gooding & Company consistently presents the highest-quality consignments while operating with openness and integrity, which has earned the auction house a reputation of trust and respect unmatched in the industry. Offering a wide range of services including private and estate sales, appraisals and collection management, the auction house is ready to assist you with numerous collector car services.

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 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.

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