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  • 25 July 2019

MEDIA ALERT: Christie's Staff Art Show: Inside Job | Proceeds to Benefit Sing for Hope | July 25 - August 5, 2019

(left to right) TIM BALBONI, Ida and Dactyl, diptych, acrylic on basswood, Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500; LAURA MURRAY, Oklahoma Studies, oil on 3 panels, wood, hay Oklahoma state quarter, Estimate: $600 - 800.; ALIX BICKSON, Concrete Jungle, chromogenic print, Estimate: $100 - 200.

New York – Christie’s announces this year’s Staff Art Show, Inside Job, which will open to bidding from July 25 – August 5. The online auction will be accompanied by an exhibition at Christie’s New York galleries from July 25 – August 5 with an opening reception on August 1st.

Inside Job presents nearly 100 works of art created by Christie’s New York employees from departments across the company including Art Handlers, Marketing, Estates and Appraisals and Specialist Departments such as Watches, World Art, and Post-War and Contemporary Art. The sale features unique paintings, works on paper, photography, and sculpture highlighting the diversity and creativity of the artists. With estimates starting at $100, the sale offers a rare opportunity for new and seasoned collectors to purchase works of outstanding quality by art-world insiders, many of whom are experts in their field.

This year, continuing Christie’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, a portion of the proceeds from the auction will be given to Sing for Hope, a charity which brings the healing and unifying powers of art and creativity to people all over the world in hospitals, schools, refugee camps and public spaces.

Additionally, the opening reception on August 1st will feature five Sing for Hope Pianos:  "Urban Harmony," by King Yan "Fina" Yeung; "Color in the City," by Billy The Artist; "Treasure," by Noël Copeland; "Hummingbirds," by Robert Padovano; and "Basant Utsav (Celebration of Spring)," by Alpana Mittal "Tejaswini."

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.

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.