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  • 10 September 2019

RELEASE: Christie's Education Is Pleased To Announce The Launch Of The Young Collectors Club

Christie’s Education is pleased to announce the launch of The Young Collectors Club, in collaboration with MTArt Agency. The club’s mission is to nurture and assist the growing young collectors’ movement with education and awareness of the art market and its components with the aim of helping them to establish and maintain an art collection which will grow with them through their lifetime.

Glen Hardwick-Bruce, Programme Director of Continuing Education in London and Co-Founder of the Young Collectors Club, commented: “Through monthly meetings held at Christie’s Education’s premises on Portland Place, young collectors, and those thinking of establishing a collection, will be able to engage and network with like-minded individuals who are interested in finding out more about the current art market and share experiences. By educating and introducing them to various collecting categories, we believe that we play an important role in giving our audience the confidence to break into the art world.”

The Young Collectors Club will offer its members a wide range of art related events and talks with art advisors, artists, collection managers, funds, gallerists, Christie’s specialists and other young collectors. In over 40 years of being at the forefront of the arts education industry, Christie’s Education has established a broad network of art professionals, including its alumni, lecturers and members of the Art World Professional Advisory Group. MTArt Agency, an award-winning talent agency which represents top visual artists, will provide direct access to emerging artists and their studios.

Charlotte Fletcher, young collector, ambassador of MTArt Agency and Co-Founder of The Young Collectors Club, remarked: “For me, collecting art is not simply about investing money. It is about acquiring and engaging with beautiful pieces that represent something much wider. I am especially interested in pieces that engage with environmental discussions and women, and I look forward to sharing my passion with other members.”

The prospective member will be an art lover between 25 and 40 years old with an average spend on art of around £3,000-£10,000. Two membership options will be offered; Young Patrons with an annual fee of £600 and Young Collectors for £250 per year. Apart from the opportunity to take part in the full programme, Young Patrons will receive an artwork from MTArt Agency to start their collection with and get the opportunity to upload their works to Vastari, international exhibition consultancy company, which connects museums directly with the private sector. A percentage of the membership fee will go to the Christie’s Education Trust to support arts education for those who would otherwise not have the opportunity.

For more information, including registration details, please visit Christie’s Education website. The first event will take place on 17 October at Christie’s Education London, 42 Portland Place.

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had auction sales in the first half of 2019 that totalled £2.2 billion / $2.8 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.