• Press release
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  • Worldwide
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  • For immediate release
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  • 7 February 2020

Media Statement: Important Changes to March Sales Calendar

Since the news regarding the coronavirus outbreak, Christie’s has been monitoring the situation on a global level to assess the potential impact to our business, our staff and our clients.

As such, we have two important decisions to share regarding our March sales: in Hong Kong, in light of the cancellation of Art Basel Hong Kong, we are moving the newly-announced 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening sale and the Wine sale from March to May, to coincide with our spring sales series at the Hong Kong Convention Centre. In New York, we will postpone our spring Asian Art sales from March to June, with the exception of our South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art sales, which will proceed as planned on 18 March. We believe these are the right decisions to take now to ensure the best sale environment on behalf of our consignors and our clients.

Please check Christie's website for updates regarding these sales.

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had auction sales in 2019 that totalled £4.5 billion / $5.8 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.