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Doug Woodham Named President of Christie's Americas

Nov 1, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Effective immediately, Doug Woodham has been named the president of Christie’s Americas. Mr. Woodham will report directly to Christie’s CEO Steven Murphy. He will be responsible for the overall management of the firm in the Americas. The former president of Christie’s Americas, Marc Porter, will remain in his role as chairman, Christie’s Americas, and continue on in a new assignment as international head of private sales as well.... Read More

Eric Clapton's Patek Philippe to be Auctioned at Christie's Geneva in November

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

In the biggest fashion news the luxury watch world has seen in years, one of the rarest timepieces will be up for auction at the upcoming Christie’s in Geneva on November 12. The watch in discussion is a Patek Philippe complicated timepiece made in the most valuable metals whose whereabouts were unknown for the last 25 years.... Read More

Monet and Picasso Head Up Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art Auction

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Art by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso will be presented at Christie’s Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on November 7, 2012. The featured lot of the evening will be Claude Monet’s oil-on-canvas painting, Nymphéas. It has a pre-auction estimated sales price between $30 and $50 million.... Read More

Christie's New York Asian Art Week Rakes in $44.7 Million

Sep 19, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Sales figures for Christie’s Fall Asian Art Week totaled $44,735,075 over a four-day sales period from September 11-14, 2012. The announcement on sales results was made by the world’s number-one auction house on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. ... Read More

Fine Wine Goes Online

Sep 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran  |  1 Comment

Diverse, region-specific legislation has made it difficult for the wine industry to capitalise on the promise of e-Commerce, but could that be set to change?... Read More

Own James Bond's Aston Martin V12 | Christie's Auction Celebrates 50 Years of 007

Sep 7, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Christie's, the number-one auctioneer worldwide, unleashes another online-only auction in the form of 50 Years of James Bond: The Auction. The event, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Ian Fleming-created James Bond character, will feature an online-only auction in conjunction with a live auction in early October. Christie’s and EON Productions are working together on the special-themed, 007-memorabilia event.

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Established and Emerging Artists at Christie's Summer 2012 Staff Exhibition

Jul 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Art produced by talented employees of the world’s premier auction house will be presented at Christie’s 13th Insider Art Exhibit. The yearly event shines a spotlight on emerging artists who also work in the various departments at Christie’s.... Read More

Washington's Copy of Acts of Congress Sells for $9.8 Million at Auction

Jun 26, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

An annotated copy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights owed by President George Washington sold for $9,826,500 at Christie’s New York on Friday, June 22, 2012. The selling price sets a new record for an American book or a historical document sold at auction. The world’s premier auction house reported that the signature and notations of Washington are in near-pristine condition 223 years after being executed by the first president of the U.S.... Read More

Christie's NY "Important Watches Auction" Nets $8.5 Million

Jun 18, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Spring Luxury Week at Christie’s New York has sprung as the Important Watches Auction resulted in sales of $8,495,988, during the auction held Wednesday evening, June 13, 2012. The highest priced lot was a Patek Philippe’s two-crown world-time reference 2523/1, which sold at $1,022,500. Christie's also reported that the sale is the highest price ever... Read More

Christie's Luxury Week to Feature Rare Watches, Jewelry, Wine & More

May 25, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Christie’s New York is having its bi-annual auction series devoted to the finest in jewelry, watches, wine and 20th century design. Christies Luxury Week is a four-day affair that will run from June 12-15, 2012. Over the course of four days, the special event will include five separate sales events that will focus on the aforementioned categories. More than 1,000 items will be offered. Christie’s pre-auction sales estimate for the auction of luxury goods exceeds $23 million.... Read More

Christie's Van Cliburn Collection Fetches Over $4 Million

Jun 5, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie’s auction house announced that the sales results from the recent Van Cliburn Collection amounted to $4,381,550. Eighty-nine percent of the lots presented sold, with 92 percent at value.... Read More

Sotheby's & Christie's Record-Breaking Auctions Total $654.5 Million

May 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The luxury art world had an astounding week, with Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York auctioning big name works. On Wednesday Sotheby’s accrued a total of 266 million dollars for the sale of Francis Bacon’s Figure Writing Reflected in a Mirror, Andy Warhol’s Double Elvis, and Roy Lichtenstein’s Sleeping Girl. The works sold for $44.9, $37, and again, $44.9 million, respectively.... Read More

Christie's $388.5 Million Post-War and Contemporary Art Auction

May 9, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

It is a rare week when there is no new world records being reported on in the public-sale industry. This week’s auction-adventure tale stems from Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale last night, in New York City, that resulted in total sales for the event of $388,488,000.... Read More

George Washington's Signed Personal Copy of the Acts of Congress Heading to Auction

May 1, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Christie’s will auction an artifact of American history that was the personal property of the country’s first president.... Read More

The Latest Appointments | Cartier, Cacharel & Christian Dior

Apr 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran

The Dior saga is finally over. After one year of speculation – where everyone from Riccardo Tisci, Marc Jacobs, Kayne West, Alber Elbaz, Alexander Wang and even the disgraced Galliano himself were rumoured to be taking the top spot – Raf Simons has been confirmed to head womenswear and haute couture, whilst Kris Van Assche continues to head design at Dior Homme.... Read More

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