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

Patek Philippe, Rolex & More in Christie's Luxury Watch Auction

Apr 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

On May 14 Christie’s will offer an amazing assemblage of over 400 top-drawer timepieces at its Important Watches sale in Geneva.... Read More

Christie's Third Annual Green Auction Offers Luxury Prizes

Mar 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

From now through April 19 you can bid on an incredible number of exclusive items and experiences during Christie’s third annual Green Auction: Bid to Sa Catamarans, Watches, Cameron Diaz & More in Christie's Bid to Save the Earth Auction... Read More

Christie's Appoints Managing Director In China

Mar 29, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The world-renowned auction house selected Jinqing Caroline Cai to be its first managing director in China. Ms. Cai will effectively assume her new executive level position... Read More

The Complete Collection of Elizabeth Taylor at Christies Fetches $183.5 Million

Feb 9, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

The complete Collection of Elizabeth Taylor at Christies sold for a total of $183.5 million. The overwhelmingly successful three-part event sold out 100 percent, with seven lots selling at more than $5 million and 30 lots bringing in more than $1 million. Many of the items auctioned sold for significantly more than the pre-auction estimates.... Read More

Christie's Reports $5.7 Billion in 2011 Sales

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

World-renowned auction house Christie’s announced total sales in 2011 of $5.7 billion. Sales are up 14 percent over 2010. While the auctioneer reported growth for all art categories, the Post-War and Contemporary, at $1.2 billion in sales, was the top category. Asian Art was the second highest group at $890.1 million. Private sales also posted $808.6 million for the year ending, showing a 50-percent increase over the previous year.... Read More

Kim Kardashian Pays $65,000 for Elizabeth Taylor Bracelets

Dec 15, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Elizabeth Taylor Auction at Christie’s New York sold off the famous starlet's entire collection of jewelry this week and Kim Kardashian made an impressive bid, according to TMZ.... Read More

Christie's Adds Online-Only Exclusives to The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor

Nov 15, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The upcoming auctions of The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor by Christie’s will feature an online-only portion that will run prior to and during its live back-to-back auctions in December.... Read More

Two Rare Roger Moore Rolexes in Christie's Important Watches Auction

Nov 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Two extremely rare and important Rolex watches worn by Sir Roger Moore, who played James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985, will be offered at Christie’s Important Watches sale in Geneva on November 14.... Read More

Pop Culture Auction at Christie's Offers Rock 'N' Roll Memorabilia

Nov 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Two upcoming sales of pop culture memorabilia at Christie’s this month contain some sensational items of celebrity clothing. On November 15 at the Pop Culture: Rock and Pop Memorabilia auction in London the house will offer a black suit worn by the Sex Pistols’ Sid Vicious from 1978, estimated at $15,990 - $23,985; a wild velvet jacket worn by T. Rex’s Marc Bolan circa 1975-1977, estimated at $7,995 - $11,193; a black leather vest worn by Johnny Cash circa 1964-1969, estimated at $3,198 - $4,797; and one of Michael Jackson’s trademark fedoras from 1984, estimated at $2,399 - $3,198.

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Christie's Announces $7.4 Million Sales Week

Oct 17, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Auction house Christie’s announced sales for the week of more than $7.4 million. The auctioneer's 19th Century European Art auction brought in $6.61 million, with 47 of 106 lots offered being sold. Painter Giovanni Boldini’s, Marthe Régnier (1905), an oil-on canvas work, was the highest selling lot at $1.88 million.... Read More

Christie's and Artist Takashi Murakami To Hold Auction Benefitting Japan

Aug 8, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Auction house Christie's is teaming up with Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., to provide support for the victims of the March 11, 2011, Tohoku-Pacific earthquake in Japan. Artist Takashi Murakami will select the artists who will donate their works to the relief effort in an upcoming auction to be held in New York City. An announcement with complete details for the auction will be made in early fall. What is known at this point is that the artists contributing are some of the biggest names in contemporary art.

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Marriott International Increases Luxury Presence

Jul 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

It's been a busy summer for Marriott International. The hotel group is moving on several fronts to increase and diversify its presence within the luxury hotel market, and the industry saw major campaigns within the JW Marriott luxury portfolio and the Autograph Collection — a collection of "strikingly independent" luxury hotels launched last year.... Read More

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