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60,000-Square-Foot Replica of Alhambra Palace in Marrakech Listed for Sale at $75M

Feb 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

One of the world’s most spectacular properties, a perfect replica of Spain’s famed Alhambra palace built on 11 acres in Marrakech, has been listed for sale via an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate for about $75M. Comprising nearly 60,000-square-feet with a total of eight bedrooms and baths, the Moroccan estate is straight out of a fairytale. 

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Ultra-Rare 1950 Sleeping Beauty Rolex Sells for Record-Breaking $1.14 Million at Christie's

Dec 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Aficionados of luxury timepieces got a shock the other day when a rare Rolex made in 1950, sold for more than four times its estimate and set a new world record. The remarkable result was achieved at Christie’s New York sale of Important Watc

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One of Santa Barbara's Most Exclusive Estates Listed for Sale at $27M

Dec 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Santa Barbara is renowned as a celebrity retreat for good reason; the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Bridges, Tom Cruise, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey are some of the well known locals, to name just a few. Now one of the area’s most exclusive estates, indeed more expensive than many owned by the recognizable names cited above, has been listed for sale at $27M by Christie’s International Real Estate.

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Play Santa With Andy Warhol at Christie's: A Christmas Thing

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie’s online-only opportunities featuring the works of Andy Warhol continues through the holiday season, ending on December 11. The high-end auctioneer kicks off the online shopping season with Andy Warhol at Christie’s: A Christmas Thing, which includes 99 original holiday-themed renderings by the iconic artist.

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Giacometti Painting Nets $33M During Auction of Impressionist & Modern Art

Nov 19, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Artist Alberto Giacometti’s 1954 portrait of his brother, Diego en chemise ecossaise, sold for $32.6M during a weeklong series of sales of Impressionist and Modern Art at Christie’s. The price set a world record for a painting by Giacometti, as the previous most expensive rendering for the artist was Portrait de Caroline.

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Christie's Collection of Anthony Hail and Charles Posey Nets Over $1.9M

Oct 21, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie’s auction titled Arbiters of Style: The Collection of Anthony Hail and Charles Posey took place in New York City on October 8, 2013. The event, which included more than 230 lots, realized $1,927,875 — with 99 percent sold by lot and 99 percent by value. 

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Christie's Hosting Exclusive Online-Only Hong Kong Jewels Auction

Oct 1, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie’s is currently hosting an event called Hong Kong Jewels, which is an online-only auction with more than 90 lots available. Most of the lots for sale in this event come from one private collection.... Read More

Christie's to Hold First Auction and Cultural Gala in Shanghai

Sep 19, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie’s is gearing up for their inaugural auction in Mainland China, which will be held in Shanghai on September 26, 2013 at the Jing An Shangri-La Hotel. Additionally, a three-day cultural gala will take place from September 24 to 26.... Read More

Dress Like A Disney Princess: Harrods Auctions Off Couture Gowns

Aug 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Someday your prince will come—and even if he doesn't you can always dress the part, just pick your favorite gown. Christie’s London will be auctioning off dresses inspired by Disney princesses and brought to life by some of the most coveted names in fashion.... Read More

14th Century Castle on One of Tuscany's Last Great Private Estates Listed at $26 Million

Jul 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

La Selva, one of Tuscany’s last great private estates, has been listed for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate for about $26 million. Set on an incredible 2,200 acres near Siena, the property includes a historic castle, guest villas and a farmhouse. The heart of the estate is the Castello della Selva, which dates back to the 14th century.... Read More

Borrow a Cup of Sugar From Richard Branson: $30M London Mansion For Sale

Jul 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

A luxurious Victorian mansion in London’s exclusive Holland Park, known for high-profile residents like Virgin billionaire Richard Branson, entertainment mogul Simon Cowell and actor Kenneth Branagh, has been listed for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate Strutt & Parker for £19.5 million (about $30 million).... Read More

A New Trend in Passion Investment: Vineyards By Christie's International Real Estate

Jun 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime  |  2 Comments

Christie’s International Real Estate is the only global luxury real estate network wholly owned by a fine art auction house. Earlier this month, it announced the launch of an innovative advisory service for international buyers of vineyard estates.Vineyards by Christie’s International Real Estate is the first program of its kind.... Read More

Rare Patek Philippe Pink Gold Pocket Watch to Be Sold at Christie's New York

Jun 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An ultra-rare 18K gold Patek Philippe pocket watch—the earliest and most important Patek grand complication ever made—which has never before been seen in public, is expected to fetch up to $1.5 million at Christie’s New York Important Watches sale on June 11.... Read More

New World Records Set for Patek Philippe and Rolex in Geneva

May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Luxury watch collectors took note this week as new world records were set for ultra-rare Rolex and Patek Philippe models over the magical million-dollar mark. Christie's Important Watches sale in Geneva racked up the most impressive results, with $22.6 million gained in total with buyers from 40 different countries across five continents.... Read More

Naked Portrait of Bea Arthur May Collect Millions at Auction

May 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you grew up on The Golden Girls and worshipped Bea Arthur as Dorothy Zbornak, this auction item may be for you — or it may horrify you. Christie's will be auctioning off John Currin's 1991 painting, Bea Arthur Naked, in their Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale tonight in New York. In case the title isn't obvious enough for you, yes, she's naked. We cropped the main image for sensitive eyes but if you want to see the full picture, scroll down.... Read More

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