Christie's NEW YORK IMPORTANT OLD MASTER PAINTINGS SALE THIS APRIL Christie’s New York annual Important Old Master Paintings sale takes place on April 19
and is expected to realize in excess of $50 million.
with one of the
luminous blue skies, tinged with pink and yellow, for which this artist is so renowned.
Auction: Important Old Master Paintings April 19 at 10am & 2pm
Viewing: Christie’s Galleries at Rockefeller Center April 14 - 18
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Christie’s International Old Master Department announced an annual sales total of £146 million / $264.3 million
/€213.2 million in 2006. This built on the success of 2005 and reaffirms Christie’s position as market leaders
in both the Old Master Picture and Old Master Drawing categories, increasing market share against the
nearest competitors to 54.5% for the Old Master Category as a whole.
Christie’s is the world’s leading art business with global auction sales in 2006 that totaled £2.51 billion / $4.67
billion. This 36% increase over 2005 marks the highest total in company and in art auction history. Christie’s
is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service, and international glamour. Founded
in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s conducted the greatest auctions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and
today remains a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 600 sales annually
in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine,
cars and more. Prices range from $200 to over $80 million. Christie’s has 85 offices in 43 countries and 14
salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam,
Tel Aviv, Dubai and Hong Kong. Most recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in
emerging markets such as China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in
Beijing, Dubai, Mumbai and Russia. Christie’s also offers its clients worldwide access to its sales through
Christie’s LIVE, its unique, real-time online bidding service.