CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES HISTORIC WORLDWIDE SALES CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES HISTORIC WORLDWIDE SALES OF £1.63 BILLION ($3.25 BILLION) FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 2007, UP 32% BY £ OR 45% BY $ FROM THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
on August 16 at the Monterey Jet Center in California (estimate: $800,000-1,200,000).
Asia Week in New York, including The Meriem Collection: Important Chinese Snuff Bottles; Property from the Collection of Ariane Dandois and Gandharan Buddhist Art from the Collection of a Prince, takes place from September 18 through September 21
Christie’s in Madrid will organize the fourth edition of The Spanish Sale at the Westin Palace Hotel on October 3
Magnificent Jewels from a Distinguished Private Collection, a splendid single owner jewellery sale will be held at Christie’s New York on October 16
Christie's Los Angeles will lead one of the taste-making events of the season with The Quintessential Modern Cellar: An Evening Sale, offering a single owner collection of extraordinary wines on October 25
Christie’s Dubai will again welcome an international clientele with the International Modern & Contemporary Art Sale on 31 October and the auction of Contemporary Jewels & Watches on 1 November.
Impressionist and Modern Art and Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sales offering superb masterpieces by 19th, 20th and 21st century artists will be held at Christie’s New York on November 6 and 13
Haunch of Venison New York will formally open at 1230 Avenue of the Americas in November with Barrett White as its director
On November 28, Christie’s London will host two sales: Russian Pictures and Russian Works of Art
The Hong Kong sales series of Asian Art, Jewellery and Watches will take place from November 25 through 29. Highlights include Important Chinese Jades from the Personal Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman Part II, featuring many pieces made for the Imperial household and estimated to realize in excess of $10 million (HK$77.8 million)
December will present Important Old Master Pictures at Christie’s London
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Christie’s is the world's leading art business with global auction sales in 2006 that totalled £2.51 billion / $4.67 billion. Worldwide sales for the first half of 2007 totalled £1.63 billion / $3.25 billion, an increase of 32% by £ and 45% by $ from the same period last year and highest half year sales ever in art market 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, jewellery, 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 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