New Peaks Reached For American Art At Christie's in New York A remarkable result for American paintings at Christie's in New York today, with the Department's Spring 2008 Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture sale totaling $72.6 million
Joseph Henry Sharp.
Christie’s is the world's leading art business with global auction sales in 2007 that totaled £3.1 billion/$6.3
billion. This 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 expertise, as well as 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,
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 and new markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales
and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.
*Estimates do not include buyer's premium