CHRISTIE’S ANNOUNCES THE FASHION COLLECTION OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR Christie‟s is pleased to announce fashion and accessories highlights from the four-day series of landmark sales devoted to the iconic Collection of Elizabeth Taylor,
Christie‟s, the world's leading art business had global auction and private sales in the first half of 2011 that totaled £2.0
billion/$3.2 billion. In 2010 it achieved global auction and private sales of £3.3 billion/$5.0 billion. 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 450 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 $100 million.
Christie‟s has 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva,
Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai and Hong Kong. More 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. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer‟s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or
application of buyer‟s or seller‟s credits.
Notes to Editors:
Tour Dates and Locations: Highlights from The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor
City Dates Admission Venue
Moscow September 15 & 16 n/a GUM, Red Square
London September 24, 25 & 26 £10 Christie‟s London
Los Angeles October 13, 14, 15 & 16 $20 MOCA Pacific Design Center
Dubai October 23 n/a Emirates Tower Hotel
Geneva November 11 & 12 n/a Four Seasons Hotel de Bergues
Paris November 16 & 17 n/a Christie‟s Paris
Hong Kong November 24, 25, 26 & 27 n/a Hong Kong Convention Center
New York December 3 - 12 $30 Christie‟s New York
Tickets will be required to view the highlights exhibitions in London, Los Angeles and New York. Tickets are NOT required
to view the exhibition in Moscow, Dubai, Geneva and Paris and Hong Kong, which are timed to coincide with pre-sale
jewelry exhibitions in each those locations.
Ticket availability will be announced via www.christies.com in advance of the exhibitions.
In keeping with Elizabeth Taylor‟s life-long devotion to humanitarian causes, Christie‟s is pleased to announce that a portion
of profits generated by admissions, events and select publications related to the sales will be donated to The Elizabeth Taylor
AIDS Foundation (ETAF). Founded in 1991, ETAF provides funding to AIDS service organizations throughout the world
to assist those living with HIV and AIDS.
Sale catalogues will be shipped in October and will be available for purchase online at www.christies.com/elizabethtaylor
Sale Dates: The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor
The Legendary Jewels, Evening Sale December 13, 2011
Jewelry (Sessions II & III) December 14, 2011
The Icon and her Haute Couture, Evening Sale December 14, 2011
Fashion and Accessories (Sessions II, III & IV) December 15, 2011
Fine and Decorative Art & Film Memorabilia, including costumes December 16, 2011