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A Profile of Christie's, One of the World's Top Art Auction Houses


Christie's Storefront Logo

The Christie''s logo is displayed over the entrance of the auction house July 13, 2001 on Old Brompton Street in London, England.

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History of Christie's Art Auction House:

"Christie's was 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, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $80 million."

Specializing In:

Christie's specializes in a wide range of fine art and decorative arts such as Antiquities, Old Masters, Asian Art, Modern Art and Contemporary Art.

Christie's Auctions Around the World:

"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."

"Christie's also offers its clients worldwide access to its sales through Christie's LIVE™, its unique, real-time online bidding service."

Apply for a Job at Christie's:

Christie's job listings changes regularly and features employment opportunities in its offices all around the world.

Christie's Internship Programs:

Christie's offers a formal internship program in its offices around the world.

Christie's Education:

"Christie’s is the only major auction house in the world that directly runs educational programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. An international team of dedicated art-world experts, academics and practitioners have been brought together in London and New York who are committed to educating and inspiring the next generation of art-world professionals."

Christie's Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS):

"Christie's Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS) is the world's premier provider of climate controlled high security storage for fine art, antiques and collectibles." Locations are in New York, London and Singapore.

Christie's Contact Info:

Contact Christie's by email at info@christies.com, or by telephone at: London, +44 (0)20 7839 9060; New York, +1 212 492 5485; Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm local times


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