Christie&#039;s http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31531/all en Paintings from Andy Williams' collection could fetch over $30 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/paintings-andy-williams-collection-could-fetch-over-30-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Paintings from the private collection of U.S. singer Andy Williams, amassed over six decades, could fetch more than $30 million when they are sold at auction in May, Christie's said on Friday.</p> <p>Works by Willem de Kooning and Richard Diebenkorn are expected to be the top sellers of the portion of the collection that will be auctioned at Christie's Post-War &amp; Contemporary Art sale on May 15-16.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/paintings-andy-williams-collection-could-fetch-over-30-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Williams Christie's Entertainment Modern art Modern painters Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:00:32 +0000 5750597 at http://www.globalpost.com Former HK politician's wine collection goes for $6.2 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/former-hk-politicians-wine-collection-goes-62-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A former Hong Kong politician sold off part of his rare wine collection for over $6 million, auction house Christie's said Sunday, after a scandal over a wine cellar at his home was partly blamed for his loss in last year's leadership race.</p> <p>The city's former number two Henry Tang was set to become the chief executive in 2012 until a series of gaffes and the discovery of an illegal basement containing the cellar at his luxury home made him deeply unpopular.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/former-hk-politicians-wine-collection-goes-62-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Christie's Montrachet AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 05:00:21 +0000 5785782 at http://www.globalpost.com Former HK politician's wine collection goes for $6.2 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/former-hk-politicians-wine-collection-goes-62-million-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A former Hong Kong politician sold off part of his rare wine collection for over $6 million, auction house Christie's said Sunday, after a scandal over a wine cellar at his home was partly blamed for his loss in last year's leadership race.</p> <p>The city's former number two Henry Tang was set to become the chief executive in 2012 until a series of gaffes and the discovery of an illegal basement containing the cellar at his luxury home made him deeply unpopular.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/former-hk-politicians-wine-collection-goes-62-million-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Christie's Montrachet AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 07:30:25 +0000 5785818 at http://www.globalpost.com Christie's to hold independent sales in China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/christies-hold-independent-sales-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Christie's has become the first international auction house authorised to operate in mainland China without a local partner, it said, and will hold its first sales later this year.</p> <p>China has one of the largest and fastest-growing markets for art in the world, with Chinese buyers now a common presence at international auctions.</p> <p>"This development makes Christie's the first international auction house able to directly conduct auctions in China under its own brand," Christie's chief executive Steven Murphy said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/christies-hold-independent-sales-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auctioneering Business Christie Christie's Technology AFP Thu, 11 Apr 2013 07:01:08 +0000 5810159 at http://www.globalpost.com Silver coffee pot could set $6 million record at auction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/silver-coffee-pot-could-set-6-million-record-at-auction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - An 18th century silver Rococo coffee pot is expected to become the most valuable piece of English silver ever sold at auction when it goes up for sale in July, auction house Christie's said.</p> <p>The ornate George II pot made in 1738 by one of the greatest silversmiths of his day, Paul de Lamerie, is expected to fetch up to 4.5 million pounds ($6.8 million) when it goes to auction on July 4 in London, Christie's said on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/silver-coffee-pot-could-set-6-million-record-at-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christie's Huguenots Paul de Lamerie Thomson Reuters Wed, 22 May 2013 13:48:05 +0000 5843767 at http://www.globalpost.com Auction house Christie's to hold first Indian sale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130716/auction-house-christies-hold-first-indian-sale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>International auctioneer Christie's said Tuesday it will hold its first ever sale in India as it seeks to capitalise on the country's expanding art scene.</p> <p>The London-based house, which has had an office in financial hub Mumbai for two decades, will stage its inaugural sale in December.</p> <p>"The decision to hold auctions at this time is a reflection of the strong momentum in the domestic art marketplace," Christie's said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130716/auction-house-christies-hold-first-indian-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auctioneering Business Christie's AFP Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:35:17 +0000 5885171 at http://www.globalpost.com Auction house doing appraisal of city-owned art collection seeks meeting with Detroit museum http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130815/auction-house-doing-appraisal-city-owned-art-collection-seek <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT - A mock "sale" sign was attached for a short time on Rodin's "The Thinker" at the Detroit Institute of Arts, while others were left on prominent statues downtown at a time when the city tries to place a value on its assets following the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.</p> <p>None of the landmarks are being sold — yet. The tongue-in-cheek signs were the idea of artist Jerry Vile and a group of his friends.</p> <p>"The situation's sad," Vile told the Detroit Free Press. "You might as well laugh at it."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130815/auction-house-doing-appraisal-city-owned-art-collection-seek" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Christie's The Canadian Press Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:47:23 +0000 5910733 at http://www.globalpost.com Christie's hopes for more openess in China ahead of first auction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130924/christies-hopes-more-openess-china-ahead-first-auction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>International auction house Christie's on Tuesday expressed hopes for greater openness in China's growing art markets before its first auction on the country's mainland.</p> <p>"We're happy to operate here without the freedom to sell cultural relics, and when that changes we'll change with it," Christie's International chief executive Steven Murphy told a press conference.</p> <p>He was referring to current rules barring foreign auction firms from selling cultural relics dated earlier than 1949.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130924/christies-hopes-more-openess-china-ahead-first-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Christie's Rockefeller Center AFP Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:16:29 +0000 5943065 at http://www.globalpost.com Christie's hopes for more openness in China ahead of first auction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130924/christies-hopes-more-openness-china-ahead-first-auction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>International auction house Christie's on Tuesday expressed hopes for greater openness in China's growing art markets before its first auction on the country's mainland.</p> <p>"We're happy to operate here without the freedom to sell cultural relics, and when that changes we'll change with it," Christie's International chief executive Steven Murphy told a press conference.</p> <p>He was referring to current rules barring foreign auction firms from selling cultural relics dated earlier than 1949.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130924/christies-hopes-more-openness-china-ahead-first-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Christie's Rockefeller Center AFP Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:47:58 +0000 5943102 at http://www.globalpost.com Christie's holds first independent auction in mainland China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130926/christies-holds-first-independent-auction-mainland-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Christie's on Thursday kicked off its first independent auction in mainland China, marking its full-fledged entry into a market considered a key growth engine for global art sales.</p> <p>Hundreds of people showed up as 42 items -- from Asian contemporary art and Western masterworks to jewellery, watches and wine -- went under the hammer with estimates for their combined totalling 100 million yuan ($16.3 million).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130926/christies-holds-first-independent-auction-mainland-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auctioneering Business Christie's AFP Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:21:49 +0000 5945164 at http://www.globalpost.com Christie's sells $25 million of goods in its first China auction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130926/christies-sells-25-mln-goods-its-first-china-auction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Christie's sold $25 million worth of art, jewelry, watches and wine on Thursday at its first auction in China, as it became the latest international auction house to operate on the mainland.</p> <p>The 153 million yuan sale was a fraction of the $6.27 billion in global sales the company handled last year, but the event was a landmark for the 247-year-old company as it moves into what is now the world's most lucrative art market.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130926/christies-sells-25-mln-goods-its-first-china-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auctioneering Business Christie's Thomson Reuters Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:31:39 +0000 5945564 at http://www.globalpost.com 1St Picasso auctioned in China sold for $1.8 mn http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130927/1st-picasso-auctioned-china-sold-18-mn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shanghai, Sep 27 (EFE).- Christie's sold in Shanghai for $1.8 million the first painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso ever auctioned in China.</p> <p>The oil painting "Homme Assis," signed by the Andalusian artist on April 21, 1969, was knocked down for almost double the expected maximum amount, Christie's said in a communique.</p> <p>In all, the 42 works of art and jewelry put up for auction were initially valued at some 100 million yuan ($16.3 million), though the final take soared to a staggering 154 million yuan ($25.1 million).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130927/1st-picasso-auctioned-china-sold-18-mn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christie's Modern art Rockefeller Center Agencia EFE Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:01:19 +0000 5947040 at http://www.globalpost.com Auction house estimates value of Detroit-purchased art at museum between $450M and $870M http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131204/auction-house-estimates-value-detroit-purchased-art-at-museu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT - City-bought works at the Detroit Institute of Arts have an estimated value roughly between $450 million and $870 million, according to an appraisal conducted by New York auction house Christie's.</p> <p>Christie's disclosed the estimate in a release on Wednesday announcing it submitted a preliminary report to Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager, Kevyn Orr. The auction house says the included art represents about 2,780 works, or 5 per cent of the museum's 66,000-piece collection.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131204/auction-house-estimates-value-detroit-purchased-art-at-museu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auctioneering Business Christie's The Canadian Press Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:34:54 +0000 6009034 at http://www.globalpost.com A drop in the bucket? Christie's appraises Detroit's art http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131204/christies-values-detroit-owned-art-at-452-million-866-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Joseph Lichterman</p> <p>DETROIT (Reuters) - The auction house Christie's put a price tag on one of Detroit's highest-profile assets - the city's share of the Detroit Institute of Arts collection - but the masterworks might not be worth enough to help the city out of its financial crisis.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131204/christies-values-detroit-owned-art-at-452-million-866-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Christie's Geography of Michigan Human Interest Michigan Thomson Reuters Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:17:29 +0000 6009004 at http://www.globalpost.com Christie's displays 85 Miro pieces ahead of auction http://www.globalpost.com/node/6050104 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>London, Jan 22 (EFE).- Christie's put on display 85 pieces by Joan Miro (1893-1983) ahead of an auction here next month devoted to the Spanish surrealist.</p> <p>The works making up the collection, Miro - Seven Decades of His Art, will be offered in three separate sales Feb. 4-5 at Christie's London.</p> <p>Together, the Miro pieces are expected to fetch as much as $49.2 million.</p> <p>The best known of the works, "Femmes et oiseaux" (Women and Birds), which Miro painted in 1968, carries an estimated value of $6.5 million to $11.4 million.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/node/6050104" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christie's Modern art Rockefeller Center Agencia EFE Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:46:08 +0000 6050104 at http://www.globalpost.com