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Thursday, May 06, 2021

Christie's auction


Sale of Chinese painting shows art value rising in pandemic

April 19, 2021 2:18 pm

The Slave and Lion painting is considered a groundbreaking work that inspired Xu Beihong's later paintings and one of the most important oil paintings in Chinese art history.

Largest purple-pink diamond ever to go on sale at Christie's Hong Kong auction

March 30, 2021 4:01 pm

It is the diamond's exceptional rarity, extraordinary optical transparency, brilliant colour, and enormous size that make it an immensely important, and an eternal masterpiece of nature

How two friends made art history buying a $70M digital work

March 26, 2021 3:26 pm

The March 11 auction at Christie’s in London immediately made Beeple’s artwork one of the most expensive pieces ever sold by living artists, joining a well-known swimming pool painting by David Hockney and an iconic stainless steel rabbit sculpture by Jeff Koons

Banksy painting raises $23 million for UK health charities

March 24, 2021 12:13 pm

Christie’s said the sale price was a world auction record for Banksy. The auction house said it will donate a “significant portion” of the buyer’s premium to health organizations

Analysis: One year into pandemic, the art world adapts to survive

March 19, 2021 11:29 am

The artworld is reeling from the impact of lockdowns, travel bans and social distancing, and fairs like Art Basel suffered more than most. The business of buying and selling art is having to adapt to limit the damage

Winston Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie sells for USD 11.5M

March 02, 2021 9:24 am

The image of the 12th-century mosque in Marrakech at sunset, with the Atlas Mountains in the background, is a piece of both political and Hollywood history

David Hockney painting fetches record $ 90 million at NYC auction

November 16, 2018 8:38 am

Hockney's 1972 "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)'' was sold at Christie's on Thursday night. It is one of the 81-year-old artist's "pool paintings'' and is considered one of his premier works.

Past as Present: Christie's sale has a new section on classical Indian art

November 01, 2015 12:41 pm

In its third edition, Christie's India sale will offer classical artwork and antiques for the first time.

For the Love of Stones

May 26, 2014 3:21 am

Now an upcoming Christie’s auction will focus on this region once again at “Magnificent Jewels Spring Auction” in Hong Kong on May 27.

Vasudeo Gaitonde's untitled fetches Rs 23.7 cr in Christie's India debut

December 20, 2013 4:09 am

Buyers spent a total Rs 102 crore,second-biggest splurge at a Christie’s auction for Indian art.


In photos: Digital artist Beeple's work is 'first purely digital artwork (NFT) ever up for auction at Christie’s'

March 02, 2021 5:22 pm

‘Christie’s has never offered a new media artwork of this scale or importance before,’ says Noah Davis, a specialist in Post-War & Contemporary Art at Christie’s in New York

Christie's Mumbai auction makes a record Rs 97.69 cr; highest ever in India

December 16, 2015 1:18 pm

Records tumbled at Christie's auction held in Mumbai with an untitled work by India's foremost abstract painter Vasudeo S Gaitonde fetching a jaw-dropping Rs 29.30 crore.