佳士得 Christie’s

佳士得 Christie’s

Christies New York

佳士得(Christie’s)是一家著名的艺术品拍卖行。佳士得在伦敦的主拍卖场位于圣詹姆斯的国王大街(King Street),这个拍卖场从1823年起就开始使用。这在伦敦的第二个拍卖场位于南肯辛顿,这个拍卖场开放于1975年并主要负责中部市场。南肯辛顿的拍卖场是全世界最忙碌的拍卖场之一。截止2009年1月,佳士得在43个国家和地区共有85个机构(不完全是拍卖场),包括纽约、洛杉矶、巴黎、日内瓦、阿姆斯特丹、莫斯科、维也纳、布宜诺斯艾利斯、柏林、罗马、韩国、米兰、西班牙、日本、中国、澳大利亚、香港、新加坡、曼谷、特拉维夫、迪拜及墨西哥城。

2013年4月9日,佳士得成为首家在中国获得拍卖执照,且独立开展拍卖业务的国际艺术品拍卖公司,并计划于2013年秋季开始在上海举行拍卖活动。 佳士得不可交易“文物”﹐即产于1911年前、被中国政府视为国粹的物品

佳士得欣然宣布香港佳士得艺廊将于2014年2月28日在中环历山大厦22楼隆重开幕,面积超过 250 平方米,将用作举办展览、论坛、赞助和慈善活动,以及私人洽购和专门类别的拍卖。

Christie’s is an art business and a fine arts auction house, currently the world’s largest, with sales for the first half of 2012, some $3.5 billion, representing the highest total for a corresponding period in company and art market history.

Christie’s has its main headquarters in London on King Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York. It is owned by Groupe Artémis, the holding company of François-Henri Pinault.

In September 2010, former Rodale president Steven Pleshette Murphy became the first American CEO in the history of the auction house. Shortly after, the Financial Times reported that Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was interested in acquiring the company. As of 2012, Impressionist works, which dominated the market during the 1980s boom, have been replaced by contemporary art as Christie’s top category. Asian art was the third most-lucrative area. With income from classic auctioneering falling, treaty sales made £413.4 million ($665 million) in the first half of 2012, an increase of 53% on the same period last year; they now represent more than 18% of turnover.

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