Earlier this week, Christie’s announced robust sales during its Classic Week, with totals reaching eight figures. More details here.
Between April 12 and 15 in New York, Christie’s hosted its greatly anticipated Classic Week, which brought together exhibitions and auctions from Antiquities, Decorative Arts, Old Master paintings, Sculpture, and Japanese Arts. The inaugural event was met with outstanding success, the auction house reports, realizing $70,142,751 in sales across all categories. Seventy percent of the sales were via lot bidding and substantial online bidding.
Raw numbers:
$70,142,751 realized
482 works sold
70% sold by lot
Registered bidders from 48 countries across 5 continents
Over 3,000 visitors to the Classic Week preview
8 new world auction records
14 lots sold over $1 million
To learn more, visit Christie’s.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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