Art Collection Exceeds $150 Million


From Christie’s: The Ann and Gordon Getty collection exceeds $150 million across 10 sold-out auctions

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The sale of more than 1,500 fine and decorative art objects from the Getty collection realised over $150 million, all of which will benefit the couple’s charity, The Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation for the Arts.

An extraordinary series of auctions from the celebrated collection of Ann and Gordon Getty concluded on 25 October, achieving a total in excess of $150 million. Across two weeks and ten auctions — four live, six online — more than 1,500 works of fine and decorative art, jewelry, and textiles from the couple’s private collection were 100% sold.

This success ranks The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection among the top three collections of both fine and decorative arts to sell at Christie’s, alongside The Collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé and The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller.

‘We are all immensely proud to have overseen a week of sales that has confirmed Ann Getty’s exquisite taste and singular eye for excellence,’ said Jonathan Rendell, Christie’s Deputy Chairman. ‘It is especially gratifying to see the strength in interest across the board from Chinese Works of Art, to English and Continental Furniture, to textiles, table decorations, and handbags. The Getty sales are proof that the market continues to value great connoisseurship and that quality is timeless.’

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