Founded by James Christie in London in 1766, Christie's is the world's leading auction house. It joined the Artémis Group in 1998.
Christie's offers its clients a comprehensive and bespoke range of services, from auctions (physical and online) and private treaty sales (its core business) to art valuation, luxury real estate and art education.
Active in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world and an advanced online bidding platform, Christie’s is the only international auction house authorised to hold sales in Mainland China.
Christie's auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from a few hundred euros to more than 100 million euros. In recent years, a number of Christie's auctions have achieved world record prices for artworks. Christie's is also recognised as an international benchmark for prestigious single owner collections, having auctioned 8 of the 10 most important collections in history.
Technological innovation is a Christie's priority. Its online art sales have strongly, contributing today to nearly half of the company's global sales. Hybrid auctions involving multiple Christie's sales rooms around the world are also delivering strong growth. In 2021, Christie's became the first international auction house to offer a purely digital artwork (NFT) which set a world record.
Christie's is committed to promoting sustainability across its businesses by achieving its target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, and by using the power of its brand in the art world to work for equity, diversity and inclusivity.