Tuesday, November 19, 2013


reporter: Miguel Dominguez
text: Christie's

On November 10, Chrisite's New York had a veritable mob scene in their premises on Rockefeller Center with their preview of the kind of art even the MoMA would find difficult putting together in a special exhibit. I literally had to wait till the last half hour, when the event was winding down, in order to take a few shots of the extraordinary amount of art being auctioned off. A few of the works being sold were Warhols, Basquiats, Harrings, a Lichtenstein, Indianas, a Stella, a Cindy Sherman and a Koons Balloon Dog, displayed on the sidewalk, and chosen by Christie's as the logo for the up coming auction, with canvas bags and t-shirts featuring the sculpture, and real ballon dogs, being given away to a very delighted public.

On 12 November 2013 this painting, "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" set the record
as the most expensive piece of art ever auctioned, selling for $142,405,000

In a continuing effort to build their eCommerce platform and enhance the quality of existing auctions, the Post-War and Contemporary Art department introduced an online sale in tandem with the November Evening and Day Sales, with a printed catalogue and a public viewing. Christie's brought together a wide range of carefully selected artwork, at price points that would attract new and established collectors. As the technological landscape evolves, Christie’s is committed to meet the challenge of evolving with it.


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