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Christie’s Global Auction Channel Sales Total £3.9 Billion/US$5.0 Billion In 2019

December 20, 2019 GMT

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 20, 2019--

Christie’s announced auction channel sales of £3.9 billion (US$5 billion) for 2019.

Key highlights for the year included:

Guillaume Cerutti, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Amid a challenging global environment, demand for art remains strong and is reflected in our 2019 results, especially for Modern and Contemporary art. In the last month alone, we were particularly pleased by the results achieved in New York for Christie’s 20 th Century Art week, in Hong Kong for our Autumn sale series—despite a heightened political context—and in London during our Classic Week sales, including Old Masters. We are looking forward to continuing the momentum in 2020.”

For more on Christie’s top 2019 moments, please visit our online feature here.

Christie’s will publish full 2019 results, inclusive of private and e-commerce channel sales, in early 2020.

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CONTACT: PRESS:

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KEYWORD: SWITZERLAND HONG KONG NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC EUROPE UNITED STATES FRANCE UNITED KINGDOM NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ARTS/MUSEUMS ENTERTAINMENT ONLINE RETAIL RETAIL LUXURY SPECIALTY

SOURCE: Christie’s

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