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Christie's auction house has best year in 245-year history

Publié par carmion le 28/01/2011

Harry Wilson

"Total sales rose more than 50pc to hit £3.3bn last year, as the company retained its position as the world's largest auction house.

"Christie's was involved in two-thirds of global artwork sales worth more than $50m (£32m).

"Works sold over the course of 2010 included Pablo Picasso's Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, which sold for an auction world record £70.3m, as well as the £35.2m sale of Alberto Giacometti's Grande tête mince, both of which were sold on the same day last May.

"Impressionist and modern art sales was Christie's most successful market, with sales totalling £767m, followed by post-war and contemporary art sales of £603m."

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"Christie's auction house has best year in 245-year history", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2011. Consulté le 25/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/christie-s-auction-house-has-best-year-in-245-year-history