Christie’s Sells $7bn in 2018, Up 6%The Wall Street Journal posts Christie’s 2018 sales figures. We’ll have a longer look at the numbers and Christie’s strategic goals in tomorrow’s newsletter. But for now, here’s what the Journal sales about the results:
- “Christie’s International sold $7 billion of art last year, up 6% from 2017. The London-based company said on Wednesday it auctioned $6.3 billion in art, a 6% increase due in part to the $835 million estate sale of banking billionaire David Rockefeller and his wife, Peggy. The house sold an additional $653.3 million in art in privately brokered deals, up 7%. Its online-only art sales rose 20% to $86.6 million. Rival Sotheby’s said it auctioned $5.3 billion in art over the same period, up 12% from a year earlier, and said its online-only sales tripled to $50.7 million.”
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