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May 29, 2015 7:27 AM ET

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Company Overview of Christie's Inc.

Company Overview

Christie's Inc. offers auction services for decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, and wine. It offers collection management, professional advisory, corporate collection, museum, insurance, fine art storage, and shipping services. The company was founded in 1766 and is based in New York, New York. It has salerooms in Amsterdam, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Milan, New York, Paris, and Zürich. The company also has offices in Africa, the United Sates, Asia Pacific, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Christie's Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Christie's International Plc.

20 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY 10020

United States

Founded in 1766





Key Executives for Christie's Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 59
President of Americas
Age: 57
Honorary Chairman of American Advisory Board
Vice Chairman of American Advisory Board
Senior Vice President and Business Director of Trusts, Estates & Appraisals
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Christie's Inc. Key Developments

Christie’s Announces Sales Results for the Year Ended December 2014

Christie’s announced sales results for the year ended December 2014. The company announced results with art sales of £5.1 billion, up 12% ($8.4 billion, up 17%), for the year ended December 2014. This figure is the high total for Christie’s or any art company in the history of the market. Sales figures were driven by an increase in activity across all geographies and strong sales of works of the high quality, particularly in the Post-War & Contemporary Art, Impressionist & Modern Art and Jewellery departments. All sales platforms increased during 2014 with Auction sales up 10% to £4.2 billion ($6.8 billion, up 15%), Private Sales totaling £916.1 million up 20% ($1.5 billion, up 26%) and eCommerce sales realizing £21.4 million, up 54% ($35.1 million, up 60%).

Christie's Appoints Derek Gillman as Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Art, SVP, The Americas

Christie's announced the appointment of Derek Gillman to the new role of Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Art, SVP, The Americas. The former Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation began on January 5, 2015. Mr. Gillman is based in New York and will work very closely with Giovanna Bertazzoni, International Head of Impressionist & Modern Art and Brooke Lampley, International Director, Impressionist & Modern Art, and their team of specialists. Tapping his deep experience and wide network of relationships, Gillman will nurture client relationships and support business strategy around the world for the department. In this role, Gillman will report directly to Marc Porter, Chairman, Christie's Americas.

Christie's Announces Executive Changes

After four highly successful years, Steven P. Murphy will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Christie's at the end of the year 2014. Patricia Barbizet will become Chief Executive Officer as well as continuing in her role as Chairman of Christie's.

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