Growing demand for contemporary art helped sales climb 10 percent at Christie’s International in 2012, even as its market contracted in Asia and the Middle East.
Christie’s chief executive officer Steven Murphy is the most powerful person in the art world, according to Art & Auction’s 2012 top-10 list.
January Jones, who plays the well- situated but unhappy Betty in “Mad Men,” said she’s a saver, not a spender on the red carpet last night.
Christie’s International said there was a surge in demand for contemporary art as an investment, after its sales climbed 9 percent in 2011.
Christie’s International said that the art market had regained strength and stability after its sales climbed 53 percent in 2010.
In the dog days of August, when most auction activity ceases, Christie’s will hold its first exclusively online sale.
Edward J. Dolman, chairman of Christie’s International, is leaving the auction house to join the board of the Qatar Museums Authority.
Pablo Picasso has been dethroned.
"It's not non-collectors looking to move cash into art."
- Steven Murphy on Jan 16, 2013