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Christie's: British auction house
Christie's is a British auction house. It was founded in 1766 by James Christie. Its main premises are on King Street, St James's, in London, and in the Rockefeller Center in New York City. It is owned by Groupe Artémis, the holding company of François-Henri Pinault. Sales in 2015 totalled £4.8 billion. In 2017, the Salvator Mundi was sold for $450.3 million at Christie's in New York, at the time the highest price ever paid for a single painting at an auction.


First collection of Shakespeare's plays sells for almost $10 million [Video]

First collection of Shakespeare's plays sells for almost $10 million

A rare 1623 book that brought together William Shakespeare's plays for the first time sold for a record $9.97 million at a Christie's auction. (Produced by Andrew Hofstetter and Roselle Chen)

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'Stan' the T. Rex sells for $27.5 million [Video]

'Stan' the T. Rex sells for $27.5 million

The British auction house Christie's sold the skeleton of Stan, one of the largest known Tyrannosaurus rexes for $27.5 million

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