Changes to our auction calendar, Private Sales opportunities and more
UPDATED AS OF 12 MAY 2020
Christie’s has undertaken a global review of its spring and summer auction calendar in light of precautionary closures and travel restrictions. We remain committed to addressing the ongoing situation, including the reduction of non-essential business activities. Our thoughts are with all those directly affected by the virus.
Our teams are working to reschedule postponed auctions to later dates, while confirming a revised calendar of online-only sales. We will continue to provide regular updates regarding key marquee weeks across regions, as well as announce new sale announcements and initiatives for Christie’s three sale platforms (Auction, Online-Only, and Private Sales).
Please note: dates for all auctions remain provisionary by necessity, and Christie’s will continue to adapt its activities and operations and take all precautions advised by the World Health Organization (WHO). Our foremost priority is to act in the best interest of our colleagues, clients and our communities.
Our colleagues remain at your disposal by email, telephone and other virtual means to offer assistance and answer questions.
In this time, we know that the art and objects entrusted to Christie’s can be a source of enrichment and enjoyment. Please visit our website where you’ll find a rich diversity of free videos, interviews, educational materials and images.
For a full updated listing of global auction sales, please visit our calendar.
Note: All sale dates are provisional as conditions may change.
Private Sales updates
Christie’s Private Sales is a dedicated service for the purchase and sale of fine art, decorative objects, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar. An updated virtual gallery of available artworks is now online, with new enhanced Viewing Rooms for browsing specific art and objects:
• Post-War and Contemporary Art
• Impressionist and Modern Art
• American Art
• Latin American Art
• Old Masters
• Asian and World Art
• Handbags & Accessories
• Decorative Arts and Antiquities
• Books and Science
Online-only sale updates
Christie’s has significantly expanded its global calendar of online-only sales for spring and summer to now include Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Prints and Multiples, Photographs, English and European Furniture and Decorative Art, Old Masters and 19th Century Art, Antiquities, Books & Manuscripts, and Asian Art, as well as luxury goods including Watches, Wine, Jewelry, and Handbags. In addition, Christie’s has launched a program of special fundraising sales to support vital charities during this time.
See our current calendar here, with new additions added regularly.
Christie’s continues to monitor all global developments related to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, including adherence to the recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and local government guidelines. The health and well-being of our employees, our clients and our suppliers remains our highest priority.
Although we are currently not open to the public at the majority of Christie's sites in Europe or sites in America, we are now working on a phased return to onsite working for our staff aligned with updated regional government guidelines. Limited staff are currently on site where permitted to carry out essential services for upcoming sales, as well as ensuring the safety and security of our locations. At certain sites, Christie's is also able to facilitate limited shipments and collections of property by appointment only.
Across all Christie's offices we are ensuring measures are put in place to protect the health and safety of our staff and clients. This includes social distancing signage, floor markings, clear access routes, perspex screens at front of house and availability of hand sanitiser and personal protective equipment. Social distancing must be maintained at all sites by staff and visitors, and anyone who experiences symptoms will remain at home.
Please contact the regional Client Services team through our online service or by telephone for any further information.
The below details which Christie's locations are currently open to clients. This information will be regularly updated.
PREVIOUS UPDATES – PRECAUTIONARY CLOSURES
CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG ANNOUNCES AUCTION UPDATES
Christie’s has completed a review of the Hong Kong Spring Auctions calendar and has decided to postpone the auction week from 30 May – 3 June to the week of 5 July.
CHRISTIE’S ANNOUNCES SPRING AUCTION UPDATES FOR AMERICAS, EUROPE AND ASIA
The company has completed the first phase of a global review to revise the Spring and Summer auction schedule in the Americas and Europe.
CHRISTIE’S CONFIRMS PRECAUTIONARY CLOSURES, SALE POSTPONEMENTS IN EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AMERICAS
Christie’s continues to monitor all global developments related to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, including adherence to the recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO). The health and well-being of our employees and our clients remains our highest priority.