Christie's is a British auction house founded in 1766 by James Christie. Its main premises are on King Street, St James's in London and in Rockefeller Center in New York City.[1] It is owned by Groupe Artémis, the holding company of François-Henri Pinault.[2] Sales in 2015 totalled £4.8 billion (US$7.4 billion).[3] In 2017, the Salvator Mundi was sold for $400 million at Christie's in New York, at the time the highest price ever paid for a single painting at an auction.[4]

IndustryArt, auctions
Founded1766; 255 years ago (1766)
FounderJames Christie
United Kingdom
Area served
Key people
François-Henri Pinault
Guillaume Cerutti (CEO)
ParentGroupe Artémis
Christie's American branch at Rockefeller Center in New York