Christie’s holds art, jewellery sale
Dubai, April 26, 2010
Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, is holding an auction of international modern and contemporary art followed by sale of jewels and watches in Dubai.
Christie’s’ eighth series of sales started yesterday (April 25) and will run until April 28 with the art auctions taking place on April 27 and The Dubai Sale – Jewels & Watches on April 27.
Christie’s also offers Middle Eastern collectors a personal and permanent presence in the region facilitating easy access to other sale-rooms around the world, a statement said.
Since the opening of Christie’s Dubai office and the first sale in the region the global spend of Middle Eastern clients at Christie's international sale sites has increased by over 400 per cent.
Over 50 per cent of new Middle Eastern clients who have engaged in the auctions in Dubai have gone on to participate at sales at other salerooms around the world.
The continuing growth and global nature of the art market is also evident in the number of new buyers in Christie’s sales worldwide, the statement added.
Registrations from clients in the Middle East increased by 30 per cent in 2009, the highest increase of any geographical region in 2009, followed by Greater China with 20 per cent.
The upcoming catalogues for the Dubai sales are accessible online, according to the statement. – TradeArabia News Service