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David Mitchell Brown on Adding Personality to Your Home

Whenever David Mitchell Brown is approached about a commission, the first thing he does is study the property in question. “Even if I’ve been asked to do a Georgian-style house and give it a modern interior, I still want to find ways to reference the architecture,” he says. “The transformation should be clever, but it shouldn’t feel foreign to the home.” He also looks at the people who live...

5 Upscale Motoring Brands Turning their Expertise to Yachting

Whether cruising behind the wheel of the latest supercar or at the helm of a superyacht, freedom, speed, innovation, and style are all par for the course. Is it any wonder, then, that the nautical and automobile worlds occasionally join forces, and to spectacular effect? Recent collaborations between car and yachting brands prove that there is growing demand for such creations, while a quick glance through...

10 Things To Know About Fernando Botero

An introduction to perhaps South America’s best-known artist, whose paintings and sculptures address subjects ranging from the Old Masters to bullfighting and domestic life — illustrated with works offered at Christie’s 1. Artist Fernando Botero had a tough start to life Botero was born in 1932 in Medellín, Colombia. Located in a valley of the Andes mountain...

Jean-Michel Basquiat: ‘Painter to the core’

From graffiti renegade to Warhol protégé and New York Times cover star, the life and career of a 20th-century icon illustrated with upcoming works for sale at Christie’s — including In This Case, the last of his skull trilogy Although his life was tragically cut short, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s raw, radical paintings made a lasting impact in the art world and beyond. Here, we retrace the life...

Collecting guide: five very rare spirits for your drinks cabinet

Karuizawa and Midleton Very Rare whiskies, Romano Levi grappa and Caroni rum are among the collector’s items offered at Christie’s in December 2020 1. Royal Salute blended scotch whisky This prestige whisky was created in 1953 as a tribute to the British monarchy, the first bottles being launched at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The name takes its inspiration from the 21-gun...

‘Mirrors of beauty’ — two Kota figures and a Bobo mask once owned by Helena Rubinstein

Alongside the avant-garde works that the cosmetics pioneer hung on her walls were many superb examples of African art. Christie’s specialist Rémy Magusteiro talks about three such pieces coming to auction at Christie’s in Paris on 3 December Helena Rubinstein, doughty entrepreneur and pioneer of the modern cosmetics industry, lived a life surrounded by art. Her sumptuous apartment in...

Van Cleef & Arpels — A collector’s guide

Jewellery specialist Raymond Sancroft-Baker describes the history of the French jewellery house favoured by film stars and royalty for more than a century. Illustrated with sold and upcoming lots offered at Christie’s The history of Van Cleef & Arpels Alfred Van Cleef (1872-1938), the son of a diamond cutter, married Estelle Arpels, the daughter of a dealer in precious stones, in 1895....

Collecting guide: five very rare spirits for your drinks cabinet

Karuizawa and Midleton Very Rare whiskies, Romano Levi grappa and Caroni rum are among the collector’s items offered at Christie’s in December 2020 1. Royal Salute blended scotch whisky This prestige whisky was created in 1953 as a tribute to the British monarchy, the first bottles being launched at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The name takes its inspiration from the 21-gun...

The King Of The Dinosaurs

CHRISTIE’S TO OFFER ONE OF THE LARGEST, MOST COMPLETE, AND WIDELY STUDIED TYRANNOSAURUS REX SKELETONS ON EARTH   NEW YORK – On October 6, Christie’s will offer one of the largest, most complete and widely studied Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons ever discovered. Endearingly named “STAN” after the paleontologist who first found the skeleton’s partially unearthed hip bones, the T. rex is an...

Luxury Home Specialists Worldwide

Christie's International Real Estate has successfully marketed high-value real estate around the world for more than 30 years. Through its New York City brokerage and invitation-only Affiliate network spanning 48 countries, Christie's International Real Estate offers incomparable services to a global clientele at the luxury end of the residential property market. The company has luxury real estate offices...

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