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Christie's announces spring auction updates

DUBAI, March 22, 2020

Following Christie’s announcement on March 13 in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the company has completed the first phase of a global review to revise the Spring and Summer auction schedule in the Americas and Europe.

 A summary of provisional key changes:

•    In Hong Kong, the Spring Asian Art and Luxury sales currently remain scheduled to take place 30 May to 3 June

•    Christie’s will be consolidating international 20th Century auctions into one week in one location, New York, scheduled to take place 23 to 28 June

•    In Geneva, the Luxury Week is scheduled to take place 29 June to 1 July

•    In London, Classic week including Old Master Paintings and the Exceptional Sale will remain scheduled 6 to 17 July

 Sale dates may be subject to change based on the relevant advice and the recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO).

“Our first priority is to continue to act in the best interest of the community and our thoughts are with all those affected by the ongoing situation,” said Guillaume Cerutti, Chief Executive Officer, Christie’s.

“Christie’s teams in the Americas, Europe and Asia are working remotely and resiliently to adapt to the environment, focusing on serving our clients and building successful sales for our auction, private and online channels.”
 
In Asia, Christie’s Hong Kong office has returned to usual open business hours. Christie’s Beijing and Shanghai offices are operating with reduced staff on-site and remote working arrangements where necessary; the Seoul office is open with reduced hours and continued remote working arrangements for the interim; the Tokyo office is open with reduced staff on-site and limited hours. Christie’s Bangkok and Jakarta offices are open to clients by appointment only.

As previously announced, all offices and sales sites in the Americas, Europe and Middle East remain closed as a precautionary measure, with all employee teams working remotely. Christie’s London is operating with minimal staff on-site and with all employees working remotely by 20 March. – TradeArabia News Service




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