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CHRISTIE'S

CHRISTIE’S MID-SEASON PRINT SALE OFFERS WORKS BY
MASTERS, MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
Prints and Multiples
February 7-8, 2008
New York — Christie’s Prints and Multiples sale will offer a two-day, various
owners sale on February 7 & 8. With more than 600 lots, the sale features
a number of brilliant works including pieces from the masters:
Dürer,
Rembrandt, Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Renoir, and Chagall
as well as
contemporary artists like
Albers, Bourgeois, Hockney, Koons, Motherwell,
Rosenquist, Serra, Ruscha, and Warhol
and featuring a group of prints
from Chinese contemporary artists such as
Guangyi and Xiaogang.
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CHRISTIE'S

Japanese and Korean Art
18 March 2008 New York — Commencing the Asia Week sales at Christie’
s in New York, the March 18 auction of Japanese and Korean Art
will
present some of the most valuable works ever offered in the category. A
newly discovered wood sculpture of Dainichi Nyorai, the supreme Buddha,
attributed to the sculptor Unkei, is the most valuable work ever offered in
the category (estimate: $1.5 - 2 million). Other highlights are two
paintings by Park Sookeun, the most sought after Korean master, and a
collection of approximately 45 lots of Japanese swords, sword fittings and
helmets from The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be sold with no
reserve. With over 450 lots, the sale expects to realize in excess of $7
million U.S. dollars.
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CHRISTIE’S CHINESE WORKS OF ART UNVEILS
GILT-BRONZE FIGURES AND JADE TREASURES
Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
19 March 2008 New York – On March 19 Christie’s series of three sales
devoted to the arts of China
will offer a range of important sculpture,
ceramics, furniture, snuff bottles, and imperial textiles.
Two single owner sales will start the day, beginning with The Imperial
Wardrobe: Fine Chinese Costume and Textiles from the Linda
Wrigglesworth Collection and The Meriem Collection, Part II:
Important Chinese Snuff Bottles (separate releases available). The day
will conclude with Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, which will offer
over 370 lots and expects to realize in excess of $11 million.
More information at:
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Auctions:
THE MOST IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF PERIOD JEWELS
TO BE OFFERED AT CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK
Rare Jewels and Gemstones: The Eye of a Connoisseur
15 April 2008
New York — Christie’s is honored to announce the most spectacular and
comprehensive collection of
period jewels from the 17th century through
modern day in the April 15th evening sale in New York, Rare
Jewels and Gemstones: More information at:
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Auctions:
THE MOST IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF PERIOD JEWELS
TO BE OFFERED AT CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK
Rare Jewels and Gemstones: The Eye of a Connoisseur
15 April 2008
New York — Christie’s is honored to announce the most spectacular and
comprehensive collection of
period jewels from the 17th century through
modern day in the April 15th evening sale in New York, Rare
Jewels and Gemstones: More information at:
www.christies.com  
Christie's Auction House - New York - Rockefeller Plaza
An important sale of:
LATIN AMERICAN ART
28 May 2008 - 29 May 2008.

Paintings, Prints, Drawings & Watercolors (250)
Paintings (193)
Sculptures, Statues & Figures (62)
Drawings & Watercolors (57)
Photographs (6)clear all
Examples of lots included in the sale:
Escuchador de aguas
Tomás Sánchez (Cuban b. 1948) Estimated price: $50,000 - $60,000


The Promenade (also titled 'The Boardwalk'...
Mario Carreño (Cuban 1913-1999) - Estimated price: $100,000 - $150,000

The Sleeping Bishop (The Dozing Archbishop) ...
Fernando Botero (Colombian b. 1932) Estimated price: $80,000 - $120,000

For details of over 500 lots please contact Christies at:
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Christie's Auction House - New York - Rockefeller Plaza
An important sale of:
Rugs and Carpets
Christie’s Rockefeller Galleries
June 3, 2008
The sale will be led by a gorgeous silk Isfahan rug from Central Persia, circa
1600, from The Doris Duke Collection and the Newport Restoration
Foundation (estimate: $1,000,000- 1,500,000). Also on offer will be ten more
rugs and carpets from The Doris Duke Collection with estimates ranging from
$3,000 to $180,000. The proceeds of the sale will benefit the Collections and
Conservation Fund of the Newport Restoration Foundation. The sale is
expected to realize in excess of $2 million. “No more exquisite harmony was
ever realized in any Persian Rug.” Over the last century, this rug has been
regarded as one of the most impressive creations of Safavid Persian looms.
Since Grace Rainey Rogers, it has continued to have an illustrious
provenance, passing to Hagop Kevorkian in 1943 and then to Doris Duke in
1990. Doris Duke and The Newport Restoration Foundation
Doris Duke (1912-1993) was an American heiress and philanthropist. An
extraordinary woman living in an extraordinary era, Doris Duke’s life reflected
her exquisite taste, limitless passion and total commitment in all its aspects.
No area of interest was unexplored. The fascinating field of
Oriental and Islamic Art was no exception and her collection of rugs and
carpets shows an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated approach.
Doris Duke spent her childhood at Rough Point in Newport, Rhode Island. She
created the Newport Restoration Foundation in 1968 with the goal of
preserving many historic properties. The Newport Restoration Foundation, a
non-profit institution, was formed with the express purpose of preserving,
interpreting, and maintaining landscape and objects reflecting Aquidneck
Island’s 18th and 19th century architectural culture. The foundation continues
to be actively engaged in educational efforts, scholarly research and historical
preservation.
Viewing: Christie’s Rockefeller Galleries May 30- June 2
About Christie’s
Christie’s is the world's leading art business with global auction sales in 2007
that totaled £3.1 billion/$6.3 billion. This marks the highest total in company
and in art auction history. Christie’s is a name and place that
speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as
international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's
conducted the greatest auctions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and
today remains a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s
offers over 600 sales annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine
and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine,
and more. Prices range from $200 to over $80 million. Christie’s has 85 offices
in 43 countries and 14 salerooms around the world including in London, New
York, Los Angeles, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam,
Tel Aviv, Dubai and Hong Kong. Most recently, Christie’s has led the market
with expanded initiatives in emerging and new markets such as Russia,
China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales
and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.
For more details please contact Christies at:
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Beau Riche has the pleasure
of presenting a special choice
of a monthly auction that we
feel is of particular interest to
everyone. Christie's has the
honor of offering the most
wonderful items in their
worldwide auction houses.
Their reputation is second to
none and they have a super
new site where you can check
out auction items and even bid
all from the comfort of your
home or office.
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Christie's Auction House - New York - Rockefeller Plaza Galleries
An important sale of:
THE GODFATHER OF SOUL JAMES BROWN
Memorabilia
July 17th, 2008
Christie’s Iconic Collections will present the James Brown Collection on 17
July. Encompassing the entertainer’s legendary life and historic career,
this sale offers the rare opportunity to acquire personal effects of this
titan of the 20th century. Nearly 350 lots will be offered in the sale of
personal and stage clothing, musical instruments, jewellery, awards and
ephemera, as well as furniture and décor from his home. More than 320
lots from Mr. Brown’s South Carolina home feature everything from his
iconic stage worn jumpsuits and capes, to his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
induction award to handwritten lyrics.  Sale highlights include costumes
such as a blue denim GFOS (Godfather of Soul) stage-worn jumpsuit from
the 1974 concert preceding the Rumble in the Jungle fight between
Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire (estimate: $5,000-
7,000); a red 'Sex' jumpsuit (estimate: $5,000-7,000); a black cape
embroidered in metallic thread ‘James Brown’ (estimate: $15,000-
20,000). Other articles from Mr. Brown’s wardrobe include groupings of
sunglasses, hats, scarves, bow ties and shoes. Instruments reflective of
his prodigious talents consist of guitars, organs, synthesizers, a
tambourine, and a keytar. Especially noteworthy is Mr. Brown’s Yamaha
baby grand piano (estimate: $15,000-20,000) and his Hammond B-3
electric organ with Leslie speakers (estimate: $15,000-20,000). Finally,
the sale offers an array of Mr. Brown’s personal effects including a
childhood photograph (estimate: $500-700), a variety of handwritten
notes and letters (estimates start at $300), Mr. Brown’s personal stereo
(estimate: $1,000-1,500), a collection of 31 records from Mr. Brown’s
personal archives from the 1950s-1980s (estimate: $800- 1,200), and a
selection of furniture including a metallic green vinyl-covered demi-lune  
sofa (estimate: $1,000-1,500).
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