The Most Exclusive Two Auction Houses in The World: Sotheby’s and Christie’s

Both Sotheby’s and Christie’s have been bringing collectors to first-rate artworks for hundreds of years. In this auction house, which famous works have a new owners with auction?

Sotheby’s is a UK-based multinational company located in the city of New York. Sotheby’s is the first international auction house to act as an intermediary in the auctioning of first class works since 1744. Even Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001) and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby is offering auctions in ten different sales outlets, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris, and Sotheby’s BidNow program allows him to watch live online auctions live and bid from anywhere in the world. Sotheby’s offers Sotheby Financial Services, one of the world’s only full-service arts financing companies, as well as collection agency consultancy services for its subsidiary Art Agency, Partners, to its wholesalers. Sotheby’s, Sotheby Global Fine Arts Division offers exclusive sales opportunities in more than 70 categories including galleries and two retail companies, Sotheby’s Diamonds and Sotheby’s Wine. Sotheby’s is the oldest company with 80 offices in 40 countries and listed on the New York Stock Exchange (IDD).

Christie’s is a British auction house founded by James Christie in 1766. Amsterdam, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Milan, New York, Paris, Shanghai and Zurich.

What are some of the most famous works sold to wealthy people and collectors through this well-known world-renowned merchant?


Edvard Munch,  ‘Scream’ $119.9 million (2012)

On May 2, 2012, he broke a world record as the most expensive picture sold at auction until then. The offer started with $ 40 million; After 12 minutes, the final offer came by phone.

Gustav Klimt ‘Bauerngartern’$59,3 million (2017)

Gustav Klimt’s Bauerngartern (Flowergarden) won the title of the third most expensive painting in European history after the auction in Sotheby.

Vincent Van Gogh ‘ L’Allée des Alyscamps’- $66,3 million (2015)

Oil painting on canvas has been recorded as the most expensive painting in landscape paintings created by a famous artist.

Pablo Picasso ‘Boy with a Pipe’ $104 million (2004)

Pablo Picasso’s “Boy with a Pipe” chart of 1905 was sold for $ 104 million at Sotheby’s and broke the record for auction, which was sold at auction until then. This amount included an auction price of US $ 93 million and a commission of the auction house of approximately US $ 11 million.

Pablo Picasso ‘Nightclub Singer’ $67.5 million (2015)

The paintings of Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period (1901-04), his closest friend and Spanish Spanish Caragemas, are produced by the suicide, the difficulty of selling the paintings and the terrible material situation. However, the pieces produced in this period became one of the best parts of the exhibition by traveling around the world and selling millions in auction. ‘Nightclub Singer’ is also a work of the artist’s Blue Period.


Paul Cézanne ‘The Card Players’ $250 million (2012)

Paul Cezanne’s ‘The Card Players2’ named one of the 5 works of the series sold over $ 250 million to the royal family of Qatar won the most expensive table title. The other four are located in collections around the world such as Musée d’Orsay and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Jeff Koons, ‘Orange Dog’ $58.4  milllion (2013) – Christie’s New York City

One of the most expensive works of an artist living today is’ Orange Dog ‘, one of the sculpted’ balloon ‘animal sculptures of Koons’ workshop, all made of mirror-polished stainless steel and all brightly colored.

Pablo Picasso, Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, $106.5 million (2010)

For 8 minutes and 6 seconds, five people competed starting at $ 80 million, the offer was steadily rising and the record was sold to a person with an unidentified record fidelity ID.

Alberto Giacometti, ‘Pointing Man’ $ 141 million (2015)

Christie’s New York auction, Alberto Giacometti’s most iconic and memorable sculpture, called the “Pointing Man” table exceeded 141 million dollars was the most valuable sculpture.

Pablo Picasso, ‘Les Femmes d’Alger (Version O)’ $179.4 million (2015) – Christie’s New York City

“Les Femmes d’Alger”, the last piece of 15 works created in 1954-55, is the most expensive piece of record sold at auction up to that time, with a price of $ 142.4 million two years ago of Francis Bacon’s “Lucian Freud’s Three Trials” taken by hand.

Roy Lichtenstein ‘Nurse’ $95million (2015)

Roy Lichtenstein’s ‘Nurse’ chart has earned the title of the most expensive American pop art table sold at the New York auction at a record price of $ 95 million.

Francis Bacon ‘Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ $142.4 million (2013)

It was proposed by Francis Bacon’s 1969 “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” by seven super rich proposers. This was the most expensive piece of art sold in the auction until 2013.

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