Christie’s is the world’s leading art business with global auction and private sales exceeding £2 billion. 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 has 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai and Hong Kong. Christie’s offer over 450 sales annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles and wine, with each one of these 450 sales requiring a detailed, glossy sale catalogue.
Their sale catalogues are produced in two design studios based in London and New York and with their highly detailed lot descriptions and sumptuously photographed images, place a high workload on the staff. Each catalogue is typically around 200 pages long and this means that around 90,000 pages are produced each year (or over 250 pages a day!)