Christie's is a sales auction company based in London. It was founded in 1766 by James Christie. Since the beginning of its story, the company has presented exceptional pieces and national treasures. It is nowadays one of the world's leading art companies. Christie's regularly holds world record sales. Christie's was the first auction house to develop its activities in Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates. Christie's and Sotheby's are very often associated in the world of art. They both have been involved in a price fixing scandal in the 2000s. French business man, François Pinault, through Artemis, bought the company in 1998.
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