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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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Christie’s

UNDER THE AUCTION HAMMER

 

Nicknamed “the oldest fine arts auctioneers in the world,” the 200-year-old auction house Christie’s continually sets record prices not only for works of art but also for carpets, cameras, fast cars, and teddy bears.

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Whether you are bidding on a car or a collection of Persian miniatures, once the auctioneer’s gavel falls, the sale is finalized.

 

After the French Revolution, the auction house, founded by English businessman James Christie in 1766, blossomed into a ...

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