Christie's is an art business and a fine arts auction house, and currently the world's largest with sales for the first half of 2012 some $3.5 billion representing the highest total for a corresponding period in company and art market history.

Christie's has its main headquarters in London King Street and in Rockefeller Plaza New York. It is owned by Groupe Artémis, the holding company of François-Henri Pinault.

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    [My father] was a lazy man. It was the days of independent incomes, and if you had an independent income you didn’t work. You weren’t expected to. I strongly suspect that my father would not have been particularly good at working anyway. He left our house in Torquay every morning and went to his club. He returned, in a cab, for lunch, and in the afternoon went back to the club, played whist all afternoon, and returned to the house in time to dress for dinner.
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