Christie’s Launches Redesigned Christies.com That Delivers Further Depth And Ease For Clients Across The Globe

. April 7, 2008

New York – Today, Christies, the world’s leading art business, is launching a redesign of www.christies.com. The new site is a virtual showroom where novices and connoisseurs may discover and buy objects and art from any of Christie’s worldwide salerooms.

Michael O’Neal, Christie’s Digital Media Director, says, “With new features designed to enhance clients’ online experience, improve site functionality and deliver superior service, the redesign of christies.com is a significant means for Christie’s to engage our clients throughout their collecting journey with us.

As the art market becomes increasingly globalized with potential buyers that are geographically dispersed, Christie’s is keeping pace with the changing needs of its existing and potential clients by offering new capabilities to enhance the remote auction process.

With increasing customization and transparency, we are positioning christies.com as a must-see destination for collectors. Visitors to the site can now easily explore property at a variety of price points as well as view Featured Auctions.”

Key Aspects of the New Functionality

Enhanced Search: Are you looking for a first edition of ‘Oliver Twist’? New search capabilities will help clients find exactly what they’re looking for, by facilitating the discovery of property available at upcoming auctions

Historical Price Data: How much did that Andy Warhol sell for last year? Explore historical sales data of over 3 million items sold by Christies since 1989

Magnified Imagery and Online Condition Reports: That alabaster vase looks like it’s in perfect condition? Online condition reports and zoom functionality help clients make informed bidding decisions

Real-time Auction Results: Get results from the auction room as the hammer falls

Email and SMS Alerts: How will I remember when the auction starts? What if I miss it?

Clients can track specific lots that they are interested in, and receive email or text alerts before those items come up for auction, so that they can bid

Shipping Estimates: How much might it cost to ship that painting to Los Angeles?

Shipping Estimates are available for certain categories upon request

Christie’s LIVETM View-Only Access: Christie’s LIVETM, the unique real-time online bidding service launched in 2006, brings the excitement of the auction to you, allowing you to bid remotely from anywhere in the world. Now at Christie’s LIVETM, those who are simply interested in viewing any sale as it happens without wanting to bid need only enter an email address to gain access.

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