Christie's December Online Sale

November 26 2020

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Christie's have uploaded their December old master paintings & sculpture sale, the equivalent to the 'day sale' format. This London based auction will take place online between 26th November - 17th December 2020.

There are lots of fascinating pictures included. However, I don't want to spoil the fun by pointing out any in particular.

It is interesting to see that some of Sir Roy Strong's collection of Elizabethan and Stuart portraits are up for sale. The Daily Mail have been publishing some extracts of his upcoming published diaries covering the years 2006-2015. As ever, there are some very amusing art and museum related anecdotes within.

One thing I have noticed in this sale is that Christie's have started to include more pictures within their frames within the browse section. I personally think this is an excellent idea. It really does enhance the often bland experience of scrolling through endless thumbnails. Showing pictures in their elaborate frames can also have the beneficial side-effect of making slightly less obvious pictures look far more exciting.

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