The Very Big Business of Art


CÉCILE VERDIER, President of Christie's France
ANIKA GUNTRUM, Vice-President and International Director, Impressionist and Modern Art
EMILIE VILLETTE, Business Development Director


March 3, 2021         19:00 CET

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Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi sold in 2017 for over $400 million, at the time the highest price ever paid for a single painting at auction. Photo courtesy of Christie's.

Art is very big business.  Since 2000 the contemporary art market's turnover growth alone has jumped by 1,370%, and today artworks are coveted by investors as well as by collectors.  At the heart of what has become a vast international business stand the major auction houses, and first among them, Christie's, owned by François Pinault's holding company, Groupe Artémis. 

In a unique partnership, the Arts Arena ( and the American Chamber of Commerce in France ( present an exceptional trio of specialists to discuss the very big business of art, with a special transatlantic focus on the Paris and New York markets. 

Join us to hear Cécile Verdier, President of Christie's France, Anika Guntrum, Vice-President of Christie's France and International Director, Impressionist and Modern Art, and Emilie Villette, Business Development Director of Christie's France.  A Q&A will follow the conversation.

March 03, 2021 at 7:00pm - 8pm
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