Hubert De Givenchy Collectionneur: The Tribute Sale Ends In Success

For 16 days, from 8 to 23 June 2022, Hubert de Givenchy’s exceptional collection made le goût français and Paris shine throughout the world. This sale is a beautiful tribute to an exceptional collector who faithfully accompanied Christie’s France for 25 years.

With 1229 lots, 6 days of pre-sale exhibition, 10,000 visitors, 6 auctions, more than 30 hours of live auctioneering, conducted by 6 auctioneers, and more than a million people connected on Christie’s social networks for the opening sale on 14 June, this sale will be always remembered as a milestone, not only in Christie’s history.

An International Appeal For Le Gout Givenchy

  • Worldwide participation: bidders from 48 countries and buyers from 34 countries
  • Geographical breakdown by buyers:  68% from EMEA, 27% AMERICAS, and 5% APAC.
Hubert De Givenchy Collectionneur: The Tribute Sale Ends In Success

 A Sale Confirming The Resilience Of The Art Market

  • Total: €118,116,172 / $123,694,746 / £101,932,654 – doubling the low pre-sale estimate
  • 27% of new bidders and 24% of new buyers
  • 14% of new registrants were millennials
  • Online sale: tripled its low pre-sale estimate due to more than 1000 registrants
  • 85% of all lots sold above the high pre-sale estimate
  • 5 lots sold above €5 Million (see below Top 10 for details), and 20 lots above €1 Million
  • Top lot: la Femme qui marche [I] by Alberto Giacometti sold for €27 Million, becoming the most expensive lot sold in France to date in 2022
  • 19 new world auction records set – mainly for classic works of art

  Results Re-Define Market For 18th Century Furniture And Art

  • 85% of all lots dated from the 18th Century and sold at above 95%
  • A seminal moment for 18th Century Furniture Market: Of the Top 10 works sold, 5 were for 18th-century furniture and decorative arts and 5 for modern works of art

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had auction sales in the first half of 2019 that totalled £2.2 billion / $2.8 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectables, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.