To commemorate the 250th anniversary of the auction house, Christie’s is organizing a two-day conference in London (King Street location) on 15-16 July 2016. The conference will feature expert panels and twelve sessions on a variety of art market topics for which a Call for Papers has recently been published. My own session will focus on Christie’s and the birth of the European art market around 1800. In in a joint paper, Neil De Marchi and myself will explore how James Christie was able to dominate the elite market early on. For more information on the conference and the call for papers, please click here.