VIDEO: Christie’s Prepares for Old Masters Week, With Bronzino, Durer, and More

This week in New York, Christie’s is putting the focus on Old Masters with five separate sales as well as a weeklong series of exhibitions and special events. The auction house will be holding its three annual sales of Old Master Paintings and Old Master Drawings, as well as a Renaissance auction featuring a number of rare European Renaissance paintings by BotticelliBronzinoFra Bartolommeo and Carracci, and a special sale dedicated to the print works of Albrecht Dürer. Organizers estimate the auction could bring in more than $75 million. Ann Guite, head of Old Masters Paintings at Christie's, spoke with ARTINFO about some of the highlights from the upcoming auction, and explained why this will be a major week.