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Christie's Review

One of the first items to be auctioned at the New York outpost of this infamous auction house, when it opened in 2000, was the "Happy Birthday" dress worn by Marilyn Monroe when she sang to President Kennedy (it sold for more than $1.2 million, in case you were wondering). Yes, the auction house has come a long way since James Christie launched his business in England by selling two chamber pots, among other household goods, in 1766. The lobby's specially commissioned abstract Sol Lewitt mural alone makes it worth visiting the 310,000-square-foot space, but you can also participate in Christie's auctions via live online video.

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  • Address: 20 Rockefeller Plaza, on 49th St. between 5th and 6th Aves. Midtown West, New York, NY 10020 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/636–2000
  • Hours: Mon.–Fri. 9:30–5, weekend hours vary; hours vary for specific exhibits
  • Website:
  • Subway: B, D, F, M to 47th–50th Sts./Rockefeller Center.
  • Location: Midtown West
Updated: 02-24-2014

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