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Christie's

  • 20 Rockefeller Plaza Map It
  • Midtown West
  • Store/Shop/Mall

Updated 02/24/2014

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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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Sight Information

Address:

20 Rockefeller Plaza, on 49th St. between 5th and 6th Aves., New York, New York, 10020, United States

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Phone:

212-636–2000

Sight Details:

  • Mon.–Fri. 9:30–5, weekend hours vary; hours vary for specific exhibits

Updated 02/24/2014

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