NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 17, 1977
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(Studio) Christie's Auction House, of London, opens New York City branch; 1 item sold is painting by Renoir.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(NYC) For 13 years Sotheby Parke Bernet was main art and antiques auction house in New York City until Christy's, founded by James Christy, opens branch here Monday night. [Sotheby's auctioneer John MARION - sells item.] [Christie's auctioneer John FLOYD - sells Renoir painting.] Sothebys combats new competition by contracting to sell art and antiques collected by Nelson Rockefeller's sister and Baron Rothschild's daughter and are lining up representative in Saudi Arabia.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt
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