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New buyers in online sales up 69% from 2019: Christie's India MD

Christie's India Managing Director Sonal Singh tells Veenu Sandhu that the digital progress made during this short period has been a game changer

Sonal Singh, Managing Director, Christie’s India
Sonal Singh, Managing Director, Christie’s India

London-headquartered auction house Christie’s has found in the pandemic an opportunity to accelerate its online sales and reach collectors across the globe. Till August 20 this year, it had held 115 auctions — 100 of them online. More auctions have since followed. Christie’s India Managing Director Sonal Singh tells Veenu Sandhu that the digital progress made during this short period has been a game changer. Edited excerpts: How has the pandemic impacted the art auction scenario? This situation has affected everyone within the wider global art community and we ...