The Christie's auction house is owned by Francois Pinault.
"In 1993, after 30 years under British stewardship, Château Latour
returned to French hands when it was purchased by Monsieur François
Pinault. The latter's family-owned company Artémis is the owner of
Christie's auction house. There is a passionate pursuit of excellence
throughout the property, and the resulting wines infallibly add
radiance to Château Latour's centuries-old, extraordinary reputation."
"...Pinault, who also owns auction house Christie's, scrapped plans
for a 352,000-square-foot museum in the former Renault factory in
western Paris due to supposed red tape. Rumor is his personal art
collection will instead be showcased outside of France entirely, in
Forbes: Francois Pinault
"In what looks like the beginning of an unstoppable advance,
Christie's will formally announce on Monday that its worldwide sales
totaled $3.2 billion in 2005, up 33 percent over 2004. This is the
highest in the history of the international auction house owned by the
French businessman François Pinault."
International Herald Tribune
"Christie's had a public listing on the London stock exchange from
1973 until 1999 when it was taken back in to private ownership by
Francois Pinault and it is now French-owned..."
Christie's auction ownership
Christie's "Francois Pinault"
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