While I recently wrapped up my job as a retoucher/image editor at Christie's Auction House and relocated to Nashville, TN, I wanted to share a couple of the catalogues I worked on in my last few months there. One of my favorite things about working at Christie's (obviously besides witnessing amazing works of art up close on a daily basis) was receiving the final print catalogues of sales I worked on. Each retoucher was generally assigned their own sale, so that usually meant that every image (sometimes hundreds of images) in the catalogues for the sales I worked on (including the cover!) were color corrected and optimized by me. Print catalogues were a pretty cool, tangible item to hold after weeks (sometimes months) of hard work!
Christie's American Art sale recently totalled USD $41,315,750. Crazy!
Fun Fact: I color corrected/retouched the photographs of all items in this sale. It was a pleasure to privately view these monumental artworks on multiple occasions as I reviewed my proofs with the artwork to ensure the colors matched perfectly and would be represented as accurately as possible in the online and print catalogues. Glad to see the sale was such a success!
See the full sale here: http://www.christies.com/american-art-26901.aspx?saletitle=
Souvenirs from recent completed projects. (ie. printed catalogues.)
I've been freelancing as an Image Editor/Retoucher at Christie's recently. I have to admit it's pretty cool seeing the works on view that I've been color matching and staring at for so long behind-the-scenes. It also doesn't hurt to see the catalogue that I color corrected on display at the front desk. :)
See screengrabs from the catalogue in my portfolio: https://www.kd-imaging.com/fine-art/
See the full Christie's here.
(Don't mind the low quality iphone snaps ;)