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1633 was born the portrait painter and etcher Jan de Baen
1791 Austrian pianist, composer, and teacher Carl Czerny was born
1808 French cartoonist and painter, artist Honoré Daumier, was born
1872 The Metropolitan Museum of Art first opened housed in a building located at 681 Fifth Avenue in New York City
1902 photographer Ansel Adams was born
The Christie's building features a grand limestone and bronze exterior with a post-industrial steel and glass canopy, complementing the existing murals, mosaics, and courtyard sculpture of Rockefeller Center in the heart of New York City. The 310,000-square-foot facility also includes a soaring triple-height entranceway with a specially commissioned mural by artist Sol LeWitt; a main saleroom with dramatic double-height ceilings and two smaller salerooms; adaptable walls to provide maximum exhibition space and expansive galleries for the display of large-scale contemporary works; and private viewing rooms.
On March 11, 1744 Samuel Baker, founder of Sotheby’s, held the first-ever sale under his own name.