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1813 German composer Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig.
1844 American painter Mary Cassatt was born in Allegheny City.
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.