Six sales, which are predominately based around pre-Modern art, and will include 18th to 20th century works, as well as a newly introduced  ''Classic Art Week'' which will take place from April 12-14, 2016, have been added to the auction block.

Jussi Pylkkanen and Erich Heckel's 'Badende am Waldteich' at the Impressionist and Modern Evening Art Sale at Christies on February 4, 2015 Jussi Pylkkanen and Erich Heckel's 'Badende am Waldteich' at the Impressionist and Modern Evening Art Sale at Christies on February 4, 2015

With this, five auctions have moved date from December to January as part of the auction house's mergence of departments.

Christie's global president Jussi Pylkkänen commented on the changes to the auction schedule: "Most of our collectors are buying in five or six different fields."

"Ten years ago, they may have been buying in one or two fields."

"(This) makes it as easy as possible for collectors to see the very best in every field."

The focus of the six sales will be the ''Revolution'' sale, a curated sale with a great narrative, addressing times of social and cultural change. It seems that these curated sales are Christie's new strategy, like ''The Artist's Muse'' sale which is set to take place next month.

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