CHRISTIE’S EVENING SALE OF IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART TO BE HIGHLIGHTED BY TODAY’S MOST SOUGHT AFTER ARTISTS: Van Gogh, Léger, Chagall Marc Chagall, La Tour Eiffel, 1929. $6-9 million | Fernand Léger, Le grand déjeuner, 1921. $15-25 million On May 15, Christie’s Evening Sale of […]
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF CHRISTIE’S ITALY MILAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY THE BEST OF ITALIAN 20th CENTURY ART TO BEAUCTIONED ON 11 APRIL 2018 In 2018 Christie’s Italy celebrates its 60th anniversary, since the auction house opened its first ever representative office outside the UK in Rome in […]
March and April Online Auction Calendar 2018
Christie’s LIVETM and online spend reached £165.6 million / $214.5 million in 2017
PRINTS & WORKS ON PAPER BY ZAO WOU-KI
15 March – 23 March
A selection of forty-seven prints and five drawings are offered in our online sale Prints & Works on Paper by Zao Wou-Ki. The important collection of a Chinese-born French artist showcases his career over five decades, during which he developed his distinct synthesis of European Modernism and traditional Chinese art and calligraphy. A dedicated printmaker, the collection charts his progress from the lyrically figurative works of the early 1950s to his embracing of abstraction – a creative trajectory that he would pursue for the rest of his life.
THE ART OF CHINA: NEW YORK, SPRING EDITION
20 March – 27 March
The spring edition of The Art of China features a fine selection of Chinese ceramics, works of art and paintings across a range of affordable prices. The sale will present a group of early pottery and ceramics from a distinguished private collection, as well as Chinese paintings from the classical to the contemporary period including works by Zeng Xiaojun and Ding Yanyong from a private American collection.
THE ART OF CHINA: LONDON, SPRING EDITION
20 March – 28 March
The London edition of The Art of China brings together a range of over ninety ceramics, jade and hardstone, paintings, bronze and Buddhist sculptures across the centuries. The sale also features a group Liao and Tang dynasty potteries from a private English collector and a group of ten paintings and calligraphy. See our guide for collecting Chinese porcelain here.
POST-WAR & CONTEMPORARY, FIRST OPEN – ONLINE
9 April – 17 April
With estimates ranging from £300 to £80,000, First Open offers an unparalleled opportunity to obtain fresh and exciting contemporary artworks at online auction. The sale comprises artworks by German masters Günther Förg and Sigmar Polke, iconic American artists Dan Flavin, Sam Francis and Peter Halley, and contemporary female artists including Karin Kneffel, Kristin Baker and Helen Marten. Works will be on view at our London King Street galleries from 6 to 17 April.
ANDY WARHOL: SUNSETS
12 April – 23 April
Andy Warhol: Sunsets features ten unique screenprints of the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean from one of Pop Art’s most acclaimed artists. Pushing the traditional boundaries for editioned prints and blurring the lines between his unique material and his printed editions, the Sunset series is widely considered to be one of Warhol’s most expressive projects.
Works will be on view in our New York galleries from April 14 to 18.
If only objects could speak, the contents from Faringdon House, Oxfordshire would tell a story filled with intrigue, eccentricity and flamboyance. This season, the focal point of Christie’s London Interiors Sale, 12 April 2018 will be contents from the home of Lord Berners. When the […]
BACON – FONTANA – MAGRITTE – MATISSE – PICASSO – ROCKEFELLER – VALADON – WARHOL TEN THINGS TO SEE & DO DURING 20TH CENTURY SPRING SEASON OF AUCTIONS AT CHRISTIE’S LONDON Andy Warhol, Six Self Portraits (1986, estimate on request), Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening […]
ANDY WARHOL’S SIX SELF PORTRAITS TO LEAD
CHRISTIE’S POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING AUCTION
HIGHLIGHTS BY BACON, BASQUIAT, BOURGEOIS, BRADFORD, BURRI, DOIG, FONTANA, LALANNE, MAPPLETHORPE, POLLOCK & SCHÜTTE
6 MARCH 2018
Andy Warhol, Six Self Portraits, acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, in six parts, 1986, estimate on request
Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Auction, part of ‘20th/21st Century at Christie’s’, a season of sales that take place from 20 February to 7 March 2018, will present work by some of the greatest icons of the 20th Century alongside those artists at the forefront of contemporary art today. The season will be led by Andy Warhol’s Six Self Portraits (1986, estimate on request), a rare masterpiece completed just months before his sudden death in 1987. The present work stands among his last great artistic gestures, his self-image charged with a poignant sense of his own mortality. Jackson Pollock’s Number 21, 1950 (1950, estimate: £10,000,000-15,000,000), an opulent, splashed and spattered painting from the peak of his seminal ‘drip period’. New York was the creative backdrop for a group of dynamic artists working in the 1980s including Jean-Michel Basquiat whose Multiflavors (1982, estimate: £10,000,000-15,000,000) dating from the year of Basquiat’s meteoric rise to fame is presented alongside four iconic self-portraits by Robert Mapplethorpe in which he grapples with his own multi-faceted identity. Lucio Fontana’s Concetto Spaziale, Attese (1965, estimate: £8,000,000-12,000,000), a masterpiece by the artist with 24 cuts on canvas enclosed in the artist’s unique black-lacquer frame, shows his quest for a fourth dimension at the apex of the space age. The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction will be held on 6 March 2018 and is followed by the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale on 7 March 2018. All works will be exhibited at King Street from 2 to 6 March 2018.
DANIEL CRAIG’S ASTON MARTIN SOLD TO BENEFIT THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS AT CHRISTIE’S: Los Angeles: February 27 – March 3 New York: April 12 – 20 New York – Christie’s announces that Daniel Craig’s personal Aston Martin, a 2014 ‘Centenary Vanquish’ numbered […]
JEWELS ONLINE 6 February – 14 February Christie’s Jewels Online features a broad selection of vintage and contemporary jewelry, including designs by Buccellati, Cartier, Chanel, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels and David Webb. With over 230 jewels on offer and bidding on many lots starting […]
CHRISTIE’S LEADS GLOBAL ART MARKET
- 2017 SALES TOTAL £5.1 BILLION ($6.6 BILLION)Global Sales Increase 26% with Auction sales up 38%Market Share Across All Key Category Groups 7 of 10 Top Works of Art Sold Globally Were Sold at Christie’s including the world record for any work of art sold at auction – Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi and the Top Collection – FujitaDigital Sales (Online, Christie’s LIVETM and Online Absentee) Total £165.6 million31% of All Buyers Were New To Christie’s
London – Christie’s announces total global sales increased 26% in 2017 to £5.1 billion ($6.6 billion, up 21%), led by the record breaking sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, selling for $450.3 million (£342.2 million) in November in New York. Increased supply at masterpiece level met continued demand as global auction sales increased 38% to £4.6 billion ($5.9 billion, up 33%). Sales in the Americas increased to £2.5 billion, up 68% ($3.2 billion, up 62%), sales in Asia totalled £582.9 million, up 11% ($754.9 million, up 7%), and sales in Europe and the Middle East totalled £1.5 billion, up 16% ($2 billion, up 11%).
Pablo Picasso’s ‘Mousquetaire et nu assis’ will be a leading highlight of the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale
PABLO PICASSO’S MOUSQUETAIRE ET NU ASSIS WILL BE A LEADING HIGHLIGHT OF CHRISTIE’S IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART EVENING SALE 27 FEBRUARY 2018 London – Pablo Picasso’s masterpiece Mousquetaire et nu assis (1967, estimate: £12,000,000-18,000,000) will be a leading highlight of Christie’s Impressionist & Modern […]
CHRISTIE’S WILL OFFER ABSTRACTION BEYOND BORDERS IN THE IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART EVENING SALE AND THE ART OF SURREAL ON 27 FEBRUARY 2018 THE COLLECTION TRACES ABSTRACTION ACROSS EUROPE IN THE 20TH CENTURY ARTISTS INCLUDE GEORGES BRAQUE, FRANTIŠEK KUPKA, FRANCIS PICABIA, KURT SCHWITTERS AND GEORGES […]