JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT’S PAINTING JIM CROW SELLS FOR €15M/£13,5M/$17,7M, BRINGING THE TOTAL OF THE PRAT COLLECTION EVENING AUCTION TO €36,5M/£32,8M/$43M THE HIGHEST PRICE ACHIEVED FOR A PAINTING SOLD IN FRANCE IN 2017 Paris – Christie’s FIAC week sales continued with a packed sale room […]
FEATURING THE COLLECTION OF MELVA BUCKSBAUM, PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. GIUSEPPE ROSSI, THE TUTTLEMAN COLLECTION, AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FROM THE WERNER BOKELBERG COLLECTION New York—Christie’s is pleased to announce the two-day sale of Prints & Multiples taking place over three sessions from […]
AN EXCEPTIONAL SEASON OF PRESTIGIOUS COLLECTIONS AND MASTERWORKS IN PARIS DURING FIAC
FROM THURSDAY 19TH TO SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER
-Paris Avant-Garde (19th October)
-Modern Art (20th October)
-The Jean-François and Marie-Aline Prat Collection (20th&21st October)
Paris – Christie’s France will celebrate the second edition of its dedicated 20th century sale season during the week of FIAC, the international contemporary art fair that animates the city, from October 19th to October 21st. During this exceptional week, Christie’s will offer over 300 lots by leading international artists with a global estimate of €65-90 million. Last year, Christie’s realised €42M selling 84% by lot and 91% by value. During this busy week, six artists records were established including for the French artist Daniel Buren.
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie’s France: “During this week in October, Paris is the center of the art world. Our three sales organised during this international event will span the 20th century and will include rare works with prestigious provenances carefully selected by our specialists. The auctions will offer masterworks from the early 20th century, alongside many different collecting categories including Books, Photographs, Design, Modern Art and Contemporary Art. The departments have worked closely together to build this strong sale season which is sure to attract connoisseurs from around the world”.
Masterpieces of Design and Photography – A New Concept Auction To Showcase Great Achievements From 1865 To The Present, London 3 October 2017
CHRISTIE’S PRESENTS MASTERPIECES OF DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY A NEW CONCEPT AUCTION TO SHOWCASE GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS FROM 1865 TO THE PRESENT Gilbert & George, Red Morning (Hell) (1977, estimate: £800,000 – £1,200,000) and Marc Newson, A Lockheed Lounge (Designed 1985-1988, this example executed before 1993, estimate: […]
LUCIO FONTANA LEADS CHRISTIE’STHINKING ITALIAN 6 OCTOBER 2017 Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale, In piazza San Marco di notte con Teresita (1961), acrylic and stones on canvas, 59 × 59 in. (150 × 150 cm.). Estimate on request London – This October, during London’s Frieze Week, […]
CHRISTIE’S RELEASE | British Artists to Headline Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction – 6 October 2017
BRITISH ARTISTS TO HEADLINE CHRISTIE’S
POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART
ANTONY GORMLEY’S A CASE FOR AN ANGEL POISED TO SET AN ARTIST AUCTION RECORD
ALSO FEATURING: HURVIN ANDERSON, PETER DOIG AND
Christie’s will present Antony Gormley’s A Case for an Angel I (1989, estimate £5,000,000-7,000,000) as a highlight of Christie’s Frieze Week Auctions. Poised to set an auction record for the artist, Antony Gormley’s A Case for an Angel I is a magnetic and imposing presence, resplendent with an 8.5-metre wingspan. British artists will form a focal point of Christie’s Frieze Week Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auctionon 6 October 2017, which will also feature masterworks by major figures, including Peter Doig, Hurvin Anderson and Jenny Saville. This autumn season will bring together a number of key works that demonstrate the power and far reaching impact that British art had in the 1990s and beyond. These will be on view from 30 September 2017 at Christie’s King Street.
Katharine Arnold, Head of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction: “Antony Gormley has pioneered a poignant type of sculpture reflecting upon the balance of human aspirations versus our physical limitations. A Case for an Angel I (1989) is the original articulation of this concept, configured in the 1:1 size of the artist’s body and with an 8.5-metre wingspan, the sculpture creates a vast optical horizon. We expect the sculpture, which prefigured the artist’s landmark sculpture the Angel of the North at Gateshead, to perform at the highest levels. This October we are also showcasing the best of 1990s painting, from Jenny Saville to Hurvin Anderson who is a nominee for this year’s Turner Prize. Hurvin Anderson’s paintings perfectly capture the elegiac quality of memory and the brilliant colours of his compositions leave you feeling like you have just stepped out of a dream. I am always struck by how extraordinary the surfaces of Jenny Saville’s paintings are. Saville is the champion of the unconventional subject. Through her masterful use of paint she showcases the ‘surprising’ aspects of human beauty.”
Christie’s And Andreas Siegfried Present Tropicana: An Exhibition Of New Work By Anton Alvarez And Jonathan Trayte, 13-22 September 2017
CHRISTIE’S AND ANDREAS SIEGFRIED PRESENT TROPICANA AN EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK BY ANTON ALVAREZ AND JONATHAN TRAYTE London – Christie’s and Andreas Siegfried will present Tropicana, an exhibition pairing works from the multi-faceted practices of Anton Alvarez and Jonathan Trayte at 103 New Bond Street, timed to coincide with […]
MASTERWORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF ANTONI TÀPIES On view at Christie’s King Street from 29 September 2017 with highlights touring to Christie’s Rockefeller Center, New York (12 September), Hong Kong (18 to 21 September) and Madrid (19 to 20 September). On view at Christie’s […]
Beyond Boundaries: Avant-Garde Masterworks from a European Collection – New York/Geneva/Paris – Nov-Dec 2017
New York/Geneva/Paris – Christie’s is honoured to be entrusted with the sale of masterworks from an important European private collection, Beyond Boundaries: Avant-Garde Masterworks from a European Collection which will be offered throughout the second half of 2017 in New York, Geneva, and Paris. This ground-breaking collection was assembled by a couple with a keen eye for rare exceptional works of art and design. The collection is expected to achieve in the region of $30,000,000 and comprises around 180 works from five categories: Impressionist and Modern Art, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Magnificent Jewels, African Art and Design. The Modern and Post-War works of art were assembled with the guidance of renowned advisor Alain Tarica, who also advised Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé as well as Hubertus and Renate Wald. This collection is led by Wassily Kandinsky’sImprovisation mit Pferden (Studie für Improvisation 20), which is estimated at between $10,000,000 and 15,000,000, and was executed in 1911, the year Kandinsky produced the first abstract oil painting in history.
Guillaume Cerutti, CEO of Christie’s: “This collection is without doubt one of the greatest moments of the autumn season; not only because this group of around 180 works, comprising design, modern art, jewellery and some African sculptures is of the highest quality and refinement, but also because this collection has a soul, a unique spirit. It is obvious that every object has been chosen with passion and with an extraordinary liberty by the collectors. The result is a beautiful testimony for dialogue between arts and styles”.
Christie’s To Offer Items From The Personal Collection Of Claude Monet – Hong Kong, 26 November 2017
CHRISTIE’S TO OFFER ITEMS FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF CLAUDE MONET WORKS BY MONET PRESENTED ALONGSIDE PAINTINGS AND OBJECTS HE ACQUIRED “Perhaps it surprises you to see pictures other than my own paintings and Japanese prints? I love all beautiful things.” Claude Monet, […]
Christie’s Release | Frieze Week 2017: Innovative Line Up Of Curated, Cross-Category And Masterpiece Auctions In October London
London – This October during London’s Frieze Week, Christie’s will present a second major season of Post-War and Contemporary Art in 2017 at King Street, bringing together the very best in art and design across the 20th and 21st centuries. Following the successful move […]