20th/21st Century Week at Christie’s London is an unmissable opportunity to acquire works by some of the biggest names in Impressionist, modern and post-war and contemporary art.
Spanning eight auctions from 22 February to 7 March, Impressionist and modern art highlights include exquisite Monet and Kandinsky landscapes, Surrealist paintings by Magritte and Miró, a superb portrait from Picasso’s late period and Abstraction Beyond Borders, a collection of landmark abstract works by Braque, Picabia, Schwitters and more.
Featuring work from some of the most iconic figures in 20th and 21st century art, our post-war and contemporary art evening auction is led by seminal works from Warhol, Bacon, Pollock and Basquiat, while the day auction offers outstanding pieces from the likes of Sigmar Polke, Howard Hodgkin and Jean Dubuffet. Accompanying these exceptional live auctions are two accessibly-priced online sales: Picasso Ceramics and on paper | online.
Explore the auctions from 20 February at our King Street galleries.
Christie’s Global President Jussi Pylkännen is surprised and delighted to see this rare pastel opera scene come to market
Francis Outred, Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art in London, on a triptych that signalled the end of a long period of mourning
Two works — offered in London on 6 March — that realise the artist’s concern with how ‘one fictionalises actual experience’
Why representing himself as a musketeer was symbolic of a thirst for life undiminished by his advancing years
A collection of 10 works by artists including Braque, Picabia and Schwitters will be on view in London at the end of February
We profile the major Middle Eastern artists who are among those to have generously donated works to the Syri-Arts Auction on 7 March
A look at a movement from the early 20th century that continues to influence contemporary art
The Belgian painter who filled his canvases with puzzling scenes, yet distanced himself from Surrealism and Freudian interpretation
Meredith Etherington-Smith recalls encountering the artist in his Barcelona studio, and stunning pieces from his personal collection
A 1938 study that offers a fascinating insight into the artist’s mercurial decision-making process
The maverick Italian artist adored by the Surrealists and revered by Andy Warhol, whose great loves were Greek myth and Nietzsche
Key works by Monet, Picasso and Degas to lead the 27 February auction at Christie’s in London
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller London Tour
Gathered over a lifetime and handed down from previous generations, The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller reflects the family’s enduring passion for Impressionist, American and Asian art; English and European decorative art; and Chinese, Japanese, Korean and European porcelain. Highlights from the collection will be on tour in London from 21 February - 8 March.
Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Private Sales is honoured to present an extraordinary collection of Fernand Léger works, including vibrant mosaics, tapestries and ceramic sculptures
The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller
With a commitment of sale proceeds to charities, the Rockefellers continue their long legacy of philanthropy with the Spring 2018 cross-category auctions at Christie’s.