This year’s 20th Century series opens with the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale and The Art of the Surreal, featuring sculpture by Rodin, Moore‘s anatomical abstractions, and pioneering representations of the female form by Magritte, Matisse and Le Corbusier. An online sale of Picasso ceramics offers accessibly-priced works with outstanding provenance.  

The great innovators of American art are also making their presence felt at Christie’s this year. Masterpieces by Basquiat, Rothko, Rauschenberg and Warhol will be offered in our Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions on 7 and 8 March. The rest of the world will be equally well represented, with works by artists including Doig, Dubuffet, Fontana, Ghenie, Oehlen and Schutte.

From affordable art to modern masterworks, 20th Century at Christie’s is an exciting opportunity for both emerging and established collectors to acquire a piece of art history. To register your interest in these sales, or to discuss the market, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Special features

Videos

  • Transom: A pyrotechnic display of Robert Rauschenberg’s groundbreaking visual language

    Senior Specialist in Post-War and Contemporary Art Alice de Roquemaurel takes a closer look at Transom (1963), offered in our Evening Auction on 7 March in London

  • ‘A veil of memory’: Peter Doig’s Cobourg 3 + 1 More

    The artist’s former teacher, art critic Adrian Searle, discusses a work ‘so rich I could look at it for days’ — a highlight from our 7 March Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

  • Zeitz MOCAA: ‘A game changer’

    To raise funds for the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, 14 artists have donated works to be offered in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction on 8 March in London

  • Hubert de Givenchy: ‘You can feel Diego’s fingers in everything he created’

    The legendary fashion designer discusses his collection of bespoke pieces by Diego Giacometti ahead of our 6 March sale in Paris — and offers an exclusive glimpse inside his château

  • A ‘land of delights’: How Tahiti transformed Gauguin’s art

    When he fled Paris for Tahiti in 1891, the artist described a ‘dazzling’ encounter with a landscape and way of life that changed his painting for ever — as an exceptional painting from our 28 February sale demonstrates

  • ‘I had only one wish: to help Le Corbusier get the recognition he deserved’

    Le Corbusier: Important Works from the Heidi Weber Museum Collection will form a centrepiece of the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, the first auction in the 20th Century season in London (28 February–10 March)

  • ‘A new way of seeing the world’: Magritte’s Le domaine d’Arnheim

    Specialist Olivier Camu on a work that ‘opens your eyes’ — a highlight of Christie’s The Art of the Surreal  sale on 28 February in London

  • Gauguin and Magritte lead the way in London

    20th Century at Christie’s  gets off to a flying start as Gauguin’s Te Fare (La Maison) sells for more than £20 million, and a new world auction record is set for Magritte

All videos

Transom: A pyrotechnic display of Robert Rauschenberg’s groundbreaking visual language

‘A veil of memory’: Peter Doig’s Cobourg 3 + 1 More

Zeitz MOCAA: ‘A game changer’

Hubert de Givenchy: ‘You can feel Diego’s fingers in everything he created’

A ‘land of delights’: How Tahiti transformed Gauguin’s art

‘I had only one wish: to help Le Corbusier get the recognition he deserved’

‘A new way of seeing the world’: Magritte’s Le domaine d’Arnheim

Gauguin and Magritte lead the way in London