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An historic season at Christie’s in New York finished on Thursday, with the final total across seven sales hitting $1,421,993,000 / £1,082,817,271. The highlight was the extraordinary 19-minute bidding battle for Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi  in Wednesday’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, culminating in the work being sold for a world-auction record price of $450,312,500 (including buyer’s premium). 

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi

As fascinating as any best-selling thriller, the rediscovery of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi, one of fewer than 20 surviving paintings accepted as from the artist’s own hand, has caused a worldwide media sensation. The next chapter will see this masterpiece being offered at Christie’s in New York.

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Viewing in New York
Saturday, 28 October – Sunday, 29 October, 1pm – 5pm
Monday, 30 October – Saturday, 4 November, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, 5 November, 1pm – 5pm
Monday, 6 November – Saturday, 11 November, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, 12 November, 1pm – 5pm
Monday, 13 November – Tuesday, 14 November, 10am – 5pm
Wednesday, 15 November, 10 am – 12pm


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Highlights from our 20th Century auctions: Featured Publications

Explore this season's catalogues featuring collections and masterpieces from our Post-War & Contemporary and Impressionist & Modern sales


Sale information

Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale

  • Auction

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

    13 Nov, 6:30pm

  • Viewing

    4 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    5 Nov, 1pm – 5pm
    6 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    7 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    8 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    9 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    10 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    11 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    12 Nov, 1pm – 5pm
    13 Nov, 10am – 12pm

  • Contact

    Jessica Fertig
    jfertig@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2050

Impressionist and Modern Art Works on Paper Sale

  • Auction

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

    14 Nov, 9:30am

  • Viewing

    4 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    5 Nov, 1pm – 5pm
    6 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    7 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    8 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    9 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    10 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    11 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    12 Nov, 1pm – 5pm
    13 Nov, 10am – 12pm

  • Contact

    Vanessa Fusco
    vfusco@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2050

Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

  • Auction

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

    14 Nov, 2pm

  • Viewing

    4 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    5 Nov, 1pm – 5pm
    6 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    7 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    8 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    9 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    10 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    11 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    12 Nov, 1pm – 5pm
    13 Nov, 10am – 12pm

  • Contact

    Vanessa Fusco
    vfusco@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2050

Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale

  • Auction

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

    15 Nov, 7pm

  • Viewing

    4 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    5 Nov, 1pm – 5pm
    6 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    7 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    8 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    9 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    10 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    11 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    12 Nov, 1pm – 5pm
    13 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    14 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    15 Nov, 10am – 12pm

  • Contact

    Sara Friedlander
    sfriedlander@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2100

Post-War & Contemporary Art Morning Session

  • Auction

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

    16 Nov, 10am

  • Viewing

    4 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    5 Nov, 1pm – 5pm
    6 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    7 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    8 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    9 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    10 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    11 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    12 Nov, 1pm – 5pm
    13 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    14 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    15 Nov, 10am – 12pm

  • Contact

    Joanna Szymkowiak
    jszymkowiak@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2100

Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session

  • Auction

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

    16 Nov, 2pm

  • Viewing

    4 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    5 Nov, 1pm – 5pm
    6 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    7 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    8 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    9 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    10 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    11 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    12 Nov, 1pm – 5pm
    13 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    14 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    15 Nov, 10am – 12pm

  • Contact

    Alex Berggruen
    aberggruen@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2100

Picasso Ceramics

  • Auction

    Online Auction

    8 – 14 Nov

  • Viewing

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

    4 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    5 Nov, 1pm – 5pm
    6 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    7 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    8 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    9 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    10 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    11 Nov, 10am – 5pm
    12 Nov, 1pm – 5pm
    13 Nov, 10am – 5pm

  • Contact

    Allegra Bettini
    abettini@christies.com
    Tel : +1 212 636 2466

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