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 Calder, 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

Post-War & Contemporary Art Highlights

  • Peter Doig (b. 1959)

    Cobourg 3+1 More
    Estimate
    £8,000,000 – 12,000,000

    This lot will be offered in the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London on 7 March 2017

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)

    Alpha Particles
    Estimate
    £2,500,000 – 3,500,000

    This lot will be offered in the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London on 7 March 2017

  • Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

    Four Multicoloured Marilyns (Reversal series)
    Estimate
    £3,000,000 – 5,000,000

    This lot will be offered in the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London on 7 March 2017

  • Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908-1992)

    Jardin suspendu (Suspended Garden)
    Estimate
    £250,000 – 350,000
    Property
    Property from the Estate of Ayala Zacks Abramov

    This lot will be offered in the Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction in London on 8 March 2017

  • Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929)

    Infinity Nets
    Estimate
    £200,000 – 300,000

    This lot will be offered in the Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction in London on 8 March 2017

  • Francesco Clemente (b. 1952)

    Heart's Jungle

    This lot will be offered in the Next Chapter: Contemporary art from an important Italian Collection online auction from 2-14 March 2017