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Christie’s Frieze Week auctions in London concluded on Saturday 7 October with a record-breaking total of £179,609,250 / $235,144,681 / € 200,751,424*, the highest figure ever achieved for a week of Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions in Europe. The highest figure for an evening of Post-War and Contemporary Art in Europe was reached at Christie’s on Friday 6 October, which achieved £134,076,500 / $175,237,986 / €149,629,374*. Records were set across the week with 17 artist records seen for some of the most celebrated and sought-after names in contemporary art including Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry, Howard Hodgkin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Hurvin Anderson. The week was led by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Red Skull (1982) which achieved a figure of £16,546,250 / $21,625,950 / €18,465,616, with proceeds of the sale benefiting KIPP New Jersey Schools. The Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction achieved a total of £23,548,250 / $30,777,564 / €26,279,848 against a pre-sale estimate of £14,847,600 with sell-through rates of 83% by lot and 95% by value. The five top prices of the week, across all auction houses, were realised at Christie’s clearly demonstrating the success of the shift in auction calendar dates pioneered by Christie’s this year.


Features

Private Sales

About the Line: An Exhibition Exploring the Power of the Line in 20th and 21st Century Art

From ancient carvings on bone and stone to the intricate sketches and working drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer, the use of line has pervaded art throughout the centuries and across many different cultures. Explore the exhibition at Christie’s Mayfair from 28 September.


Tour information

New York

  • Sales on View

    Up Close
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction
    Thinking Italian
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    Viewing

    Christie’s New York
    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

    8–9 Sep, 10am – 5pm
    10 Sep, 1pm – 5pm

Hong Kong

  • Sales on View

    Up Close
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction
    Thinking Italian
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    Viewing

    Christie’s Hong Kong
    22/F Alexandra House,
    18 Chater Rd, Central, Hong Kong

    18–21 Sep, 10am – 5:30pm


Sale information

About the Line

  • Viewing

    28 Sep – 24 Nov


    Christie’s Mayfair
    103 New Bond Street
    London W1S 1ST

  • Contact

    Cristian Albu
    calbu@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7752 3006

Masterpieces of Design and Photography

  • Auction

    8 King Street
    London SW1Y 6QT

    3 Oct, 7pm

  • Viewing

    16 Sep, 12pm – 5pm
    17 Sep, 12pm – 5pm
    18 Sep, 9am – 8pm
    19 Sep, 9am – 4:30pm
    20 Sep, 9am – 4:30pm
    26 Sep, 9am – 7pm
    27 Sep, 9am – 4:30pm
    28 Sep, 9am – 4:30pm
    29 Sep, 9am – 4:30pm
    30 Sep, 11am – 5pm
    1 Oct, 11am – 5pm
    2 Oct, 9am – 5pm
    3 Oct, 9am – 4pm

  • Contact

    Jude Hull
    jhull@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2315

    Jeremy Morrison
    jmorrison@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7752 3274 Simon Andrews
    sandrews@christies.com
    +44 (0) 207 752 3380

Up Close

  • Auction

    8 King Street
    London SW1Y 6QT

    3 Oct, 8pm

  • Viewing

    26 Sep, 9am – 7pm
    27 Sep, 9am – 4:30pm
    28 Sep, 9am – 4:30pm
    29 Sep, 9am – 4:30pm
    30 Sep, 11am – 5pm
    1 Oct, 11am – 5pm
    2 Oct, 9am – 5pm
    3 Oct, 9am – 4pm


  • Contact

    Alessandro Diotallevi
    adiotallevi@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2954

Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

  • Auction

    8 King Street
    London SW1Y 6QT

    6 Oct, 7pm

  • Viewing

    Sep 30, 11am – 5pm
    Oct 1, 11am – 5pm
    Oct 2, 9am – 5pm
    Oct 3, 9am – 4pm
    Oct 4, 9am – 4pm
    Oct 5, 9am – 6pm
    Oct 6, 9am – 4pm

  • Contact

    Katharine Arnold
    karnold@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2024

Thinking Italian

  • Auction

    8 King Street
    London SW1Y 6QT

    6 Oct, 7pm

  • Viewing

    Sep 30, 11am – 5pm
    Oct 1, 11am – 5pm
    Oct 2, 9am – 5pm
    Oct 3, 9am – 4pm
    Oct 4, 9am – 4pm
    Oct 5, 9am – 6pm
    Oct 6, 9am – 4pm

  • Contact

    Mariolina Bassetti
    mbassetti@christies.com
    +39 066 863 330

Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

  • Auction

    8 King Street
    London SW1Y 6QT

    7 Oct, 1pm

  • Viewing

    Sep 30, 11am – 5pm
    Oct 1, 11am – 5pm
    Oct 2, 9am – 5pm
    Oct 3, 9am – 4pm
    Oct 4, 9am – 4pm
    Oct 5, 9am – 6pm
    Oct 6, 9am – 4pm

  • Contact

    Alexandra Werner
    awerner@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2713

    Zoë Klemme
    zklemme@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2249

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