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This October, Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Week showcases work by some of the most significant artists of the past century, with a series of auctions set against the vibrant backdrop of Frieze London.

The week is headlined by the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, which features major pieces by Francis Bacon, Peter Doig and Antony Gormley, as well as several important works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, with the Day Auction led by a stunning Gerhard Richter. Thinking Italian – our rebranded Italian Sale – offers a superb selection of works by the biggest names in Post-War Italian art, with its highlights two masterpieces by Michelangelo Pistoletto and Lucio Fontana.

These sales are joined by two innovative curated Evening Auctions: Masterpieces of Design and Photography and Up Close. Masterpieces of Design and Photography presents some of the greatest achievements by leading figures in these fields, from Marc Newson to Robert Mapplethorpe, while Up Close brings together an exceptional group of small-scale works by major artists ranging from Giacometti and Picasso to Warhol and Duchamp.

Accompanying these sales, Christie’s Mayfair hosts About the Line, a private sales exhibition exploring the use of the line in 20th and 21st century art. About the Line runs from 28 September to 24 November.

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 Photography and Design

  • 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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