Swiss artists continue to conquer the global art scene from New York to Zurich, as more and more often works by Swiss artists are incorporated in important private and institutional collections around the world. The Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the Pushkin Museum in Moscow exhibit paintings by Ferdinand Hodler as part of their permanent collection. The Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as the Philadelphia Museum of Art hold works by Félix Vallotton, Max Bill and Alberto Giacometti. In 2013, Christie’s was pleased to announce the sale of Ferdinand Hodler’s painting “Der Traum des Hirten” to the Metropolitan Museum.
Christie’s yearly sale of Swiss Art, held at the Kunsthaus (Great Lecture Hall) since 1995, has set numerous world auction records for Félix Vallotton, Giovanni Segantini, Giovanni Giacometti and Frank Buchser, as well as for Post War and Contemporary Swiss artists such as Max Bill, Richard Paul Lohse, Verena Loewensberg, Marc-Antoine Fehr, Italo Valenti and Fischli/Weiss.
The Swiss Art sale features paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Swiss artists from the early 19th century until today with a focus not only on Impressionism and Expressionism, but also on Concrete as well as Contemporary Art.