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20th Century Week Highlights Tour

Worldwide, January – February 2017

Our next 20th Century season of sales will take place in London, from 28 February to 8 March. Ahead of this extraordinary auction series, highlights will be on view in select international cities in January and February.

The tour will include exceptional pieces by Renoir, Monet, Matisse and Cezanne, among other Impressionist and Modern masters. These and other works will be offered across the extensive range of Impressionist and Modern sales central to 20th Century, including the 28 February Evening Sale and Art of the Surreal sale; the Works on Paper and Day Sale on 1 March, and the 3 March Impressionist and Modern Art sale in London’s South Kensington showroom. Visitors will also be able to view Post-War and Contemporary masterworks to be offered across 20th Century sales, including Basquiat’s Untitled, Rothko’s No. 1, 1949, Dubuffet’s Être et Paraître, 1963, Rauschenberg's Transom, 1963, and Warhol’s Four Multicoloured Marilyns (Reversal Series). These works will be offered in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 7 March in London.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information about the tour, or to discuss the market. 

Le Corbusier (1887-1965), Accordéon, carafe et cafetière, 1926
© FLC/ ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017.


Tour highlights

  • Mark Rothko (1903-1970)

    No. 1
    signed and dated ‘MARK ROTHKO 1949’ (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    78¼ x 38¾in. (198.8 x 98.4cm.)
    Painted in 1949
    Estimate
    Estimate on request

    This work is offered in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 7 March 2017 at Christie’s in London


    © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko ARS, NY and DACS, London.

  • Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)

    Transom
    signed, titled and dated ‘TRANSOM RAUSCHENBERG 1963’ (on the reverse)
    oil and silkscreen ink on canvas
    56 x 50 in. (142.2 x 127 cm.)
    Executed in 1963
    Estimate
    Estimate on request

    This work is offered in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 7 March 2017 at Christie’s in London


    © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/DACS, London/VAGA, New York 2017

  • Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985)

    Être et Paraître
    Oil on canvas
    150 x 195cm
    Painted in 1963
    Estimate
    Estimate on Request

    This work is offered in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 7 March 2017 at Christie’s in London


    © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017

  • Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985)

    Deux Arabes gesticulant (Two gesturing Arabs)
    signed ‘J. Dubuffet’ (upper centre)
    distemper on paper
    12⅝x 15¾in. (32.1 x 40cm.)
    Executed in January-April 1948
    Estimate
    £600,000-800,000

    This work is offered in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 7 March 2017 at Christie’s in London


    © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017

  • Le Corbusier (1887-1965)

    Accordéon, carafe et cafetière
    signed and dated ‘Jeanneret 26.’ (lower right); signed, dated and inscribed ‘Le Corbusier Accordéon, Carafe et Cafetière 1926’ (on the reverse) br /> oil on canvas br /> 51 1/4 x 35 in. (130.2 x 88.9 cm.) br /> Painted in 1926
    Estimate
    £1,500,000-2,500,000

    This work is offered in the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 28 February 2017 at Christie’s in London

  • Le Corbusier (1887-1965)

    Femme grise, homme rouge et os devant une porte
    signed and dated 'Le Corbusier 31' (lower centre)
    oil on canvas
    57 1/2 x 44 7/8 in. (146 x 114 cm.)
    Painted in 1931
    Estimate
    £1,200,000-2,000,000

    This work is offered in the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 28 February 2017 at Christie’s in London

  • Le Corbusier (1887-1965)

    Nature morte et figure
    signed and dated 'Le Corbusier 27-38-44' (lower right); signed and dated again 'Le Corbusier 27-38-44' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    44 3/4 x 57 1/4 in. (113.8 x 145.5 cm.)
    Painted in 1927, 1938 and 1944
    Estimate
    £1,500,000-2,500,000

    This work is offered in the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 28 February 2017 at Christie’s in London

  • Le Corbusier (1887-1965)

    Nature morte
    signed and dated 'Le Corbusier 26' (lower right)
    coloured crayons on paper
    10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (27 x 21 cm.)
    Executed in 1926
    Estimate
    £30,000-50,000

    This work is offered in the Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper Sale on 1 March 2017 at Christie’s in London

  • Le Corbusier (1887-1965)

    Etude pour Deux lutteuses et disque rouge
    watercolour and pen and ink on paper
    10 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. (27 x 21 cm.)
    Executed circa 1928
    Estimate
    £30,000-50,000

    This work is offered in the Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper Sale on 1 March 2017 at Christie’s in London


Tour information

Taipei

  • Sales on view

    Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale

  • Viewing

    Sherwood Hotel
    No. 111, Section 3,
    Minsheng E Rd, Songshan District,
    Taipei City, Taiwan 105

    11–12 January
    11am – 5pm daily

  • Enquiries

    Jay Vincze
    jvincze@christies.com
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7389 2536

    Keith Gill
    kgill@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2175

    Olivier Camu
    ocamu@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2450

Hong Kong

  • Sales on view

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale
    Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale
    The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale

  • Viewing

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

    17–20 January
    10am – 5:30pm daily

  • Enquiries

    Post-War and Contemporary Art

    Alice de Roquemaurel
    aderoquemaurel@christies.com
    +44 207 389 2049

    Impressionist and Modern Art

    Jay Vincze
    jvincze@christies.com
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7389 2536

    Keith Gill
    kgill@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2175

    Olivier Camu
    ocamu@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2450

Shanghai

  • Sales on view

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale
    Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale (Highlights by Le Corbusier)
    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper Sale (Highlights by Le Corbusier)

  • Viewing

    1st Floor, Ampire Building, No.97 Yuanmingyuan
    Road, Shanghai 200002, China

    8 February
    10am – 6pm

  • Enquiries

    Post-War and Contemporary Art

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

    Edmond Francey
    efrancey@christies.com
    +44 20 7389 2630

    Impressionist and Modern Art

    Giovanna Bertazzoni
    gbertazzoni@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2542

Beijing

  • Sales on view

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale
    Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale (Highlights by Le Corbusier)
    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper Sale (Highlights by Le Corbusier)

  • Viewing

    No. 82 Jinbao St
    Beijing, China

    11–13 February
    10am – 6pm

  • Enquiries

    Post-War and Contemporary Art

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

    Edmond Francey
    efrancey@christies.com
    +44 20 7389 2630

    Impressionist and Modern Art

    Giovanna Bertazzoni
    gbertazzoni@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2542

New York

  • Sales on view

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

  • Viewing

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

    24-26 February

  • Enquiries

    Post-War and Contemporary Art

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

    Edmond Francey
    efrancey@christies.com
    +44 20 7389 2630

Belgium

  • Sales on view

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

  • Viewing

    Boulevard de Waterloo 33, 1000
    Bruxelles, Belgium

    16 February

  • Enquiries

    Post-War and Contemporary Art

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

    Edmond Francey
    efrancey@christies.com
    +44 20 7389 2630


Auction schedule

Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale

  • London, King Street, 28 February

The Art of the Surreal

  • London, King Street, 28 February

Impressionist & Modern Works on Paper

  • London, King Street, 1 March

Impressionist & Modern Day Sale

  • London, King Street, 1 March

Impressionist & Modern Art

  • London, South Kensington, 3 March

Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale

  • London, King Street, 7 March

Post-War and Contemporary Day Sale

  • London, King Street, 8 March