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

London, 28 September – 24 November 2017

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. From the rigidity of Piet Mondrian through to the Baroque of Cy Twombly, this exhibition looks at drawings, paintings and sculptures from 1900 to the present day, and will include works by Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Cy Twombly, Agnes Martin, Willem de Kooning, Bridget Riley, Brice Marden, Maria Lassnig, Julie Mehretu and Christopher Wool. More than a mere container for shape and colour, the line has a life of its own.

Explore the exhibition at Christie’s Mayfair from 28 September. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Piet Mondrian (1872–1944), Tableau, with Yellow, Black, Blue, Red, and Gray, 1923. Oil on canvas; 21¼ x 21 in. (54 x 53.5 cm.).


Exhibition information

  • Location

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

  • Viewing

    28 September – 24 November 2017

  • Contact

    Cristian Albu
    Senior Specialist
    Director, Post-War and Contemporary Art, London
    calbu@christies.com
    +44 207 752 3006