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This season, Christie’s is privileged to present A Dialogue Through Art: Works from the Jan Krugier Collection, a series of dedicated sales in New York on November 4 and 5.

Survivor, dealer and collector extraordinaire, Jan Krugier (1928-2008) possessed a deep and profound love for art. Through art, he could “escape the nightmares” that haunted him as a Holocaust survivor, and uncover the most inspiring aspects of the human condition. His gallery handled a range of material as varied as his interest in art itself: 19th- and 20th-century paintings hung alongside Old Masters and African sculpture, breaking the confines of the traditional gallery show. In parallel, the astounding personal collection Krugier amassed with his wife was a testament to the couple’s impeccable connoisseurship. Encompassing drawings, paintings and sculpture by old and modern masters, as well as Pre-Columbian and African art, the collection displayed then in the Krugier residence on the outskirts of Geneva could compete with some of the world’s finest museums.

Through it all, Krugier’s passion for art remained a selfless pursuit. “I’m nothing,” the dealer remarked. “I haven’t done anything special. It’s the artists who count, the artists who are important, who truly make a contribution.” Yet Krugier’s legacy continues to offer an unquestionable contribution to this world: as an embodiment of courage and strength, a model of ground-breaking creative vision, and a reminder of the power of art to heal, teach and inspire.

AUCTION SCHEDULE

A DIALOGUE THROUGH ART: WORKS FROM THE JAN KRUGIER COLLECTION EVENING SALE
  • Christie’s New York


A DIALOGUE THROUGH ART: WORKS FROM THE JAN KRUGIER COLLECTION DAY SALE

GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

A DIALOGUE THROUGH ART: WORKS FROM THE JAN KRUGIER COLLECTION
  • London, King Steet



  • Shanghai



  • Chicago



  • Moscow



  • Hong Kong



JAN KRUGIER: A TRIBUTE EXHIBITION
  • New York
PRE-SALE EXHIBITION OF WORKS FROM EVENING AND DAY SALES
  • New York

THE AUCTIONS

VIDEO

PRESS RELEASES

CONTACTS

General Enquires:
Krugier@christies.com


Evening Sale:
Conor Jordan
cjordan@christies.com
Tel: +1 212 636 2050


Jessica Fertig
jfertig@christies.com
Tel: +1 212 636 2050


Day Sale:
David Kleiweg de Zwaan
dkleiweg@christies.com
Tel: +1 212 636 2093


Stefany Sekara Morris
ssmorris@christies.com
Tel: +1 212 636 2094

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
Herbstlandschaft
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