RELEASE: FIRST IMPRESSION SALE OF PRINTS & MULTIPLES

Features Contemporary Superstars and Emerging Artists

New York

NEW YORK - Christie’s New York presents First Impression, a Prints & Multiples sale taking place on July 15-16.  Illustrating a wide range of opportunities that print collecting can offer at an affordable price point, this sale is the largest and most diverse in many years.  With over 450 lots and estimates ranging from $400 - $70,000, this sale offers something for everyone, whether you are a seasoned collector or acquiring a work of art at Christie’s for the first time.

Highlight sections of the sale include a diverse range of prints by Wayne Thiebaud printed at Crown Point Press; early Pop prints by Tom Wesselmann, David Hockney and Roy Lichtenstein; and a selection of iconic graphic works by Bruce Nauman.  The sale also features a medley of Henri Matisse portraits and fantastic abstracts by Joan Miro.  A wide range of contemporary artists are also featured in the sale including works by Wade Guyton, Wangechi Mutu and Tauba Auerbach.

Christie’s Prints & Multiples department is pleased to announce that International Prints Center New York will present a special exhibition of 100 brand new contemporary prints at Rockefeller Center from July 9-16.  The show will coincide with the exhibition of the July First Impression sale. 

VIEWING TIMES

New York, 20 Rockefeller Center

Jul 11 10am - 5pm

Jul 12 10am - 5pm

Jul 13 1pm - 5pm

Jul 14 10am - 5pm

AUCTION

New York, 20 Rockefeller Center

July 15-16 10am & 2pm

About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvador Mundi, 2017), for a single collection sale (the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, 2018), and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019).

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.

Browse, bid, discover, and join us for the best of art and luxury at: www.christies.com or by downloading Christie’s apps. The COVID-related re-opening status of our global locations is available here.