New York | 20/21 Week and 10 June 2021
Christie’s is proud to announce La Rêverie: The Collection of Sydell Miller. The exceptional grouping of fine and decorative arts from the beauty mogul executive’s Palm Beach home, decorated by the esteemed architect Peter Marino, will be offered throughout the spring sale season. Choreographed sales will begin at Christie’s New York in May with our 20/21 auction sale series, including fine art pieces and sculpture by Post-War and Contemporary and Impressionist and Modern artists such as Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Adolph Gottlieb, Joan Miró, Jean Dubuffet and Joan Mitchell. On 10 June, Christie’s New York will then offer a landmark, single-owner sale dedicated to decorative arts and design from her Florida residence, highlighting avant garde neo-classical 18th century French furniture juxtaposed with the imaginative French sculpture of François-Xavier Lalanne.
Introducing 20/21: A new era for the art world
New York & Online | April – May 2021
Beginning in New York this May, Christie’s will shift its approach to presenting the art of the 20th and 21st centuries in anticipation of a new era for the art world. Christie’s will now offer major auctions of ‘20th Century Art’ and ‘21st Century Art’, replacing the ‘Impressionist and Modern Art’ and ‘Post-War and Contemporary Art’ nomenclatures. The new format will underscore the radical nature of the modern masters and their lasting impact on the art being created today; emphasize the electricity and relevance of the art created over the past 40 years; and make room for the new — both physical and digital.
Christie’s has staged some of the most significant and successful Private & Iconic Collections and Country House Sales from a diverse range of collectors, including Royal and historic noble families, industrialists, actresses and fashion designers. Celebrated auctions include the sale of Madame du Barry’s jewels in 1793, the 40-day Stowe sale in 1848 and more recent triumphs from the Rothschild Family, the Rockefeller family, Karl Lagerfeld, Elizabeth Taylor, Yves Saint Laurent, Audrey Hepburn, George Michael and David Gilmour.