New York & Online | November and December 2021




Christie’s is honoured to announce The Cox Collection: The Story of Impressionism, one of the greatest American collections to ever appear on the market. Masterpiece works by Caillebotte, Cézanne and Van Gogh will headline the 25 works from the collection offered in November, and a dedicated sale of American furniture and decorative arts will take place online in December. A portion of the sale proceeds will benefit educational purposes. A global tour of highlights from the collection will include stops in Taipei, Tokyo, Hong Kong and London, before the auction preview at Christie’s Rockefeller Center Galleries in New York.

For over half a century, the businessman, collector, and philanthropist Edwin Lochridge Cox stood at the forefront of civic life in Texas and the greater United States. A cherished figure in his home city of Dallas, Cox was celebrated as not only a true visionary in the field of American energy, but also as an indispensable benefactor and patron of some of America’s most important cultural institutions. Across his 99 years, Edwin L. Cox cultivated a profound personal legacy centred on the core values that guided his extraordinary trajectory: entrepreneurship, scholarship and the importance of helping others.

Adrien Meyer, Global Head, Private Sales, and Co-Chairman, Impressionist and Modern Art, remarks:


‘Perhaps one of the finest collections of Impressionist art to ever come to auction, the Cox collection will be remembered as a milestone in the art market. Most of the pictures will be seen as a once in a lifetime opportunity for any collector or museum in the making.’


Highlights

  • Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894)

    Jeune homme à sa fenêtre
    oil on canvas
    45 ⅝ x 31 ⅞ in. (116 x 81 cm.)
    Painted in 1876.
    Estimate
    Price upon request

  • Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890)

    Cabanes de bois parmi les oliviers et cyprès
    oil on canvas
    17 ⅞ x 23 ¾ in. (45.5 x 60.3 cm.)
    Painted in Saint-Rémy in October 1889.
    Estimate
    Price upon request

  • Paul Cézanne (1839–1906)

    L’Estaque aux toits rouges
    oil on canvas
    25 ¾ x 32 in. (65.5 x 81.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1883-1885.
    Estimate
    $35,000,000-55,000,000

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