Christie’s is honoured to present 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.

Detail: Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894), Jeune homme à sa fenêtre, 1876. Oil on canvas. 45 ⅝ x 31 ⅞ in (116 x 81 cm). Estimate: Price upon request. Offered in The Cox Collection: The Story of Impressionism, Evening Sale at Christie's New York on 11 November.

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.’

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The Cox Collection: The Story of Impressionism, Evening Sale

New York, 11 November

Collection highlights

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360 view | The Cox Collection: The Story of Impressionism

From Monet and Caillebotte to Cézanne and Van Gogh, explore masterpieces from the Cox Collection in our virtual galleries or make an appointment to visit us in person at Rockefeller Center from 30 October–11 November.


30 October – 11 November
Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, 1pm – 5pm
Open to the public, by appointment

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