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.
About the lot
In addition to 31 new auction records, the week saw 22 artists — from Van Gogh to Beeple — achieve eight-digit prices
This season, Christie's celebrates a devoted collector who pursued the ‘best of the best’
Painted along the banks of the Seine, Le bassin d’Argenteuil captures the founding tenets of Impressionism
For artists, such as Childe Hassam and Frederick Carl Frieseke, France was at the forefront of Modernism
Once overshadowed by his peers, the Parisian painter is now rightly recognised as a key figure in the Impressionist movement
The Dutch Post-Impressionist was revolutionary across media and remains one of today’s most influential artists
A painting of Cézanne’s sanctuary, L’Estaque, represents the artist at the height of an ‘intense surge of creativity’
Explore European masterworks and sophisticated examples of decorative arts from the Cox Collection to be offered Online from 5-19 November
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.
20th/21st Century at Christie’s
Explore the masters of Impressionist and Modern Art and giants of Post-War and Contemporary Art in our new, reimagined sale series presenting art of the 20th and 21st century.
High Style in Highland Park: The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Edwin L. Cox
Online | 5-19 November
Edwin and Ann Cox lived in Dallas’s historic Highland Park which served as the magnificent backdrop to one of the greatest American collections of Impressionist masterpiece works, and also to his collection of antiques and decorative arts. The Coxes created a home which served as a brilliant example of the merging of European masterworks with sophisticated examples of decorative art. The sale includes European Furniture, American and Nineteenth Century European Paintings, European Silver and European Porcelain and Glass.
Viewing room: High Style in Highland Park: The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Edwin L. Cox
Explore furniture and decorative arts highlights from the Cox Collection to be offered Online from 5-19 November