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
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 tenants 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’
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
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.