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.
The new format reflects evolving market demands and the collecting habits of our clients, and will allow for a more dynamic approach to serving the marketplace. By removing art from the context of its assigned movements, Christie’s seeks to make new stylistic connections, approach topics such as race and revolution from a new lens and make room to amplify voices that have been historically overlooked and undervalued. The sales will create a new platform to amplify masterworks and discover new and extraordinary art.
The Post-War and Contemporary Art and Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sales will proceed as usual, along with the Picasso Ceramics Online auction.
We look forward to welcoming you into our galleries, open 1-13 May at Rockefeller Center. Should you wish to secure a reservation time please click here.
Live stream | 21st Century Evening Sale
11 May 2021 | 7:45pm EST
Live stream | 20th Century Evening Sale
13 May 2021 | 6:45pm EST
Join us for the live stream of our 20th and 21st Century Evening Sales to experience the thrill of our hybrid-style live auction and discover remarkable works from Monet, Rothko, Basquiat and Casteel.
Visit the christies.com homepage or check back here on 11 and 13 May to watch the live stream event.
Changing dialogues in 20th and 21st century art lead to historic new May sale week at Christie’s
Nine rare Punks from the highly collectible series will be offered in a historic single lot — direct from their creators
The last of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s trinity of monumental skull paintings is ‘a climactic portrait’
From graffiti renegade to Warhol protégé and New York Times cover star, the story of a 20th-century icon
The sublime Waterloo Bridge, effet de brouillard will highlight the 20th Century Evening Sale in New York
Christie’s specialists spotlight artists, from Marcel Duchamp to Urs Fischer, who challenged the age-old medium
The Abstract Expressionist painters featured in the present offering tell a story of artistic strength and fervent creativity.
Our specialists’ tips, from what to look for in a glaze to how to read hidden stamps — featuring upcoming works offered at Christie’s
A guide to the poet, painter and sculptor described as ‘one of the most innovative and inexhaustible artists of his time’
Selections from La Rêverie: The Collection of Sydell Miller
Originally part of the prestigious Mellon Collection, Untitled is a radiant, majestic and deeply poignant finale to Mark Rothko’s oeuvre
Martin, ab in die Ecke und schäm dich (Martin, Into the Corner, You Should Be Ashamed of Yourself)
Rising to international acclaim over the past decade, Jonas Wood is a master of executing bold and colorful compositions on a monumental scale.
Explore this season's catalogues featuring masterpieces from the 20th and 21st century
Kurt Schwitters’s radical legacy lives on in the collection of George S. Rosenthal
A selection of highlights from The Foundation Mireille and James Lévy offered this May
Explore highlights from the exceptional grouping of fine and decorative arts, to be offered throughout the spring sale season.
Picasso’s striking Homme et femme comes from the collection of the late Grete Tugendhat who was an avid supporter of the avant-garde art and architecture of her time.
Greek-American political activist Tsistera’s trove includes major works by Gino Severeni and Theodoros Stamos — to be offered during 20/21 Century in New York
A wide-ranging collection from a long line of American philanthropists, featuring Georges Seurat and Hans Hansffman
The French-American couple showed their love of France in a collection featuring Dubuffet, Morisot and Picasso — to be offered in New York
For the past 80 years, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has been a beacon for the artistic and creative communities in Southern California and the wider region — to be offered in our 20/21 Century sales in New York
The iconic artist had a lesser-known talent of producing exquisite pieces of jewelry — to be offered in our 20/21 Century sales in New York
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair is delighted to present Knotted Ties, a curated selection of works from
exhibiting artists who use textiles in their practice. The exhibition contemplates the pluralism of the medium as well as narratives portrayed and expressed through fabric and thread.
Speak with Confidence about Contemporary Art | Online
Develop an understanding of contemporary art and build your confidence for all your personal and professional requirements. Explore the ways in which contemporary art is made, presented, spoken about and sold in this single-session course centered on four keystone video interviews. The course will give you a framework of ideas, questions and vocabulary to approach contemporary art with confidence.