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.
Nine rare Punks from the highly collectible series will be offered in a historic single lot — direct from their creators
Changing dialogues in 20th and 21st century art lead to historic new May sale week at Christie’s
The sublime Waterloo Bridge, effet de brouillard will highlight the 20th Century Evening Sale in New York
Explore highlights from the exceptional grouping of fine and decorative arts, to be offered throughout the spring sale season.
A selection of highlights from The Foundation Mireille and James Lévy offered this May
About the lot
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION
© 2021 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTOR
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION
PROPERTY FROM THE FOUNDATION MIREILLE AND JAMES LÉVY
Christie’s commitment to sustainability
For 250 years, Christie’s has helped steward some of humanity’s greatest artistic treasures across generations and cultures. As a leader in our market, we want to build a sustainable art business so that we can play another stewarding role: helping to protect the environment so that great natural beauty can be enjoyed by and inspire future generations.
In March 2021, we announced a global sustainability initiative, guided by three key pillars: commit, communicate and collaborate.