The 20th/21st Century London Sales

October 2021

The Christie’s 20th/21st Century auction series reflects the evolution of the art market, presenting works in dialogue across centuries, geographies and artistic periods. This October, following the stunning successes of our global cross-category sale format, 20th/21st Century London offers a remarkable selection of modern and contemporary works with a stellar calendar of live and online sales, including Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale, First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online and Modern British Art.

Livestreamed across salerooms in London, New York and Hong Kong, the series is headlined by 20th/21st Century: Evening Sale, Including Thinking Italian. Showcasing the best of Italian and international art, highlights include Alighiero Boetti’s Mappa, Peter Doig’s Hill House (Green Version) and David Hockney’s Guest House Garden – in public for the first time in 20 years.



Auction highlights

  • David Hockney (b. 1937)

    Guest House Garden

    signed, titled and dated 'David Hockney 2000 Guest House Garden' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    60 x 76⅛in. (152.4 x 193.2cm.)
    Painted in 2000
    Estimate
    £5,000,000-7,000,000
    Related sale
    20th/21st Century: Evening Sale Including Thinking Italian, London, 15 October

  • Peter Doig (b. 1959)

    Hill Houses (Green Version)

    signed, inscribed and dated ''IRON HILL (SKETCH) P. Doig '91' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    52½ x 82⅛in. (133.4 x 208.6cm.)
    Painted in 1991
    Estimate
    £3,500,000-4,500,000
    Related sale
    20th/21st Century: Evening Sale Including Thinking Italian, London, 15 October

  • Alighiero Boetti (1940–1994)

    Mappa

    signed, inscribed and dated 'alighiero e boetti a JAGURI - AFGHANISTAN 1989' (on the overlap)
    embroidery
    50⅜ x 91⅜in. (128 x 232cm.)
    Executed in 1988-89
    Estimate
    £1,200,000-1,800,000
    Related sale
    20th/21st Century: Evening Sale Including Thinking Italian, London, 15 October


Tour information

TURIN

  • Location

    ERSEL
    Piazza Solferino 11 – Torino
    RSVP: rsvptorino@christies.com

  • Viewing

    14 September, 10am – 6pm
    15 September, 10am – 6pm

ZURICH

  • Location

    Steinwiesstrasse 26, 8032
    Zürich, Switzerland
    RSVP: nportmann@christies.com

  • Viewing

    17 September, 11am – 5pm
    18 September, 11am – 5pm
    19 September, 11am – 5pm

HONG KONG

  • Location

    22nd Floor, Alexandra House
    18 Chater Road Central, Hong Kong


  • Viewing

    21 September, 10:00am – 3pm
    22 September, OFFICE CLOSED
    23 September, 10:30am – 5:30pm
    24 September, 10:30am – 5:30pm

ROME

  • Location

    Hotel de la Ville
    Via Sistina 69 – Roma
    RSVP: rsvproma@christies.com

  • Viewing

    23 September, 10am – 7pm
    24 September, 10am – 7pm

MILAN

  • Location

    Palazzo Clerici
    Via Clerici 5 – Milano
    RSVP: rsvpmilan@christies.com

  • Viewing

    28 September, 12pm – 9pm
    29 September, 10am – 7pm
    30 September, 10am – 7pm

NEW YORK

  • Location

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020
    RSVP: info@christies.com

  • Viewing

    29 September, 10am – 5pm
    30 September, 10am – 5pm
    1 October, 10am – 5pm
    2 October, 10am – 5pm
    3 October, 1pm – 5pm

20th/21st Century: Evening Sale Including Thinking Italian



Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale



First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online



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