Milan, Amsterdam & Online | November 2021
Presenting international auctions dedicated to modern and contemporary masterworks, the 20th/21st Century Milan Evening Sale and the 20th/21st Century Milan Online Sale offered works, photographs, prints and multiples by the likes of Enrico Castellani, Alighiero Boetti, David LaChapelle, David Bowie and Salvo. Realising a combined total of €8,809,500 with a sell-through rate of 86% by lot and 97% by value, the leading highlights were Giorgio Morandi's Natura Morta, which sold at €1,820,000 and Yves Klein's La Terre Bleue, which sold above estimate at €50,000.
Showcasing leading international 20th and 21st centuries artists such as Martin Kippenberger, Sam Francis, Arnulf Rainer, Daniel Richter and Friedensreich Hundertwasser, 20th/21st Century: Amsterdam totalled 2,289,250, with a new record for Niele Toroni. The sale featured an Important European Private Collection notorious for its pioneering embrace of European and American avant-garde and offered 29 works from the collection of the late Ernst Kaars Sijpesteijn.
A Thousand Roads: A Private Collection in Rome – an online auction in Amsterdam offering works from an exceptional and vastly international collection – totalled €2,739,625, with an incredible 96.5% sold by lot and 162% by value. Highlights included Alexander Calder's Untitled, which realised more than double its low estimate at €437,500. The Courtship achieves more than four times its high estimate to set a new record for Desmond Morris and Marcel Louis Baugniet's Composition sells for nearly ten times its high estimate.
About the lot
PROPERTY FROM A PRESTIGIOUS PRIVATE COLLECTION
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NAPLES
12 November, 10am–9pm
13 November, 10am–7pm
14 November, 10am–7pm
15 November, 10am–7pm
Via Clerici 5, Milano
Green Pass richiesto all’ingresso
8–25 November By Appointment only
Christie’s Amsterdam B.V.
1054 GK Amsterdam
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A 360-view of post-war and contemporary masterworks from our upcoming online auctions in Milan
A 360-view of post-war and contemporary masterworks from our upcoming online auctions in Amsterdam
In addition to 31 new auction records, the week saw 22 artists — from Van Gogh to Beeple — achieve eight-digit prices
The colourful life and times of the Italian conceptualist, featuring standout works from his Arte Povera days, as well as his ‘Arazzi’ and ‘Tutto’ series
The life and work of the multi-talented Italian sculptor who also embraced design, mathematics, music and poetry
The Italian Pop art pioneer who counted Cy Twombly, Jean-Luc Godard and members of the Rolling Stones among his friends
The Italian artist — now being celebrated in Rome on the 150th anniversary of his birth — embraced Divisionism, Futurism and Socialism
Angela M.H. Schuster examines the work of the multifaceted founder of Spatialism and the man who created the endless void
20th/21st Century: New York
This November our new-look 20/21 sales return to New York featuring The Cox Collection | The Story of Impressionism, one of the greatest American collections to ever appear on the market. Masterpieces by Caillebotte, Cézanne and Van Gogh will headline the sales, with a portion of the sale proceeds to benefit educational purposes. Another notable collection of the season includes IMAGE WORLD: Property from a Private American Collection, which celebrates pioneering artists of the Pictures Generation, such as Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger and Richard Prince.
20th/21st Century: London and Paris auction series tops £139 million
This October, Christie’s 20th/21st Century auction series achieved stunning results once again, with a combined total of £139 million. With exceptional results for works by Bridget Riley, David Hockney, Yayoi Kusama, Jean-Michel Basquiat and a new world auction record for Hurvin Anderson, Christie’s continues to lead the market in these categories.