The second part of 20th Century Week at Christie’s London showcases some of the biggest names in Post-War and Contemporary Art this June. With two magnificent paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jean Dubuffet leading the Evening Auction, the season also boasts work by artists ranging from Francis Bacon and Philip Guston to KAWS and George Condo. In addition, our auctions are joined by our private sales exhibition Xhibition Antoni Tàpies, travelling from Madrid, which presents a selection of the Spanish artist’s work focussing on his iconic use of the ‘X’ motif.


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Highlights

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988)

    Sabado por la Noche, 1984
    Related Sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, London, 25 June 2019

  • Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

    Homme et femme nus, 1968
    signed ‘Picasso’ (upper right); dated ’13.11.68.’ (on the reverse)
    oil and Ripolin on canvas
    63 ¾ x 51 ⅛ in. (162 x 129.8 cm.)
    Estimate
    £10,000,000–15,000,000
    Related Sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, London, 18 June 2019

    Léger / Picasso: Icons of the 20th Century
    Two major works from a Distinguished Private Collection

  • Sir Stanley Spencer, R.A. (1891-1959)

    Lilac and Clematis at Englefield, 1955
    Estimate
    £500,000-800,000
    Related Sale
    Modern British Art Evening Sale, London, 17 June 2019

    Property from the Collection of the Late Gerard Shiel

  • Alex Katz (b. 1927)

    Ada with White Dress
    Estimate
    £450,000–550,000
    Related Sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction, London, 26 June 2019

  • Yves Tanguy (1900–1955)

    L’Extinction des espèces II, 1938
    Estimate
    £2,500,000–4,000,000
    Related Sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, London, 18 June 2019

  • Gerhard Richter (b.1932)

    Musa
    Estimate
    £700,000–1,000,000
    Related Sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, London, 25 June 2019

  • Fernand Léger (1881-1955)

    Femme dans un fauteuil, 1913
    signed and dated ‘F. LEGER 13’ (lower right)
    oil on burlap
    31 ⅞x 39 ⅜ in. (81 x 100 cm.)
    Related Sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, London, 18 June 2019

    Léger / Picasso: Icons of the 20th Century
    Two major works from a Distinguished Private Collection

  • Banksy (B. 1974)

    Toxic Mary (double), 2003
    Estimate
    £250,000–350,000
    Related Sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction, London, 26 June 2019

  • Henri Matisse (1869-1954)

    Le collier d’ambre, 1937
    signed ‘Henri MATISSE’ (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    24 ¼ x 17 ⅞ in. (61.7 x 45.4 cm.)
    Estimate
    £5,000,000–8,000,000
    Related Sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, London, 18 June 2019

  • Thomas Schütte (b.1954)

    Kleiner Geist (Little Spirit)
    Estimate
    £300,000–500,000
    Related Sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction, London, 26 June 2019

  • René Magritte (1898–1967)

    Le palais de rideaux, 1928
    Estimate
    £500,000–800,000
    Related Sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, London, 18 June 2019

  • Francis Bacon (1909–1992)

    Man at a Washbasin, c. 1954
    Estimate
    £5,000,000–7,000,000
    Related Sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, London, 25 June 2019

  • Henry Moore, O.M., C.H. (1989-1986)

    Working Model for Oval with Points, conceived circa 1968-1969
    Estimate
    £700,000-1,000,000
    Related Sale
    Modern British Art Evening Sale, London, 17 June 2019

  • Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985)

    Cérémonie, 1961
    Related Sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, London, 25 June 2019

  • René Magritte (1898–1967)

    Le parc du vautour, 1926
    Estimate
    £2,500,000–4,000,000
    Related Sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, London, 18 June 2019

  • Salvador Dalí (1904–1989)

    Figure aux tiroirs, 1937
    Estimate
    £600,000–900,000
    Related Sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, London, 18 June 2019


Exhibition information


  • London, 15 May – 17 June

    Sculpture in the Square

    A one-minute walk from Christie’s London, our annual Sculpture in the Square exhibition showcases large-scale and monumental sculpture from the 20th century in the peaceful surroundings of St James’s Square.






  • London, 21 June – 19 July

    Xhibition Antoni Tàpies


    A private sales exhibition dedicated to the work of one of the greatest Spanish artists of the 20th century. Focusing on Tàpies’ use of the ‘X’ motif, the exhibition explores the rich and mysterious symbolism of this ancient sign as it appears across the artist’s oeuvre.





  • London, 14 June – 12 July

    A Selection from the George Ortiz Collection


    To mark the 25th anniversary from the landmark exhibition of A Selection from the George Ortiz Collection at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Christie’s will be bringing back to the capital a curated selection of its many masterpieces.





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