Two great cities. Six unmissable auctions.
30 June – 7 July
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20th/21st Century: London to Paris totals £180,747,721 / €209,849,585 / US$250,230,309: Christie's best summer sale series since 2017.
Uniting collectors across our London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong salerooms, the livestreamed evening sales achieve an average sell through rate of 90% by lot and 96% by value, attracting bidders from 32 countries and five continents.
Pablo Picasso’s L'Étreinte leads in London, selling for £14,697,000, followed by Alberto Giacometti’s Homme qui chavire at £13,703,000, while Bridget Riley’s Zing 2 achieves the second highest price for the artist at auction.
In Paris, René Magritte’s La Vengeance makes its auction debut as part of Collection Francis Gross, sparking a bidding battle before hammering down at €14,552,500, above high estimate.
Three works by Pierre Soulages soar above their pre-sale high estimates, reaffirming his position as the most expensive French living artist.
The day sales realise a combined sell-through rate of 85% by lot and 91% by value.
About the lot
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN MIDWESTERN GENTLEMAN
PROPERTY OF A LADY AND GENTLEMAN
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
THE PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT COLLECTOR
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT SCANDINAVIAN COLLECTION
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DIANA METCALF STAINOW
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED GERMAN COLLECTION
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, LONDON
Christie’s and amfAR continue partnership to raise critical funds for COVID-19 research
Following the success of last year’s partnership, Christie’s and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, are delighted to announce From the Studio: Part Two, an initiative dedicated to raising critical funds for COVID-19 research through a selection of works to be offered in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale on 2 July at Christie’s London.
20th and 21st Century Evening Sales surpass £153 million; Picasso’s L’Etreinte makes top price at £14,697,000
One of only eight Leonardo drawings in private hands is being offered at Christie’s in London on 8 July
Offered on 30 June are two late works that showcase the artist’s unrivalled mastery of pastel
The advertising magnate used his ‘deep knowledge’ to build a sophisticated collection of portraits and post-war art
Elongated and attenuated, Homme qui chavire is also a poignant expression of the human condition
Specialists Anna Touzin and Isabel Millar on their pick of contemporary female artists with growing reputations
The Moscow-born artist is widely acknowledged as one of the fathers of abstraction. Illustrated with works offered at Christie’s
The artist’s strikingly original, geometric bronze figures made him one of the leading lights of post-war sculpture
Trailblazing new sales achieve $691,585,500, with new records set for 15 artists
Expanding Horizons: From European Decorative to Contemporary Arts
Online, June – August 2021
Expanding Horizons is an online selling exhibition exploring the cross-pollination between Eastern and Western art traditions. Juxtaposing European decorative arts with post-war and contemporary art from and influenced by Asia, explore our curated virtual gallery to get a closer look at the works available to purchase.
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Christie’s 20th and 21st Century departments are currently accepting consignments to our 2021 auctions. To learn more or to schedule a complimentary and confidential valuation of your property, we invite you to get in touch with one of our specialists or try our online auction estimate service.