Two great cities. Six unmissable auctions.

30 June – 7 July


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This summer, Christie’s London and Christie’s Paris unite to present 20th/21st Century, an auction series juxtaposing the artistic masters of the 20th century with the most exciting contemporary names of today. By removing art from the context of its assigned movements, Christie’s aims to spark new stylistic connections across the centuries in a format that reflects evolving market demands and the collecting habits of our clients.

Livestreamed globally and with bids taken simultaneously from our London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong salerooms, our 20th/21st Century evening sales present Impressionist, modern and contemporary art in dialogue. The sales kick off in London with the 20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale, with works from Edgar Degas, Bridget Riley, Alberto Giacometti, Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Banksy. Following immediately after, the 20th/21st Century: Paris vente du soir and Collection Francis Gross in Paris bring together important names such as Pierre Soulages, Jean Dubuffet and Zao Wou Ki. Our corresponding day and online sales, taking place 24 June – 7 July, offer a wide range of paintings and works on paper across these periods.



Auction highlights

We welcome you to join us for our highlights tour, 16-18 June at Christie's Hong Kong

Location: Alexandra House, 18 Chater Rd, Central, Hong Kong

  • Alberto Giamcometti (1901–1966)

    Homme qui chavire, 1950
    Estimate
    £12,000,000–18,000,000
    Related sale
    20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale, London, 30 June

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

  • Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985)

    Blanchissage, Pharmacie (site urbain avec six personnages), 1962
    signed with the initials and dated 'J.D. 62' (lower center)
    gouache on paper
    19 ⅝ x 26 ⅜ in.
    Estimate
    €1,200,000-1,800,000
    Related sale
    20th/21st Century: Paris vente du soir, Paris, 30 June

  • René Magritte (1898–1967)

    La Vengeance, 1936
    signed 'Magritte' (lower left); inscribed '"LA VENGEANCE"' (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    21 ½ x 25 ¾ in.
    Estimate
    €6,000,000-10,000,000
    Related sale
    20th/21st Century: Collection Francis Gross, Paris, 30 June

  • Banksy

    Subject to Availability, 2009-2010
    oil on canvas, in artist's frame
    overall: 62 ¾ x 86 ¾ in. (159.5 x 220.3 cm.)
    Estimate
    £3,000,000–5,000,000
    Related sale
    20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale, London, 30 June

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

  • Albert Gleizes (1881–1953)

    Paysage à Meudon, 1911
    signed and dated 'Albert Gleizes 11' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    30 x 36 in. (71 x 91.4 cm.)
    Estimate
    £250,000–350,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper Sale, London, 1 July

    PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN MIDWESTERN GENTLEMAN

  • David Hockney (b. 1937)

    Still Life with Flowers and Lobster at Odin's Restaurant, 1980
    coloured crayon on paper
    19 ⅛ x 17 ¾ in. (48.5 x 61 cm.)
    Estimate
    £300,000-500,000
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale, London, 2 July

    PROPERTY OF A LADY AND GENTLEMAN

  • Samia Halaby (b. 1936)

    Untitled (No. 426), 1987
    signed, inscribed and dated ‘No-426 1987 S.A. HALABY’(on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    44 x 66 in. (111.7 x 167.7 cm.)
    Estimate
    £25,000-35,000
    Related sale
    First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online, 24 June – 7th July

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988)

    The elephant, 1986
    signed and dated 'Jean-Michel Basquiat 1986' (on the reverse)
    acrylic on canvas
    78 ¾ x 100 ¼ in.
    Estimate
    €3,700,000-5,500,000
    Related sale
    20th/21st Century: Paris vente du soir, Paris, 30 June

  • Pierre Soulages (b. 1919)

    Peinture 162 x 114 cm, 17 avril 1972
    signed 'Soulages' (lower right); signed and dated 'Soulages 17.4.72' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    63 ¾ x 44 ⅞ in.
    Estimate
    €1,000,000–1,500,000
    Related sale
    20th/21st Century: Paris vente du soir, Paris, 30 June

  • Edgar Degas (1834–1917)

    Danseuse rose, 1896
    signed 'Degas.' (lower left)
    pastel on paper laid down on board
    16 ¾ x 12 ¾ in. (42.5 x 31.1 cm.)
    Estimate
    £2,500,000–3,500,000
    Related sale
    20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale, London, 30 June

    THE PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT COLLECTOR

  • Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966)

    Buste d'homme (Lotar II), 1964-65
    bronze with brown and green patina
    22 ⅞ x 14 ¼ x 10 in.
    this bronze cast in 1973 in an edition of 8 plus 4
    Estimate
    €1,700,000–2,000,000
    Related sale
    20th/21st Century: Collection Francis Gross, Paris, 30 June

  • Bridget Riley (b. 1931)

    Zing 2, 1971
    acrylic emulsion on canvas
    54 ⅛ x 44 ¼ in. (132.2 x 112.2cm.)
    Estimate
    £1,800,000–2,200,000
    Related sale
    20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale, London, 30 June

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

  • Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    Buste et barque, 1933
    signed, dated, and inscribed 'Picasso, Cannes le 4 Août XXXIII-' (lower right)
    watercolour and pen and India ink on paper
    15 ¾ x 19 ⅞ in. (40 x 50.5 cm.)
    Estimate
    £250,000-350,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper Sale, London, 1 July

  • Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967)

    Colour experiment No 15 (large inside spiral), 2010
    oil on canvas laid on board
    diameter: 39 ⅛ in. (99.5 cm.)
    Estimate
    £180,000-250,000
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale, London, 2 July

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT SCANDINAVIAN COLLECTION

  • Sam Gilliam (b. 1933)

    Were (recto); Ohio 2 (verso), 1974
    watercolour on paper, double-sided
    recto: 19 ⅞ x 26 ⅜ in. (50.5 x 67 cm.)
    verso: 26 ⅜ x 19 ⅞ in. (67 x 50.5 cm.)
    Estimate
    £15,000-20,000
    Related sale
    First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online, 24 June – 7 July

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DIANA METCALF STAINOW

  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938)

    Pantomime Reimann: Die Rache der Tänzerin, 1912
    oil on canvas
    39 ⅝ x 29 ¾ in. (100.7 x 75.5 cm.)
    Estimate
    €7,000,000–10,000,000
    Related sale
    20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale, London, 30 June

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION

  • Nicolas de Staël (1914–1955)

    Bouteilles, harmonie en rose et bleu, 1952
    signed 'Staël' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    20 ⅞ x 28 ¾ in.
    Estimate
    €2,000,000–3,000,000
    Related sale
    20th/21st Century: Collection Francis Gross, Paris, 30 June

  • Alexander Calder (1898–1976)

    Untitled, 1944
    hanging mobile - pottery shards, glass shards, Plexiglas, wire and string
    34 x 31 x 26 in. (86.4 x 78.7 x 66 cm.)
    Estimate
    £3,500,000–5,500,000
    Related sale
    20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale, London, 30 June

  • Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948)

    Mz 259 Zeichnung Campendonk, 1921
    fabric, gouache, watercolour and paper collage attached to the artist's window-mount
    Image: 7 ⅛ x 5 ⅝ in. (18.1 x 14.4 cm.)
    Artist's mount: 10 ⅞ x 8 ½ in. (27.5 x 21.5 cm.)
    Estimate
    £120,000-180,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper Sale, London, 1 July

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED GERMAN COLLECTION

  • Banksy

    London New York Bristol (Monkey), 2000
    tagged 'BANKSY' (lower edge)
    spray paint and acrylic on canvas
    24 ⅛ x 24 ⅛ in. (61.2 x 61.2 cm.)
    Estimate
    £500,000-700,000
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale, London, 2 July

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, LONDON

  • Kazuo Shiraga (1924–2008)

    T 56, 1962
    signed in Japanese and dated 'Kazuo Shiraga 62' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    51 ⅛ x 38 ¼ in. (130 x 97 cm.)
    Estimate
    €900,000–1,200,000
    Related sale
    20th/21st Century: Paris vente du soir, Paris, 30 June

Charity highlights

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.


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