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.
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
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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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20th / 21st Century Sales in New York surpasses $700M
Christie’s trailblazing new sales week totals $775,272,750. Picasso’s Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse) realises $103,410,000; Basquiat’s In This Case nets $93,105,000. New records set for 24 artists.