6–8 October 2020
Christie’s October 20th Century Season — an innovative addition to the global sales calendar this year — launched with the 20th Century Evening Sale, live-streamed from Rockefeller Center in New York. It realised $340,851,500 / £262,597,458 / €288,594,606 (including buyer’s premium), selling 96 per cent by value and 84 per cent by lot. Day sales of Post-War and Contemporary art and Impressionist and Modern art followed on 7 and 8 October, achieving $36,484,250 / £28,304,306 / €31,021,519 and $9,694,125 / £7,503,193 / €8,223,499 respectively (including buyer’s premium).
Demonstrating continued demand for both masterpiece and core-level works of art, some 280,000 people tuned into the highly anticipated Evening Sale through Christie’s website and social media channels, including YouTube, Facebook and WeChat. The sale also registered bidders from across the world via Christie’s LIVE online bidding platform, with a broadening demographic of bidders under the age of 40.