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.
A 360-view of exceptional works by Dubuffet, Basquiat, and Bacon alongside paintings by some of today’s most exciting contemporary artists
A survey of the short but fierce career of a 20th-century icon — including an important work offered in London
Rachel Cooke meets the artist in Antwerp ahead of his new show at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice
This month, Christie’s offers one of the American artist’s large-scale works. In October, she will tackle the monumental proportions of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall
Hailed as one of the giants of Modernism, the artist who fell in and out of love with painting and coined the term Art Brut
Explore a superb array of Impressionist and Modern Art and Modern British Art, to be offered in the 20th Century auctions from 17-20 June
As an exhibition of his new works opens in London, we profile the Irish-born artist celebrated for his ‘Wall of Light’ and ‘Landline’ series
Monumental late work takes top billing as 20th Century Week total passes £73 million
The sculptor whose art encapsulated mankind’s existential crisis in the post-war era. Illustrated with works offered in London on June 17 & 18
One of the highlights of the season, an exceptional collection of Surrealist art including works by Tanguy, Magritte, Dalí, de Chirico and more
As the 20th century’s most influential school of art and design celebrates its centenary, we focus on the artists who shaped its beginnings
A deep dive into the work of an artist who has been sorely overlooked. Illustrated with works offered in Modern British Art on 18 June
Our specialists’ tips, from what to look for in a glaze to how to read hidden stamps. Illustrated with works offered at Christie’s
About the lot
Léger / Picasso: Icons of the 20th Century
Two major works from a Distinguished Private Collection
Property from the Collection of the Late Gerard Shiel
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.
Art+Tech Summit at Christie’s: The A.I. Revolution
This June, Christie’s 2019 Art+Tech Summit: The A.I. Revolution, will explore the ways in which artificial intelligence is making its impact in the art world, as well as addressing its potential implications for the future. Convening top tech minds and innovators from Google, M.I.T. Technology Review, the New Museum and more, the Summit will offer a comprehensive programme of lectures, talks and panel discussions on a topic transforming the global landscape.
Join us and experience the revolution!
Christie’s at the 58th Venice Biennale
Entitled May You Live in Interesting Times, and curated by Ralph Rugoff, director of London’s Hayward Gallery, the 58th Venice Biennale opens to visitors in May. Discover this year’s event here with Christie’s: our guide takes in everything you need to know about this year’s Biennale, from artist interviews to tips on the most exciting exhibitions, installations and museum shows taking place around the city, from the Central Pavilion to the Arsenale.