From Picasso to Pollock, Bacon to Banksy, 20th Century at Christie's offers the biggest names in Impressionist, modern and post-war and contemporary art. Taking place in London and New York a total of four times a year, this flagship sale series regularly achieves world auction records for 20th century artists across a broad range of mediums and price points.
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A deep dive into the life of Impressionism’s founding father, illustrated with masterpieces previously sold at Christie’s
From his love of textiles to his mastery of colour and the ‘strength and elegance of his line’, via his paintings, prints, drawings and cut-outs
A closer look at the life and work of an artist widely regarded as the French Impressionist par excellence, illustrated with standout lots offered at Christie’s
A primer on the great Belgian Surrealist, featuring upcoming and previously sold works at Christie's
Alastair Smart makes the case, based on two major exhibitions in 2019, a long-awaited biography and a market that remains ‘phenomenally strong’
A guide to the artist who is taking the art world (and retail) by storm with his cartoon-like characters and collaborations
The painter had a short and tragic life, but his brilliance and influence are undisputed — as his Venice retrospective demonstrates
Photographer Chris Rauschenberg, son of Robert Rauschenberg, on how his father sought to ‘talk about the world in all its complexity’ in Buffalo II
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
New world auction record set for the American artist who will tackle the monumental proportions of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall later this year
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
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
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
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.