London, 30 January – 18 February 2020
20th Century Week at Christie’s London is an unmissable opportunity to acquire works by some of the biggest names in Impressionist, Modern and Post-War and Contemporary Art.
Spanning eight auctions from 30 January – 18 February, Impressionist and Modern Art highlights from the Evening Sale on 5 February include a vivid Picasso still-life, Intérieur au pot de fleurs, as well as Eve, one of Rodin’s most celebrated sculptures. Our annual The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale showcases works by the leading artists of the Surrealist movement, including René Magritte, James Ensor, Salvador Dalì and Francis Picabia.
The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 12 February offers a range of exceptional pieces by key 20th- and 21st-century figures such as Albert Oehlen and Gerhard Richter alongside exciting contemporary names, including Tschabalala Self and Jordan Casteel. The Day Sale continues this theme, with works by Thomas Schütte and Jean Dubuffet juxtaposed with emerging talent like Harold Ancart and Eddie Martinez.
Preview works during the global tour in Hong Kong and Taipei from 7–15 January, or visit the full view at our King Street galleries in London from 30 January.
About the lot
Exploring Picasso’s career-spanning exploration of the still-life though three typically autobiographical examples offered in London
A guide to the artist who captured inter-war high society in an Art Deco style that oozed cool chic and elegant sensuality
A primer on the great Belgian Surrealist, featuring upcoming works offered at Christie’s
Why the acclaimed Polish artist will be celebrated in a major retrospective at Tate Modern this year
As Dead of Night comes to auction in London, we examine how the artist’s work blends new and old ideas of Japanese identity
As works owned by Richard L. Weisman come to auction at King Street, we tell the story of the collector’s role in Warhol’s ‘Athletes’ series
The chronicler of Weimar Berlin’s seamy side and a satirical thorn in the side of the Nazi regime
Gefährliche Straße is a rare survivor from a series of paintings of Berlin by night that George Grosz painted in the final months of WWI
More than 100 years ago, London staged two important exhibitions of Futurist art. The second featured a work offered this season
The young Harlem-born artist’s radical works depicting black female forms are breathing new life into figurative art
A selection of UniCredit's artworks will be offered in Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper sales in London
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
A video tour of the former home and studio of the man described as ‘arguably the greatest Italian painter of the 20th century’
The beauty industry veteran has been collecting minimalist art since her twenties. Her John Pawson home sets it off to perfection
A primer on the Belgian artist described as ’a creator of fantastical sights’ — featuring works offered at Christie’s
Our specialists’ tips, from what to look for in a glaze to how to read hidden stamps — featuring upcoming works offered at Christie’s
Into the Fold: La Vie Dans Les Plis
Paris, 8-19 January 2020
London, 30 January–14 February 2020
An artist curated selection presenting the fold into contemporary art.
Speak with Confidence about Contemporary Art
Explore the ways in which contemporary art is made, presented, spoken about and sold in this this single-session course centered on four keystone video interviews. The course will give you a framework of ideas, questions and vocabulary to approach contemporary art with confidence.
Launching February 2020.
Register now to join at launch.
Modern British Art at Christie’s London
Explore works by the leading British artists and sculptors of the 20th century, to be offered over three auctions in London from 21-23 January. Highlights include Henry Moore’s Square Form — a rare sculpture from the sculptor’s surreal period — alongside a newly rediscovered Lowry cityscape and The Delighted Eye: Works from the Collection of Allen and Beryl Freer.
Marina Abramović’s The Life
The world’s first Mixed Reality performance artwork. The ‘godmother of performance art’ talks to Christie’s about her groundbreaking new work, ahead of its landmark sale at Christie’s in 2020.