The highly-anticipated 20th Century Week returns to Rockefeller Plaza galleries in New York, with auctions from our Post-War and Contemporary and Impressionist and Modern Art departments, in addition to the dedicated evening and day sales of An American Place: The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection. Discover esteemed private collections, including the trove of American classics from Barney A. Ebsworth; explore masterpieces by Edward Hopper, Claude Monet and Mark Rothko; and learn more about the stories behind the works leading this season. Viewing begins 4 November.


Special features


Highlights

  • Mark Rothko (1903-1970)

    Untitled (Rust, Blacks on Plum)
    signed and dated ‘MARK ROTHKO 1962 (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    60 x 57 in. (152.4 x 145 cm.)
    Painted in 1962
    Estimate
    $35,000,000-45,000,000
    Related Sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, New York, 15 November 2018

    Works From the Collection of François and Susan de Menil

    © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  • David Hockney (b.1937)

    Sprungbrett mit Schatten (Paper Pool 14)
    colored, pressed paper pulp
    72 x 85 1/2 in.
    Executed in 1978.
    Estimate
    $6,000,000-8,000,000
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, New York, 15 November 2018

    © David Hockney

  • David Smith (1906-1965)

    5 Ciarcs
    stainless steel
    153 1/4 x 65 1/4 x 24 1/2 in.
    Executed in 1963.
    Estimate
    $10,000,000–15,000,000
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, New York, 15 November 2018

    © 2018 The Estate of David Smith / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

  • Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011)

    Red Square
    oil and crayon on sized, primed canvas
    68 x 126 1/4 in. (172.7 x 320.7 cm.)
    Painted in 1959.
    Estimate
    $3,000,000–5,000,000
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, New York, 15 November 2018

    © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

  • Francis Bacon (1909–1992)

    Study of Henrietta Moraes Laughing
    oil on canvas
    14 x 12 in. (35.6 x 30.5 cm.)
    Painted in 1969.
    Estimate
    $14,000,000–18,000,000
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, New York, November 15, 2018

    A Masterpiece from the Collection of S.I. Newhouse

    © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved / DACS, London / ARS, NY 2018

  • Pierre Soulages (b. 1919)

    Peinture 186 x 143 cm, 23 décembre 1959
    oil on canvas
    73 1/4 x 56 1/4 in. (186 x 143 cm.)
    Painted on 23 December 1959.
    Estimate
    $10,000,000–15,000,000
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, New York, 15 November, 2018

    © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

  • Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993)

    Ocean Park #137, 1985
    signed with the artist's initials and dated ‘RD 85’ (lower right); signed again, titled and dated again ‘R. DIEBENKORN - 1985 OCEAN PARK #137’ (on the reverse)
    oil and charcoal on canvas
    100 x 81 in. (254 x 205.7 cm.)
    Estimate
    $18,000,000-22,000,000

    From the Collection of Mary Tyler Moore and Dr. S. Robert Levine

    © The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation


Special publications

Highlights from our 20th Century Week

Explore this season's catalogues featuring collections and masterpieces from our Post-War & Contemporary and Impressionist & Modern sales


Sale information

Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale Including Property from the Collection of Herbert and Adele Klapper

  • Auction

    Sunday, 11 November, 7pm

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    4 – 11 November

  • Contacts

    Max Carter
    mcarter@christies.com
    Tel: +1 212 636 2050

    Jessica Fertig
    jfertig@christies.com
    Tel: +1 212 636 2050

Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

  • Auction

    Monday, 12 November, 11am

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    4 – 11 November

  • Contacts

    Vanessa Fusco
    vfusco@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2050

Impressionist and Modern Art Works on Paper

  • Auction

    Monday, 12 November, 2pm

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    4 – 11 November

  • Contacts

    Vanessa Fusco
    vfusco@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2050

Alberto & Diego Giacometti: Masters of Design

  • Auction

    Monday, 12 November, 10am

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    4 – 11 November

  • Contacts

    Sonja Ganne
    sganne@christies.com
    +1 212 636 5927

    Vanessa Fusco
    vfusco@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2050

An American Place: The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection Evening Sale

  • Auction

    Tuesday, 13 November, 7pm

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    4 – 13 November

  • Contacts

    Sara Friedlander
    sfriedlander@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2100

An American Place: The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection Day Sale

  • Auction

    Wednesday, 14 November, 10am

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    4 – 13 November

  • Contacts

    Sara Friedlander
    sfriedlander@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2100

Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

  • Auction

    Thursday, 15 November, 7pm

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    4 – 15 November

  • Contacts

    Ana Maria Celis
    acelis@christies.com
    Tel: +1 212 636 2100

Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale

  • Auction

    Friday, 16 November, 10am & 2pm

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    4 – 15 November

  • Contacts

    Emily Kaplan
    ekaplan@christies.com
    Tel: +1 212 636 2100


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