From Warhol’s iconic image of America’s most famous rock-and-roll singer Double Elvis (Ferus Type) to Picasso’s revealing wartime self-portrait Le Marin, the works offered in our 20th Century auctions are by some of the greatest icons in art history. Our sales also feature works from Bacon, Van Gogh, Diebenkorn, Brancusi and Koons, in addition to esteemed private collections, including Property from the Collection of Elizabeth Stafford, Property from the Collection of Joan and Preston Robert Tisch.

Learn more about the stories behind this season’s top works and explore defining masterpieces from the last 150 years. Viewing begins on 12 May.

Highlights

  • Fernand Léger (1881–1955)

    Les trois femmes au bouquet, 1922
    Estimate
    $12,000,000–18,000,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, New York, 15 May




    Property from the Collection of Joan and Preston Robert Tisch

    © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York /ADAGP, Paris

  • Andy Warhol (1928–1987)

    Double Elvis [Ferus Type], 1963
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, New York, May 17

  • Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    Le Marin, 1943
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, New York, 15 May




    © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  • Andy Warhol (1928–1987)

    Most Wanted Men No. 11, John Joseph H., Jr., 1964
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, New York, May 17




    © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS)

  • Constantin Brancusi (1876–1957)

    La jeune fille sophistiquée (Portrait de Nancy Cunard), conceived in 1928 and cast in 1932, unique.
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, New York, 15 May




    Property from the Collection of Elizabeth Stafford

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

  • Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890)

    Vue de l'asile et de la Chapelle Saint-Paul de Mausole (Saint-Rémy), 1889
    Estimate
    Estimate upon request
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, New York, 15 May

  • Jeff Koons (b. 1955)

    Play-Doh, 1994-2014
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, New York, May 17




    © Jeff Koons

  • Marc Chagall (1887–1985)

    La Tour Eiffel, 1929
    Estimate
    $6,000,000–9,000,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, New York, 15 May




    Property from the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund

  • Willem de Kooning (1904–1997)

    Untitled XVIII, 1976
    Estimate
    $8,000,000–12,000,000
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, New York, 17 May




    © 2018 The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  • Clyfford Still (1904–1980)

    PH-916 (1946-No. 1), 1946–1947
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, New York, May 17




    © 2018 City & County of Denver, Courtesy Clyfford Still Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Special features


Sale information

Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale

  • Auction

    15 May, 7pm

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    12 May, 10am – 5pm
    13 May, 1pm – 5pm
    14 May, 10am – 5pm
    15 May, 10am – 12pm

  • Contact

    Jessica Fertig
    Head of Evening Sale, Impressionist and Modern Art
    jfertig@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2050

Impressionist and Modern Art Works on Paper Sale

  • Auction

    16 May, 10am

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    12 May, 10am – 5pm
    13 May, 1pm – 5pm
    14 May, 10am – 5pm
    15 May, 10am – 12pm

  • Contact

    Vanessa Fusco
    Vice President, Head of Works on Paper and Day sales
    vfusco@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2050

Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

  • Auction

    16 May, 2pm

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    12 May, 10am – 5pm
    13 May, 1pm – 5pm
    14 May, 10am – 5pm
    15 May, 10pm – 5pm

  • Contact

    Vanessa Fusco
    Vice President, Head of Works on Paper and Day sales
    vfusco@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2050

Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

  • Auction

    17 May, 7pm

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    12 May, 10am – 5pm
    13 May, 1pm – 5pm
    14 May, 10am – 5pm
    15 May, 10am – 5pm
    16 May, 10am – 5pm
    17 May, 10am – 12pm

  • Contact

    Ana Maria Celis
    Head of Evening Sale, Post-War and Contemporary Art
    acelis@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2100


Post-War and Contemporary Art Morning Session

  • Auction

    18 May, 10am

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    12 May, 10am – 5pm
    13 May, 1pm – 5pm
    14 May, 10am – 5pm
    15 May, 10am – 5pm
    16 May, 10am – 5pm
    17 May, 10am – 12pm

  • Contact

    Joanna Szymkowiak
    Head of Morning Session, Post-War and Contemporary Art
    jszymkowiak@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2100



Post-War and Contemporary Art Afternoon Session

  • Auction

    18 May, 2pm

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    12 May, 10am – 5pm
    13 May, 1pm – 5pm
    14 May, 10am – 5pm
    15 May, 10am – 5pm
    16 May, 10am – 5pm
    17 May, 10am – 12pm

  • Contact

    Alex Berggruen
    Head of Afternoon Session, Post-War and Contemporary Art
    aberggruen@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2100


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