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.


Watch live from the Saleroom

Join us beginning 11 November for a live stream of our highly anticipated Evening sales in New York. Experience firsthand the thrill of the saleroom while viewing the trove of American classics from Barney A. Ebsworth and works by Edward Hopper, Claude Monet, Mark Rothko and more as they go under the hammer.



Highlights

  • Claude Monet (1840-1926)

    Le bassin aux nymphéas
    stamped with signature ‘Claude Monet’ (Lugt 1819b; lower left); stamped again with signature ‘Claude Monet’ (Lugt 1819b; on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    39 3/4 x 79 in. (100.7 x 200.8 cm.)
    Painted in 1917-1919
    Estimate
    $30,000,000–50,000,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale Including Property from the Collection of Herbert and Adele Klapper, New York, 11 November 2018

    Property from an Important Private Collection

  • Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

    Femme au béret orange et au col de fourrure (Marie‐Thérèse)
    Dated ‘4D37’ (upper right)
    oil on canvas
    24 1/8 x 18 1/8 in. (61.3 x 46 cm.)
    Painted December 4, 1937
    Estimate
    $15,000,000–20,000,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale Including Property from the Collection of Herbert and Adele Klapper, New York, 11 November 2018

    Property from The Sam Rose and Julie Walters Collection

  • Henry Moore (1898-1986)

    Reclining Figure
    signed and numbered 'Moore 4/9' (on the top of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'Morris Singers Founders London' (on the back of the base)
    bronze with brown and green patina
    Length: 97 in. (246.3 cm.)
    Height: 46 1/8 in. (117 cm.)
    Conceived in 1982
    Estimate
    $8,000,000–12,000,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale Including Property from the Collection of Herbert and Adele Klapper, New York, 11 November 2018

  • Claude Monet (1840-1926)

    Effet de neige à Giverny
    signed and dated 'Claude Monet 93' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    25 3/4 x 36 1/2 in. (65.4 x 92.7 cm.)
    Painted in 1893
    Estimate
    $5,000,000–8,000,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale Including Property from the Collection of Herbert and Adele Klapper, New York, 11 November 2018

    Property from the Collection of Elizabeth Stafford

  • Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

    Buste de femme (Dora Maar)
    signed and dated 'Picasso 28.3.39.' (upper right); dated again '28.3.39.' (on the reverse)
    oil on panel
    23 5/8 x 17 3/4 in. (59.9 x 45.2 cm.)
    Painted on 28 March 1939
    Estimate
    $5,000,000–8,000,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale Including Property from the Collection of Herbert and Adele Klapper, New York, 11 November 2018

  • Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

    Les Paysans
    signed 'Marc Chagall' (lower right); signed again 'Marc Chagall' (on the reverse)
    oil and tempera on canvas
    45 1/2 x 31 3/4 in. (115.8 x 80.7 cm.)
    Painted in 1971
    Estimate
    $1,800,000–2,500,000
    Related Sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale, New York, 12 November 2018

    Property from a New York Collector

  • Jackson Pollock (1912-1956)

    Composition with Red Strokes
    signed and dated '50 Jackson Pollock' (lower left); signed again and dated again
    'Jackson Pollock 1950' (on the reverse)
    oil, enamel and aluminum paint on canvas
    36 5/8 x 25 5/8 in. (93 x 65.1 cm.)
    Painted in 1950.
    Estimate
    $50,000,000–70,000,000
    Related sale
    An American Place: The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection Evening Sale, New York, 13 November 2018

    © 2018 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  • Edward Hopper (1882-1967)

    Chop Suey
    signed 'Edward Hopper' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    32 x 38 in. (81.3 x 96.5 cm.)
    Painted in 1929
    Estimate
    $70,000,000–100,000,000
    Related sale
    An American Place: The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection Evening Sale, New York, 13 November 2018

    © 2018 Heirs of Josephine Hopper / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

  • Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)

    Woman as Landscape
    signed 'de Kooning' (lower left)
    oil and charcoal on canvas
    65 1/2 x 49 3/8 in. (166.3 x 125.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1954-1955.
    Estimate
    $60,000,000–80,000,000
    Related sale
    An American Place: The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection Evening Sale, New York, 13 November 2018

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

  • 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 features


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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