20th Century Week brings together a breathtaking array of Impressionist and modern art across six auctions in London this June, ranging from masterpieces by Monet and Malevich and monumental British sculpture to works on paper and Picasso ceramics.

Headlined by Malevich’s Landscape of 1911 — a work that anticipated his move towards Suprematism – the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale also includes Monet’s Le Gare Saint-Lazare, vue extérieure, one of 12 paintings from the artist’s seminal series depicting the bustling life of the Parisian station. Other highlights range from a Diego Giacometti dressing table to vibrant studies by Chagall, Matisse and Miró. The Evening Sale is complemented by captivating works in the Day Sale by Klee, Matisse, Ernst and Serusier, amongst others.

The exceptional sculpture on offer in the Modern British Art Evening Sale will be showcased in our annual Sculpture in the Square exhibition, featuring works by Barry Flanagan, William Turnbull, Elisabeth Frink and more. Alongside this, the Evening and Day auctions will offer superb paintings from the likes of Edward Burra, C.R.W. Nevinson, Pauline Boty, Frank Auerbach, Ben Nicholson, David Hockney and L.S. Lowry.

Highlights

  • Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

    Femme dans un fauteuil (Dora Maar)
    dated '24.4.42' (centre left); dated '24.4.42' (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    36 x 28 ¾ in. (92 x 73 cm.)
    Painted in Paris on 24 April 1942
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related Sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, London, 20 June


    Property from a Private European Collection

  • Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935)

    Landscape
    signed in Cyrillic 'K. Malevich' (lower right)
    gouache on paper laid down on board
    41 ¾ x 41 ¾ in. (106 x 106 cm.)
    Executed circa 1910-1911
    Estimate
    £7,000,000 - 10,000,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, London, 20 June


    Property from a Private European Collector

  • Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    Baiser, moyen modèle dit "Taille de la Porte" - modèle avec base simplifiée
    signed, dedicated and numbered 'Rodin au docteur Vivier 1ère épreuve' (on the back of the base)
    bronze with brown patina with red undertones
    Height: 34 in. (86.4 cm.)
    Conceived in 1885; this example cast by Griffoul & Lorge in July 1890
    Estimate
    £ 5,000,000 - 7,000,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, London, 20 June


    Property of an Important New York Collector

  • Claude Monet (1840-1926)

    La Gare Saint-Lazare, vue extérieure
    signed and dated ‘Claude Monet 77’ (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    23 ¾ x 31 ⅝ in. (60.4 x 80.2 cm.)
    Painted in Paris in 1877
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, London, 20 June


    Property from the Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass

  • Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Mannequin
    signed 'Klee' (lower left); dated, numbered and inscribed '1940 M 15 Mannequin' (on the artist's mount)
    coloured paste on paper laid down on the artist's mount
    image: 19 x 10 3/8 in. (48 x 26 cm.)
    artist's mount: 25 1/8 x 16 7/8 in. (63.7 x 42.6 cm.; irregular)
    Executed in 1940
    Estimate
    £250,000-350,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper, London, 21 June

  • Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)

    Autoportrait
    pencil on paper
    6 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (15.6 x 14.4 cm.)
    Drawn circa 1875
    Estimate
    £400,000-600,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper, London, 21 June


    Masters of Modernism: Three Important Portraits from a Distinguished European Collection

  • Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

    stamped with the signature 'MArc ChAgAll' (lower left)
    gouache, pastel and coloured crayon on paper
    30 x 22 1/8 in. (76.3 x 56.3 cm.)
    Executed in 1960
    Estimate
    £350,000-550,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper, London, 21 June

  • Paul Sérusier (1863-1927)

    Jeune bretonne au pot vermillon et fillette agenouillée, 1891-1893
    signed 'P Sérusier' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    36 ⅜ x 28 ½ in. (92.5 x 72.5 cm.)
    Estimate
    £200,000 - £300,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale, London, 21 June

  • Laurence Stephen Lowry, R.A. (1887-1976)

    People Standing About
    signed and dated ‘L.S. Lowry. 1935’ (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    16⅛ x 20⅛ in. (41 x 51 cm.)
    Estimate
    £700,000 - £1,000,000
    Related sale
    Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale, London, 19 June


    The Property of a Lady and Gentleman

  • David Hockney, O.M., C.H., R.A. (b. 1937)

    Two Pink Flowers
    signed, inscribed and dated 'Two pink/flowers/1989/David Hockney' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    16¾ x 10½ in. (42.5 x 26.7 cm.)
    Estimate
    £350,000 - £450,000
    Related sale
    Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale, London, 19 June

  • Dame Elisabeth Frink, R.A. (1930-1993)

    Walking Madonna
    signed 'Frink' (on the base) and stamped with the foundry mark 'BURLEIGHFIELD/ENGLAND' (on the edge of the base)
    bronze with a brown black patina
    80 in. (203.2 cm.) high
    Conceived in 1981 and cast in an edition of 3.
    Estimate
    £500,000 - £700,000
    Related sale
    Modern British & Irish Art Evening Sale, London, 19 June


Special exhibition

Sculpture in the Square
St James's Square, St. James's, London | 17 May -19 June 2018

Our annual Sculpture in the Square exhibition showcases large-scale and monumental sculpture from the 20th century in the peaceful surroundings of St James’s Square. All of the works in this outdoor exhibition feature in our forthcoming 20th Century Week auction series, with artists including William Turnbull, Lynn Chadwick, Barry Flanagan, Tony Cragg, Elisabeth Frink and Emily Young.


Sale information

Modern British Art Evening Sale

  • Auction

    19 June, 5:30pm

    8 King Street
    London SW1Y 6QT

  • Viewing

    15 June, 10am-4:30pm
    16 June, 12pm-5pm
    17 June, 12pm-5pm
    18 June, 9am-8pm
    19 June, 9am-3pm

  • Contact

    William Porter
    wporter@christies.com
    +44 (0)20 7389 2688

Modern British Art Day Sale

  • Auction

    20 June, 1pm

    8 King Street
    London SW1Y 6QT

  • Viewing

    15 June, 10am-4:30pm
    16 June, 12pm-5pm
    17 June, 12pm-5pm
    18 June, 9am-8pm
    19 June, 9am-3pm

  • Contact

    Pippa Jacomb
    pjacomb@christies.com
    +44 (0)20 7389 2293

Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale

  • Auction

    20 June, 7pm

    8 King Street
    London SW1Y 6QT

  • Viewing

    15 June, 10am-4pm
    16 June, 12pm-5pm
    17 June, 12pm-5pm
    18 June, 9am-8pm
    19 June, 9am-3pm
    20 June, 9am-4pm

  • Contact

    Keith Gill
    kgill@christies.com
    +44 (0)20 7389 2175


Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

  • Auction

    21 June, 10:30am

    8 King Street
    London SW1Y 6QT

  • Viewing

    15 June, 10am-4:30pm
    16 June, 12pm-5pm
    17 June, 12pm-5pm
    18 June, 9am-8pm
    19 June, 9am-3pm
    20 June, 9am-4pm

  • Contact

    Ottavia Marchitelli
    omarchitelli@christies.com
    +44 (0)20 7389 2980

Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

  • Auction

    21 June, 2pm

    8 King Street
    London SW1Y 6QT

  • Viewing

    15 June, 10am-4:30pm
    16 June, 12pm-5pm
    17 June, 12pm-5pm
    18 June, 9am-8pm
    19 June, 9am-3pm
    20 June, 9am-4pm

  • Contact

    Michelle McMullan
    mmcmullan@christies.com
    +44 (0)20 7389 2137



Picasso Ceramics Online

  • Auction

    Bidding open 15-22 June

    Online

  • Viewing

    Highlights on view at London, King Street
    15 June, 10am-4:30pm
    16 June, 12pm-5pm
    17 June, 12pm-5pm
    18 June, 9am-8pm
    19 June, 9am-3pm
    20 June, 9am-4pm

  • Contact

    Alice Murray
    amurray@christies.com
    +44 (0)207 389 2423


    Emilie Ryan
    eryan@christies.com
    +44 207 389 2771