20th Century Week at Christie’s London brings together works by some of the biggest names in Impressionist, Modern and Post-War and Contemporary Art, offered across nine auctions this February and March.

Impressionist and Modern Art highlights for the season include Hidden Treasures – the most important single-owner collection of Impressionist and Modern Art to be offered in London for a decade – with masterpieces by Cézanne, Matisse, Monet, Bonnard and Renoir, whilst The Art of the Surreal sale features a rare, large and iconic work by René Magritte, Le lieu commun, never before seen at auction.

This season sees our Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions joined by our second Masterpieces of Design and Photography sale, placing iconic pieces from these two categories side by side. This year’s sale offers ground-breaking furniture designed by Joris Laarman and Marc Newsom, as well as prints by the likes of El Lissitzky, Diane Arbus and Thomas Struth. David Hockney’s majestic Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott, one of the most important paintings in the artist’s legendary series of double portraits, leads the Evening Auction alongside works by Peter Doig, Nicolas de Staël, Adrian Ghenie, Hurvin Anderson and Albert Oehlen.

Preview works during the global tour in New York, Hong Kong and Los Angeles from 19 January, or visit the full view at our King Street galleries, on display from 21 February to 7 March.



Highlights

  • Paul Signac (1863-1935)

    Le Port au soleil couchant, Opus 236 (Saint-Tropez)
    signed and dated 'P. Signac 92' (lower left)
    inscribed ‘Op. 236’ (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    25.5 x 32 in. (65 x 81.3 cm.)
    Painted in 1892.
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, London, 27 February 2019

  • Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894)

    Chemin montant
    signed and dated 'G Cailebotte 1881'(lower left)
    oil on canvas
    39.1 x 49.3 in. (100.2 x 125.3 cm.)
    Painted in Trouville in 1881.
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, London, 27 February 2019

  • David Hockney (b. 1937)

    Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott
    acrylic on canvas
    84 x 120 in. (214 x 305 cm.)
    Painted in 1969.
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related Sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, London, 6 March 2019

    © David Hockney

  • René Magritte (1898-1967)

    Le pain quotidian
    signed 'Magritte'(lower left)
    oil on canvas
    36 ⅛ x 27 ½ in. (91.6 x 69.8 cm.)
    Painted in 1942.
    Estimate
    £2,000,000–3,000,000
    Related sale
    The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale, London, 27 February 2019

    Property of the Van Haelen Family

  • René Magritte (1898-1967)

    Le lieu commun
    signed 'Magritte'(upper right)
    inscribed ‘lieu commun’ (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    39 ⅜ x 31 ⅞ in. (100 x 81 cm.)
    Painted in 1964.
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related sale
    The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale, London, 27 February 2019

  • Claude Monet (1840-1926)

    Saule pleureur et bassin aux nymphéas
    Stamped with the signature ‘Cluade Monet’
    (Lugt 1819b; lower left)
    oil on canvas
    78 ¼ x 70 ¾ in.
    Painted in Giverny in 1916-19
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related sale
    Hidden Treasures: Impressionist & Modern Masterpieces from an Important Private Collection, London, 27 February 2019

  • Paul Cezanne (1839-1906)

    Nature morte de pêches et poires
    oil on canvas
    14 ⅝ x 17 ¾ in (37.3 x 45.2 cm.)
    15 x 18 ⅛ in. (38 x 46.3 cm.)
    Painted in 1885–87
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related sale
    Hidden Treasures: Impressionist & Modern Masterpieces from an Important Private Collection, London, 27 February 2019

  • Joan Miró (1893-1983)

    Le poète inspiré
    signed 'Miró' (lower right);
    signed, dated and inscribed 'MIRÓ "Le poète inspiré" 20/10/37.'(on the reverse)
    gouache on paper
    30 x 22 in. (76 x 56 cm.)
    Executed on 20 October 1937.
    Estimate
    £200,000-300,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper, London, 28 February 2019

  • Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

    Le bouquet sur fond bleu
    signed 'Marc Chagall' (lower left)
    gouache on paper
    24 x 19 ⅝ (61 x 49.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1980.
    Estimate
    £180,000-250,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper, London, 28 February 2019

  • Georges Braque (1882-1963)

    Nature morte à la grande cruche
    signed 'G Braque' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    21 ¼ x 28 ¾ in. (54 x 73 cm.)
    Executed in 1955.
    Estimate
    £400,000-600,000
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale, London, 28 February 2019

    Property from an Important Private Collection

  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

    Paysage
    stamped 'Renoir' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    18 ½ x 21 ⅞ in. (47 x 55.6 cm.)
    Estimate
    £350,000-550,000
    Related Sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale, London, 28 February 2019


Tour information

HONG KONG



  • Viewing

    19 - 22 January
    19 January, 10:30am - 5:30pm
    20 January, 10:30am - 5:30pm
    21 January, 10:30am - 5:30pm
    22 January, 10:30am - 5:30pm

  • Location

    Christie's Hong Kong
    22nd Floor, Alexandra House
    18 Charter Road Central, Hong Kong

LOS ANGELES



  • Viewing

    31 January – 5 February
    11 – 16 February
    Weekdays: 10am – 6pm
    Saturday: 12pm – 4pm
    Sunday: Closed

  • Location

    Christie's Los Angeles
    336 N. Camden Drive
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

NEW YORK



  • Viewing

    7 – 11 February
    7 February, 10am – 5pm
    8 February, 10am – 5pm
    9 February, 10am – 5pm
    10 February, 1pm – 5pm
    11 February, 10am – 5pm

  • Location

    Christie's New York
    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020


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