This January, embrace the new year with Christie’s Americana Week — a series of three auctions that celebrate the patriotic energies and diversities of the nation. Dive into a melting pot of extraordinary artwork and objects ranging from Chinese Export porcelain and Outsider Art, featuring nine drawings by the self-taught African American artist Bill Traylor, to a Newport card table attributed to John Townsend, portraits by Joshua Johnson and early English ceramics from the Longridge Collection. Further highlights include a rare 1776 broadside edition of The Declaration of Independence as well as important prints and documents from the Collection of Ambassador J. William Middendorf II.
Viewings for the three sales begin 15 January — by appointment only — at our Rockefeller Center galleries.
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For Joanne and Fred Siegmund, collecting Americana — paintings, sculpture, furniture — was about ‘salvaging American history’
The Louisiana artist and former cotton-picker’s ‘way of understanding her world’ won her admirers ranging from Oprah Winfrey to the late Joan Rivers
Explore large and spectacular pieces created for the elite of the Spanish-speaking world
Financier William Louis-Dreyfus collected art that reflected America’s complex social history
The nun who expressed God’s message through art and song, and won admirers ranging from Andy Warhol to Robert Duvall
American Folk and Outsider Art specialist Cara Zimmerman explains who the key names are to follow
Why ‘Made in China’ was once the ultimate mark of sophistication for Western collectors
Our expert guide to American furniture is here to help
An introduction to the Outsider artist taking the art world by storm
Print Culture and Propaganda in the American Revolution: Selections from the Collection of Ambassador J. William Middendorf
19 January, 12pm EST | Live on Zoom
The Directors of Christie's request the pleasure of your company at the virtual lecture.
Moderated by Peter Klarnet, Senior Specialist
with a tribute by John Hays, Deputy Chairman
A guide to bidding online or by telephone with Christie’s
All of Christie’s auctions are fully accessible for online browsing and bidding, meaning you can easily place a bid from the comfort of your home through Christie’s LIVE™, or alternatively by telephone. In 2019, over half of all bids placed were online, and for live auctions, telephone bids made up 41 per cent of winning bids versus 18 per cent within the saleroom — so you’re in good company.