Contemporary Art

Defining artists of today

March 2021 | New York

This March, Christie’s New York will host a series of six live and online auctions dedicated to the definers of contemporary art. The Post-War to Present live sale opens the week with stellar examples by Matthew Wong, Emily Mae Smith, Derrick Adams, Kenneth Noland, Elaine de Kooning and Ruth Asawa while the Contemporary Edition live sale features nearly 200 striking prints and multiples from leading names such as Frank Stella, Jasper Johns and Alex Katz and important contemporary artists such as KAWS and Damien Hirst. The four online sales close the series with First Open | Online that includes jewellery by Alexander Calder alongside cutting-edge contemporary art from Tomoo Gokita and Nicole Eisenman; BEEPLE ǀ THE FIRST 5000 DAYS, a standalone sale of the single lot EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS that historically marks the first-ever purely digital artwork (NFT) to be sold at a traditional auction house; Contemporary Art Asia presents a prominent private American collection as well as works by Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Chiyu Uemae, Vu Cao Dam, Aya Takano, Hajime Sorayama, Javier Calleja, Josh Smith and more; and ABOUDIA | Noutchy in New York City showcases a specific sale dedicated to the Brooklyn-based artist whose large-scale, mixed-media paintings and drawings echo those of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

These auctions offer something for those just beginning their collecting journeys and for seasoned collectors alike. Explore the works online and in-person, by appointment only, at our Rockefeller Center galleries.



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