This September, Christie’s London launches the new auction season with three exciting sales of post-war and contemporary art, prints and multiples.
The month begins with First Open, an online-only offering of established and emerging post-war and contemporary artists working across painting, photography, drawing, collage and sculpture. Starting from just £1,000, the auction includes pieces by Tony Cragg, Peter Halley and Louise Bourgeois, as well as Japanese masters Kazuo Shiraga and Yayoi Kusama, complemented by fresh contemporary talent such as Tomma Abts, Elizabeth Neel and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Our second online sale, Contemporary Edition, offers accessibly-priced prints and multiples by post-war greats – Cy Twombly, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Lucio Fontana, to name but a few – alongside works from sought-after contemporary artists. A section within the sale, Etching & The London School: A Homage to Studio Prints, celebrates the printer Marc Balakjian and his close collaboration with artists from the London School namely Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach and others.
The Prints & Multiples auction presents a great selection of works spanning from the modern era to present day. Headlined by Girls on the Bridge by Edvard Munch and a fine set of woodcuts by Donald Judd, the sale includes a collection of prints by James Ensor, a fine group of Picasso etchings and linocuts, Pop Art icons by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring, a lithograph triptych by Francis Bacon and recent works by Gerhard Richter, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and STIK.
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From woodcuts to lithographs and originals vs editions. Illustrated with works offered at Christie’s in September
The London firm whose founders pulled prints for many of modern art’s greats, from Lucian Freud to Leon Kossoff and Paula Rego
Accessibly priced works by Yayoi Kusama, Helen Frankenthaler, Jean Dubuffet, Wolfgang Tillmans and Lucio Fontana, offered in our First Open Online sale
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Combining art, music and specialist talks, Christie’s Lates in London and New York are the perfect opportunity to mix with like-minded art lovers after hours. With free entry, each curated evening in this new series of events aims to bring art to life and inspire conversation, showcasing highlights from our upcoming auctions alongside interactive activities, talks by guest experts and enticing food and drink.