Worldwide | 10 July 2020
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ONE sale totals $420,941,042 / £334,877,520 / €373,053,557 / HK$3,246,637,554
On 10 July Christie’s made auction history with ONE, a global live auction offering Impressionist and Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art and Design. The first auction of its kind — relayed in sequence from Hong Kong, Paris, London and New York, setting auction records for Marden, Thiebaud, Condo and more. Using streaming technology, ONE took place in consecutive sessions in Hong Kong, Paris, London and New York, and realised $420,941,042 / £334,877,520 / €373,053,557 / HK$3,246,637,554, selling 94 per cent by lot and 97 per cent by value.
360 view | ONE: A Global Sale of the 20th Century
Listen to specialist-led audio tours and explore our galleries in Hong Kong, Paris, London and New York to view artworks by leading masters of the 20th century to contemporary giants of today.
From our walls to yours in Augmented Reality
For your enhanced viewing this season, we invite you to explore artworks from the ONE auction in augmented reality. From the palm of your hand, you can envision works by Ruscha, Zao Wou-Ki, Lichtenstein, Picasso and Mitchell in the context of your own home. The cutting-edge technology provides an immersive visual experience and a hyper-real view of every brushstroke and intimate detail of masterpieces offered in our sale.
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The first of its kind relay-style auction surpasses $420m, and sets auction records for Brice Marden, Wayne Thiebaud and Ruth Asawa
The four auctioneers in the historic ONE sale — which will be relayed from Hong Kong, Paris, London and New York — on the works they look forward to selling
Together, these paintings constitute Picasso's single greatest achievements in the decades following the Second World War.
In memory of Brice Marden, who has died at the age of 84, we revisit a feature from 2020 on the artist’s late masterpiece, Complements
The dynamic young Korean Hong Gyu Shin on his passion for rediscovering marginalised artists — and his reputation for exhibiting challenging work
Welcome to ONE | A Global Sale of 20th Century, a new sale format of 20th century art that breaks down the physical barriers of the gallery space as it spans four centuries. Explore the virtual preview of our sale in our international galleries.
Christie’s is delighted to present Make it Count: an outstanding selection of works by Spanish and international masters from the Suñol Soler Collection.
Discover the soul of this seductive vista, a true dialogue between the abstract and the real.
‘Thiebaud is one of the most underrated and overlooked painters of recent times,’ says specialist Stephen Jones
In 1950, this intriguing painting by Pierre Soulages almost disappeared off the coast of Tasmania. It was sold in the ONE sale on 10 July for €3,237,000
Offered in the ONE sale in New York on 10 July, a painting from the artist’s breakthrough series that marked the moment the Colour Field artist came of age
How the artist came to createSumac for his friend of three decades, the cartoonist Robert Osborn, in 1955
Offered in Hong Kong on 10 July, 21.10.63 is one of the largest works in Zao Wou-Ki’s explosive ‘Hurricane’ series — a creative peak in the artist’s career
Offered in the ONE sale in New York and sold for $22,975,000, Annie epitomises the genre that made the artist one of the most celebrated of his generation
This Picasso masterpiece ushers in a new sale format at Christie’s connecting Hong Kong, Paris, London and New York
Specialist Ana Maria Celis explains why this iconic late-career work — sold for $46,242,500 in the ONE sale — reveals an artist in complete mastery of his craft
About the lot
From the Studio: A Charity Auction to Benefit amfAR Fund to Fight COVID-19
Christie’s and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, partner to raise critical funds for COVID-19 research through a dedicated auction at Christie’s this July.
PART OF: Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale, 10 July
In Conversation: Specialists and Collectors on ONE and the Global Art Market
We invite you to join Christie’s 21st Century Art Team next week for two conversations on collecting. Both panels feature notable collectors in discussion with leading Christie’s specialists in the Post War & Contemporary Art field. Talking points will include how these collectors began their personal collections; an insider’s look into works on the market today with a focus on Christie’s groundbreaking ONE Sale upcoming on July 10; and how to best navigate art collecting in these changing times.
ONE Auction and Christie’s Education Webinars
Christie's Education is collaborating with Christie's on the upcoming ONE sale and offering a series of complimentary webinars. Join Marisa Kayyem, Christie’s Education Director, and Stephen Jones, Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art, Senior Editor, for a thematic tour of Christie's ONE auction.
Online | Through 7 September
Explore our online selling exhibition of outdoor sculptures by leading artists of the 20th century, from Rodin to Jeff Koons. Discover themed viewing rooms and connect with our specialists to learn more. Works available for immediate purchase.
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.