This fall, Christie’s Photographs department in New York will offer an extensive auction series featuring three online sales spaced over six weeks. Beginning 21 September, bid on iconic works by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Peter Beard to Robert Adams and Nick Brandt. In October, explore the distinguished W.M. Hunt Collection with artist names ranging from Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans to Robert Mapplethorpe and Annie Leibovitz. The third sale with Aperture, the beloved non-proﬁt arts institution in New York, will feature works by a variety of master and emerging artists, such as David Benjamin Sherry, Alex Prager, Hank Willis Thomas, Mark McKnight, among others, and published in their award-winning magazine and books. Since 1952, Aperture has been dedicated to the advancement of photography in all its forms. Browse our virtual viewing rooms and take home a significant snapshot of history.
A guide to the photographer whose eroticised and provocative images subverted traditional conventions of fashion photography
One of the greatest 20th-century photographers, Cartier-Bresson bore witness to events that shaped history, from Spain’s Civil War to the death of Gandhi
A profile of Irving Penn, the photographer famed for his Vogue covers, minimalist still lifes, and portraits of the famous
Gallerist David Gill on why he ‘had to jump’ for Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #125, 1983
With iconic property by significant 20th century photographers and contemporary artists, this auction has something for everyone. Preview a selection of highlights from Photographs, offered in New York from 21 to 30 September.
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.
20th Century New York
New York & Online | 6–8 October
With upcoming sales in New York, Paris and London, our global 20th Century sales celebrate the emergence of the defining modern art era to the cutting-edge contemporary art of today. Following in the footsteps of ONE, the series of hybrid sales with enhanced live-streaming will offer a new collecting opportunity ahead of the traditional November marquee sale week.
20th Century: London to Paris
Live & Online | 22-23 October
This October, Christie’s London and Christie’s Paris join forces to present 20th Century: London to Paris, a new sale series celebrating the best in Impressionist, Modern, Post-war and contemporary art and Design. Coinciding with Frieze London and FIAC in Paris, our auctioneers will be taking bids in both salerooms live from 4pm onwards on 22 October – uniting these two great centres of art during one of the biggest weeks in the art world calendar. Explore the sales in person at our King Street and Avenue Matignon galleries from 6 October.