Frieze Week at Christie’s

London, 2–5 October

This October, Christie’s celebrates Frieze Week in London with four auctions of exceptional work from across the 20th and 21st centuries. The Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction is headlined by Gerhard Richter’s Schädel (Skull), one of the most poignant paintings ever produced by the artist, alongside major works by Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Jeff Koons, Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni, Georg Baselitz and Keith Haring. A superb piece by Rudolf Stingel is the Day Auction’s top lot, while the sale also offers paintings by Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sam Francis and Jean Dubuffet as well as a strong selection of works by Pictures Generation and photorealist artists.

The week also hosts Un/Breakable, a new, curated auction of modern, post-war and contemporary ceramic art, and Thinking Italian, our annual sale offering the best in 20th- and 21st-century Italian art. Among work by the likes of Pablo Picasso, Lucio Fontana, Grayson Perry, Fausto Melotti and Thomas Schütte, Un/Breakable also presents a range of pieces from figures associated with the studio pottery movement. A stunning Concetto spaziale, La fine di Dio by Fontana leads Thinking Italian, with the likes of Manzoni, Alberto Burri and Gino Severini also featuring.


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Thinking Italian

Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Post War and Contemporary Art Day Auction