The Impressionist and Modern Art department offers paintings, sculptures and works on paper by the most important names in late-19th and early-20th-century art. Encompassing movements such as Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism and Surrealism, our sales are led by works by Picasso, Modigliani, Cézanne, Matisse, Monet and more. Christie’s is a market leader in the Impressionist and Modern Art field, achieving landmark prices and strong sell-through rates on behalf of all our clients.
Our sales attract a global audience of buyers, including regular participation from Asia at the highest levels. As of 2018, China and Asia now account for over 22% of all global Impressionist and Modern Art buying and bidding; this is up from 5% ten years ago. Impressionist and Modern Art consistently remains a key area of collecting interest for clients in this region, driving more competitive bidding in each of our salerooms worldwide.
Christie’s holds regular auctions of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York, London and Paris. Our international team of experts are based across the Americas, Europe and Asia and are always available for free and confidential valuations. We also have a dedicated Private Sales team offering a discreet, flexible option for those looking to buy and sell outside the auction calendar.