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Event Date23 March 01:00 PM GMT | Live auction 19586

20th Century Evening Sale

20th Century Evening Sale

Sale Overview

The 20th Century Evening Sale will offer an outstanding selection of masterworks – many unseen for generations – led by an exceptional group from a private French collection including masterpieces by Jean Dubuffet, Fernand Léger and Alexander Calder. The sale will feature many of the leading artists and movements of the 20th Century – from Albers to Auerbach, Kiefer to Kirchner, Riley to Richter – complemented by some of the most talked-about and sought-after artists of today. 

The 20th Century Art Evening Sale will be immediately followed by the Art of the Surreal Evening Sale, highlighted by René Magritte’s masterpiece Le mois des vendanges (1959). 

The Spring 20th Century sales season at Christie’s in 2020 saw numerous artist records broken, with museum quality masterpieces by George Grosz, Tamara de Lempicka, Günther Förg and Andy Warhol all far exceeding estimates.  

If you would like a work from your collection to be part of another record-breaking season at Christie’s, then please do not hesitate to contact us. All of our live auctions are enabled for remote bidding from desktop or mobile app via the Christie’s LIVE™ real-time bidding platform.

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Auction times
23 Mar 01:00 PM (GMT)

Our specialist’s selection

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Tessa Lord

Tessa Lord

Associate Director, Specialist, Head of Evening Auction | Post-War & Contemporary Art

Tessa Lord is the Head of the Evening Auction in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Department in London. Having joined Christie’s in early 2013, Tessa previously worked on various aspects of the Evening auction catalogue including research, writing and copyright as well as running the proposals for upcoming business. More recently, in addition to the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, Tessa also worked closely on the recent auction of The Jeremy Lancaster Collection. Tessa graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in History, gaining a Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2012, with a particular focus on the practice of Gerhard Richter.
Keith Gill

Keith Gill

Head of Evening Sale | Impressionist & Modern Art

Keith Gill has been Head of the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in London since February 2018. Keith began his career at Christie’s in 2010, working in the Estates, Appraisals & Valuations team before moving to the Impressionist and Modern Art Department, where he has worked in each sale category from the Impressionist & Modern Art and Picasso Ceramics sales at South Kensington, to heading both the Works on Paper and Day Sale at King Street. Since taking over responsibility for the Evening Sale, Keith has overseen the sale of a number of record breaking works including Franz Marc’s Drei Pferde in June 2018 and Paul Signac’s Le Port au Soleil Couchant and Gustave Caillebotte’s Chemin montant in February 2019 – all achieving multiples of previous auction records. Keith’s role as Head of the Evening Sale sees him sourcing business and developing top client relationships throughout Europe, with a particular emphasis on Germany. Prior to joining Christie’s, Keith worked in corporate finance advisory in the retail and consumer sectors for twelve years. Keith holds a Masters degree in History of Art from the University of Glasgow and a Masters degree in Economics & Management from Oxford University.

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