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

20th Century Evening Sale

20th Century Evening Sale

Sale Overview

From the height of Impressionism to cutting-edge contemporary art, the 20th Century Evening Sale traces the major movements of the modern art canon, capturing the spirit of experimentation that defined this momentous era. Led by Pablo Picasso’s sensuous Femme nu couchée au collier (Marie-Thérèse) from 1932, the sale will offer an outstanding selection of masterworks, many unseen for generations, from the leading artists and movements of the 20th Century, from Amedeo Modigliani to Francis Bacon, Henri Matisse to Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pierre Soulages to Lucio Fontana. The sale is highlighted by works from a number of exceptional private collections, including 20th Century Modern Masters from a Private French Collection, featuring masterpieces by Jean Dubuffet, Alexander Calder and Fernand Léger.

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)

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Auction times
23 Mar 01:00 PM (GMT) Lots 2-56

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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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