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Event Date11 May 07:00 PM EDT | Live auction 19809

20th Century Evening Sale

New York
20th Century Evening Sale

Sale Overview

This May, Christie’s will launch a redefined 20th Century Evening Sale and introduce a new 21st Century Evening Sale, revolutionizing the traditional marquee sale week. By shifting the dialogue to a larger canvas of dedicated Evening Sales, Christie’s will promote powerful new conversations and connections between artists, movements and decades across both centuries.

Emphasizing the radical nature of the art made from the 1880s to the 1980s, Christie’s newly imagined 20th Century Evening Sale will pioneer a holistic view that promotes dialogue between modern art movements for the first time. Titans of Impressionism will connect with champions of Abstract Expressionism and Pablo Picasso’s muses will meet Andy Warhol’s stars.

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11 May 07:00 PM (EDT)

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Vanessa Fusco

Vanessa Fusco

Senior Vice President, Head of Evening Sale and Head of Sales | Impressionist & Modern Art

Vanessa Fusco is a Senior Vice President, Head of Evening Sale and Head of Sales in the Impressionist and Modern Art department in New York. Vanessa is responsible for appraising and advising clients on artworks by the foremost artists of the late 19th and first half of the 20th century. Vanessa first joined Christie's in 2005, holding positions in the Books & Manuscripts and Impressionist & Modern Art departments, before leaving to pursue graduate work. She rejoined the company in 2010, serving as Associate Director of Museum Services, where she oversaw Christie's relationships with key institutions, advising on questions of collections management, appraisal needs, and buying and selling activity.

Vanessa has held previous positions in the curatorial departments at The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Frick Collection. She received her B.A. cum laude from Vassar College, with a double major in Art History and Italian. She completed her M.A. in Art History and Archaeology at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she is currently a PhD candidate.
Emily Kaplan

Emily Kaplan

Vice President, Senior Specialist | Post-War & Contemporary Art

Emily Kaplan is a Vice President and Senior Specialist within the Christie’s Post-War & Contemporary Art Department, and is the Head of the Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sales in New York. Prior to joining Christies in 2018, she worked at another international auction house for seven years where she most recently held the post of Head of Contemporary Curated. Emily has spent most of her career focused on the Day, Midseason and Online sales of Post-War and Contemporary Art, so she is well versed in these markets. Born and raised in New York City, Emily was exposed to the arts from a young age. Emily has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Art History.

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