Led by Ruscha’s 1964 masterwork, Hurting the Word Radio #2, the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale tracks the evolution of art from the momentous era following World War II to the cutting-edge works of today. In the span of over half a century, the cool conceptualism of Ruscha emerged alongside the emotional complexity of Bacon’s roiling self-portraits, while Warhol explored the notion of celebrity in a rapidly changing world with portraits of sports icons such as Muhammad Ali. The highly anticipated auction also features works from the Collection of Eileen and I.M. Pei, comprised of gifts from the couple’s friends who were among some of the greats of art history.
Christie’s LIVE bidding will be available in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale 17649 for any lot with a low estimate that is less than or equal to $4,000,000 USD. The following lots will not be available for Christie’s LIVE bidding:
4B, 6B, 9B, 11B, 12B, 15B, 17B, 19B, 20B, 22B, 25B, 27B, 28B, 35B, 41B, 44B
Holiday shipping deadlines
Please be advised Christie’s offices will be closed starting December 20, 2019 and will re-open on January 2, 2020. To receive your property before our offices close, please be aware of the following deadlines:
For international shipments, full and clear payment of both principal and shipping must be received by December 11, 2019. For domestic shipments, full and clear payment of both principal and shipping must be received by December 13, 2019.
If your shipment is unable to be booked by these dates, we will be happy to hold your property in storage and help make shipping arrangements in the new year.
‘Some artists do roses, but I work primarily with words’ — Ed Ruscha’s Hurting the Word Radio #2 (1964)