Event date 14 September 2023
Event location London
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Join us this September for an enriching evening filled with talks, workshops and performances as we celebrate the artistic legacy of Pablo Picasso, one of history’s greatest visionaries. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso, and the next edition of Christie’s Lates will form part of a global year-long programme of auctions and initiatives exploring his astonishing oeuvre of over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theatre sets and costumes. Delve into the heart of his creative process, discovering the ingenious techniques that brought his creations to life and how his revolutionary approach continues to shape contemporary art and design. Entry is free and open to all.
Explore the programme
Talks and tours
6:30pm and 7:30pm | Great Room
Curator-led tour of Christie’s Picasso-inspired exhibition
Explore Picasso’s enduring legacy in a curated exhibition featuring works from Cervantes to contemporary artists
7pm | Lower Ryder Gallery
Outside In talk
Outside In provides a platform for artists who face significant barriers due to health, disability, social circumstances or isolation to showcase their talent. Learn more about the charity and the works in their curated exhibition
7pm and 8pm | King Street Gallery
Specialist tour of Picasso Ceramics and Prints
Enjoy a guided tour of Christie’s Picasso Ceramics and Prints exhibition led by specialists Katarina Stojanović and Murray Macaulay
Exhibitions — Throughout the evening
Christie’s Picasso-inspired exhibition | Great Room
Explore Picasso’s enduring legacy in a curated display featuring works from Cervantes to contemporary artists
Outside In exhibition | Lower Ryder Street Gallery
Gain a deeper understanding of the charity Outside In and the artists they represent as you explore their exhibition of artworks
Picasso @ Christie’s | Gallery Viewing Room
Discover artworks by Picasso that have been auctioned in these rooms, offering a glimpse into the historical significance and value of Picasso’s body of work
Christie’s Prints and Multiples view | Duke Street Gallery, Duke Street Gallery Annex, King Street Gallery and St James’s Galleries
Discover prints and editions from the 19th century to the present day with works by iconic artists Andy Warhol, Grayson Perry, Damien Hirst, Yayoi Kusama and the elusive street artist Banksy, on view alongside the Picasso Ceramics online auction
Workshops and other entertainment — Throughout the evening
National Circus performances | Throughout the galleries
Performers from the National Centre for Circus Arts will entertain guests throughout the evening with pop-up displays including juggling, acrobatic and balance performances
Ceramics demonstration with Dee Barnes | King Street Gallery
Explore Dee’s ceramics techniques in this interactive demonstration
Ramon Ruiz, leading flamenco guitarist | New Gallery
Let the art and music of flamenco dancing transport you to Spain
Leather painting | Ante Room
Customise your kicks and decorate your white leather trainers with vibrant and dynamic designs
Tiffany Bouelle live glass painting installation | Duke Street Gallery
Witness Tiffany’s technique of painting on glass
Anna Laurini live painting demonstration | Great Room
Observe urban contemporary artist at work as she creates a canvas painting
Still-life drawing ‘from memory’ workshop with Lydia Smith | Augusta Galleries | Registration required
Step into an artist’s creative shoes and learn to sketch objects — in pencil and charcoal — using a combination of observation, imagination and memory
City & Guilds of London Art School print etching demonstration | St James’s Gallery 2 | Registration required
Discover the intricate process of printmaking and sign up for a session with artist and City & Guilds of London Art School tutor Blaze Cyan
Boo•kay ldn pop-up store | Ante Room
Delight all of your senses with Spanish floral arrangements from London’s most theatrical florist
Hatchards pop-up book salon | St James’s Gallery 1
Visit the Hatchards pop-up for a selection of books curated exclusively for this edition of Christie’s Lates
Divine Nectar Perfume pop-up store | East Room
Complete your sensory journey with a visit to Divine Nectar’s pop-up with a gender-neutral Eau de Parfum
London Essence Cocktail Pay Bar | East Room
Indulge in a London Essence alcoholic or non-alcoholic cocktail as you explore Christie’s Lates
Sipsmith Cocktail Pay Bar | West Room
Enjoy a ‘sensationally sippable’ gin and tonic or a delicious cocktail with Sipsmith as you wander around the event
To browse the previous editions, visit Christie’s Lates or explore on social media using the hashtag #christieslates
All attendees are required to register online, or alternatively at the door upon entry to consent to be photographed and filmed during the event. There will be one queue for all and registering does not guarantee priority entry. As soon as we hit capacity, you will be admitted on a one-in, one-out basis. We expect a high volume of guests and a queue is likely to form.
Meet the Participants
An urban contemporary artist who burst onto the London scene with a dynamic process that permeates femininity, Anna earned a fine art diploma at Central Saint Martins and honed her skills in life drawing at the Art Student League in New York. Her works, characterised by bold lines and flowing curves, are brought to life through a rapid and expressive technique and have been exhibited in London, Tokyo, New York, Milan and Paris.
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (R.E.) and an elected member of the Society of Wood Engravers, Blaze works within the media of drawing, etching, woodcut and wood engraving. Guided by a passion for landscapes, her body of work centres on the beauty and complexity of trees, immersing herself in nature to gather tactile information, a knowledge of textures and an understanding of the impact of light. She also teaches etching and wood engraving at Morley College, Putney School of Art and City & Guilds London Art School.
Boo·kay ldn is a unique floral business based in London’s West End that fuses theatre with floral artistry. Founded by Robbie Fairchild, former NYC Ballet principal dancer and Tony-nominated actor, their vision transcends traditional floristry by incorporating the creativity, passion and emotion found on stage. Every Boo·kay floral arrangement tells a unique story and contributes to the message of togetherness.
Charlie Calder Potts
An award-winning British artist based in the UK, Charlie’s work delves into history and heritage, exploring their cyclical and recurring nature. Combining photography, painting and drawing, she works with aluminium, wasli paper, wood panel and vellum. She is currently working on a solo exhibition, Offerings from Nara to be held in Japan next October 2024 — a venture made possible through the receipt of a prestigious Daiwa Grant.
Darren Lynde Mann
Inspired by High Renaissance painters Michelangelo, Botticelli and Caravaggio, whose works feature emerging faces from ambient monochrome backgrounds as islands of expression, Darren’s compositions explore memory, relationships to the past, and the process of healing. A cathartic release, the unfolding narratives in his works evince deeply personal emotions which, through these acts of negation, are simultaneously open to archetypal interpretations.
A ceramic artist based in Grantham, Lincolnshire, Dee has been working with clay for over 40 years. She works in small batches, producing one-off pieces inspired by Staffordshire figurines, folk art and historical portraiture. She teaches ceramics to adults at Leicester and Loughborough universities and sells her work at prestigious fairs throughout the UK.
Founded in 1797 by John Hatchard, publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, Hatchards stands as London’s oldest bookshop and an iconic landmark nestled in the heart of central London’s Piccadilly. With a long association with the British royal family since the 18th century, Hatchards proudly holds the distinguished title of royal warrant holder, a testament to its esteemed legacy.
Jade van der Mark
London-based figurative painter originally from The Netherlands, Jade’s large and distinguished body of work includes large-scale, oil-based pieces that explore the intricate relationship between the fashion world and society. With meticulous attention to detail, Jade examines the profound influence of the fashion scene and its campaigns on our collective consciousness, offering a thought-provoking perspective on contemporary culture.
Specialising in jewellery and silversmithing, Joanne studied Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Ulster. A former model and Miss Northern Ireland winner, Joanne is all too familiar with how appearances are judged and how assumptions are made on the basis of looks. Her work focuses on perception, manipulation and misinterpretation. She is a mural artist, illustrator and portrait painter.
Self-taught London-based multidisciplinary artist Lily’s body of work includes painting, poetry, embroidery and performance. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in London, Paris and Puebla, Mexico and in solo exhibitions in London, Japan and Switzerland. Her recent painting series, Vessel State, was prompted by Lily’s reaction to the controversial overturning of Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to an abortion in the United States.
The London Essence Company
The London Essence Company crafts luxurious drinks from the purest flavours, selecting the finest botanicals and gently distilling them to capture their true essence. All of the tonics, gingers and sodas are low in calories, contain no artificial sweeteners, and deliver carefully calibrated taste profiles to accentuate premium spirits or create an exquisite standalone drinking experience.
A multi-disciplinary artist whose commissions include the British film industry and luxury brands, Lydia uses traditional and contemporary methods in the production of sculptures, paintings and NFTs. Guided by a thematic blend of ancient history, technology, science and spirituality, she begins her process with clay sculptures which later undergo a digital metamorphosis — the pixilated forms informing the evolution of her methodology.
National Centre for Circus Arts
A registered charity and one of Europe’s leading providers of circus education up to BA (Hons) Degree level, the National Centre for Circus Arts — based in Shoreditch — supports thousands of people in the creation and performance of circus arts every year. From juggling to flying trapeze, their course offering promises to suit all ages and skill levels.
Outside In provides a digital platform for artists who face significant barriers to showcasing their talent due to health, disability, social circumstances or isolation. It stands out as a rare example of an organisation with national reach advocating for artists who have been excluded from the conventional art world. Founded in 2006 at Pallant House Gallery, Outside In’s impact has been noteworthy, earning recognition as the winner of the Charity Award for Arts and Heritage in 2013 and the Queens Award for Voluntary Services in 2022. In 2017, Outside In became an independent charity and gained National Portfolio Organisation status with the Arts Council England the following year. With hubs across the South of England, the Midlands and the North West, the charity plans to extend its reach to the South West region.
Belgian artist Pierre Bergian studied art history and archaeology. Through his artistic work, Pierre channels his passion and fascination for architecture. His paintings of Hubert de Givenchy’s interiors were showcased at the Givenchy Collection sale at Christie’s in 2002. Exhibiting at Purdy Hicks and other prestigious galleries across the globe, his works have entered institutions like the British Museum, as well as numerous private collections worldwide.
In 2009, Sipsmith set up London’s first copper distillery in 189 years, crafting their award-winning gin by hand in small batches. Their mission was simple: to bring a London Dry Gin of truly uncompromising quality and character back to the city where gin first earned its name. With a nod to traditional hand-crafted production, Sipsmith gin combines traditional copper pot distillation with a recipe reminiscent of one created by an 18th-century master distiller. The result: the ‘sensationally sippable’ Sipsmith London Dry Gin — bold, complex and aromatic, smooth enough for a martini, yet rich and perfectly balanced for a gin and tonic.
French-Japanese multidisciplinary artist Tiffany creates works that feature a colourful palette and abstract shapes. Personal and impactful, her work encapsulates moments of life, women’s narratives and insights gathered by the artist from her various encounters. Her creative process starts with writing, then drawing, and finally, the line, simple, pure, calligraphed with acrylic or Japanese watercolour. As a free spirit, Tiffany refuses to confine herself to one medium and continues developing her practice and her technique in both fashion and decorative arts. Incorporating elements from her Japanese heritage and exploring invisible links in human existence, she challenges artistic boundaries to highlight women’s societal perceptions.
London-based fragrance house Divine Nectar offers a sensory journey, eliciting a complete, embodied sense of identity by celebrating the fluidity that disrupts the conventional. Combining nature’s poetic and seductive elements, their timeless gender-neutral and long-lasting fragrances are created to accentuate all the diverse ways of being and expressing.
British/Swiss artist based in Berlin, William specialises in oil paintings that delve into various themes of communication and exploration, influenced by his own experiences with a speech disorder during his youth. His art depicts subjects attempting to express themselves without words, offering a unique visual perspective of the world of the millennial generation. Today, his work falls into the realm of Neo-figurative with a splash of impressionistic and modern styles and is based on a fusion of memory and fantasy that resonate as forgotten memories.
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