20th Century Art Week Paris

  • Event date 27 March - 7 April
  • Event location Paris
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This spring, Christie’s Paris presents the 20th Century Art Week with four auctions dedicated to Impressionist and Modern Art. Leading this season, on 4 April, is the Art Impressionniste & Moderne : Œuvres choisies sale highlighted by a unique private surrealist collection, titled Wave of Dreams. The following day, the Art Impressionniste & Moderne sale offers a wide variety of paintings, sculptures and works on papers. The week ends with two online sales, Chagall et la Musique : Œuvres provenant de la succession de l’artiste and Roland Petit & Zizi Jeanmaire : Un patrimoine pour la danse (Partie II).
Must-attend event of this exceptional week, the Art Impressionniste & Moderne : Œuvres choisies sale showcases outstanding paintings by the leading artists of the 20th century such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall and Léon Spilliaert. Surrealism is in the spotlight with the sale of Wave of Dreams, A Private Surrealist Collection, including masterpieces by Magritte, Man Ray, Picabia, Ernst, Miró and Calder. The next day, the Art Impressionniste & Moderne sale offers a unique selection of works of rare provenance including a sough-after Nabi oil by Maurice Denis, an emblematic painting by Camille Pissarro, and a delicate bronze by Alberto Giacometti.

The week moves with a colourful and joyful rhythm until 6 April with the online sale dedicated to Chagall et la Musique featuring paintings, gouaches, drawings and lithographs by the artist. This sale is presented as a journey to the core of Chagall's inexhaustible imagination and creation: a wonderful concerto that breathes life to each and every one of those artworks. Music leaves the stage to poetry and take us into the creative world of the Roland Petit & Zizi Jeanmaire collection, on sale exclusively online until 7 April.

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Christie’s Paris
9 Avenue Matignon
75008 Paris

30 March 10am – 6pm
31 March 10am – 6pm
1 April 10am – 6pm
2 April 2pm – 6pm
3 April 10am – 6pm
4 April 10am – 6pm
5 April 10am – 6pm
6 April 10am – 6pm
7 April 10am – 6pm



Tu Piges, Môme ? Gen Paul, Un Expressionniste Français

Discover the dedicated exhibition at Christie’s Paris from 30 March to 7 April 2023.

Christie’s Paris
9 Avenue Matignon
75008 Paris

30 March – 7 April

Antoine Lebouteiller
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Jeanne Rigal
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With the support of the Gen Paul Committee.

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