S.I. Newhouse

  • Event date 11 May
  • Event location New York

On 11 May, Christie’s 20th and 21st Century sales in New York commenced with the third chapter of Masterpieces from the S.I. Newhouse Collection. The collection of the late Condé Nast chairman achieved a total of $177,792,000, selling 100 per cent by lot and 105.6 per cent by low estimate.

The top lot of the sale was Francis Bacon’s Self Portrait, which realised $34,622,500. The work portrays the artist at the height of his powers in 1969, and its dynamic brushwork and striking pose is highly characteristic of this period of Bacon’s style.

The sale’s latest chapter at Christie’s cemented Newhouse’s collection as the sixth highest grossing of all time.

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Christie's New York

20th/21st Century Exhibition 

Christie’s New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

29 April–14 May

29 April, 10am–5pm
30 April, 1pm–5pm
1–6 May, 10am–5pm
7 May, 1pm–5pm
8–12 May, 10am–5pm
13 May, 9am–5pm
14 May, 10am–5pm

A Century of Art: The Gerald Fineberg Collection Exhibition
13 –18 May

13 May, 12pm–5pm
14–17 May, 10am–5pm
18 May, 10am–12pm


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© 2023 The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
© 2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.