• Event date June-July 2022

This June, 20th/21st Century: London to Paris has kicked off with the current running total at £226,852,375/€262,695,050 across four sales.

In celebration of the cultural dialogue between London and Paris, the headline auctions led the series on 28 June, starting with Marc Chagall, Colour of Life: Works Formerly from the Artist’s Estate – where several of the fresh-to-market works soared far above their high estimate. Followed by the 20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale and 20th/21st Century: Paris Evening Sale, outstanding results were achieved by Claude Monet’s Waterloo Bridge, effet de brume and Nymphéas, temps gris, Yves Klein’s 1960 Anthropométrie de l’époque bleue (ANT 124) and Sculpture éponge rose sans titre, (SE 207), Jeff Koons’s Balloon Monkey (Magenta) and Pierre Soulage’s Peinture 143 x 202 cm, 4 décembre 1970, amongst other remarkable works. Continuing the following day with exceptional works and results, the Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper Sale was led by Paul Gauguin’s Vue de Rouen.

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Until 30 June, delve deeper into the enchanting world of the artist and explore Marc Chagall, Colour of Life: Prints and Artist’s Books Formerly from the Artist’s Estate, Online, an online sale that celebrates Chagall’s life-long love of printmaking and features works made over a period of sixty years — offered on the market for the first time and in remarkably fine condition.

The series continues into the first week of July. In London, explore the works in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale, and First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online. In Paris, follow Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale, and Le Grand Style: An Apartment on the Quai d’Orsay Designed by Alberto Pinto.

20/21 Results

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London Sale Room

London

Viewing times

A selection of artworks will be on display 22 June - 1 July

Weekdays, 9.00am – 5pm
Weekends, 12pm – 5pm

Christie’s London
8 King Street
London
SW1Y 6QT

Christie's Paris

Paris

Viewing times

A selection of artworks will be on display 23-29 June

Daily, 10.00am – 6pm
Sunday, 2pm – 6pm

Christie’s Paris
9 Avenue Matignon
75008 Paris

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Image credits:

Yves Klein (1928–1962), Anthropométrie de l’époque bleue, (ANT 124), 1960, Estimate on request
To be offered in 20th /21st Century: London Evening Sale, 28 June 2022
© Succession Yves Klein c/o ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 20

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Waterloo Bridge, effet de brume
Property from the estate of Paul Bulova Guilden

Pierre Soulages, Peinture 143 x 202 cm, 4 décembre 1970
© Adagp, Paris, 2022

© The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2022