In honor of its 40th anniversary in Chicago, Christie’s will be celebrating with a series of special programming of viewings and events taking place at our Christie’s office and at iconic locales throughout the city. Over the years, Christie’s has played an important role in building the cultural landscape of the city which has been at the forefront of the art, architecture and design that came to define the 20th century.
Among the works on view are The Miles Davis Moon and Stars Trumpet, Charles White’s Banner for Willie J and highlights from New York’s 20th Century Week. Featured are the works of the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, a trove amassed by longstanding art patrons and benefactors of major institutions in Chicago, including The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. The Clarke Collection will also be on view.
875 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3810
Chicago, IL 60611
16–17 October, 10am–4pm
18–19 October, 2pm–4pm
+1 312 787 2765
+1 312 787 2765
About the lot
John Nash's incredible story was told in the 2001 Oscar-winner, A Beautiful Mind. His Nobel Prize for Economics offered in New York on 25 October
As director of the Art Institute of Chicago, James Rondeau watches over icons of painting by the likes of Hopper, Hokusai and Seurat
Contemporary jazz star Keyon Harrold describes his thrill at playing the jazz legend’s blue ‘Moon and Stars’ horn
Meet five of the women curators and museum directors who are at the forefront of Chicago’s vibrant art scene
Chicago collector Robert Buford tells the story of how he almost didn’t get the chance to set a new auction record for a work by Kenneth Noland
The art collected by the Tony Award-winning producer, philanthropist and ‘grand dame’ of Palm Beach
Christie’s Magazine: Celebrating Chicago
Published six times a year, Christie’s Magazine is the centrepiece of Christie’s editorial output. It contains an inspiring edit of culture, collecting and luxury by leading writers, photographers and tastemakers, uncovers the personalities behind the greatest art and provides a comprehensive look at highlights from our upcoming auction seasons.
In a special section on the vibrant, thriving art hub that is Chicago, the architect Tadao Ando shares his views on the city’s finest buildings, Chicago-born artist Amanda Williams explains how her art is informed by growing up in the city’s South Side, James Rondeau discusses the responsibility that comes with running the venerable Art Institute of Chicago and much more!
SHORT COURSE: Art Insight – Masterpieces, Makers and the Market
Date: 18 October 2019
Time: 9:45am – 1:00pm
Join Christie’s Education lecturer Dr. Marisa Kayyem and Christie’s Senior Writer Stephen Jones for their debut appearance in Chicago as they present the masterpieces that will be touring ahead of Christie’s New York auctions of 20th century art. Art Insight: Masterpieces, Makers and the Market provides an overview of the current art market and addresses the value and validation of modern and contemporary art and the art historical importance of works in the Christie’s sale.
SHORT COURSE: A Primer in Pop Art
Date: 19 October 2019
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Join Christie’s Education for a course looking at the origins of pop art while also providing in-depth context for the opening of the much-anticipated exhibition, Andy Warhol- From A to B and Back Again, at the Art Institute of Chicago.