Join Christie’s in Chicago

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.

Chicago: Cultural Crossroads

Highlights from fall New York Sales

Christie’s Chicago
875 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3810
Chicago, IL 60611

16–17 October, 10am–4pm
18–19 October, 2pm–4pm

Cathy Busch
+1 312 787 2765

Steve Zick
+1 312 787 2765

Exhibition highlights

  • Charles White (1918–1979)

    Banner for Willie J
    oil on canvas
    58 x 50 in. (147.3 x 127 cm.)
    Painted in 1976
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, New York, 13 November 2019

  • Frida Kahlo (1907–1954)

    Portrait of Dorothy Brown Fox
    oil on canvas
    46 ½ x 32 in. (118.1 x 81.3 cm.)
    Painted circa 1929.
    Related sale
    Latin American Art Evening Sale, New York, 20 November 2019

  • The Miles Davis Trumpet

    The Miles Davis Moon and Stars Trumpet
    The Martin Company, Kenosha, Wisconsin, c. 1980
    Related sale
    The Exceptional Sale, New York, 29 October 2019

  • Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    Le Peintre II, 23 October 1964
    gouache and brush and India ink over offset lithograph

    Property from The Terry Allen Kramer Collection
    Related sale
    Impressionist and Modern Art Works on Paper Sale, New York, 12 November 2019

  • Cy Twombly (1928–2011)

    acrylic on canvas
    84 ¾ x 65 ⅝ in. (215.2 x 166.3 cm.)
    Painted in 2006
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, New York, 13 November 2019


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!

Christie’s Education in Chicago

SHORT COURSE: Art Insight – Masterpieces, Makers and the Market

Date: 18 October 2019
Time: 9:45am – 1:00pm
Fee: $195

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
Fee: $195

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.

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