28 June 2011, London
28 June 2011
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We profile the major Middle Eastern artists whose works have been generously donated to the Syri-Arts Auction at Christie’s on 7 March
As the Al Maaden Museum of Contemporary Art opens in Marrakech and the city hosts the 1:54 Contemporary African Art fair, we survey African artists to watch
Our dedicated online sale of prints by the Chinese-born French artist reveals how his styles and themes evolved across five decades
Discover how we’ve brought to life the mysterious world of this important, early Surrealist work from 1926 — offered in London on 27 February
Study for a Portrait, 1953, by Francis Bacon (1909-1992) sold for £17,961,250 at the Post-War & Contemporary Evening Auction – the second highest price for any work sold in this category at Christie’s in London. A masterpiece painted at a highly influential period of his career, it was offered at auction for the first time having been in the possession of the owner since 1984.
Mao, 1973, by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) sold for £6,985,250 at the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London. A brilliant large-scale portrait and one of the most powerful and enduring of all the artist’s images, this work had been exhibited at the artist’s landmark exhibition of Mao paintings at Musée Galliera in 1974.