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Christie’s: Top Lot of Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale

Christie’s is honored to lead its May 10 Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art with Jean-Michel Basquiat’s explosive tour de force, Untitled, 1982, which is estimated to realize in excess of $40 million. Executed in Modena, Italy [...]
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Christie’s presents Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction: Bacon, Warhol, Doig

Video: Katharine Arnold, Specialist in Post-War and Contemporary Art, discusses how artists Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol and Peter Doig transformed the portraiture genre. Christie’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction will take place in London [...]

Christie’s: Highlights from the Impressionist/Modern Art Evening Sale in London, June 2014


Christie’s Presents Tracey Emins “My Bed”

On 1 July, Christie’s will offer one of the most iconic works from the YBA movement, Tracey Emin’s “My Bed”, 1998, in the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction, London. Building on Christie’s recent success with [...]
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Number 5 (Elegant Lady)

Jackson Pollock’s “Number 5” at Christie’s New York on Sale in May

Christie‘s is delighted to be entrusted with the sale of the Jackson Pollock masterpiece Number 5 (Elegant Lady, 1951) from the E.ON art collection (estimate: $15 – 20 million). With this sale E. ON, which has been an important patron of [...]

The sale “Jean-Michel Basquiat: Works From the Collection of Alexis Adler” at Christie’s New York

Before Jean-Michel became Basquiat, and could afford studios and canvases, he painted all over his apartments — on walls, doors, refrigerators, clothes and any other bare surface he could find. In 1979, the artist began transforming the East [...]
JEFF KOONS (B. 1955)
Cracked Egg (Magenta), Executed in 1994-2006
mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent colour coating
198.1 x 157.5 x 157.5cm and 45.7 x 121.9 x 121.9cm
Estimate: £10 million to £15 million

Christie’s to Present an Exceptional Post-War & Contemporary Art Auction Season in London This February

From 6 to 14 February in London, Christie’s will present an outstanding season of exhibitions and auctions dedicated to Post-War & Contemporary Art, representing the most important artists and movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Francis [...]
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The Christie’s Auctioneer Jussi Pylkkänen on Working the Room

In November, you auctioned off a record-breaking $691 million worth of postwar and contemporary art in a sale for Christie’s. Is there a bubble in the art market? We used to see high prices for our old-master paintings. We sold Van Gogh’s [...]

What will 2014 bring?

Tension between dealers and auction houses will grow, sales will get even less transparent and don’t bet on a $100m Picasso selling online. Buoyed by the most incredible sale results at the top end, culminating in the blockbusting $691m auction [...]
The top seller: Indian artist Vasudeo A Gaitonde

Christie’s India debut auction nets $15m

London-based auction house Christie’s has raised more than $15m (£9m) at its first-ever art sale in India, doubling its pre-sale expectations. The top seller at the Mumbai sale was a painting by Indian artist Vasudeo A Gaitonde, which [...]