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Two great cities. Six unmissable auctions.

22 & 23 October


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On 22 October, Christie's opened its 20th Century London to Paris auction series with a total of £90,279,883 / €99,849,551 across four hybrid-style live auctions, with an average sell through rate of 84% by lot.

The series opened with a highly successful dedicated single-owner collection sale of monumental sculpture, Le jardin secret de Paul Haim, which achieved €20,589,375, selling 100% by lot and 100% by value. Live-streamed simultaneously from Christie’s in Paris and in London, Paris Avant-garde achieved €18,937,000, and Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale totalled £49,220,500. The evening concluded with the Thinking Italian Art and Design Evening Sale, achieving £5,321,250.

新皇冠体育APP下载 Over 190,000 viewers tuned into the sales through Facebook, You Tube, forcedowload.com and Christie’s Live. The top lot of the evening was Peter Doig’s Boiler House,1993, which achieved £13,895,500 in the London Post-War and Contemporary Art Sale.

How to watch the live evening sales

20th Century: London to Paris Evening Sales
新皇冠体育APP下载 Live Stream | 22 October | 5:30pm BST | 6:30pm CEST

Join us at 5:30pm BST / 6:30pm CEST on Thursday, 22 October to experience the thrill of our new hybrid-style live auction and discover remarkable works from our Paris Avant-garde, Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale and Thinking Italian Art and Design as part of our landmark sale series, 20th Century: London to Paris. Our auctioneers will be taking bids in Christie’s London and Paris salerooms in consecutive sessions – uniting these two great centres of art during what is traditionally one of the biggest weeks in the art world calendar.

Visit the forcedowload.com homepage or check back here on Thursday, 22 October to watch the Evening Sales live stream event.




Highlights

  • David Hockney (b. 1937)

    Portrait of Sir David Webster
    acrylic on canvas
    60 ⅛ x 72 ⅝ in. (152.8 x 184.5 cm.)
    Executed in 1971
    Estimate
    £11,000,000-18,000,000
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, London, 22 October

  • Peter Doig (b. 1959)

    Boiler House
    oil on canvas
    78 ¾ x 108 ⅛ in. (200 x 275cm.)
    Painted in 1993
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, London, 22 October

  • Francis Bacon (1909–1992)

    Study from the Human Body
    oil, pastel and aerosol paint on canvas
    78 x 58 ¼ in. (198 x 147.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1991
    Estimate
    £4,500,000 - £6,500,000
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, London, 22 October

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  • Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997)

    Pitcher Triptych
    oil and magna on canvas, in three parts
    each: 30 x 24in. (76 x 61cm.)
    Executed in 1972
    Estimate
    £1,600,000 - £2,500,000
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, London, 22 October

  • Zao Wou-Ki (1920–2013)

    31.07.68
    oil on canvas
    28 ¾x 36 ¼ in. (73 x 92 cm.)
    Painted in 1968
    Estimate
    £1,100,000 - £1,500,000
    Related sale
    Paris Avant-garde, Paris, 22 October

  • Pino Pascali (1935–1968)

    Contraerea [Anti-Aircraft]
    iron, aluminum and plastic
    67 x 51 ⅛ x 37 ½ in. (170 x 130 x 95 cm.)
    Executed in 1965
    Estimate
    £2,500,000 - £3,500,000
    Related sale
    Thinking Italian Art and Design, London, 22 October

  • Lucio Fontana (1899–1968)

    [Concetto Spaziale, forma]
    Painted iron
    42 ⅛ x 24 x 30 in. (107 x 62.8 x 77.6 cm.)
    Executed in 1957
    Estimate
    £2,500,000 - £3,500,000
    Related sale
    Thinking Italian Art and Design, London, 22 October

  • Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    Nature morte aux tomates
    oil on panel
    36 ¼ x 29 in.
    Painted in Juan-les-Pins in summer 1920
    Estimate
    £900,000 – £1,300,000
    Related sale
    Paris Avant-garde, Paris, 22 October

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360 view | Post-War and Contemporary Art in London

Explore important and exciting works of post-war and contemporary art such as David Hockney’s luminous Portrait of Sir David Webster and Peter Doig’s masterwork Boiler House, from the artist’s seminal Concrete Cabins series. Featured highlights also include works by exceptional artists such as Lucio Fontana, Carlo Mollino, Pino Pascali and more – to be offered 22 and 23 October.


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From our walls to yours in Augmented Reality

For your enhanced viewing this season, we invite you to explore artworks from our 20th Century London to Paris auctions in augmented reality. From the palm of your hand, you can envision works by Hockney, Doig, Bacon, and more in the context of your own home. The cutting-edge technology provides an immersive visual experience and a hyper-real view of every brushstroke and intimate detail of masterpieces offered in our sale.

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A guide to bidding online or by telephone with Christie’s

all of christie’s auctions are fully accessible for online browsing and bidding, meaning you can easily place a bid from the comfort of your home through christie’s live™, or alternatively by telephone. in 2019, over half of all bids placed were online, and for live auctions, telephone bids made up 41 per cent of winning bids versus 18 per cent within the saleroom — so you’re in good company.


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