Through 20 December
Although a century apart, Claude Monet and Gerhard Richter each redefined painting and the art world in their respective eras. Monet, rejected by the conservative Académie des Beaux-Arts in the 1860s, founded the Impressionist movement by expressing his perceptions of nature as truly and immediately as possible. Light, colour and shape took centre stage rather than the figurative form. Richter, working since the 1960s, has pursued arguably the most profound modern-day inquiry into nature and the purpose of painting in the post-war era. As he creates in reaction to genres as diverse as Pop Art, photography and landscapes, Richter’s abstract masterpieces bridge the gap between colourist and conceptualist and similarly break the paradigm of tradition.
Christie’s anticipated selling exhibition Monet ǀ Richter新皇冠体育APP下载 addresses the implicit dialogue between these two prominent art visionaries and showcases the special collaboration between the Impressionist and Modern Art and Post-War and Contemporary Art departments. Preview the evolving viewing room whose carefully curated pairings pose a fundamental challenge to the distinction between abstraction and representation.
about the lot
about the lot
Christie's New York
20 Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10020
Select Highlights on view in New York, November - December
a deep dive into the life of impressionism’s founding father, illustrated with masterpieces previously sold at christie’s
art critic adrian searle admires richter paintings from the unicredit group that are being offered during frieze week
Browse a selection of works available for immediate purchase
Impressionist and Modern Art
Post-War and Contemporary Art