41 Press Releases

Tag: Christie’s

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    Working from Home: Prints and Multiples

    In Onkel Rudi, artist Gerhard Richter uses a decades-old photograph to grapple with his uncle’s complicity in the war crimes of Nazi Germany. Rudi, who would soon die in combat, offers a smile for the camera in his SS uniform. Richter's Onkel Rudi is among the 76 fine art pieces…

    JEFF KOONS (B. 1955)
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    The Collector: English & European 18th & 19th Century Furniture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art

    From 18th-century salons to 20th-century dinner tables, the candelabrum has witnessed a revival with every passing age. An American silver, copper, and antler eight-light candelabrum is a highlight of Christie's upcoming English & European 18th & 19th Century Furniture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art auction. The piece has an…

    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) PORCELAIN RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
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    Jewels Online

    Graff is a multinational jewelry brand founded in the 1960s by jewelry designer Laurence Graff. The company has facilitated many notable diamond sales in history and has received honors such as the De Beers Diamond International Award. The upcoming Jewels Auction, presented by Christie's, will include several pieces from Graff…

    TIFFANY & CO. PALOMA PICASSO AQUAMARINE AND TOURMALINE RING
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    Wine & Spirits Online/ NYC

    Christie’s will offer the online Wine and Spirits auction through early April, presenting over 800 lots of both California and international wines. Several bottles of 1990 Petrus Pomerol are among the highlighted lots. Produced in the eastern area of the Bordeaux region, Pomerol is named not after a village but…

    Karuizawa, Noh 31 Year Old 1981
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    Ancient and XIX Century Drawings

    Guercino's The Adoration of the Magi was once believed to be lost. Now, it is a featured piece in the upcoming drawings auction, presented by Christie's in late March. The drawing depicts the biblical Nativity scene as the Magi approach the Holy Family. In a 19th-century catalog, the drawing was…

    LOUIS CAROGIS DIT CARMONTELLE (PARIS 1717-1806)
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    Australian Art – Online

    Australian art — whether Aboriginal, colonial, or landscape—has been explored by painters, printmakers, photographers, and sculptors alike. The continent’s art has been greatly influenced by European Modernism and contemporary art movements. Christie’s will present a selection of Australian fine art in the upcoming online auction, ranging from antique to contemporary.…

    Dick Roughsey (1924-1985)
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    Post-War to Present

    Robert Indiana’s LOVE motif has become ingrained in American culture, recognizable in its simplicity and branding. However, the Pop artist struggled with the legacy he created: “Love bit me. It was a marvelous idea, but it was also a terrible mistake... it became too popular.” Two of Indiana’s LOVE paintings…

    Robert Indiana (1928-2018) LOVE
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    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

    Andy Warhol first photographed Muhammad Ali in 1977. The photographs of the heavyweight boxing champion would be used as references for Warhol's 1977 Athletes series. As Warhol lifted his camera, Ali had only one question: “Do I look fearless?” One of Warhol’s original portraits of Ali is highlighted in the…

    Christies Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale
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    First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online

    The upcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art auction, offered by Christie’s, will offer 97 pieces of fine art from both rising and established artists. One mixed media piece from Miquel Barceló will be particularly highlighted. A seasoned traveler, Barceló spent much of the 1980s in Western Africa observing the dry weather…

    MARC QUINN
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    Jewels Online

    In 2014, the British multinational jeweler, Graff, created the “Rhythm Collection.” To achieve a sense of fluidity and movement and invoke the spirit of music, gemstones cut in marquise, pear, and emerald shapes are strategically positioned in multiple directions. Rubies, sapphires, and emeralds are set in platinum to heighten the impact of the…

    GRAFF RUBY AND DIAMOND RING
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    Dressing the Table: Contemporary Fine Dining

    Porcelain was invented in China over 2,000 years ago before gradually spreading to other countries. Known for its aesthetics and strength, porcelain combines well with both paints and glazes. Some of the key lots in the upcoming auction presented by Christie's are modeled with porcelain. The Contemporary Fine Dining sale…

    A PALISSY-STYLE MAJOLICA 'CRAB' CHARGER
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    Chinese Export Art Featuring the Tibor Collection, Part II

    The second part the Tibor Collection, available in the upcoming Chinese Export Art auction offered by Christie’s, provides a range of porcelain and paintings from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The artistic styles presented in this sale range across the Kangxi, Qianlong, and Wanli empires. Among the key lots…

    Chinese Export Art Featuring the Tibor Collection, Part II
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    Old Master & British Drawings Including Works from the Collection of Jean Bonna

    In the 18th century, young British aristocrats began traveling more frequently around the world to see the major sights, a practice called the Grand Tour. A Venetian artist named Canaletto benefitted so much from the patronage of British travelers on the Grand Tour that he eventually moved to their country.…

    Giuseppe Bernardino Bison (Palmanova 1762-1844 Milan)
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    First Open

    Jan Fabre is regarded as an innovative leader in the world of contemporary art. According to his website, he calls himself “... a consilience artist because he always leaps forward in knowledge through the linking of fact-based theory and practice across disciplines.” Fabre’s works connect different artistic styles, providing a…

    First Open
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    Important Watches and American Icons

    Christie's presents a collection of timepieces in their upcoming Important Watches and American Icons auction. Luxury Patek Phillipe watches are often collected for their controlled movements and quality. An available watch that has been chosen by royals such as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert will be particularly featured. It is…

    Important Watches and American Icons
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    Magnificent Jewels

    Christie’s presents the upcoming Magnificent Jewels auction in December, featuring jewelry and loose gems from several notable museums and private collections. From the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts comes “The duPont Ruby,” a stone that lies in the center of an emerald, diamond, and natural pearl brooch. The color of…

    COLORED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND RING
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    Ansel Adams and the American West: Photographs from the Center for Creative Photography

    Born in 1902, Ansel Adams would go on to become one of the most influential artists in American photography. Adams’ works were known for exploring the wilderness of nature, especially national parks and other protected areas in the American West. However, his photography encompasses a wide array of subjects, including…

    ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Mount Williamson, Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar, California, 1944
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    La Ménagerie

    Throughout his career, French sculptor François-Xavier Lalanne merged the imaginative with the tactile. His dual-purpose furniture pieces reflect his artistic perspective; he once said, “It is, after all, easier to have a sculpture in an apartment than to have a real sheep. And, it’s even better if you can sit…

    FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (1927-2008)
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    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    A bronze cast of one of Edgar Degas’ signature ballerina figures will be available in the upcoming Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale offered by Christie's.Degas was a leader in Impressionist art around the turn of the century. The sculpture available in this auction is a 1952 bronze cast of…

    Jean Metzinger (1883-1956)
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    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale

    The Impressionist movement was a major shift in the way the art world perceived skill, technique, and style. Its emphasis on short, defined brushstrokes and abstraction should not be mistaken for  a lack of skill. In the upcoming Impressionist and Modern Art Works on Paper auction presented by Christie’s, sketches,…

    Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)