second edition of Art as Jewellery is dedicated to wearable artworks by artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Throughout the last 100 years, artists have often created jewellery as an extension of their practice, viewing them as miniature sculptures that could be worn. A focal point of the auction is a group of objects by BillyBoy*, multi-disciplinary artist and muse of Andy Warhol, including pieces once loaned to Warhol and Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor. A group of nine Georges Braque jewels demonstrate the translation of his Metamorphoses iconography, crafted by the renowned Baron Heger de Lowenfeld, into elegant and striking pieces with several examples featuring Braques bird in flight motif; a diamond-encrusted brooch, a jasper and diamond pendant and a ruby-set brooch. In addition, two pieces by Alexander Calder are examples of his unique, hand-fashioned works that were often given as gifts to friends. Picassos muse and second wife Jacqueline Roque is immortalised in two of the seven works presented that feature the artists designs. Further artists include Pol Bury, Salvador Dalì, Max Ernst, Yves Klein, Wifredo Lam, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray and Victor Vasarely.
14 November - 21 November
This seasons American Art online auction features paintings, sculpture and works on paper from some of the most noteworthy American artists spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, from Albert Bierstadt to Norman Rockwell and Andrew Wyeth. The works will be exhibited in Christie's 20 Rockefeller Center Galleries from Saturday, November 18-Monday, November 20.
ASIAN 20TH CENTURY AND CONTEMPORARY ART
20 November - 27 November
Christies will present an online sale of Asian Contemporary Art comprising prints, multiples, sculptures and original works by noted artists such as Zao Wou-Ki, Ju Ming, Yoshitomo Nara, Yayoi Kusama, and Cai Guo-Qiang. The sale is led by an impressive selection from the Chaney Family Collection, one of the most forward-thinking private collections of Asian Contemporary Art in the United States. Assembled over a decade, these works represent the collectors curiosity towards exploring pop culture, politics, and societal change in Asia today. Works by iconic artists such as Yue Minjun, Fang Lijun, Zhou Chunya, MR., and Aya Takano, many of which were featured in the 2007 RED HOT exhibition at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, will be sold with a starting bid of just $100.
MODERN BRITISH ART
17 November - 24 November
Modern/British Art Online brings together key 20th century British artists at accessible price points. Sold alongside the November season of Modern British & Irish Art, the sale features works from the birth of British Pop to the YBAs via the Bloomsbury Set and St Ives School. Explore art from the likes of L.S. Lowry, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore, David Hockney, Grayson Perry, Patrick Caulfield and many more, with estimates starting from under £1,000. Works will be exhibited in Christie's King Street galleries from November 18-22.
MOMA: WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY
29 November - 7 December
Christies will offer for sale over the course of seven online-only auctions a selection of over 400 photographs from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, being sold to benefit the acquisition fund for the Museums Department of Photography.
Women in Photography is the next installment from this series and comprises works by prominent female photographers including Berenice Abbott, Ilse Bing, Margaret Bourke-White, Imogen Cunningham and Gertrude Käsebier among others. The women photographers represented in this sale have made extraordinary contributions to Modern art movements throughout the first half of the 20th century; the choice to focus on the practices of female artists is one that adheres to the Museums commitment to ensuring that the inextricable place of women within the history of photography, and of the broader arts, is fully affirmed.
30 November - 14 December
Christies Watches Online presents Time for Winter online auction. This curated sale includes iconic vintage and modern watches from many renowned makers across various styles. There will be a selection of modern and vintage Rolex, Patek Philippe, OMEGA, Audemars Piguet, Cartier, and others. Notable timepieces include a rare vintage Rolex Daytona reference 6263, Patek Philippe World Time ref. 5110J and Cartier Pasha Grande complication wristwatch. There will also be a large selection of ladies watches from Rolex, Cartier and other brands. The auction opens with starting bids under $1,000.