NEW YORK, NY.- Christies
presents Latest x Greatest, a series of three online-only sales and a landmark private selling collection spanning post-war and contemporary art, prints and luxury categories.
The online sales include Behind The Box: 1994-2020 (open 1-15 December) which presents Christies first dedicated auction to infamous New York brand Supreme, First Open | Online (open 1-15 December) brings together a diverse selection of post-war and contemporary art and Murakami/Nara (open 24 November 11 December) offers editions and works on paper by Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara.
Taking place alongside the series and offered for the first time in a private sale is The Box Logo Collection, the only known comprehensive archive of Supreme box logo t-shirts ever curated. Expected to realize in the region of $2 million, this is poised to be the most valuable collection of Supreme material to ever be offered in a single sale.
THE BOX LOGO COLLECTION | OFFERED FOR PRIVATE SALE
Presented for private sale alongside the auction series, is The Box Logo Collection, the landmark assemblage of every retail-released supreme box logo t-shirt, by collector James Bogart (@bybogart). Spanning the course of James Jebbias brand, the box logo t-shirt has maintained a credible presence within a wide variety of cultures and subcultures for over a quarter of a century.
Considered the first complete archive to ever exist, with many items impossible to find even in the secondary market, this collection chronicles the brands iconic Box Logo design from 1994 to 2020 and represents the holy-grail for Supreme collectors. Expected to realize in the region of $2 million, this is poised to be the most valuable collection of Supreme material to ever be offered in a single sale.
BEHIND THE BOX: 1994-2020 | 1 DECEMBER - 15 DECEMBER
Christies New York will present Behind The Box: 1994-2020, the ultimate selection of highly collectible rarities from the infamous New York lifestyle brand Supreme, in an online auction this holiday season taking place 1 December 15 December.
Carefully curated by renowned Supreme historian Ross Wilson, and sourced from the vaults of some of the world's most prominent collectors, the portfolio features the most iconic and desirable Supreme items spanning the label's entire 26 year timeline. The sale will include rare archive products, non-released samples and comprehensive full sets of Supremes most revered designs.
The offering will be the largest of its kind thus far, and features notable collaboration capsules with Louis Vuitton, Comme des Garçons, and Nike, plus exclusive artist series skateboard decks including Damien Hirst, KAWS and Takashi Murakami, amongst many others. Further highlights include a full collection of Supreme bicycles and motorcycles, an entire set of every Supreme Box Logo sticker released from 1994-2020, and the limited edition arcade quality pinball machine made exclusively by Stern.
BEHIND THE BOX: 1994-2020 | 1 DECEMBER 15 DECEMBER | HIGHLIGHTS
A CFR 250R DIRT BIKE SUPREME/HONDA, 2019. Estimate: $15,000-25,000
A COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF EVERY SUPREME BOX LOGO STICKER RELEASED BETWEEN 1994-2020. Estimate: $30,000-40,000
A SUPREME/STERN PINBALL MACHINE SUPREME/STERN, 2018. Estimate: $26,000-30,000
FIRST OPEN | 1 DECEMBER 15 DECEMBER
This winters First Open | Online auction in brings together a diverse selection of post-war and contemporary art for new and seasoned collectors alike. Leading with a gemlike landscape painting by rising star Shara Hughes and an irresistibly adorable sculpture by Yoshitomo Nara, First Open also features first-rate paintings by Larry Poons, Sam Gilliam, Mary Heilmann and Kenny Scharf. The online sale will run parallel to Christies 20th Century Week in New York taking place from December 3-5, which will be led by 20th Century: Hong Kong to New York, a hybrid-style marquee sale being streamed live on December 3 from New York and Hong Kong.
FIRST OPEN | 1 DECEMBER 15 DECEMBER | HIGHLIGHTS
PROPERTY FROM THE INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART AT NEWFIELDS, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ART ACQUISITIONS FUND
LARRY POONS (B. 1937), Untitled PII. Acrylic on canvas. Painted in 1974. Estimate: $80,000-120,000
MARY HEILMANN (B. 1940), Chrysanthemum Fan. Acrylic and watercolor on shaped plywood. Painted in 1988. Estimate: $15,000-20,000
SHARA HUGHES (B. 1981), Broccoli Trees. Oilstick, oil, and acrylic on canvas. Painted in 2016. Estimate: $10,000-15,000
MURAKAMI/NARA | 24 NOVEMBER 11 DECEMBER
Christies will present Murakami/Nara, an online-only auction devoted to editions and works on paper by two of the most coveted names in contemporary art. Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara arrived in the United States in the late 1990s and created a new aesthetic known as Superflat that is beloved and internationally recognizable.
Stylistically Murakami and Nara are different in technique and emotional feel, but the influence of manga and anime permeates into both artists work. With estimates starting at less than $2,000, this sale offers an opportunity for all collectors to own a part of this global phenomenon.
MURAKAMI/NARA | 24 NOVEMBER 11 DECEMBER | HIGHLIGHTS
YOSHITOMO NARA (B. 1959), Guitar Girl. Lithograph in colors, on Tosa Torinoko Chine collé to Arches Cover paper. Executed in 2003. This work is number 17 from the edition of 75. Published by KIDO Press, Inc., Tokyo, with their blindstamp. Estimate: $30,000-50,000
YOSHITOMO NARA (B. 1960), Star Island. Screenprint in colors, on wove paper. Executed in 2003. This work is number 20 from the edition of 100. Estimate: $15,000-20,000
TAKASHI MURAKAMI (B. 1962), Killer Pink, screenprint in colors, on Excell watercolor paper. Image: 21⅝ x 21⅝ in. Sheet: 27½ x 26¾ in. Executed in 2003. This work is number 17 from the edition of 50 (there were also ten artist's proofs). Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo. Estimate: $5,000-10,000