Christie's 20th Century Art London, Day and Online Sales now online for browsing

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Yoshitomo Nara, Empty Handed, 2020. Estimate: £70,000-100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021.

LONDON.- The Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale on 25 March, brings together works by Bridget Riley, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Banksy, as well as emerging contemporary artists like Jammie Holmes, Genieve Figgis and Claire Tabouret with Les Madones (Étude3) (The Madonnas (Study 3)) (2014, estimate: £20,000-30,000) and Kudzanai-Violet Hwami with Study Sisi Themba’s Post Surgery, Harare General Hospital, 2050 (2016, estimate: £30,000-50,000). Another highlight from the sale is Nicole Eisenman’s work Mermaid Catch, (1996, estimate: £400,000-600,000). Her artworks have recently been included in the Radical Figures exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery last year. She has also been shortlisted for Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth public art commission.

There also are a number of artworks for sale benefitting three important charities, Healing Arts, Choose Love, and Goodwill in Action to Prevent Suicide. Healing Arts, is a campaign spurred on by the mental health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, there are four artworks benefiting this effort, Yoshitomo Nara’s, Empty Handed, (2020, estimate: £70,000-100,000), William Kentridge’s, Hyacinths (Wait Once Again for Better People), (2020, estimate: £20,000-30,000), Martin Creed’s, Work No. 3439, EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT, (2020, estimate: £12,000-18,000) and Antony Gormley’s, Dive, (2019, estimate: £10,000-15,000). Choose Love supports refugees and displaced people internationally, two works included in the sale will support this charity, Anish Kapoor’s, Untitled, (2018, estimate: £50,000-80,000) and Antony Gormley’s, Hold II, (2020, estimate: £5,000-7,000). Banksy’s, Bunch of Flowers, (2020, estimate: £150,000-250,000) will be offered with part of the proceeds going to Goodwill in Action to Prevent Suicide.

Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper Sale

The Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper and Day Sale on 24 March offers a wide range of works by 20th Century masters, including Camille Pissarro’s Paysanne gardant deux vaches, (1887, estimate : £120,000-180,000) and Le Marché aux œufs, (1884, estimate: £250,000-350,000) as well as Sonia Delaunay’s Portugaise assise, (1915-1916, estimate: £250,000-350,000). Further highlights of the sale are Fernand Léger’s Le Maçon ou Nature morte, (1918, estimate : £200,000-300,000), Giorgio de Chirico’s Trovatore, (early 1960s, estimate: £150,000-250,000) as well as sculptures by Ossip Zadkine with Tête d'homme, (1935-1937, estimate: £220,000-320,000) and Jean Arp.

The sale will also feature a selected group of works from a Private German Collection, focusing on a number of leading avant-garde artists active in the years following the end of the First World War, such as, Otto Freundlich’s work Fragments de figure à l'ensemble des plans, (1928, estimate : £200,000-300,000), Conrad Felixmüller’s Selbstbild (Kopf), (1922, estimate: £150,000-250,000), Walter Dexel’s Das Turmhaus, (1922, estimate: £200,000-300,000) and Otto Dix’s Älteres Liebespaar, (1923, estimate: £120,000-180,000).

First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online

The First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online sale live for bidding from 18 to 29 March 2021, features a selection of contemporary names alongside post-war masters, at price points for collectors of all stages. The sale includes works from the collection of Michael Abrams, son of the New York art book publisher and collector, Harry N. Abrams. Bob Thompson’s Upside-Down Man on Donkey (Dream), (1963, estimate: £20,000-30,000), Ray Johnson, Claes Oldenburg and Öyvind Fahlström are offered as part of this collection. Together they provide insight into Abrams’ approach to collecting, his family’s connection to New York and the dialogues between Britain, Europe and America which formed the basis of Pop art in the 1950s.

The sale presents a selection of works from The Foundation of Mireille and James Lévy, an exceptional collection which is included across Christie’s New York, Paris and London sales. Maria Farrar’s Saving my parents from drowning in the Shimonoseki Straits, (2017, estimate: £8,000 – 12,000), Jadé Fadojutimi’s Clustering Thoughts, (2019, estimate: £2,000-3,000) and Erik Parker’s Is This It, (2002, estimate: £25,000-35,000) are highlights of the contemporary works offered in this sale. Jadé Fadojutimi is the youngest artist in the Tate’s permanent collection. There is also a work by Tschabalala Self, Colored 2, (2015, estimate: £20,000-30,000). Self is a young American artist, who uses mixed media to explore the depiction of the black female body in contemporary culture.

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