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20th / 21st Century – Evening Sale Including Thinking Italian, London is Now Online for Browsing

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 9 ottobre 2021

London. Christie’s 20th / 21st Century: Evening Sale Including Thinking Italian, London, coinciding with Frieze Week, brings together iconic works by artists from the 20th century whose defining influence can be seen on the artists and artistic movements that subsequently followed in the 21st Century. Together, across the two centuries, these artists radicalised artistic practice, challenging what had come before to continually diversify the trajectory of art throughout the last 140 years.Katharine Arnold, Co-Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s, Europe: “Frieze week is a time when London celebrates the best of 20th and 21st century art and we are delighted to be welcoming collectors back in person to the city and to Christie’s. In our galleries, we will be showcasing more than 70 years of art history, headlined by our 20th / 21st Century: Evening Sale Including Thinking Italian. The auction kicks off with Cecily Brown’s There’ll be bluebirds, 2019, fresh from her Blenheim Palace show and being offered as part of Artists for ClientEarth: a landmark new collaborative initiative between Christie’s and the Global Climate Coalition, designed to propel the art world in the fight against climate change. The sale continues with the fresh talent of Julie Curtiss, Shara Hughes, Hilary Pecis, Emily Mae Smith and Claire Tabouret. It also features three important British paintings by David Hockney, Peter Doig and Hurvin Anderson. These are placed alongside Italian masters Lucio Fontana, Alighiero Boetti, Alberto Burri and Piero Manzoni. Alongside our Day Sale and First Open auctions, we will also be presenting No Regrets: The Collectors’ Edition, an online sale with works starting at £100, making contemporary art fun and accessible to everyone. At the same time as our auctions, we are hosting a series of collaborative exhibitions: Aindrea Emelife has curated ‘Bold, Black & British’, a survey of Black British artists, spanning the 1980s through to recent graduates; Christine Eyene presents 1-54: Redefining the Trend – Histories in the Making, providing visitors with an overview of contemporary African art practise and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and artist Stanley Donwood offer an immersive experience at Christie’s with paintings, lyrics and digital artworks based on the album artwork from Kid A. It will be an exciting start to October and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to King Street.”


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