Christie’s 20th Century Art Week In Paris

Christie’s, the world-renowned auction house, is hosting its 20th Century Art Week in Paris from April 4th-7th.

This highly anticipated event features a new sale format, including a selection of previously unseen artworks and a new evening sale. The event will feature a variety of sales and online auctions, highlighting some of the most exceptional artworks of the 20th century.

Christie's 20th Century Art Week In Paris: April 4th-7th

Art Impressionniste et Moderne Evening Sale: April 4th

The week’s main event is the Art Impressionniste et Moderne evening sale on April 4th, featuring selected works, including “Wave of Dreams. A Private Surrealist Collection.” This selection includes nine stunning surrealist artworks from a prestigious European collection.

Among the many featured artworks are a portrait of a woman by Kees Van Dongen from the 1920s, a drawing by Camille Claudel titled “Shacountala,” and a Tête d’homme (III) by Pablo Picasso. The auction also includes Digue et lumières d’Ostende, a key artwork by Léon Spilliaert from 1909, which has never before been seen on the market.

Art Impressionniste et Moderne Day Sale: April 5th

On April 5th, the Art Impressionniste et Moderne day sale brings together nearly 130 iconic paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from this thriving artistic period.

The auction includes works by Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Hans Arp, Camille Pissarro, and Henri Le Sidaner, among others. It also features a collage by Gino Severini typical of his Cubist period and a very fine India ink drawing by Matisse.

Christie's 20th Century Art Week In Paris: April 4th-7th

Chagall et la Musique Online Sale: March 27th – April 6th

Christie’s is also hosting an online sale from March 27th to April 6th featuring works formerly from Marc Chagall’s estate.

The Chagall et la Musique sale includes around a hundred artworks, providing collectors and enthusiasts with an exciting opportunity to discover Chagall’s unique artistic style.

Roland Petit & Zizi Jeanmaire – Part. II Online Sale: March 28th – April 7th

Following the success of its first sale, Un Patrimoine pour la danse, in the spring of 2022, the Roland Petit & Zizi Jeanmaire collection is making a final comeback.

The sale is an anthology of moving memorabilia documenting both the breathtaking careers of two legendary performers and choreographers and the amazing network of artistic collaborations and friendships forged with the greatest artists of their time.

The sale includes previously unseen mock-ups, set designs, drawings, and even some costumes by artists such as Keith Haring, Leonor Fini, Jean Cocteau, and Bernard Buffet.

Practical Info

Christie's 20th Century Art Week In Paris: April 4th-7th

The viewing for the Art Impressionniste et Moderne sale and the Roland Petit & Zizi Jeanmaire collection will take place from March 30th to April 7th at Christie’s Paris, located at 9, Avenue Matignon – 75008 Paris. The viewing will be open every day from 10am to 6pm, except for Sunday, which will be open from 2pm to 6pm.

The Chagall et la Musique online sale runs from March 27th to April 6th, and the Roland Petit & Zizi Jeanmaire – Part. II online sale runs from March 28th to April 7th.

Conclusion

Christie’s 20th Century Art Week in Paris promises to be a fantastic event, featuring some of the most exceptional artworks of the 20th century. With a variety of sales and online auctions, there is something for everyone, whether you are a seasoned collector or an enthusiastic newcomer.

This event is a unique opportunity to discover new and unseen works of art, created by some of the most iconic artists of the 20th century.

Christie’s has a long history of hosting successful auctions of 20th-century art and continues to be a key player in the Paris art market. Its sales have achieved record-breaking prices and attracted collectors and art enthusiasts from all over the world. The upcoming Art Impressionniste et Moderne evening sale, in particular, is set to be a highlight of the week, featuring some of the most exclusive and rarest artworks of the 20th century.

Images: Christie’s Images Limited 2023

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