Christie’s 20th Century Week
20th Century Week brings together a breathtaking array of Impressionist and modern art across six auctions in London this June, ranging from masterpieces by Monet and Malevich and monumental British sculpture to works on paper and Picasso ceramics.
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale is headlined by Picasso’s rarely exhibited Femme dans un fauteuil, an arresting portrait from 1942 of his great muse of the period, Dora Maar, alongside Monet’s Le Gare Saint-Lazare, vue extérieure, one of 12 paintings from the artist’s seminal series depicting the bustling life of the Parisian station. Other highlights range from an important Malevich landscape to vibrant studies by Chagall, Matisse, and Miró. The Evening Sale is complemented by captivating works in the Day Sale by Klee, Matisse, Ernst, and Serusier, amongst others.
The exceptional sculpture on offer in the Modern British Art Evening Sale will be showcased in our annual Sculpture in the Square exhibition, featuring works by Barry Flanagan, William Turnbull, Elisabeth Frink and more. Alongside this, the Evening and Day auctions will offer superb paintings by the likes of Edward Burra, C.R.W. Nevinson, Pauline Boty, Frank Auerbach, Ben Nicholson, David Hockney and L.S. Lowry.