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Paintings of Jackson Pollock and Roy Lichtenstein at Christie’s

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) Number 19, 1948 Oil and enamel on paper laid down on canvas

On 15 May 2013, Christie’s will offer two masterpieces, Roy Lichtenstein’s Woman with Flowered Hat and Jackson Pollock’s masterwork Number 19, at the Evening Sale of Post-War & Contemporary Art. Jackson Pollock’s Number 19, 1948 (estimate: $25,000,000-$35,000,000), was created during the artist’s most important period, 1947-1950. Using silver, black, and white, accented by vibrant notes of red […]

Giant Elephant Bird Egg at Christie’s

Massive fossilized elephant bird egg up for auction in London

The elephant birds, which were giant ratites native to Madagascar, have been extinct since at least the 17th century and the reasons for and timings of their extinctions remain unclear. And, now, a giant egg from this bird goes under the hammer at Christie’s in London during a Travel and Science sale on April 24. […]

Andy Warhol And Christie’s Achieved $2.3 milion At Online Auction

Andy Warhol's I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever

Christie’s first ever online only sale of Andy Warhol works that ended last Wednesday was a double success. It raised twice as much money as expected, demonstrating that online auctions which Christie’s had mostly used to sell items such as wine and jewelry can be used to sell fine art. Some items were even set […]

Christie’s London Contemporary Prints Sale Led by Munch’s Aquatint

Paul Gauguin's Le Porteur de Féï

Munch’s rare and important colour aquatint will be the highlight of Christie’s upcoming Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints Sale. Among 176 lots with estimates ranging from £3,000 to £700,000 Young Woman on the Beach by Edvard Munch from 1896, estimated at £500,000 – 700,000 ($756,300 – 1,059,000), will certainly attract a lot of attention at […]

Christie’s Nets $127.7 Million at London Evening Auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art Sale

Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction

World’s largest art business and a fine arts auction house, Christie’s continues with very, very successful sales. With sales for the first half of 2012, some $3.5 billion, representing the highest total for a corresponding period in company and art market history, Christie’s boasts the result from its London evening auction of Post-War & Contemporary […]

Historic Belle Vue House in London’s Chelsea on Sale by Christie’s

Belle Vue House in Chelsea, London

In the heart of London’s Chelsea, you’ll find historic Belle Vue House, that played host to many nobles. Built in 1777 on the original grounds of Beaufort House, the London home of the Duke of Beaufort, this mansion with rich history has been now listed for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate. Some of the […]

Albrecht Dürer Collection to Appear at Christie’s Auction for Many Years

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Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), a German painter, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist, whose prints established his reputation across Europe when he was still in his twenties, has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance ever since. His vast body of work includes altarpieces and religious works, numerous portraits and self-portraits, and copper engravings. […]