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Christie's  Art, inspiration and news from the world’s leading auction house. Ten salerooms around the world. Entry is free and open to all.

#TakeMeAway – We're dreaming of escaping the winter cold to the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. This magnificent 210-acre estate includes several historic residences, luxurious amenities, a Chianti vineyard and an olive grove.⠀
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[ Via @christiesrealestate | Represented by @romolini_christies ]⠀
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#takemehere #luxury #luxuryrealestate #arezzo #italy #architecture #vineyard #tuscany #travel

This is one of photographer Herbert George Ponting's greatest images from Robert Falcon Scott's 'Terra Nova Expedition', a British expedition to Antarctica which took place between 1910 and 1913.⠀
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The view looks across the McMurdo Sound from Cape Evans with the Barne Glacier in the distance.⠀
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Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935), 'The Freezing of the Sea'. 29 x 23in. (73.7 x 58.5cm.) Estimate: £4,000–6,000.⠀
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Topographical Pictures with Australian Art – 14 December at Christie’s London.⠀
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#art #photography #photograph #topographical #herbertgeorgeponting #terranova #antartica #sea #glacier

Discover a life lived well with An Adventurous Spirit, a carefully curated collection of paintings, furniture and works of art. Our specialist Charles Cator reveals more.⠀
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Browse the collection at our London gallery: viewing is now open and runs to 12 December. Entry is free and open to all.⠀
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An Adventurous Spirit: An Important Private Collection to be Sold to Benefit a Charitable Foundation – 13 December at Christie’s London.⠀
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@christiesinteriors #video #london #interior #interiors #interiordesign #collection #collector #art #artwork

Last chance to bid! Our Watches Online: Winter Holiday Sale closes on 10 December.⠀
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Featuring a range of ladies and gentlemen’s styles, highlights include this Patek Philippe ref. 2526 in 18K gold.⠀
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Patek Philippe, 18K 'Serpico y Laino', Ref. 2526. Estimate: $30,000–50,000.⠀
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Christie's Watches Online: Winter Holiday Sale online auction, 27 November – 10 December.⠀
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@christieswatches #watch #watches #patekphilippe #rarewatch #goldwatch #watchlover

On view in New York: ‘American Landscape’ is a perfect example of Allan d’Arcangelo’s surreal and simple paintings.⠀
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‘It reads as both a work of Pop and Minimalism, reducing the horizon over a highway to planes and curves of flat colour,’ says Noah Davis, specialist and Head of Sale (@noah_postwar).⠀
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‘The stark contrast of the baby blue sky and the black tree line recalls Magritte’s famous “Empire of Light” series.’⠀
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See this painting at our Rockefeller Center galleries, on view until 13 November. Entry is free.⠀
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Allan d'Arcangelo (1930–1998), ‘American Landscape’, 1967. Acrylic on canvas, 56 x 66 in. (142.2 x 167.6 cm.). Estimate: $60,000–80,000.⠀
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Property from the Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson Online auction, 6–13 December⠀
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#art #artwork #artist #allandarcangelo #contemporyart #landscape

Hello from our Handbags & Accessories auction in London! 👋 👋 👋⠀
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Our sale preview is open until 12 December, entry is free.⠀
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A highlight, the Hermès Quelle Idole – or Kelly Doll – immediately took the handbag world by storm when it was released in 2000. This 2017 Custom Quelle Idole is an extremely rare iteration.⠀
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A rare, custom matte gris perle alligator & taupe swift leather Quelle Idole with palladium hardware. Hermès, 2017. Estimate: £35,000–40,000.⠀
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Handbags & Accessories – 12 December at Christie’s London.⠀
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@christieshandbags #handbag #handbags #quelleidole #fashion #style #handbaglover #animation

These two works are by Niue-born, New Zealand artist John Puhiatau Pule. ⠀
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Created during his Römerapotheke Art Residency in Basel, Switzerland in 2005, they draw on the Christian Protestant iconography of the city, with particular reference to the pink sandstone of Basel Minster.⠀
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John Puhiatau Pule (b.1962), ‘Untitled (Basel, 2005)’, 47 ¼ x 39 3/8 in. (120 x 100cm.) Estimate: £6,000–8,000 (each).⠀
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Topographical Pictures with Australian Art – 14 December at Christie’s London.⠀
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#art #artist #artwork #johnpuhiataupule #basel #pink #newzealand #topographical

A highlight of our First Open Online auction, Trudy Benson painted ‘Censor’ in 2011, when she was just 25 years old.⠀
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‘"Censor" is a monumental work,’ says Head of Sale Noah Davis (@noah_postwar) ‘Its composition a tangled grid of drips, gradients and impasto.’⠀
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‘Benson’s paintings re-engage the rich tradition of abstraction, infusing it with flourishes of digital aesthetic while remaining resolutely analogue.’⠀
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Trudy Benson (b. 1985), ‘Censor’, 2011. Oil, acrylic and enamel on canvas, 85 x 100 in. (215.9 x 254 cm.). Estimate: $10,000–15,000.⠀
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First Open Online: Post-War and Contemporary Art online auction, 6–12 December.⠀
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#art #artwork #artist #trudybenson #contemporyart #womanartist #womeninart

Join us for festive crafts, pop-up stalls and free gingerbread biscuits at our last Late in London in 2018 – in partnership with THE OUTNET. #ChristiesLates
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From art exhibitions to book launches, artisan workshops to holiday shopping, visit our King Street galleries for a festive winter bazaar. Entry is free and we hope to see you there!⠀
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Christie’s Lates: The Winter Bazaar. Monday 10 December, 6pm – 8:30pm at Christie’s London.⠀
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@theoutnet @nataliamiyar @pierremarcolini #art #exhibition #gallery #auctionhouse #lates #christmas

Viewing is now open for our Interiors auction in New York!⠀
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Visit us before 11 December to explore fine art, furniture, silverware and more, or be inspired by the vignettes created by our guest curator Eddie Ross, the esteemed co-founder and chief content creator of Maximalist Studios.⠀
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On 10 December, Eddie will be talking about his styling tips and inspirations at Christie’s Lates: Holiday Bazaar, alongside an evening viewing of our auctions, activities and more.⠀
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Interiors – 11 December at Christie’s New York.⠀
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@christiesinteriors @eddieross @maximaliststudios #christieslates #moreismore #interior #interiors #interiordesign #interiordecorator #maximalist #newyork #gallery #auction

Step back in time with George Hyde Pownall’s atmospheric paintings of Victorian London.⠀
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These two works, depicting Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, are offered as a pair in our Classic Week auctions. See them on view at our King Street galleries from 8–11 December.⠀
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George Hyde Pownall (1876–1932), 'Piccadilly Circus; and The Empire, Leicester Square'. 6 x 9 ⅛ in. (15.3 x 23.2 cm.) Estimate: £5,000–8,000.⠀
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British Art: Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art – 11 December at Christie's London.⠀
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#art #artist #artwork #london #painting #piccadillycircus #victorian #victorianlondon

This is an extremely rare 19th-century example of the Chinese ‘Blue Map’ of the world.⠀
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The map shows China at the height of the Qing empire, celebrating the ‘unified status of all Chinese borders'.⠀
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'The glorious deep blue and green colours deliberately reference Chinese antique culture', says Eugenio Donadoni, our Books and Manuscripts specialist in London (@eugeniodonadoni).⠀
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'The map recalls painting styles that were popular at the imperial court of the Tang dynasty (618-907).'⠀
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Qianren Huang (1694-1771). 'Complete Geographical Map of the Great Qing Dynasty', Jiaqing period (1760-1820) perhaps c.1811. 132 x 234 cm. Estimate: £50,000–80,000.⠀
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Valuable Books and Manuscripts – 12 December at Christie's London.⠀
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#art #map #china #chinese #bluemap #blue #qing #qingdynasty #cartography

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