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American prints have become ‘so familiar’ that we’ve almost forgotten what they’re about, says Stephen Coppel, curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at the @thebritishmuseum.

With The American Dream: pop to the present, the Museum is attempting to put this context back into the art, and several prints featured in exhibition, including this Roy Lichtenstein, will be offered in our Prints & Multiples sale in London on March 29.

Read the full interview at christies.com/features

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), Sweet Dreams Baby!, From: 11 Pop Artists, Volume III. Estimate: £80,000-120,000.

Prints & Multiples – 29 March at Christie’s London, King Street.

#art #artist #print #lichtenstein #roylichtenstein #contemporaryart #americandream #popart #american #america

Happy Birthday Yayoi Kusama!

Field, 1989, is a highlight from our FIRST OPEN auction in Hong Kong tomorrow. Themes of repetition and obsession appear in all of Kusama's work, and here the concept is expressed in the collage-like use of her trademark patterns.

Yayoi Kusama (Japan, b.1929), Field, 1989. Estimate HK $1,200,000-1,800,000.

FIRST OPEN | Hong Kong – Tomorrow at Christie's Hong Kong.

#art #artist #japan #onthisday #birthday #hbd #yayoikusama #kusama #colour #contemporaryart #red

#AboutLastNight – FIRST OPEN | Hong Kong kicked off with a bang last night at our exclusive cocktail party, with @potatoheadhk providing the drinks and tunes! Swipe to see more images.

With a mix of contemporary Western and Asian art, our auction on 23 March has much to offer both experienced collectors and those looking to begin their collecting journey.

#art #artist #dj #cocktail #party #music #drink #exclusive #vip #contemporaryart #hongkong #arthk @potatoheadbali

Final #Handpicked highlights from our specialist @noah_postwar: ‘Sad to say that it’s the last day to view the wonderful works of #100xHandpicked artists selected by the #SaatchiGallery at Christie’s, Rockefeller Center!
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Shown here are #MatthewBrannon #RuthRoot #HumaBhabha and #KhalifKelly . Looking forward to an exciting sale tomorrow morning at 10am EST.’
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Matthew Brannon (b. 1971), Switching Positions, 2006. Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.
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Ruth Root (b. 1967), Untitled, 2004. Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

Huma Bhabha (b. 1962), International Monument, 2003. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000.

Khalif Kelly (b. 1980), Neighbourhood Haircut Contest, 2007. Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

Our Hong Kong Pavilion Sale features a selection of mythical animals drawn from Chinese history.

Luduan was a unicorn with the body of a lion and the paws of a bear, known as the guardian of enlightened rulers. During the Ming and Qing eras, incense burners, seals and statues by doorways were usually shaped as Luduan because of its auspicious associations.

A silver-inlaid bronze Luduan-form censer. Late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century. Estimate: HK $40,000-60,000.

The Pavilion Sale – 4 April 2017 at Christie’s Hong Kong.

#art #artist #mythical #animal #chinese #chineseart #lion #bear #ming #qing #censer #luduan

Cy Twombly’s masterpiece Leda and the Swan, 1962, will be a highlight of our May Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale.

This tour de force of painting has resided within a private collection for over 25 years and has not been seen publicly during this time. Never before seen at auction, Leda and the Swan is one of two large format masterpieces to emerge from this subject, with its sister painting of the same title among the most popular works on view at @themuseumofmodernart in New York.

Cy Twombly, Leda and the Swan, 1962. Estimate $35,000,000-55,000,000.

Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale – May 17 at Christie's New York, Rockefeller Center.

#art #artist #painting #twombly #cytwombly #masterpiece #contemporaryart #swan #ledaandtheswan #white #red #newyork #moma

🐓🐓 In the Year of the Rooster, this cloisonné enamel pair are featured in our online sale The Art of China – open for bidding from 21 to 29 March.

A large pair of cloisonné enamel models of cockerels, 20th century. Estimate: $4,000-6,000. Go to www.christies.com/onlineonly.

#art #rooster #cloisonne #enamel #china #chineseart #cockerel #ceramics #online

Ryan Mosley once worked for the @national_gallery in London — where he was disciplined for sketching the art.

We visited his studio to learn more about the artist's practice.

#art #artist #ryanmosely #painting #canvas #contemporaryart

Here's another #Handpicked highlight from our specialist @noah_postwar: 'Shown here is a detail from Storm Tharp’s Window, 2010, an enigmatic portrait of performance artist Ashby Lee Collinson executed in ink, gouache and colour pencil on paper.'
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'Beginning by pouring water across the paper support, the artist creates an emotive surface of pools of grey and black by dripping ink into the water as it dries. Tharp then builds his subject on and around the foundation of these swirling eddies, giving ghostly form and a striking yet elusive identity to his subject.'
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Window is a highlight of 100 Handpicked artists selected by the @saatchi_gallery. Our exhibition of the sale is open to the public now and bidding begins at 10.00 on Wednesday, March 22nd in New York.

Storm Tharp (b. 1970), Window, 2010. Estimate: $6,000-8,000.

#art #artist #stormtharp #window #portrait #performance #ghostly #identity #contemporaryart

‘A photograph brings me so much joy, they’re beautiful objects,’ says @eltonjohn, discussing a remarkable collection of 25 works by some of the world’s greatest photographers, to be offered at Christie’s in New York on 6 April 2017.

Proceeds from the sale of these works will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation @ejafdn, an international non-profit organisation founded by the celebrated recording artist 25 years ago with the mission of ending the AIDS epidemic.

#art #artist #photography #photograph #eltonjohn #davidfurnish #charity #charityauction

Spring is here! 🌼🌷💐 To mark the #SpringEquinox , here's some spring flowers from our upcoming Modern British & Irish Art auction.

Simon-Albert Bussy (1869-1954), Spring flowers in a glass vase. Estimate £1,500-2,500.

Modern British & Irish Art 23 March 2017, London, South Kensington.

#art #artist #painting #flowers #bouquet #spring #yellow #orange #britishart #modernart #beautiful #vase

In the 50th year anniversary of The Velvet Underground & Nico, we're offering a large collection of record covers designed by Andy Warhol, including this iconic piece.

Comprising 52 albums, from 1949-1982, the covers include rock and indie classics by the Rolling Stones, John Cale, The Smiths and Aretha Franklin, as well as rare Jazz and Classical commissions from Warhol’s time as a commercial illustrator in the 1950’s. Estimate £25,000-35,000.

Prints & Multiples – 29 March at Christie's London, King Street.

#art #artist #andywarhol #velvetunderground #contemporaryart #record #records #recordcover #rare #recordcollecting #vinyl #vinylcollection

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