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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.

George Condo’s drawing ‘Young Girl in the Wild’ – generously donated by the artist and Skarstedt Gallery, New York – will be offered in our Post-War to Present auction to benefit Global Wildlife Conservation.⠀
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Proceeds from this initiative will go towards purchasing a cloud forest about three times the size of New York City, to form a new national park.⠀
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George Condo (b. 1957), ‘Young Girl in the Wild’, 2018. Wax crayon on paper, 30 ⅛ x 22 ¼ in. (76.5 x 56.5 cm.). Estimate: $60,000–80,000.⠀
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Post-War to Present – 27 September at Christie’s New York.⠀
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@global_wildlife_conservation #condo #georgecondo #portrait #drawing #exhibition #newyork #art #artwork #artist.

Explore Un/Breakable and the incredible history of modern and contemporary ceramics.⠀
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All works are on view at our London galleries from 28 September – 2 October, as part of our Frieze Week auctions. Entry is free and open to all.⠀
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Un/Breakable – 2 October at Christie’s London.⠀
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#contemporaryart #modernart #pottery #ceramic #ceramics #art #artist #exhibition #london #friezeartfair

Our first New York Post-War to Present auction is now on view! Visit our Rockefeller Center galleries until 27 September to browse cutting-edge contemporary art by emerging and established artists.⠀
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A highlight is this series of six ‘The Simpsons’-inspired works by graffiti artist KAWS. ‘I found it weird how infused a cartoon could become in people's lives,’ the artist once said. ‘And the impact it could have, compared to regular politics.’⠀
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KAWS (b. 1974), ‘KIMPSONS’, 2005. Acrylic on canvas, in six parts. Each 12 x 12 x 1 ½ in. (30.5 x 30.5 x 3.8 cm.) each. Estimate: $150,000–200,000.⠀
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Post-War to Present – 27 September at Christie’s New York.⠀
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#kaws #kimpsons #thesimpsons #cartoon #popart #graffitiart #painting #contemporaryart

Style legend Iris Apfel (@iris.apfel) collects an amazing array of couture creations. #MyCollection
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‘I buy all my clothes to wear, not as exhibits in a collection. I love putting things together, and I think that dressing should be fun. The world is so grey and sad and dull that we have to perk things up.’⠀
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‘When I was young, I would buy empty glasses frames for fun because I thought: what a lovely fashion accessory! Eventually, when I needed glasses, I went back to the box and chose the largest pair. If you are going to wear glasses you might as well wear big ones.’⠀
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What do you collect? Let us know in the comments, or tag us in a picture using #collectingwithchristies.⠀
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📷 by @jamesmollison. Creative direction by @b.a.m.stagram. Production by @carlyrgray.⠀
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#irisapfel #fashion #couture #accessories #style #collecting #collection

On view in New York – Rooms as Portraits: Michael S. Smith presents pieces from three interiors decorated by the visionary designer, reflecting his curatorial knowledge and signature style.
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Browse the auction at our New York gallery until 25 September, alongside exquisite hand-painted wallpaper by de Gournay. Entry is free and open to all.
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Rooms as Portraits: Michael S. Smith A Tale of Two Cities, New York & Los Angeles – 26 September at Christie’s New York.
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@christiesinteriors @michaelsmithinc @degournay #interior #interiors #interiordesign #decor #newyork

Exhibition now open: photographs from the collection of Diann and Thomas Mann are on view in San Francisco until 22 September. Entry is free.⠀
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Considered one of the most significant collections of American photography in private hands, highlights include rare and iconic works by Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, Paul Strand, Alfred Stieglitz and many more.⠀
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Dorothea Lange (1895–1965), ‘Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936’, printed before 1960. Estimate: $100,000–200,000.⠀
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An American Journey: The Diann G. and Thomas A. Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks – 4 & 5 October at Christie's New York.⠀
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#photography #photograph #photographs #dorothealange #migrantmother #portrait #art #artwork #artist

Gino Severini’s ‘Danse de l’Ours’ takes its name from the Grizzly Bear Dance, an American import that sparked a frenzy in Parisian nightclubs.
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When Severini moved to Paris in the first decade of the 20th century, he was dazzled by the energy of the buzzing metropolis. His art, likewise, captured the heady 'joie de vivre' that he experienced in the French capital.
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Gino Severini (1883–1966), ‘Danse de l’Ours’, 1913–14. Oil on paper laid down on canvas, 14 ⅜ x 10 ⅝ in. (36.5 x 27cm.). Estimate: £500,000–800,000.
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Thinking Italian – 4 October at Christie’s London.
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#ginoseverini #severini #modernart #futurism #italianart #art #artwork #artist

‘Not only does “Personnage des Légendes” represent an important shift in Jean Dubuffet’s style, but it also highlights the close friendship between the artist and curator Peter Selz’ – our specialist Alma Davidsohn reveals the story behind this artwork, offered in London in October.⠀
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This painting was a gift from Dubuffet to Selz following the artist’s first major New York retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, which Selz put together.⠀
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‘Selz loved Dubuffet’s approach to art, and Dubuffet appreciated the curator's connoisseurship,’ explains Davidsohn. The work has hung on the walls of the curator’s home ever since.⠀
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Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985), ‘Personnage des Légendes (Legendary Character)’, 1962. Gouache on paper, 19 ⅝ x 13 ¼ in (50 x 33.5 cm). Estimate: £250,000–350,000.⠀
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Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction – 5 October at Christie’s London.⠀
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#art #artwork #artist #jeandubuffet #painting #contemporaryart

Poet, painter, calligrapher, proto-Renaissance man – Su Shi had a brilliant and staggeringly varied career. Art critic Alastair Sooke and our specialist Sophia Zhou look at the life and times of this giant of Chinese culture.⠀
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At the age of 19, Su Shi was marked out as a rising star in the civil service. But in his 30s, he fell foul to political favouritism and was demoted from his high-ranking position, even spending a year in jail. ⠀
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'Wood and Rock' was a metaphor for surviving difficult situations, such as the one Su Shi found himself in, but still being able to grow tall.⠀
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Su Shi (1037–1101), ‘Wood and Rock’. Handscroll, ink on paper. Overall with mounting: 27.2 x 543 cm (10 ¾ x 213 ¾ in). Estimate on request.⠀
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Hong Kong Autumn Auctions, 23–28 November.⠀
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@christiesasia #sushi #sudongpo #chineseart #chinese #asianart #scroll #antique #art #artwork #artist

A kaleidoscopic of psychedelic colours, Thomas Ruff’s ‘Substrat 30 III’ is an example of his ‘Substratum’ series and demonstrates his experiments with photography in the digital age.⠀
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For the series, Ruff surfed the internet to extract images from Japanese manga and anime, transforming them into unrecognisable technicolour fields, before printing the work on photographic paper using conventional methods.⠀
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Thomas Ruff (b. 1958), ‘Substrat 30 III’, 2007. Edition: 2/3. Chromogenic print in artist’s frame, 219 × 185 cm. (86 ¼ × 72 ⅞ in.) framed. Estimate: CNY260,000–300,000.⠀
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20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale) – 21 September at Christie’s Shanghai.⠀
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#art #artwork #artist #thomasruff #photography #digitalart #contemporaryart #shanghai

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Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010), ‘Untitled (I love you)’, 2007. Etching, numbered 131/175. Estimate: £3,000–5,000. This artwork was gifted by the artist to the present owner.
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Contemporary Edition online auction, 14–26 September.
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#art #artwork #artist #louisebourgeois #print #love #iloveyou

This Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5711/1A is arguably of one the most desirable modern watches in the world ⌚ ⌚ ⌚
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One of over 200 timepieces offered in our Watches Online auction, the 5711/1A features a three-part case construction with a sapphire display back, centre seconds and a double-folding clasp.
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Bidding for our auction closes on 20 September.
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Watches Online: Falling for Time online auction, 6–20 September.
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@christieswatches #patekphilippe #watch #watches #watchlover #timepiece #wristshot

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