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Happy birthday John James Audubon, creator of ‘The Birds of America’ – one of the world’s finest natural history documents and among the most spectacular colour-plate books ever produced.⠀
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This June, we’ll be offering a full-size, complete first-edition set of ‘The Birds of America’ in New York. Previously in the Duke of Portland’s family collection, proceeds from this sale will benefit the Knobloch Family Foundation and its mission to preserve plants, animals and natural habitats.⠀
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The folio will be on view in Los Angeles (26–28 April) and London (19–24 May) before going on display in New York in June.⠀
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John James Audubon (1785–1851), ‘The Birds of America’, 1827–38. Estimate: $8,000,000–12,000,000.⠀
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The Portland Audubon – 14 June at Christie’s New York.⠀
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#thebirdsofamerica #audubon #book #folio #naturalhistory #illustration #bird #birds

We challenged interior designer Frank de Biasi (@frankdebiasi) to decorate a room of our New York gallery with his favourite pieces from the Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection – here’s his creation.
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Explore more of the Rockefeller collection from 28 April to 7 May. Entry is free by reservation, visit our website to book.
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Discover more at @christiesrockefeller.
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#christiesrockefeller #frankdebiasi #interiordesign #interiordesigner #interior #interiors #decor #art #artwork

#LiveLikeARockefeller: The Rockefellers loved Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s ‘La Clownesse assise’ so much that the family came to acquire two different plates of the same print.
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‘Abby Rockefeller was the first in her family to own a copy of this print, which she later donated to MoMA,’ explains Lindsay Griffith, our Prints and Multiples specialist in New York. ‘16 years later, when her son Nelson was offered this version for sale, he could hardly refuse.’
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‘The print is the most celebrated image from the artist’s 1896 "Elles" portfolio – a collection of 12 prints, inspired by Japanese woodblock carving, that became the pillar of 19th-century lithography.’
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Explore more at @christiesrockefeller.
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#christiesrockefeller #art #artwork #artist #toulouselautrec #clown #print

‘Play-Doh’ by Jeff Koons (@jeffkoons) became an instant icon when it debuted at the Whitney Museum, New York, in 2014.⠀
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One of the largest and most complex works in his ‘Celebration’ series, ‘Play-Doh’ was created by assembling 27 perfectly interlocking sections of painted aluminium.⠀
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See this work at our New York galleries from 28 April – 5 May. Entry is free and open to all.⠀
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Jeff Koons (b. 1955), ‘Play-Doh’, 1994–2012. Polychromed aluminium. 124 x 152¼ x 137 in (315 x 386.7 x 348 cm). This work is one of five unique versions. Estimate on request. Artwork © Jeff Koons.⠀
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Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale – 17 May at Christie's New York.⠀
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#art #artwork #artist #koons #jeffkoons #contemporaryart #playdoh #sculpture

Happy birthday Willem de Kooning! 🎈
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A highlight of our upcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York, 'Untitled XVIII' evokes the North Atlantic light of the artist's East Hampton studio in Spring.
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'One day, I’d like to get all the colours in the world into one single painting,' the artist once said.
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Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), 'Untitled XVIII', 1976. Oil on canvas, 59 1/2 x 55 in. (151.1 x 139.7 cm.) Estimate: $8,000,000-12,000,000.
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Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale – 17 May at Christie's New York.
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#art #artist #artwork #dekooning #willemdekooning #painting #blue #contemporaryart #birthday #otd

Our Watches Online: Featuring Swiss Icons auction presents a range of modern and vintage timepieces from the biggest names in the world of watches ⌚ ⌚ ⌚
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Highlights include a Rolex, ‘Big Crown’ Submariner, ref. 6538, a Patek Philippe, Nautilus Travel Time chronograph, ref. 5990/1A and a Rolex, Double Red Sea-Dweller, ref. 1665.
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Rolex, 50th Anniversary Green Submariner, Ref. 16610 LV. Estimate: $8,000–12,000.
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Watches Online: Featuring Swiss Icons online auction, 24 April – 8 May.
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@christieswatches #watch #watches #rolex #rolexwatches #rolexpassion #watchcollector #horology #watchlover #watchaddict #watchnerd

#LiveLikeARockefeller: ‘The closer you get to the canvas, the more you feel like you’re inside it. The rest of the world vanishes,’ says Rebecca Wei (@rebecca_wei_wei), our President of Christie’s Asia, of the Rockefellers’ ‘Nymphéas en fleur’ by Claude Monet.⠀
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Every water lily in the painting is in full bloom. ‘For Asians, that’s an auspicious sign,’ she explains. ‘The Chinese have a saying that flowers in bloom bring good fortune. And the Chinese word for lily also suggests a peaceful or harmonious union.’⠀
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‘In one painting, you have good fortune, harmony, peace and water, meaning it has particularly positive associations for Asian viewers – it’s very good feng shui.’⠀
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Discover more at @christiesrockefeller.⠀
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#christiesrockefeller #art #artwork #artist #monet #claudemonet #waterlilies #impressionist #impressionism #painting

'These carpets were signs of wealth in the 16th and 17th centuries'.
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Our Islamic specialist Louise Broadhurst introduces three ‘Lotto’ rugs – highlights of our upcoming auction in London.
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Over 300 works of Islamic and Indian art are on display at our King Street galleries until 25 April; entry is free and open to all.
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Three 'Lotto' rugs. Probably Ushak, West Anatolia, late 16th century to first-half 17th century. Estimates start from £30,000.
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Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets – 26 April at Christie’s London.
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#art #artwork #rug #textile #textiles #pattern #islamicart #ushak

It’s the last days to come and see The Collector: Le Goût Français, our upcoming auction in Paris. Viewing will close on 25 April, at 2pm.
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Entry is free and open to all.
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A pair of Louis XVI ormolu four-light candelabra, last quarter 18th century. Height: 32 cm. (12 ½ in.); Diameter: 34 cm. (13 ½ in.). Estimate: €3,000–5,000.
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The Collector: Le Goût Français – 25 April at Christie’s Paris.
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@christiesparis #interiordesign #decorativeart #furniture #decoration #decor #candle #candelabra #ormolu

Karel Appel’s ‘Composition’, from 1954, was created three years after the disbandment of CoBrA – a revolutionary artistic movement that the artist co-founded in 1948.
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Drawing inspiration from folk art and children’s drawings, the work combines the visceral dynamism of the group’s early years with the liberated, expressionistic language developed in its wake.
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Karel Appel (1921–2006), ‘Composition’, 1954. Oil on canvas, 133 x 110cm. Estimate: €100,000–150,000.
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Post-War and Contemporary Art – 23 & 24 April at Christie’s Amsterdam.
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#art #artwork #artist #karelappel #painting #contemporaryart #amsterdam

Opening this Friday: join us in Berlin for a major public exhibition and a series of special events celebrating the very best of making and collecting art in Germany.
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Explore works by Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Dürer, Thomas Struth and more in our exhibition ‘Beauties and Beasts’, alongside a public programme of expert talks and guided tours, open to all.
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Martin Kippenberger, ‘Untitled (War Wicked)’, 1991–92.⠀
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Christie’s in Berlin, 27–29 April at Czech Embassy and Cultural Centre, Berlin.
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#berlin #germanart #art #artwork #artist #painting #arthistory #exhibition

#TakeMeAway – This brand new contemporary mansion boasts 85 feet of prime waterfront on Biscayne Bay with a dock suitable for large yachts.
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[ Via @christiesrealestate | Represented by @ewmrealty | @nelsongonzalezmiami ]
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#takemehere #luxurydefined #luxury #luxuryrealestate #miamibeach #florida #architecture #waterfront #interiordesign

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