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Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise.
Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's conducted the greatest auctions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and today remains a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 450 sales annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $80 million.
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Some works sold by Christie's

 Art & Language - The Studio In The Snow

Art & Language - The Studio In The Snow

Original 2009
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Lot number: 5
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Art & Language (Active since 1967) The studio in the Snow acrylic on printed photograph on panel 11 7/8 x 18 7/8in. (30.1 x 48cm.) Executed in 2009 Special Notice Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent. Provenance Private Collection, Europe. Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Morton Wayne Thiebaud - Hill Street

Morton Wayne Thiebaud - Hill Street

Original 1987
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Lot number: 2
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WAYNE THIEBAUD (B. 1920) Hill Street woodcut in colors, on Japon paper, 1987, signed and dated in pencil, numbered 'A.P. 4' (an artist's proof, the edition was 200), published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco, with their blindstamp Image: 30 x 20 ¼ in. (940 x 514 mm.) Sheet: 37 1/8 x 24 in. (943 x 610 mm.)
Peter Blake - Leslie Waddington With Portrait Of A Young Man By Hans Memling

Peter Blake - Leslie Waddington With Portrait Of A Young Man By Hans Memling

Original 1999
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Lot number: 1
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Sir Peter Blake, R.A. (b. 1932) Leslie Waddington with Portrait of a Young Man by Hans Memling signed, inscribed and dated ''Leslie Waddington with Portrait of a/Young man by Hans Memling'/Peter Blake - completed 1999.' (on the reverse) oil on canvas board 12 1/8 x 10 1/8 in. (35.7 x 30.8 cm.) Painted in 1995-1999
Robert Mapplethorpe - Untitled

Robert Mapplethorpe - Untitled

Original 1972
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Lot number: 100
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Robert Mapplethorpe (1946–1989) Untitled assemblage, 1972 Polaroid print with partial enamel paint overlay, enclosed in film case with metal hook and key, mounted on board signed and dated in pencil (on film case, recto) Polaroid print image: 3 1/2 x 3 in. (8.9 x 7.6 cm.) overall: 12 1/8 x 8 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. (30.8 x 22.5 x 4.5 cm.) London Mapplethorpe's constructions from the 1970s were intimate and candid investigations of the totemic, fetishistic, nostalgic and iconic attributes of various objects. This present work is in dialogue with the Surrealist assemblages of Man Ray and André Breton, whereby an erotic image was combined with a commonplace object to reveal a newly detected sense of the Marvelous. When Mapplethorpe gifted this work to Henry Geldzahler, curator of contemporary art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and an early supporter of Mapplethorpe’’’’’’’’s, he confided that the key was from his first room at the Chelsea Hotel. And yet, within this wonderful construction, the disparate elements collectively take on a new, mysterious and talismanic presence that surpasses their functional value. In discussing his assemblages, Frances Terpak and Michelle Brunnick note, 'This simplified two-step method, with geometric planes of color laid over commercial material, united the two antithetical styles of minimalism and pop art and marked a leap in Mapplethorpe's aesthetic evolution, demonstrating his innate sense for veiling, cropping, and using color. Dimensional and textural effects were accomplished through delicate layering of the negative space left by chicken wire, screens, and stenciled shapes, capturing the psychedelic and surrealist optical qualities of his earlier drawings' (Robert Mapplethorpe: The Archive, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, 2016, p 47). Assemblages by Mapplethorpe of this quality and provenance are exceedingly rare in the auction market. Never hung and kept in storage from the time it was made, this work retains its original quality and color, and unlike many other assemblages of this period, it is signed and dated by the artist.
Alfred Stieglitz - Rebecca's Ear

Alfred Stieglitz - Rebecca's Ear

Original 1922
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Lot number: 1
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Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) Rebecca's Ear, 1922 gelatin silver print, mounted on tissue inscribed, 'are you there? Beck ?!' in ink (mount, recto) image/sheet: 3 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (9.3 x 6.1 cm.) mount: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (21.7 x 14 cm.) London Rebecca 'Beck' Salsbury became close friends with Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe soon after she married Paul Strand in 1922. During the summer of that year, when Paul Strand was away on assignment, Stieglitz took experimental portraits and snapshots of Rebecca at Lake George, where both couples would go on to jointly spend many of their summers. This enigmatic image with Stieglitz's playful inscription appears to be a detail from a portrait of Rebecca entitled Rebecca Salsbury Strand, taken the same year (fig. 1, Sarah Greenough, Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs, Volume One 1886-1922, Abrams/National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2002, no. 743). Stieglitz wrote the following in a note to Rebecca Strand on November 1, 1922: I have some beautiful prints of you – & waxed – spotted – ready to be mounted. But they really need no mounting – no presentation. They just are. How you'll like them as 'Portraits' I don't know. As prints, as photographs, everyone will have to like them. They exist. So your work & kind willingness have not all been in vain. And I'm glad. And Paul will be glad too when he sees the results. They are entirely different from his things of you. Perhaps they will clarify some things. (The above letter, as published in: Sarah Greenough, Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs, Volume One 1886-1922, Abrams/National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2002, p. 447.)
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current week's auction

Place Date Artworks Works at Auction
London
October 4, 2016
44
New-york
October 4, 2016
27
New-york
October 5, 2016
158
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