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    20th/21st Century live streamed sales at Christie’s

    Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021
    Keith Haring, Untitled (1984) (£3,900,000-4,500,000) CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2021. UPDATE: THIS MADE £4,702,500

    Keith Haring’s Untitled (1984), a painting seen to have anticipated the digital era as one of the first depictions of a home computer, will be offered at Christie’s in London with the option to pay the final purchase price, including buyer’s premium, in cryptocurrency. It comes up as part of the 20th/21st century London to Paris evening sale series on June 30. Now online for browsing, the sale is anchored around the cities of London and Paris. The livestreamed auction will incorporate the salerooms in Hong Kong and New York. There are iconic artworks by artists who defined various diverse and influential movements including Picasso, Basquiat, Haring, Banksy, Kirchner, Kandinsky, Richter, Giacometti, Noguchi, Lynn Chadwick, Magritte, Elizabeth Peyton, Yayoi Kusama, Bridget Riley, Dubuffet, Soulages, de Stael, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni.

    Christie’s London to Paris live streamed evening sale series will be largely conducted by three leading female auctioneers: Camille de Foresta, Cécile Verdier and in her evening sale debut, Veronica Scarpati.

    Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin (2009) (£1,200,000-1,800,000),CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2021. UPDATE: This sold for £2,662,500

    MAKING COLLECTING CONTEMPORARY ART EASY

    Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

    In a bid to make collecting contemporary art easier on all pockets Christie’s in New York has launched its most accessible sale yet. Christie’s 100 is an online-only sale of nearly 100 lots, many with starting bids of $100. Assembled by the New York Post-War and Contemporary Art department it includes works by both emerging and established artists. Collectible works by Yayoi Kusama, KAWS and Robert Indiana are offered alongside photographs by Ryan McGinley and Vera Lutter and works on paper by Yves Tinguely, Barnaby Furnas and Richard Pettibone. Bidding is from January 28 – February 5.

    LEFT: Leo Gabin, Mother’s Day Rumble, 2013 ($4,000 – 6,000 RIGHT: Ryan McGinley, Untitled (Morrissey 15) 2006 ($2,000-3,000

    ONLY 13 OF TOP 100 SELLING ARTISTS WERE WOMEN

    Monday, May 28th, 2018

    Yayoi Kusama, White No.28 (1960)

    Only 13 of the top 100 artists whose works fetched the highest amounts at auction in 2017  were women.  The top female artist was Japan’s Yayoi Kusama, whose works sold for $65.6m (£48.9m) – putting her 13th overall, according to figures from MutualArt. The 13 women in the top 100 accounted for sales of $263m – 7.4% of the overall total of $3.5 billion.

    Leonardo da Vinci was top of the 2017 auction rankings.  His Salvator Mundi made a staggering $450 million last November. Next was  Jean Michel Basquiat – whose works fetched $338 million  in 2017 – then Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly and Roy Lichtenstein.

    At the age of 89, Kusama is the only living woman in the top 50. After her, the top-selling women were Louise Bourgeois, Joan Mitchell and Agnes Martin – who, like Kusama, made their names in 1950s New York.

    Kusama is famed for paintings and sculptural installations that build seemingly endless patterns of polka dots. The Japanese artist was an influence on Pop Art in the 1950s and 60s and, in monetary terms, is far ahead of any other female artist.