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Two great cities. Six unmissable auctions.

22 & 23 October

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This October, Christie’s London and Christie’s Paris join forces to present20th Century: London to Paris, a new sale series celebrating the best in Impressionist, modern, post-war and contemporary art and design. Coinciding with , our auctioneers will be taking bids in Christie’s London and Paris salerooms in consecutive sessions on 22 October – uniting these two great centres of art during one of the biggest weeks in the art world calendar. The series concludes with day sales in both cities on 23 October.

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Highlights

  • Francis Bacon (1909–1992)

    Study from the Human Body
    oil, pastel and aerosol paint on canvas
    78 x 58 ¼ in. (198 x 147.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1991
    Estimate
    £4,500,000–6,500,000
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, London, 22 October

    Property from a European Private Collection

  • Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997)

    Pitcher Triptych
    oil and magna on canvas, in three parts
    each: 30 x 24in. (76 x 61cm.)
    Executed in 1972
    Estimate
    £1,600,000 - £2,500,000
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, London, 22 October

  • Zao Wou-Ki (1920–2013)

    31.07.68
    oil on canvas
    28 ¾x 36 ¼ in. (73 x 92 cm.)
    Painted in 1968
    Estimate
    £1,100,000 - £1,500,000
    Related sale
    Paris Avant-garde, Paris, 22 October

  • Pino Pascali (1935–1968)

    Contraerea [Anti-Aircraft]
    iron, aluminum and plastic
    67 x 51 ⅛ x 37 ½ in. (170 x 130 x 95 cm.)
    Executed in 1965
    Estimate
    £2,500,000 - £3,500,000
    Related sale
    Thinking Italian Art and Design, London, 22 October

  • Lucio Fontana (1899–1968)

    [Concetto Spaziale, forma]
    Painted iron
    42 ⅛ x 24 x 30 in. (107 x 62.8 x 77.6 cm.)
    Executed in 1957
    Estimate
    £2,500,000 - £3,500,000
    Related sale
    Thinking Italian Art and Design, London, 22 October

  • Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    Nature morte aux tomates
    oil on panel
    36 ¼ x 29 in.
    Painted in Juan-les-Pins in summer 1920
    Estimate
    £900,000 – £1,300,000
    Related sale
    Paris Avant-garde, Paris, 22 October

  • Peter Doig (b. 1959)

    Boiler House
    oil on canvas
    78 ¾ x 108 ⅛ in. (200 x 275cm.)
    Painted in 1993
    Estimate
    Estimate on request
    Related sale
    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, London, 22 October


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