Flavor of Christie: Post-War and Contemporary Art

The period from 1945-1970 is considered as post-World War II period and most memorable period of the 20th century as straddling activities from Abstract Expressionism in New York to Pop Art earned popularity in England and the U.S. As a custom, artistic creation by artists who prospered in the late 1940s, 1950s and 1960s are classically exhibited twice-yearly at Christie’s auction in London and New York.

An established name in the realm of Contemporary Art sales, Christie auction has been beating the record sales. Whilst earlier we have told you about handful of highlights of Post-War and Contemporary Art sale scheduled at Christie from 14-16 October viz. Jeff Koons blue diamond sculpture and also Francis Bacon’s “Study from the Human Body, Man Turning on the Light’, the list requires an updating.

Amongst the exhibited pieces at Christie’s, the 2000 artpiece “Fivold Eye” by Olafur Eliasson in London is estimated to fetch $190,000-$240,000.

Fivold Eye

Jeff Koons’s blue diamond sculpture is the star lot of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening on 13 November and is expected to generate $12mn.

Jeff Koons’s blue diamond sculptureFrench artist Jean-Michel Basquiet’s creation “The Thinker” is anticipated to fetch $4.1mn-$5mn as a part of post-war and contemporary art sale scheduled for 16 October.

The Thinker

Via Christie

Jeff Koons blue diamond

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