That Monday night sale at Christie’s with Picasso’s Femmes D’Alger will also have a Jean Dubuffet once owned by lawyer Mort Janklow, who collected Dubuffet in depth, and Steven Cohen that could set a new record for the artist.
Christie’s has once again shifted the chessboard by moving their Impressionist and Modern Evening sale to the same week as Post-War and Contemporary making an art giga-week that will overshadow Phillips and shift attention away from Sotheby’s. The new schedule brings all of the marquee May sales into the week after the Venice Biennale opens. Perhaps most importantly, though less flashy is the splitting of the PWC day sales into two different day sessions which allow for more “middle market” works where there has been more bidding and greater competition.
Monday, May 11: “Looking Forward to the Past” Evening Sale at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12: Post War and Contemporary Day Sale at 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 13: Post War and Contemporary Evening Sale at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 14: Post War and Contemporary Day Sale at 9:00 a.m.
Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, May 15: Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper Sale at 10:00 a.m.
Impressionist and Modern Day Sale at 2:00 p.m.
E-Commerce Sales: Picasso Ceramics on May 5 – May 19
Post War and Contemporary on May 8 – May 19
All of the works featured in the auction sales will be on view to the public from May 2 through May 11.