A Collecting Odyssey: Property from the Mougins Museum of Classical Art
Event date Dec 2023 – Dec 2024
Event location 伦敦, 纽约 , 线上
This December, Christie’s presents the first instalment of A Collecting Odyssey: Property from the Mougins Museum of Classical Art, the private collection of Christian Levett, which will be offered across six sales from December 2023 to December 2024. The works of art, spanning antiquities to contemporary sculptures, have been the nucleus of the beloved Mougins Museum of Classical Art in the South of France since its foundation in 2011.
The first chapter of our auction odyssey begins with Ancient to Modern Art from the Mougins Museum of Classical Art, Part I, to be held as a live sale in London on 7 December. Mirroring Christian Levett’s collecting passion and the concept of the museum, Greek, Roman and Egyptian art will be juxtaposed alongside classically-inspired works from the Baroque period to the 21st century, by contemporary masters including Damien Hirst and Antony Gormley.
The second chapter, Arms and Armour from the Mougins Museum of Classical Art, Part I, takes place in New York on 30 January, 2024 and will showcase highlights from the Mougins Museum’s unparalleled collection of ancient arms and armour — the largest private collection of its kind in the world.
Join us at our headquarters in St James’s, London and at Rockefeller Center, New York and discover the continued inspiration of the classical world on artists across millennia.
I feel very fortunate that my globally renowned collection has given me and many others, via the Mougins Museum, so much pleasure; it is now time for these works to move into the next chapter of their respective ‘lives’. I am excited and proud to be providing collectors and museums with this unique opportunity to acquire world-class works to be enjoyed by themselves and public elsewhere, in their new settings.—Christian Levett, owner and founder of MACM
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Spanning art from antiquity to the 21st century, Classic Week returns this autumn with a series of live and online sales celebrating human creativity and expression.
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