• Event date 23 February — 9 March 2023
  • Event location London & Online
Christie’s 20th/21st Century Art auction series returns to London. The first major sale season of 2023 will be held from 23 February to 9 March, bringing four live auctions and an online-only sale. Highlighting the 20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale on 28 February are two examples of Lucian Freud’s rare explorations of landscape—both formerly part of the renowned collection of Simon Sainsbury. Unseen in public since 1974, Scillonian Beachscape is an early painting by the artist and one of a handful of works inspired by a formative visit to the Isles of Scilly. This will be presented alongside Garden from the Window, which will make its auction debut on the same evening.

This season’s exciting line-up also includes the 22nd edition of The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale on 28 February, the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale on 1 March, the Impressionist and Modern Art Day and Works on Paper Sale on 3 March, and our online sale of First Open, which will be open for bidding from 23 February to 9 March.

Further highlights will be announced in the coming weeks. Should you wish find more about the auctions, or simply discuss the market, our specialists are here to assist.

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Christie's New York

New York

Christie’s New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

28 January 10am-5pm
29 January, 1pm–5pm
30 January, 10am–5pm
31 January, 10am–5pm

Christie's Logo


Andreas Murkudis
Potsdamer Strasse 96

7 February, 10am–4pm
8 February, 10am–4pm

Christie's Paris


Christie’s Paris
9, avenue Matignon
75008 Paris

7 February, 10am–6pm
8 February, 10am–6pm
9 February, 10am–6pm
10 February, 10am–6pm


Hong Kong

Christie’s Hong Kong
22nd Floor, Alexandra House
18 Chater Road Central
Hong Kong

8 February, 10:30am–5:30pm
9 February, 10:30am–5:30pm
10 February, 10:30am–5:30pm

Christie's Taipei


Christie’s Taipei
13F Suite 1302, No 207 Section 2
Dunhua South Road
Taipei 10602

15 February, 11am–5pm
16 February, 11am–5pm

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Lucien Freud © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images 2023
Lucien Freud © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images 2023
Dorothea Tanning: © Dorothea Tanning, DACS 2022
Alberto Giacometti: © Succession Alberto Giacometti / DACS 2022
René Magritte © René Magritte, DACS 2023