Christie’s has announced the launching of a unique auction event.
Today, the art industry is actively using modern technology: virtual exhibitions, fairs, and online auctions are held worldwide. Christie’s announced the launching of a new and unique auction that will be the first of its kind. The auction will be on July 10, 2020.
Hong Kong, Paris, London, and New York will take part in the relay-style auction: bidding will be broadcast in real-time, and each city will participate one by one. The organizers of the event ‘ONE: A Global Sale of the 20th Century’ believe that this format will help to create a convenient and inclusive platform for bidders around the world.
Those who will attend the Hong Kong session will have the chance to become owners of Zao Wou-Ki’s work, 21.10.63. The artwork was painted by the artist during his Hurricane Period. It was a period when Zao Wou-Ki achieved virtuosity in his performance.
At the New York session, the artwork Nude with Joyous Painting by Roy Lichtenstein will have its auction debut. The artist continued working on this series up until his death.
The bidders will be able to attend the auction, both personally and through the Christie’s Live online service. The bidding will begin in Hong Kong at 20:00 local time. There also will be a pre-sale public exhibition in each city before the auction.