After the announcements of closing South Kensington salesroom and the layoff of 250 employees, Christie’s finally got some good news. Its Los Angeles flagship gallery is going to open to the public, and the opening exhibition features masterpieces of post-war and contemporary art sale in May, which takes place in New York.
The new 5,400 square foot gallery is in Beverly Hills. Apart from space for exhibition, there are also VIP rooms for viewings and luxury sales, and rooftop courtyard for events and artwork presentation. The focuses of this gallery include post-war and contemporary art, impressionist and modern art, jewellery, watched & wristwatches.
According to Christie’s, there are quite a number of new customers in West Coast, the main purpose of setting up a new gallery is to exhibit lots from important sales around the world, make sure new customers can appreciate these lots with their own eyes. Some believe that IT magnates at West Coast are the target customers of Christie’s.
From April 20 to 28, the opening exhibition will open to the public. Highlights include “Three Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer” (estimate US$50m – 70m) by Francis Bacon, and “Big Campbell's Soup Can with Can Opener” (estimate on request) by Andy Warhol. These two masterpieces will be hammered at May 17 post-war and contemporary evening sale in New York.
Francis Bacon - "Three Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer"
Andy Warhol - "Big Campbell's Soup Can with Can Opener"
Date: 2017/4/20 - 2017/4/28
Venue: Christie's Los Angeles Flagship Gallery
Information of Christie's Los Angeles Flagship Gallery
10am - 6pm (Closed on Monday)
336 North Camden Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210