World-renowned for live and online auctions, private sales, art appraisal, international real estate and education programs, Christie’s expertise graces Aspen's art scene once again.
Established in 1766 and expanding globally since, Christie’s world-renowned expertise and business has enhanced the art world for decades. Making its mark throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia, Christie’s holds locations in 46 countries globally, adding a new, seasonal pop-up in Aspen from now until September. “For decades, Christie’s has built a strong presence in Aspen, developing lasting relationships with the local arts community,” tells Christie’s deputy chairman Capera Ryan. “It is a thrill to re-engage with our incredible partners, including Anderson Ranch, as we look toward summer 2022.”
Through various exhibitions, galleries, programs and philanthropic events, Christie’s continues to reach the art world through education and innovation. Buying and selling art can be complicated, which is why Christie’s Private Sales team offers one-on-one guidance for clients. Work together with specialists at your own pace for superb and seamless service during the sales process—you may even get an exclusive sneak-peek at jewelry and watches not found on the auction calendar.
Shara Hughes (b. 1981), Split Ends
Mimicking the ambience of Aspen, Christie’s pop-up features an exquisite interior and exterior, including a state-of-the-art gallery with sun-filled rooms, polished cement floors indoors, a gorgeous sculpture garden and iconic views of the Rockies. “We are delighted that the space we designed in 2017 in Aspen for Marianne Boesky’s gallery will continue to be used as a place to see modern and contemporary art,” shares principal of Selldorf Architects Annabelle Selldorf. “In renovating and expanding the original cabin that dated from 1886, we wanted to create a place that would be welcoming to all members of the vibrant Aspen community with windows onto the street and abundant daylight and views.”
Javier Calleja (b. 1971), Redhead, 2014
Christie’s summer schedule is complete with an array of exhibitions and programs. Step into the gallery to see works from numerous established artists such as Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Yayoi Kusama, Lynne Drexler and more. Also this summer, Christie’s is excited to continue its partnership with the local arts organization Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Working to enrich lives through art, inspiration and communication, Anderson Ranch has enhanced the Colorado art world for over half a century. CEO and president Peter Waanders shares, “Anderson Ranch Arts Center is able to flourish as a place for contemporary art making and dialog because of the generous support from partners such as Christie's. For many years, Christie's has participated in the Ranch's premier fundraising efforts that lead to the advancement of high caliber workshops, artist residencies, visiting artist projects, exhibitions, scholarship programs and community outreach.We look forward to growing our relationship with Christie's and are thrilled to be partnering again to support this summer's Recognition Week fundraising efforts.” As a Corporate Sponsor for Anderson Ranch’s 2022 Recognition Week, Christie’s supports the center’s commitment to ensuring an inclusive community by strengthening awareness and understanding of equity and diversity through research, partnerships with cultural and LGBTQ+ organizations, and educational programs for faculty, staff and board members. To top it all off, the Aspen Music Festival will perform every Thursday night from 4:30-6pm. (Talk about state-of-the-arts!)
Ernie Barnes, The Gospel Truth, 1985 from Ernie Barnes: Body and Soul, on view at Christie’s Aspen now through September 10.
Remaining an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s continues to redefine the business of art through technology and sustainable practices. Breaking records, the company sold the world’s first-ever NFT for a digital work of art at a major auction in March, 2021. Further expanding its technological realms, Christie’s incorporates visual reality to create experiences integrated with augmented reality, global live streaming, buy-now channels and hybrid sales formats, as well as hologram technology to tour life-size 3D objects around the world. The company recently announced its goal to achieve sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030. As a global business, Christie’s uses its power and platforms in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and create positive change in the real-world. 100 South Spring Street, Viewing: 16 June – September 2022, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 5pm, Free admission
Photography by: Photos By Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022