Christie’s and Phillips have announced new, consolidated dates for their biggest May sales after revealing
earlier this week that the majority of their spring auctions would be postponed. Christie’s will combine its London and New York auctions of Impressionist and modern and post-war and contemporary art into a consolidated 20th Century Week, which will take place at the firm’s New York location from June 23rd to 26th. Phillips similarly combined its New York and London 20th Century and Contemporary Art sales into one week of auctions, scheduled for the week of June 22nd at its New York complex.
Christie’s has also pushed back its New York Classic Week and Geneva Luxury week sales to take place the weeks of June 8th and June 29th, respectively, and Phillips postponed its other London auctions to early June. Both firms’ Hong Kong spring sales will take place as originally planned, from late May to early June, as will Christie's London Classic Week, scheduled for July 6th to 17th.
Sotheby’s, meanwhile, has rescheduled some of its April auctions
but has yet to reveal whether or not it will proceed with its major sales of Impressionist and modern and post-war and contemporary art in mid-May.