TABLEAU: Christie’s, beginning today, will meld elements of its art and jewelry departments into the first online sale of its kind. Its “Art as Jewelry” auction features wearable works by the likes of Alexander Calder and Man Ray.
The auction house had previously sold artist jewelry in online and live auctions for its postwar contemporary and impressionist departments, but had never before given the category a stand-alone occasion.
Lots are estimated to individually fetch between $1,000 and $80,000. The sale runs on Christie’s web site through May 18.
The sale is a subset of Christie’s New York’s first-ever “20th Century Season.”