Since its launch ten years ago in March 2005 in New York, Christie’s First Open sales have become a fixture on the global contemporary art circuit, providing the perfect venue for new and seasoned collectors to discover emerging artists and to explore lesser-known works by well-established names. In 2013, an additional. Summer Edition was added to the calendar as well as an online component, and last year First Open became global with sales implemented in London and Hong Kong. The September First Open sale includes 370 paintings, drawings and sculptures by blue chip post-war artists such as Dan Flavin, Sam Francis, Joan Mitchell, Franz Kline, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Theodoros Stamos and Andy Warhol among others, alongside top works by today’s contemporary stars including Walead Beshty, Dan

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