On April 27, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing hosted an introduction on S.I. Newhouse's esteemed collection with the Christie's. The event was supported by Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing.
Every year in May, Christie's New York will hold the most important Impressionist and Modern art auction for the first half of the year. This season, the sales will be led by 11 extraordinary masterpieces from the esteemed Collection of S.I. Newhouse, among which are several exceptional masterpieces such as Paul Cézanne's Bouilloire et fruits and van Gogh's Arbres dans le jardin de l'asile painted in Saint Remy, October 1889.
According to the Christie's, as one of the most important collectors of the 20th century and well into the 21st, "S.I. Newhouse personified the rare combination of a great intuitive eye and equally great intellectual curiosity. He read voraciously about the artists he admired, and nothing could stop him once he decided to acquire a work of art that measured up to his exacting standards."
During the event, Giovanna Bertazzoni, Co-chairman of Christie's Impressionist & Modern Art Department, offered her perspectives about this collection and introduced to the audience some of these artists' pioneering styles and legacies.
More than 40 people attended the event, and more than 102,000 people watched the event online.