Christie’s Salutes the Antiques Show

         And This Is Just the Beginning





By Megan McKinney



The almost priceless Claude à edux ans—estimated to bring as much as $10,000,000—is part of the fabulous collection
of important impressionist and modern works of art to be auctioned by Christie’s in New York next month.


Christie’s hosted the formal “kickoff” for the Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show last Tuesday night, adding enthusiastic support to the Woman’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which is hosting the Opening Night Party for the annual spring show, and Dolphin Promotions, the show’s producer.

In not quite three years, the Antiques + Art + Design Show, which returns to the Merchandise Mart May 17-19, has become the focal point for much of the season’s prestigious socializing, including the immensely successful Opening Night Party, to be hosted by the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Woman’s Board on May 16.

The Christie’s cocktail reception presented an exhibition of highlights from upcoming New York auctions, which will include American, Post-War and Contemporary, Impressionist and Modern, and Latin American Art.

According to Cathy Busch, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Christie’s Midwest, “This exhibition has been carefully curated to appeal to top Chicago clients.” And it has allowed guests to interact with Christie’s senior specialists who have been visiting from New York.


Christie’s gallery installed with highlights from their upcoming May sales in New York, including works by masters such as Picasso, Monet and Botero, to name a few.


Center is a work by Wifredo Lam to be sold in the Latin American Art Evening Sale in New York on May 22.


 Christie’s Cathy Busch with Woman’s Board members Alison McNally, Stuart Dyer and Neelie Fritz.
Alison and Stuart are two of the Antiques + Art + Design Show Opening Night Party co-chairs. The third is Elizabeth Pruett.


Stuart Dyer, Kim Fleming and Alison McNally.


Co-chairs Alison McNally and Stuart Dyer are joined by Woman’s Board President Charenton Drake, left,
and Rosemary Krieger, Dolphin Promotions president and CEO, third from left.


Woman’s Board members Beth Hughes, Stuart Dyer, Neelie Fritz, and Alison McNally.


Taylor Mullaney and Kari Prochaska with Woman’s Board member Sarah Schrup.


Woman’s Board members Neelie Fritz, Charenton Drake, Anne Hambleton, Genni Hambleton and Hope Hambleton. 


Christie’s International Director of Impressionist and Modern Art Sharon Kim, with Steven Zick, Cathy Busch
and Antiques + Art + Design Show  Opening Night Party Co-Chairs Alison McNally and Stuart Dyer.


Photo Credit: Bob Kusel, Sean Kennedy

Author Photo: Robert F. Carl