Tonight, you can buy a Tyrannosaurus Rex if you have deep pockets. (It won’t eat much.)

From impressionism’s opening moments to cutting-edge contemporary art, the 20th Century Evening Sale at Christie’s tracks the major movements of the modern art canon.

Tonight’s auction will be led by Cezanne’s Nature morte avec pot au lait, melon et sucrier, the finest watercolour by the artist to come to auction in the last 30 years, the sale features works that reflect the experimentation of this momentous era and shaped art as we know it today. Conducted live, the hybrid-style auction will be live-streamed from Christie’s Rockefeller Center saleroom tonight, October 6.

For more about Stan, the T. Rex, check out this video of the 40+ foot beast.

Stan even has a microsite at Christie’s. It’s really quite good and worth a visit.

The pre-sale conversation begins at 6:30 PM; the auction begins at 7. This is my kind of reality TV. UPDATE: Here’s the recording of the auction—the action begins at 14:20.

By Stephen Brockelman

As a Sr. Writer at T. Rowe Price, I work with a group of the best copywriters around. We belong to the broader creative team within Enterprise Creative, a part of Corporate Marketing Services. _____________________________________________ A long and winding road: My path to T. Rowe Price was more twisted than Fidelity’s green line. With scholarship in hand, I left Kansas at 18 to study theatre in New York. When my soap opera paychecks stopped coming from CBS and started coming from the show’s sponsor, Proctor & Gamble, I discovered the power of advertising and switched careers. Over the years I’ve owned an ad agency in San Francisco; worked for Norman Lear on All in the Family, Good Times, Sanford and Son, and the rest of his hit shows; and as a member of Directors Guild of America, I directed Desi Arnaz in his last television appearance— we remained friends until his death. In 1988 I began freelancing full time didn’t look back. In January 2012 my rep at Boss Group called and said, “I know you don’t want to commute and writing for the financial industry isn’t high on your wish list, but I have a gig with T. Rowe Price in Owings Mills…” I was a contractor for eight months, drank the corporate Kool-Aid, became a TRP associate that August, and today I find myself smiling more often than not.

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