Home LifeStyle  Arts & Culture Yves Saint Laurent's Private Collection to Auction in '09

Yves Saint Laurent's Private Collection to Auction in '09

Posted: Mar. 29th, 2008  |  By JustLuxe Team
RSS Syndicated News Email a Friend Suggest an Article Share Visit Website
Arts & Culture: To the detriment of the world of fashion Yves Saint Laurent passed away earlier this year at the age of 71. However, his luxurious tastes and contributions will live on in his art collection, which is to be sold off early next year.

The late Saint Laurent had one of the most extensive art collections in the world, from which he drew a lot of his inspiration for his fashions over the long duration of his career. Now, his pieces by such notable artists as Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Léger, Brancusi and de Chirico are expected to fetch around $500 million when they are auctioned off next year.

In February, Christie's auction house in Paris's Grand Palais will auction off the collection being sold by Laurent's business collaborator and life partner, Pierre Berge.

The Times Online reports that although little is known about the details of the pieces being sold, the collection is said to be "simply extraordinary, one of the most beautiful art collections in the world."

In addition to paintings, the luxurious collection also contains ancient Roman works, Renaissance statues, paintings by Ingres, Goya and Warhol, art deco furniture and silver.

The proceeds of the sale, which is associated with Berge's own auction house, Pierre Berge & Associates, will go to the Paris foundation created by Saint Laurent and Berge to preserve his work, which includes thousands of objects and pieces of clothing that Laurent created in his lifetime.

For LxM Carly Zinderman
Related Topics : Lifestyle News
Share on Facebook Share
See Next Article
Write a Story/Review about this topic

Post a Comment

 
1 Comments on this Article

Wendy Seinturier commented on November 13, 2008

WOW! I am speechless.

Reply    Report this Comment

Related Articles
Featured Contributor
James RothaarJames Rothaar
Heritage Auctions sold more than $1.8M worth of entertainment-related artifacts at...
Read More | View Profile
The Best of Luxury
Event Calendar
Keeping Up with JustLuxe
Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feeds
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
Current News & Features
Yacht Hunting? Check Out the New Oceanis 60 Sailboat
Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 Will Drive Itself
Warm Your Home (Or Just Make it Look Really Cool) with Eco-Friendly, Smoke-Free Cocoon Fireplaces
Is the SPIN Dial the Remote of the Future? We Hope So
LA Carlyle Residences Report Record Sales, $225M So Far
This is How You Elevate a Holiday Dinner Party With Perfect Table Etiquette
Aëdle Will Engrave Whatever You Want On Their VK-1 Headphones
McLaren Engineer Designs VanDutch Gocycle G2 Electric Bike
Forget Roasting Chestnuts, Whip Them Into a Tiramisu Instead
Sure You Drink It, But How Much Do You Really Know About Absolut Vodka?
See the complete list

Best of Luxury

Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
View All Best of Luxury
LivingLuxe. Exclusive Deals and Luxury Brands. Learn More
JustLuxe Galleries presents Popular Photo Galleries
Meet Our Writers Become a Contributor
Get a Behind-the-Scenes Peek at This Awesome Large-Scale Art Exhibit by Odun Orimolade
Mila Pantovich »
Katey Sagal and Jimmy Smits Spill their Guts on the Sons of Anarchy Series Finale (SPOILERS)
Vicki Arkoff »
See More Contributors
THINGS WE LIKE