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

Posted: Mar. 29th, 2008  |  By JustLuxe TeamThe Affluent Lifestyle Guide
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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
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