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Ismail Merchant Collection to be Sold at Christie's

Posted: Sep. 9th, 2009  |  By JustLuxe TeamThe Affluent Lifestyle Guide
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Arts & Culture: The collection of late filmmaker Ismail Merchant of Merchant Ivory fame will be sold at Christie's in London on October 7th. The urbane, Indian-born producer, winner of several Academy Awards, passed away in 2005. The auction will offer works of art from Merchant's stylish residences in London, Paris and the Hudson River Valley, as well as a small selection from his New York apartment. Estimates range from £500 to £70,000 (about $115,000), and the objects on offer reflect Merchant's fascination with the encounter between Eastern and Western cultures. Indian and European paintings, furniture, works of art and an impressive collection of textiles round out the sale.

In addition, the auction will offer a small group of film memorabilia including some props from various Merchant Ivory films such as the bookcase which fell on Leonard Bast (Samuel West) in Howard's End and a replica of Pablo Picasso's L'Homme a la Guitare from Surviving Picasso. "Ismail Merchant was a passionate collector with wide intellectual and artistic tastes," notes Amin Jaffer, Christie's' International Director of Asian Art. "He lived with a striking and stimulating mix of exotic works of art, many of which reflect the subjects of his films." The auction will be a testament to this great man and his distinguished taste.

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