Tuesday, January 27, 2009
YSL's Art Auction
One of the most anticipated events on the 2009 auction calendar is undoubtedly the Yves Saint Laurent / Pierre Bergé sale, slated for Christie's in February. The private collection, amassed by the legendary fashion designer and his partner over the last fifty years, is exceptional as much for its quality and sheer size – more than 700 eclectic works in total (included are paintings by Picasso, Goya and Mondrian), estimated at well over €200 million.
As for its veiled exclusivity, unseen for decades by anyone outside the pair's private circle. Until now that is.
Housed in Saint Laurent's Paris apartment above the rue de Babylone, we've been allowed a peek inside to preview the works in their original setting and get a rare glimpse inside the late designer's home.
Check out Wallpaper to see a photo slide show of YSL's apartment and art.