Auction Catalogs

Collection Yves Saint Laurent Et Pierre Bergé

Hailed by Christies as the world's most valuable private art collection to be sold at auction, the collection of the late couture fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé is spectacular.  Browsing the pages is like a walk in a museum hung with paintings immediately recognizable and iconic, yet completely new to your eyes.  The highlights of the paintings catalogs read like a dictionary of art, works by Picasso, Matisse, Cezanné, Hals, Gericault, Warhol, and others.  The decorative objects mix highlights of several centuries in a single room.  And a collection of sculpture and objects that are as various as they are beautiful.  The catalog is five volumes, and is highlighted with thorough research as well as photographs of the gentlemen at home with their collection.  In the words of Laurent, the catalog is ravishing.