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Thursday, 5 February 2009

YSL Collection

Recently I had the opportunity to view part of the incredible collection of art that was owned by the late great, Yves Saint Laurent. Pierre Bergé, YSL's partner, has decided to put the collection up for auction later this month in Paris.
The collection includes paintings by Picasso, Braque, Mondrian, Matisse, Warhol, Goya, Cezanne, and Munch as well as furniture by the likes of Eileen Gray and Jean-Michel Frank. The collection is vast, 730 pieces to be precise, and to give you some idea of it's total worth, one Picasso painting that I saw, had an estimated value of €30,000,000. Ouch.

Back in November Hedi Slimane was invited to do a shoot at YSl's house in Saint Germain. You can see the photos here.