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Collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé

For a couple of arts lovers and collectors to have a few pieces of acclaimed pieces is great. But when a couple of art lovers and collectors to own an impressionable collection that is large enough to host its own museum exhibition, that’s just simply amazing.

If you have not yet heard, following the recent death of Yves Saint Laurent, the art collection that he worked on acquiring in his lifetime, together with Pierre Bergé will be going on auction by Christie’s in a few days time. But from yesterday to tomorrow (yes, very limited time!) there is an once in a lifetime opportunity to have a glimpse into the marvellous collection that will soon be sold to various bidders and be despatched on special delivery worldwide.

Art collection of YSL and PB

Collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, photos from Christie's photoblog

The collection is now on exhibition in Grand Palais, so don’t miss out on this chance to check on the 733-pieces collection. Entry is free, but expect the queue to be long. The pre-auction exhibition will end on Monday afternoon, as the first (of six) auction sessions will start on Monday evening at 7pm with the sale of Impressionist and Modern works including pieces by Mondrian, Léger, Picasso and Matisse.

Gosh, if I ever have such wealth to garner such a collection, I would be rather heartbroken to see it dismantled in such a manner. But hey, I doubt that I’ll ever be in such a position, so I guess I don’t really have to be concerned over something like this. Anyway, so go now if you could, otherwise, checkout Christie’s Special YSL photoblog to have a look at the items and photos of the preparations, exhibition and subsequent auctions.

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