A Once-in-a-Lifetime Collection Goes up For Sale

Yves Saint Laurent is best known for his design genius, Pierre Berge for his business acumen.  Together they passionately collected art for 40 years.   Their exquisite taste and rigorous approach, combined with a strong financial position, allowed them to collect the creme de la creme (as we French like to say).   After Yves’ passing last year, Pierre decided to auction off the entire collection.   All proceeds of this sale of the century will benefit AIDS research and a museum dedicated to YSL’s lifetime work.  Tens of thousands visited the preview hosted in the Grand Palais – a first in French history – and got a glimpse of these powerful testaments to the power of art.

~ by Cécile on March 3, 2009.

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