Christie's is to hold an auction of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé's extensive art collection in Paris. The sale will be held in early 2009 in association with Bergé's own Paris auction house, Pierre Bergé & Associates, reports Womenswear Daily.
Works of art by Goya, Mondrian, Matisse and Léger are expected to be sold as well as a formidable collection of furniture by the likes of Eileen Gray, Pierre Legrain, Jean-Michel Franck, Pierre Chareau and Eugene Printz.
Bergé and Saint Laurent's residences include a manor in Normandy, which is being sold, and houses in Tangier and Marrakech in Morocco. Bergé sold the collection of American furniture and art that decorated his pied-à-terre in the Pierre Hotel in New York through Christie's a few years ago.