Monday, February 23, 2009

Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Berge'

Yves Saint Laurent
Pierre Berge'

Paris 23,24, 25
February 2009

Today marks the most valuable art auction session in European history thanks to the Yves Saint Laurent/Pierre Berge' art collection on sale from February 23rd to the 25th at Christie's Auction House in Paris.  World records were set for Giorgio de Chirico, Matisse, Mondrian, Duchamp, and Brancusi.  YSL and Berge' were great art connoisseurs using passion as their approach to their choices.  They were open to all different art forms and eras and never placed a stronger emphasis on one over the other.  The collection of art they acquired is a work of art in itself.  This is clearly being recognized by the world today, and surely will continue in the next two days to follow.  As seen above, Matisse's "Les coucous, tapis bleu et rose" from 1911 (a YSL favorite) sold for 35 million Euro  and Mondrian's "Composition avec bleu, rouge, jaune et noir" from 1922 (the inspiration for YSL's famous 1965 shift dress) sold for 21.5 million Euro.  Thank you both Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge' for sharing such exquisite taste with the world.

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