Some of the good news from TEFAF is all about the YSL effect. Like Christie’s acclaimed sale of the collection of the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé, TEFAF is a virtual cabinet of curiosities where superlative antiques, rare objects of vertu, and antiquities have been selling well. Over one hundred dealers specializing in this …
Instant Symposium: Eileen Gray’s Dragons chair, a new design icon?
A group of dealers, curators, and 20th century design experts react to the sale of the Eileen Gray Dragons chair
Thrilling Results at YSL-Bergé Sale
Attending the historic three-day series of sales of the collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé was always going to be an extraordinary experience. And it was. Imagine queues lasting five hours for the public preview, which saw over 30,000 people waiting to get in. In the rain. Imagine holding a huge sale with an audience of 1500 under …
The lure of provenance
The much celebrated collection of Yves-Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé to be sold this month in Paris is almost as notable for its roster of previous owners as for the objects themselves