The massive sale of 1100 lots composed from the contents Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s weekend homes is going very well, Christie’s reports. Less than a third of the way through the sale, they’ve racked up €2.239m against an estimate range of €3-4m.
The Master, Judd Tully, is already on the case with this report:
Top lots in the auction included two 12-light chandeliers, believed to have been made by the renowned designer F. Barbedienne, which topped their €10,000–15,000 ($14,800–22,200) estimate to reach a towering €82,600 ($122,000). A Napoléon III suite comprising a sofa, two armchairs, and four long chairs also outperformed, vaulting to €49,000 ($73,000), an easy leap over its €4,000–6,000 ($5,900-8,900) estimate.
Yves Saint Laurent Still in Style (Artinfo.com)