Christie’s announced yesterday that it would be selling the 180 object collection of a French couple across multiple sales in New York, Paris, and Geneva.
The Modern and Post-War works of art were assembled with the guidance of renowned advisor Alain Tarica, who also advised Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé as well as Hubertus and Renate Wald for their collections. This collection is led by Wassily Kandinsky’s Improvisation mit Pferden (Studie für Improvisation 20) which is estimated between $10,000,000 and 15,000,000, and executed in 1911. The group encompasses works by artists including, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Gino Severini, van Doesburg, Henri Laurens, amongst others, a unique grouping of masterpieces, all executed in those crucial few years between 1911 and 1920. …The collection also comprises ten works of Contemporary Art. In this section, connoisseurs will discover pieces by Dan Flavin and an Yves Klein Monogold executed in 1959 and estimated at $1,200,000-1,800,000.