With such a packed catalogue of works to sell in May, its a surprise to find out that Christie’s has still one more announcement for the season. This time it is a collection of mostly contemporary art owned by Thierry Gillier, the founder of Zadig & Voltaire, who is selling 46 lots to benefit Leonardo di Caprio’s Foundation and Oceana’s United States Shark Conservation program. The top two lots, accounting for half of the collection’s $20m value are Rudolf Stingel graffiti work and a late Picasso buste de femme, both estimated around $5m give or take.
Highlights from the collection include works by Maurizio Cattelan, Donald Judd, Richard Serra, Sterling Ruby and Christopher Wool. Steven Parrino’s work gives the collection its title and comes to market just as the artist has received a show in Dallas. Continue Reading