Record sale expected for YSL auction; Kate Moss self-portrait fails to meet reserve
More details of that mega auction of the late Yves Saint Laurent's art collection have been revealed. A record sale is expected of the designer's works, which could fetch up to £240m at Christie's in Paris.
Among the several hundred items to go under the hammer by Laurent's partner Pierre Berge, are pieces by Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian.
"I believe in circulating works of art," Berge told WWD.
Meanwhile, Kate Moss's lipstick self-portrait has sold to private owner for £33,600 after failing to meet its reserve price at auction.
We first told you about the painting last week, which features blood stains from her ex Pete Doherty, who also owned the piece. The drug addicted rocker then sold the portrait to an anonymous buyer after he split from the supermodel. That buyer put it up for auction at Lyon & Turnball, where it only reached a bit of £25,000 a whopping £15,000 off the asking price.
Perhaps the fact that it's utterly gross turned potential bidders away?