Do you know what I love? Rich French people. Do you know what I love even more? Rich French people who have auctions. The good thing about rich French people is that luckily their taste and style is mostly sophisticated. Not a lot of nouveau riche folks who just won the power-ball lottery and splurged on a RV and headed to Vegas. Rich French people "collect." They collect art and antiques as God intended and for that I am grateful.
On June 8th and 9th in Paris is a very important auction of a sophisticated French couple who collected the best of the best and after donating some of their pieces to French museums have graciously offered the rest to the public via Christie’s Auction House. Be still my heart. Even though I can afford exactly nothing, it's still fun to look.
Nothing describes the couple more eloquently than Jean-Jacques Aillagon in the Christie’s catalog…
Can you imagine this auction! Heaven on earth and yours truly is going come hell or high water. I don't care if my feeding tube bursts and I die at the auction right in front of the Francis Bacon. It's worth it.
Let's look of some of the highlights of the auction…
Not to forget that they also have Bonnard, Picasso, Cézanne, Soutter, Picabia, Richard Serra, Willem De Kooning, Robert Motherwell… In their house!
My favorites are the smalls, the collectibles. Let's take a look at some of my favorites…
The auction starts June 8 at 7pm and June 9 at 2pm. Paris, of course.
Meet me there?