Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Shopping List to Die For

Billed as “The Sale of the Century” the hype seems not to be displaced as one of the world’s greatest private art collections goes under the hammer. Monday was the first day of a 3 day auction and contained a who’s who of nineteenth and twentieth century art.

Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Cezanne, Seurat, Toulouse Lautrec, Klimt, Mondrian, Munch, Rousseau, Braque, Picasso, Matisse, Leger, Duchamp, Modigliani and Klee graced the block.

The Yves Saint Laurent collection is being broken up, sold to the highest bidder and from the prices being obtained it makes one wonder if the news reports of the credit crunch are just a ploy to sell more soap powder.

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