Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Greedier for Duchamp: Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé
Turns out Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams aren’t the only ones GREEDy enough to fight over perfume. Yesterday, February 23rd, saw the start of the three day Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé auction at Christie’s, Paris. Included in the sale was Marcel Duchamp’s inspiration for Francesco Vezzoli’s latest work on display at Gagosian, Rome. Commanding a price well over the €1 – 1.5 million estimate Duchamp’s handmade Belle Haleine: Eau de Voilette bottle complete with Man Ray label sold for an impressive €8.9 million ($11,236,407 US).