ART AND SUNDRY: The gathering of French illustrator Pierre Le-Tan, who passed away in 2019, goes below the hammer this spring.
Forward of the sale at Sotheby’s in Paris, an exhibition will recreate the interiors of Le-Tan’s Parisian condo, the place the prolific collector displayed his eclectic finds spanning the Antiquity to the early 2000s. The dwell public sale, that includes 180 gadgets, will happen on March 16, whereas an extra 200 heaps shall be auctioned on-line from March 9 to 17.
“We’re attempting to remain true to his spirit. It’s not certainly one of these collections the place you’re going to have a 20-million-dollar Picasso. It’s a universe we wish to recreate, one we hope will enchantment to every kind of collectors around the globe. There’s one thing for everyone,” stated Etienne Hellman, senior director of contemporary artwork at Sotheby’s.
Going below the hammer are a Picasso owl; tiles collected with buddy and Italian creator Umberto Pasti and featured within the illustrator’s work; books from his personal library and stamped with an ex-libris based mostly on certainly one of his drawings; a Nineteen Thirties plaster forged of decadent socialite Stephen Tennant’s left hand, estimated to go for 100 euros to 150 euros; and a pair of Pierre Cardin-designed footwear within the form of toes from the Eighties, with a information value of between 800 euros and 1,200 euros.
A spotlight of the sale shall be 40 drawings by Le-Tan himself, extremely sought-after by collectors for his or her rarity available on the market. Additionally listed within the public sale are work by his father, the Vietnamese painter Le Pho, and a portrait of Le-Tan by David Hockney – the buddies had drawn one another – estimated to promote between 30,000 euros and 50,000 euros.
A catalog that includes texts by the artist’s associates can also be within the works.