A choice of artworks and uncommon antiques owned by the late legendary designer Hubert de Givenchy have gone on view in Beverly Hills at Christie’s. Part of a touring choice of objects from an upcoming Christie’s public sale of Givenchy’s property, they’re making a fast cease in Los Angeles via Friday, April 29, earlier than heading to Hong Kong (May 21 to 26) after which on to Paris, the place they are going to be go below the gavel June 14 to 17.
“It’s really a celebration of Hubert de Givenchy and his aesthetic,” says Sonya Roth, managing director at Christie’s Beverly Hills of the designer who was well-known for dressing Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis amongst many others. “The sale is a beautiful mix of art and design.” In addition to the reside public sale, Christie’s sale contains a web based part that runs from June 8 to 23. The whole variety of tons runs to 1,200, with the art work starting from Old Masters items to modern works.
Among the objects within the touring exhibition are an Alberto Giacometti bronze figurative sculpture, conceived in 1932-1936 and solid in 1955 (with an estimate of $23 million to $34 million); a Picasso drawing in black chalk from 1947; a Louis XVI gilt-walnut sitting chair in a tiger-print velvet; and a 1968 Joan Miró portray, Le Passage de l’oiseau-migrateur (estimate of $2.9 million to $4 million.)
“They all came from his apartment in Paris and also his chateau [Château du Jonchet] in France,” says Roth, who additionally notes such objects on view as a Diego Giacometti bronze door-knocker and a Francois-Xavier Lalanne bronze chook sculpture.
To have fun objects from the public sale arriving in Los Angeles, Christie’s and J.P. Morgan threw a Spago-catered dinner on Wednesday, April 27, at its Beverly Hills gallery, with Olivier de Givenchy (nephew of Hubert) and spouse Zoë in attendance. “He spent a lot of time here [in L.A.] and Spago was his favorite place to go when it first opened,” says Roth. (Olivier de Givenchy is a managing director at J.P. Morgan whereas his twin brother, James, is the designer of the jewellery line Taffin and previously labored at Christie’s.)
The designer, who died in 2018 at age 91, had a long-standing relationship with the public sale home. Hubert de Givenchy was for a few years a member of the worldwide board of Christie’s and entrusted the home twice throughout his lifetime with the sale of objects from his assortment. This summer season the auctions are a chance to have fun Hubert de Givenchy as one of many biggest ambassadors of French style and to inform his story of the artwork of residing, gathering and the class he sought to seize in all issues,” mentioned Charles Cator, deputy chairman of Christie’s International, in a press release.
2022 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of Givenchy by the designer again in 1952; the label is a part of the LVMH luxurious conglomerate.
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