British multinational corporation Sotheby’s will offer property from the collection of French celebrity interior designer Jacques Grange, including 20th century design pieces.
Other items to be auctioned features a mix of modern and contemporary art, photographs, antiques, and 19th century drawings and Symbolist works.
Comprising 150 lots, the collection will be offered at auction in Paris on 21 November.
“It’s a huge pleasure to unveil Jacques Grange’s personal collection to the public. Discovering his private world makes clear in an instant why the world’s greatest collectors clamour to call on him: his interior is a joyous ode to colour and harmony, and as a collector himself, he reveals an unrivaled gift for living with art,” said Cécile Verdier, worldwide co-head of Sotheby’s Design department and vice-president of Sotheby’s France.
The collection features works by leading artists such as Damien Hirst, Jean-Michel Frank, Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, Hector Guimard, Fernand Léger, Donald Judd, Alberto and Diego Giacometti, Yves Tanguy, Alexandre Noll, Archibald Knox, Victor Brauner, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Paul Klee, Armand-Albert Rateau, Max Ernst, Eileen Gray, David Hockney, Joseph Hoffman, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro and Alexander Calder.
Grange has designed residences of major figures within and outside France, including Princess Caroline of Hanover, Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent, Paloma Picasso, Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti. He also designed homes for filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola and his daughter Sofia Coppola.
Housed in the Palais-Royal apartment that was once home to the novelist Colette, the collection has been continually renewed, enriched and re-thought.
“A passionate and cosmopolitan collector, Grange built his collection much like a travel diary, where every item of furniture, object, photograph, painting and sculpture is imbued with cultural references and evokes a memory, a discovery or an encounter,” a release by Sotheby’s described.
Highlights from the collection will be exhibited at Sotheby’s later in the year in Hong Kong, London and New York.