Pierre Bergé Sale at Sotheby's Paris Raises $31 Million
9 days ago - By WWD
PARIS - An auction of Pierre Bergé's personal possessions raised $31.3 million, setting a record for a “house sale” at Sotheby's in Paris last week.
Named “From One House to Another,” the sale on Oct. 30 and 31 featured 975 lots from the French businessman's homes in Paris, Normandy, Provence and Morocco, with 95 percent of lots selling at figures above their highest estimate.
It also brought in a record number of participants: The businessman's personal collection drew 2,500 buyers from 72 countries, while the four-day exhibition of the lots attracted 4,000 visitors.
Bergé, who died Sept...
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