Marc Jacobs Is Selling Off His Whole Art Collection Of More Than 150 Works
By Thanussha Priyah, 02 Nov 2019
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Marc Jacobs, one of the fashion industry’s major juggernauts, has amassed over 150 covered artworks under his belt. The creative director of Louis Vuitton and head of his eponymous fashion brand has a story to tell for each one of his art pieces gathered in a span of almost 20 years.
However, his entire collection will be going under the hammer this November and December at auction house Sotheby’s.
Jacobs revealed during an interview with Sotheby’s chairwoman Amy Cappellazzo that he and his husband Charly “Char” Defrancesco are moving to the Frank Lloyd Wright home in Rye, New York.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much wall space for the designer to put up his collection. Therefore, he decided to part ways with his prized possessions.
“As much as I will have a difficult time parting with them, I just felt it’s time to give myself this window to start again,” he told Cappellazzo.
“Everything must go!” Jacobs said jokingly. “Currins, Peytons, Ruschas!”
All eyes will be on his Ed Ruscha She Gets Angry At Him piece, as it has the potential to rack up US$3 million. There will also be works by other renowned artists including Andy Warhol, Francis Picabia, François-Xavier Lalanne, Alberto Giacometti, and Marcel Duchamp, at the sale.
His collection will go on several auctions headed by Sotheby’s, including the Impressionist and Modern Art and Contemporary Art Day sales, which will be held on 14 November 2019 and 15 November 2019 accordingly.
An auction titled Marc Jacobs: A Life of Design will be held in New York on 12 December 2019 and online from 4 December 2019 to 13 December 2019.
Those interested to learn more about the auction can check out the video below.
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We are excited to offer fine art + design from the personal collection of Marc Jacobs across a series of sales beginning this fall in New York. Comprised of 150+ works that Jacobs lived with in his #NYC townhouse, the collection features Contemporary artists including Ed Ruscha, Richard Prince and Andy Warhol, as well as exceptional pieces of European design by masters such as François-Xavier Lalanne and Jean-Michel Frank. Swing by our galleries at 1334 York Avenue this weekend to view fine art from the collection! #MarcJacobs #SothebysContemporary #SothebysImpMod #SothebysDesign (📷 Victoria Stevens)
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