Karl Lagerfeld’s estate will see Sotheby’s luxury auctioneers sell more than 1000 lots. This sale will include items from his Monaco and France residences. It is an anthology not only of his personal taste, but also of his career and life, as well as works from his photography.
Lagerfeld was a collector who split his time between his Paris apartment, Monaco, and Cologne. He loved art history, from Italian design from The Memphis Group to French decorative arts of 18 century to Art Deco and contemporary design.
Lagerfeld’s last Louveciennes residence was unexpectedly decorated with furniture designed and printed by Bruno Paul, as well as posters from early 20th-century German advertising.
Many lots featuring Karl Lagerfeld are also available, including Takashi Murakami’s portrait and Tokidoki dolls. These include bowls adorned by Choupette’s image, a Jeff Koons balloon Venus, three Rolls Royces and the iconic leather Mitaines he wore for 20 years. Also included are a selection Dior, Saint Laurent and Comme des garcons suit jackets and Martin Margiela suits.
Online auctions will be held in two sessions. Session I will run from 26 November to 6 December, and session II will run from 6-16 December. Visit www.sothebys.com for more information.