After recovering from the shock of Yves Saint Laurentâs death in June, the fashion world quickly began speculating about the fate of the extensive art holdings that the designer amassed throughout the years with his longtime business partner and confidant, Pierre BergÃ©. In July Christieâs announced that it will auction off treasures from the collectionâwhich includes masterworks by Goya, Mondrian, Matisse and LÃ©gerâin association with BergÃ©âs auction house, Pierre BergÃ© & Associates. The sale is expected to take place in Paris in February. BergÃ© will keep half the proceeds; the other half will go to the Pierre BergÃ©âYves Saint Laurent Foundation, the organization that preserves the Saint Laurent archives, stages exhibits of the designerâs work and sponsors other cultural events.
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