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  • September 14, 2021
Karl Lagerfeld’s Art, Furniture And Luxury Cars Will Soon Be Auctioned On Sotheby’s

From Karl Lagerfeld’s lustrous estate, over 1,000 items are soon to go under the hammer. Fine art, collectables, 20th-century furniture, Rolls-Royce cars and fingerless gloves are among the pieces that Sotheby’s will sell across eight separate auctions in Europe.

What has been described as “an anthology of his personal taste but also of his life and career,” includes gems of his estate, which will be divided between Monaco, Paris and Cologne for auction-goers, charting the story of the master couturier, collector, decorator and photographer.

A remarkable aesthete, Karl created riveting interior designs throughout his life, which nodded to the French decorative arts of the 18th century, and Art Deco of the 1970s, among other artistic eras. For the last 20 years of his life, he took a cue from contemporary design with the likes of Mark Newson, Martin Szekely, and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, with whom he created a new futuristic interior.

The lots will include iconic items, like Karl’s portrait by Takashi Murakami, which is expected to sell between €80,000 and €120,000, Tokidoki dolls, bowls with the image of his cat Choupette, a Jeff Koons Balloon Venus, estimated to garner between €20,000 and €30,000, three Rolls-Royces, his signature leather Mitaines that he wore for the last 20 years, and a stellar selection of jackets by Dior, Saint Laurent, KL, Commes des garçons and Martin Margiela.

The auction in Monaco will take place from 3-5 December, and the one in Paris, from 14-15 December. Online auctions are scheduled to run from 26 November-6 December for session I, and 6-16 December for session II.

For more information, visit Sothebys.com. Cover image via @Sothebys on Instagram.

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