Collection Pierre Le Tan at Sotheby’s
It feels like we’ve lost so many wonderful collectors in the last few years. The art and personal treasures from the Paris apartment of artist Pierre Le Tan are up for auction at Sotheby’s this Tuesday and Wednesday.
Included in the sale are furniture including the lovely early Louis XV amaranth and varnished bronze commode that sat proudly in the entry, objets, artwork done by himself and by other famous artists, textiles, books, and more.
“The collection that I know best and about which it is most difficult for me to speak is obviously my own. It is elusive. I have owned, I would say, thousands of objects. Even if today most of them are just souvenirs, I continue to look for, to find, to acquire. The acquisition itself being, for some mysterious reason, the most important act, like that of a player rolling the dice. The idea of speculation has never crossed my mind, nor that of ‘decoration’. To me, collecting is both indispensable and perfectly useless.”– Pierre Le Tan, Quelques Collectionneurs, 2013
He actually sold some of his collection at Sotheby’s in 1995 but continued to collect after the sale as any good collector would. I hope these new pieces find homes as unique and beautiful as Pierre Le Tan’s.