• Press release
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  • Paris
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  • 10 March 2022

Christie's Unveils First Highlights From The Hubert de Givenchy Collection & Announces International Exhibition Tour

Alberto Giacometti, Femme qui marche (Estimate on Request)
Joan Miró, Le Passage de l'oiseau Migrateur (€2,500,000-3,500,000)
Attributed to François Girardon, Bacchus (€1,500,000-2,500,000)
Pablo Picasso, Faune à la lance (€1,500,000-2,000,000)
Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Gilt bronze Centre table (€400,000-600,000)
Attributed to Joseph Baumhauer, Bureau plât (€800,000-1,200,000)
David Roentgen, Mechanical cylinder bureau (€500,000-800,000)

Paris - Christie's unveils the first major works from Hubert de Givenchy's collection. With more than 1,200 lots dating from the 16th to the 20th century, this collection features a remarkable group of nearly 800 pieces of French and European furniture, including many masterpieces from the French Régence to the Neoclassical periods.

In the decoration of his homes, Hubert de Givenchy always considered the furniture to be in constant dialogue with the works of art, both ancient and modern. Alongside numerous major sculptures and paintings by old masters such as Hubert Robert, the collection includes several masterpieces from the 20th century, such as Alberto Giacometti’s Femme qui marche, and a key work by Joan Miró never before seen on the market. Also included are several works by Alberto’s illustrious brother, Diego Giacometti, as well as more contemporary works by Claudio Bravo and François-Xavier Lalanne.

A preview of a selection of works from the Givenchy collection is already underway in Palm Beach (5-26 March), and will tour to several cities around the world in the coming months, offering visitors the chance to experience this extraordinary collection first-hand before Christie’s Paris sales in June.

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