A Collecting Odyssey: Property from the Mougins Museum of Classical Art

  • Event date Dec 2023 – Dec 2024
  • Event location London, New York, Online

Christie’s is delighted to present A Collecting Odyssey: Property from the Mougins Museum of Classical Art, the private collection of Christian Levett. Offered across six sales from December 2023 to December 2024, the works of art have been the nucleus of the beloved Mougins Museum of Classical Art in the South of France since its foundation in 2011.

The inaugural sale took place in London on 7 December 2023. A harmonious blend of art and objects from antiquity to the 21st century achieved a combined total of £4,302,900, led by Sir Antony Gormley’s Reflection II which sold for £730,800. Other highlights included Damien Hirst’s The Severed Head of Medusa, realising £567,000, and a Roman marble male torso at £403,200.

The collecting odyssey continued with Arms and Armour from the Mougins Museum of Classical Art, Part I, kicking off Classic Week in New York on 30 January 2024. The auction, comprising 36 lots from the world’s largest private collection of ancient arms and armour from across the Mediterranean world, was 100% sold with a total of $6.5 million against a low estimate of $3.4 million

Continue to discover this unparalleled collection in our upcoming auctions throughout 2024.

I feel very fortunate that my globally renowned collection has given me and many others, via the Mougins Museum, so much pleasure; it is now time for these works to move into the next chapter of their respective ‘lives’. I am excited and proud to be providing collectors and museums with this unique opportunity to acquire world-class works to be enjoyed by themselves and public elsewhere, in their new settings.
—Christian Levett, owner and founder of MACM

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Image credit: © Antony Gormley