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Sotheby's unveils the personal collection of French interior designer Jacques Granges in its entirety
René Magritte, L’Echelle du feu, 1934 Gouache on paper 18 x 22.5 cm ; 7⅛ x 8⅞ in Est. €200,000-300,000 ($237,000-355,000). Courtesy Sotheby’s.

PARIS.- While a small selection of highlights from the personal collection of celebrated French interior designer Jacques Granges was unveiled in June, the full scope of “Jacques Grange/Collector” has been revealed today with the release of the online catalogue.

Assembled over the past 50 years, the 177 lots in the sale comprise a wonderful mix of objects from Jacques Grange’s Paris apartment overlooking the gardens of the Palais Royal, once home to the novelist Colette.

Renowned worldwide for his sophisticated taste, Jacques grange has counted Yves Saint-Laurent, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Francis Ford Coppola and Sofia Coppola, Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld and Ronald Lauder and Aerin Lauder, among his starstudded clients.

Grange himself has said that his apartment is ‘the house of a collector‘. He ‘wrote’ his collection as a travel notebook, where each piece is a memento of a trip, a discovery or a meeting. Iconic pieces of 20th design happily sit alongside photographs, contemporary art, exquisite 19th century drawings, symbolist works and vibrant ceramics.

Everything is beautifully balanced, from the minimalism of Sugimoto to the colourful flamboyance of a Damien Hirst spin painting and a David Hockney picture, from the strong green of a Buren circular frame to the turquoise shade on a Hector Guimard floor lamp.

Provenance is equally impressive, with Pierre Matisse, André Breton, Paul Eluard, Eugenia Errazuriz, René Crevel, Marie-Laure de Noailles and Yves Saint Laurent amongst the remarkable roster of names.



FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE Bar Les Autruches, 1967-1970 120 x 194 x 39 cm ; 47 . x 76 ⅜ x 15 ⅜ in. Biscuit, nickel silver, steel, iron, with a removable ice bucket egg Est. €700,000-1,000,000 ($830,000-1,190,000)

Francois-Xavier Lalanne realised six Les Autruches bars : one in the collection of the Manufacture Nationale de Sevres, one in the Palais de l’Elysée, one in the artist’s collection, three in private hands, including this lot.

FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE Deux Moutons de laine, 1969 87 x 96 x 45.5 cm ; 34 1/4 x 37 3/4 x 18 in. Wool, patinated aluminium and plywood Est. €500,000-700,000 ($595,000-830,000)
Formerly in the Collection of Yves Saint-Laurent et Pierre Bergé who had acquired the works directly from the artist

CLAUDE LALANNE Lustre Structure Végétale aux Papillons, pièce unique, 2002 Diameter : 86 cm ; 33 3/7 in. Chandelier in patinated gilt bronze and galvanized copper Est. €200,000-300,000 ($237,000-355,000)
This model was especially created for Jacques Grange


PABLO PICASSO Compotier sur un meuble, 18 février 1920 Gouache on paper, 15.8 x 10.9 cm ; 6.25 x 4.25 in. Est. €200,000-300,000 ($237,000-355,000)

This was a present from Picasso to Eugenia Errasuriz, a Chilean patron of modernism and a fashion icon of Paris in the early 20th century

RENÉ MAGRITTE L’Echelle du feu, 1934 Gouache on paper 18 x 22.5 cm ; 7⅛ x 8⅞ in Est. €200,000-300,000 ($237,000-355,000)
Formerly in the collection of Paul Eluard .

RAOUL DUFY Baigneurs et baigneuses roses aux coquillages corail sur fond noir, 1925 ceramic 39.6 cm ; 15⅝ in. Signed Raoul Dufy, signed LLA (Llorens Artigas), Est. €35,000-45,000 ($41,400-53,500)


DAMIEN HIRST Beautiful, pale blue with 2 circles in the middle like glasses, it’s a lovely one, 2001 Household gloss on canvas Diam. 213.5 cm; 84 in. Est. €350,000-500,000 ($414,000-595,000)

Jacques Grange acquired the work directly from the artist

DAVID HOCKNEY Arty Sutton, 1972 35.5 x 28 cm; 14 x 11 in. colour crayons and pastel on paper Est. €80,000-120,000 ($95,000-142,000)


HIROSHI SUGIMOTO Black Sea, Ozuluce, 1991 Silver print, dry mounted to aluminium and board in its artist frame. Signed and numbered 1/5 182.5 x 152.5 cm; 71.75 x 60 in. Est. €200,000-300,000 ($237,000-355,000)

Jacques Grange acquired the work directly from the artist

IRVING PENN Picasso, 1957 Platinum-palladium print, printed 1978, numbered 45/45 49.9 x 49.4 cm; 19.5 x 19.75 in. Est. €50 000-70 000 ($59 500-83 000)

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