The collection of contemporary art sold for $600 million

The collection of contemporary art sold for $600 millionHeirs Ileana Sonnabend, a prominent American collector of modern art, was rescued from the sale of part of its collection of 600 million dollars. The entire collection is estimated at one billion.About it reports "Лента.Ru" with reference to the newspaper The New York Times.Of the 600 million third was made by a new York gallery owner Larry Gagosian. Gagosian has spent 200 million on Andy Warhol from the Sonnabend collection. The remaining 400 million paid by the company Giraud Pissarro Segalot, got hold of the work of Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, CY Twombly and other artists.According to The New York Times, Gagosian, make a deal with the Sonnabend heirs, represented the interests of American and Russian clients. It is expected that the company Giraud Pissarro Segalot are these collectors, as the Frenchman françois Pinault, the Israelite Sammy ofer and the Mexican Carlos slim helú.In the 1960s and 1970s Ileana Sonnabend, owner of the largest galleries in Paris and new York, acquainted the Europeans with American pop art and abstract expressionism, and the Americans with artists such as Christo (Christo of Aushev), Baselitz, Gilbert and George.Sonnabend died in the fall of 2007 at the age of 92. Source: a Collection of contemporary art sold for $600 million.

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