Sotheby’s sell Sachs’ pop art collection


The sizeable art collection of the German playboy and wealthy heir, the late Gunter Sachs, is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in May and is expected to fetch more than £20m.

The star lot is a stunning Andy Warhol portrait of Bardot which Sachs commissioned in 1974 – five years after the couple divorced. Sachs had a large modern art collection; the London sale of 300 artworks and objects from surrealism to art deco, range in estimates from £50 to £3m. The sale will include photographs taken by Sachs himself and paintings by Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali and Yves Klein.

Cheyenne Westphal, chairman of contemporary art for Sotheby’s Europe, said: “While many works are being retained by the family, this sale of works by the Estate will give collectors an opportunity to acquire a piece of Gunter Sachs’s legend and history.”




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