The late, legendary AD100 designer Alberto Pinto was perhaps known best for his opulent yet restrained vision and style – and his warm personality. Inspired by trips he took during his formative years and his native home of Casablanca, the designer drank in inspiration from all around the globe. During his four-decade-long career, Pinto designed homes for royal families of the Middle East, the private residence of former French president Jacques Chirac and his wife Bernadette, and David Koch, among other A-listers. Pinto was skilled at sensing his clients’ grandest dreams and desires and brought them to life with his taste and talent.
In addition to his love of interiors, Pinto was also a passionate collector. He enjoyed, in his words, “gleaning treasures” from all over the globe: scouring auctions, galleries, and fairs to find objects for either for his personal collection or his work. Now a wondrous assortment of objects that lived in his Parisian apartment is set to appear at auction at Christie’s Paris from September 12–14 during the Biennale des Antiquaires. Included in the auction are more than 1,000 lots spanning two catalogs, both of which are introduced by François Pinault. The art collection includes an eclectic array of pieces that span a wide range of artistic movements and styles, from Renaissance art to silverware, linens, European and Asian porcelain, and three major works by Claude Lalanne.
Here’s a list of some of the goods that are going to be auctioned.
Edouard Vuillard – Lucien Guitry Pastel sur papier. Courtesy of Christie’s Paris.
Ensemble d’animaux, Luc Ferreira. Courtesy of Christie’s Paris.
Paire de flamants rose en argent et nautile Porto XXe. Courtesy of Christie’s Paris.
Audrey Hepburn by Vik Muniz. Courtesy of Christie’s Paris.
Claude Lalanne, Table Lotus et singe. Courtesy of Christie’s Paris.
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