All photographs courtesy of Sotheby’s
Sotheby’s upcoming Jacques Grange auction is a cross-section of cultural luminaries from the 20th century. The roster of names alone is blinding. There are works by Max Ernst, Henri Matisse, Damien Hirst, Donald Judd, Diego Giacometti and countless iconic others, plus an added layer of prestigious provenance to boot: André Breton, Yves Saint Laurent, Marie-Laure de Noailles, among them. But, then, what would you expect from a collection helmed by Grange, whose star power as an interior designer would be enough of a draw on its own?

On November 21st, Grange’s personal collection goes under the hammer, culled from his own grand apartment in Paris — previously home to the French author Colette. There are 177 items, ranging from antiques to art to furnishings, from a Polaroid of Liza Minnelli by Andy Warhol to a curious bar table fashioned from two white ostriches with a giant egg balanced in the middle (below, paired with a green-and-white work by Daniel Buren). His eye for wondrous design is unparalleled — after all, he’s the interiors genius behind the homes of Saint Laurent, Paloma Picasso, Valentino, Barbara Gladstone and Francis Ford Coppola. Check out the full auction and make your bids — or, if you’re like us, simply inspiration shop — on Sotheby’s here.