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THIS is what a 28 million dollar chair looks like:

 

Sold today a Christie's was Yves Saint Laurent's 'Dragons' armchair, circa 1917-1919. Its estimated price was $2,587,711 to $3,881,567, but in the end it went for 25 million more. The chair is just one of the items that belonged to Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge. All told, 733 pieces went on the auction block and brought in an astounding $262 million in the auction's first night. Among the other items sold was a work by Henri Matisse which went for a record-setting $45,264,579. Other artists in Saint Laurent & Berge's collection included Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Cezanne, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Duchamp, Munch,Klimt and Mondrian just to name a few. And who says there's a global economic crisis? To see thumbnails (you are sure to recognize some of the works) and their sales prices, visit Christies.

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Anonymous on Jun 12, 2009:

LOVE THE CHAIR, BUT WOULD NEVER PAY SO MUCH FOR IT, I WOULD RATHER COPY THE STYLE AND HAVE SOMEONE MAKE ONE LIKE IT FOR ME AND I MIGHT JUST DO THAT.


DesigningMom on Mar 11, 2009:

The only thing I can think of good about that awfully ugly chair is that it's not in our home!


How can someone with such design style, as in the clothing he designed, have such awful taste in home furnishings? I've seen photos of his home and it was wall to wall and floor to ceiling with ugly stuff. About the only thing I would want was a Klimt. Not sure which he had since Christies wasn't allowing me to "turn" pages. You'd think they had enough money to hire a good web service, woudln't ya?


And Diva, I'm with you on how insane it is that somebody (s) can waste money like that. Must be all the CEOs and top folks at all the companies that are being bailed out with our tax dollars, huh? Makes me sick.


~Becky <><


DaiquiriDiva on Feb 24, 2009:

That's insane!!  Nice to know SOMEBODY still has money to 'waste', but wow!  I never did get why people would pay so much for something that's technically not worth that just because someone famous owned it.   It's kind of a funky chair...but in the end...it's still just a chair.


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