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The private belongings and furnishings of Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, who died on the age of 81 in October 2020 because of the coronavirus, had been auctioned this Wednesday in Paris in a sale that far exceeded the preliminary estimate and raised greater than 2.5 million euros.

“The immense recognition and the success of the sale of the Kenzo Takada assortment enshrine his eye as a collector and are a celebration of this nice creator, everlasting lover of civilizations,” stated the curator of the sale of the Artcurial home, in Paris, Stéphane Aubert.

The primary sale was a collection of {photograph} by William Eggleston, Cadillac Portfolio, offered for 46,800 euros, in addition to a collection of ornamental panels by Japanese Akira Kugimachi, which fetched 45,500 euros.

A sculpture of a picket horse from the Han dynasty that used to preside over the dressmaker’s salon, founding father of the Kenzo agency (now owned by LVMH) offered for double its estimated worth, 41,600 euros, whereas an impressive Ruhlmann piano was awarded for 35,100 euros.

A number of the designer’s personal creations, equivalent to a rug that he had made, offered for 20,800 euros, and a self-portrait in oil for 20,800 euros.

The public sale included clothes designed by Kenzo and unknown to most of the people, like a raincoat in jacquard that reached 3,380 euros, or a kimono patchwork Japanese in velvet that offered for two,470 euros.

“These unpublished and unknown creations of most of the people had been nicely obtained. With 100% of the heaps offered to worldwide patrons, this sale displays the success of Kenzo Takada all over the world, his timelessness and distinctive type,” added the curator.

[Más información: Muere el diseñador Kenzo Takada a los 81 años por coronavirus]



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