Gunter Sachs art collection to be auctioned in UK
LONDON (AP) – A British auction house is selling artworks collected by Germany born photographer Gunter Sachs.
Sotheby’s said Saturday that the collection features important pieces by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Salvador Dali.
Sachs, who was well known for his playboy lifestyle, died in May 2011. He had collected hundreds of pieces of art over his lifetime and was friends with many key artists of the twentieth century including Warhol, Dali and Georges Mathieu. Warhol’s portrait of Bridget Bardot, Sachs’ second wife, is one of the works being auctioned.
Sotheby’s will auction 300 pieces on Tuesday and Wednesday and expect the auction to fetch over 20 million pounds ($32 million)