Christie's has been entrusted to put Willem Peppler's unique art collection up for auction. Comprising 194 lots, the eclectic selection includes works by artists such as Joan Miró, Cindy Sherman, Pierre Soulages and Jean Dubuffet. Christie's estimates that the entire auction will net between €3M - €5M ($3.8M - $6.3M).

Willem Peppler, courtesy of Christie's. Photograph of Willem Peppler, courtesy of Christie's.

 

Peppler assembled his extensive collection over a period 40 years, scouring the globe for innovative contemporary art. His discerning eye put together a diverse and individual collection, including many rare pieces by some of today's most prominent artists.

Many of the pieces in this collection were acquired shortly after they were executed, and some directly from gallery in which they were first exhibited. This entails that many of the pieces have never been sold at auction before, including Jean Miró's Femme amoureuse de l'étoile filante, estimated at $252,913 - $379,370.

JOAN MIRÓ. FEMME AMOUREUSE DE L'ÉTOILE FILANTE. 1966. Estimated at $252,913 - $379,370. Christie's JOAN MIRÓ. FEMME AMOUREUSE DE L'ÉTOILE FILANTE. 1966. Estimated at $252,913 - $379,370.  Photo via Christie's

 

Other highlights from the collection include James Rosenquist's Study for Marilyn, estimated at $379,370 - $505,827. The rare piece was once part of Dennis Hopper's collection before Peppler acquired it. Peppler added Pierre Soulages' Peinture 165 x 204 cm, 11 juin 2000 to his collection the same year that it was painted, estimated at $442,598 - $569,055.

JAMES ROSENQUIST. STUDY FOR MARYLIN. 2962. Estimated at $252,913 - $379,370. Christie's JAMES ROSENQUIST. STUDY FOR MARYLIN. 1962. Estimated at $252,913 - $379,370. Photo via Christie's

 

The auction takes place on October 29 at Christie's salesroom in Paris. Find more auctions from Christie's here.

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