For fifty years Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge actively collected art, amassing a collection of some 700 works over the period. Included are paintings by Picasso, Goya and Mondrian. Housed in the pairs Paris’ apartment, the collection has been kept relatively private, the Laurent truly living with his art. Christies will be auctioning the estate this year, and Wallpaper* has published a “preview” of the expected lots. This is far less a preview than a view into Laurent’s living space. And, ultimately, the joy of the images comes in that.

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