AD – How to Acquire Treasures from the Homes of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé
As a young man captivated by literature, Pierre Bergé left La Rochelle just before passing his Baccalaureate, impatient to write his own great opus. Initially guided by writers who were both mentors and friends, including Pierre Mac Orlan, Jean Cocteau, and Jean Giono, he worked as an antiquarian book dealer, and gradually developed a passion for collecting. The avid reader became a bibliophile, developing a keen interest in both texts and the quality of the books: fine- and large-paper copies, contemporary bindings, inscribed or annotated copies,” says Godeau. “Long kept secret: Pierre Bergé’s library—which is divided in six sales from December 2015; part four will be sold in December by Pierre Bergé & Associés and Sotheby’s in December at Drouot—revealed a little-known facet of the man who dedicated his life to all forms of creation in which the book, in all its forms, played a leading role.
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