Introduction by John Richardson.
Sotheby's. New York. October 21-23, 2003. Paperback, quarto; white wrappers with cut-out to front wrapper revealing the Bill Blass logo. 474 pages. 805 lots illustrated in colour and archive photographs of the collection in situ. English. 295 x 230mm. 2.1kg. . Near fine; a very nice copy without usual marks or tearing to white, cut-out wrappers.
The auction catalogue for the sale of the extensive collection of American fashion designer Bill Blass (1922-2002). Blass collected throughout his life-time, travelling frequently to the great dealers of the twentieth century, including Christopher Gibbs, Geoffrey Bennison and Axel Vervoordt. The collection reflects his varied interests and his desire to only purchase the best. The catalogue includes antiquities, paintings, prints, sculpture and drawings (including by Picasso, Batoni, Tiepolo, Beaton, Hockney and Rodin), furniture, objets d'art, decorative furnishings, and military objects. Three further sales were held to auction the Old Masters, Impressionist and Modern Art, and Latin American Art. John Richardson, who was Blass' friend and art adviser, provides the introduction.
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