Press Release

The Collection of Pierre Le-Tan

Master draughtsman Pierre Le-Tan (1950-2019) assembled a captivating and sprawling collection of art and objects over the course of 40 years, living with these pieces in three small rooms of his apartment in Paris. This March, Sotheby’s will be offering at auction almost 400 lots, which together offer art lovers and collectors a glimpse into the artist’s unique universe. Each lot is a testimony to Le-Tan’s work, inspiration and way of life. The exceptional sale will be held in two sessions, with a live auction at Sotheby’s Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré gallery on 16 March, and an accompanying online sale open from 9-17 March.

SESSION 1 : 16 March 2021
SESSION 2 : Online from 8 - 17 March 2021


Thu, 11 Mar 21 • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CET
Fri, 12 Mar 21 • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CET
Sat, 13 Mar 21 • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CET
Mon, 15 Mar 21 • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CET



Sophie Dufresne |
Claire Jehl |

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