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Yves Saint Laurent's Personal Art Collection Hits The Auction Block

02/24/2009 at 04:00 PM ET

Yves Saint Laurent might have been best known for his couture fashion house, but the late designer was also a skilled art collector. Together with partner Pierre Berge, Saint Laurent amassed priceless pieces by Picasso, Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, Constantin Brancusi, James Ensor, Piet Mondrian and Giorgio de Chirico — and last night, the entire collection went on the auction block in Paris, earning an astounding $264 million dollars! Proceeds from the once-in-a-lifetime sale will benefit a charitable foundation established by the pair, and include a new research center to combat AIDS. Get the whole story at nytimes.com.

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