After nearly 20 years of collecting art and high-end design, designer Marc Jacobs wants a fresh start. His New York City townhouse is for sale and he’s also auctioning off all beautiful (very expensive) furnishings. The art has already sold for millions.
At the March contemporary evening auction at Sotheby’s London, Jacobs parted ways with a number of pieces, including Jean Michel Basquiat’s Soothsayer for $1 million, Jeff Koons’s Yorkshire Terriers for $1.26 million, and David Hockney’s The Salesman for $460,000.
Jacobs joked to Sotheby’s Amy Cappellazzo in an interview,
“Everything must go! Currins, Peytons, Ruschas!”
Earlier this year, Jacobs and his husband, Char Defrancesco, purchased a waterfront Frank Lloyd Wright home in Rye, NY, for $9.17 million. The 6,000-square-foot home will be the newlyweds’ main residence.
Jacobs put his three-bedroom West Village townhouse on the market in April for $15.9 million (the price has since dropped to $14.5 million).
“I’m not Marie Kondo… I thought about my role as an art collector…. and I just felt it’s time to give myself this window to start again.”
Below are some interior shots and some highlighted pieces. Check out the entire auction, Dec 12, Marc Jacobs: A Life of Design here.
(Photos, Sothebys; via Arnet News)