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Christie’s New York: The Collection of Pierre Durand

Liu Dan (b. 1953), Taihu Rock, 1998, scroll, mounted and framed, ink on paper, 15 x 16 1⁄8 in. (38 x 41 cm.), Lot 36, Estimate: $70,000-90,000

The Collection of Pierre Durand, Christie's New York
Thursday, January 27, 2022, Live auction
Viewing by appointment only

Christie’s presents The Collection of Pierre Durand, which features the fine and decorative arts of the late philanthropist and collector who co-founded The Chinese Porcelain Company. This traditional sale offers a glimpse into a life well lived with objects and art, and features the contents of the late Pierre Durand’s New York apartment, which artistically combined walls of gallery-hung Old Master Drawings with contemporary glass by Yoichi Ohira, and contrasted Chinese paintings by Liu Dan with fine French and English decorative arts. Other highlights include important Old Master Paintings, Chinese Works of Art and Chinese Export porcelain, as well as entertaining porcelain and silver.

Pierre Durand, along with his co-founder of the Chinese Porcelain Company, Khalil Rizk, were among the founders of Asia Week New York. The Chinese Porcelain Company was one of the 16 galleries, then dubbed the “Asian Art Dealers of the Upper East Side,” that collaborated to present an inaugural open house on March 14, 2009 that kicked off the annual celebration of Asian art in New York.

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