Christie’s will organize in the coming months, the sale in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Paris, from the prestigious collection of works of art of the architect Ieoh Ming Pei and his wife Eileen Loo, announced on Tuesday that the auction house american.

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Jean Dubuffet, “The Wheelbarrow”, oil on canvas 89 x 116 cm. Painted on 16 July 1964. Estimate: 350.000-550.000 €. CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2019

This will be an exceptional selection of paintings, drawings, works on paper and sculptures assembled by the renowned sino-american architect, designer of the Louvre Pyramid, who died last may, and his wife, during their 72 years of marriage. Its value is expected to exceed $ 25 million, according to Christie s.

The collection’s mixture of works of artists of western and eastern, art, impressionist, modern, post-war and contemporary, as well as the chinese art of the 20th century. One finds there the signatures of Barnett Newman, Jean Dubuffet, Zao Wou-Ki, Franz Kline, Zhang Daqian, Willem de Kooning, Jacques Lipchitz, or Isamu Noguchi.

The exhibition will take place from 13 to 17 September in Paris, from 3 to 8 October in Hong Kong, from 15 to 19 October in Los Angeles and, from 1 to 13 November in New York.

Composed of the great scholars, both from prestigious chinese families, the couple was married in 1942. Pritzker architecture prize in 1983, the architect, died may 16 at the age of 102 years in New York, five years after his wife. They were both very fine connoisseurs of avant-garde artists, and had around them a tight-knit group of friends and fellow artists coming in particular from Europe and China.

Pei is considered one of the greatest architects of the Twentieth century: in addition to the Pyramid, the tower of the Bank of China in Hong Kong, the museum of Islamic Art in Doha, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the East building of the national Gallery of Art in Washington D. C. are among his accomplishments the most famous.