We're not expecting many Americans to participate in the pricey auction, as our economy will probably be even more in the shitter come auction time.
But, the new news that recently deceased fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent's art collection goes up for sale early next year must have made the rich Arab oil-sheiks, Chinese business titans and Russian oligarchs giddy.
An art dealer told the media that the legendary French designer needed art "like water to survive".
Over the course of 40-years Monsieur Saint Laurent amassed hundreds of fine art pieces.
Works by big name artists like Picasso, Matisse and Goya had a place in his collection.
In fact, one of his Picassos, Instruments de Musique sur un Guéridon, should fetch $56 million!!!!
His partner of over 40-years, Pierre Bergé, said that every single piece in the collection will be sold. Berge said the decision to sell all the items had been taken before the designer succumbed to brain cancer in June. According to a report, Berge revealed that only when the last object had passed under the hammer would this signify the end. He also drew a comparison with divorce, saying "even when these objects are gone, they won't leave me".
Berge also said some of the proceeds will go towards the fight against AIDS.
Kudos to that!