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The legendary architect I. M. Pei, recently disappeared at the age of 102, besides having left magnificent architectural monuments to posterity, also accumulated an enviable fine art collection. The same beauty and elegance that we could find in the iconic glass pyramid of the Louvre in Paris,  underpins the Pei's collection, that includes a diverse representation of works spanning from Chinese painting to Dutch-American abstract expressionism. 

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Willem de Kooning, Henry Moore, Jacques Lipchitz, Xu Shiqi, Barnett Newman and Jean Dubuffet, just to mention few names of what Christie's will sell between September and December 2019 in the outposts of New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Paris. Find more out about all these artists with the article "All about Abstract Art". To increase the prestige of this beautiful collection the energy and passion through which Pei and his wife Eileen (1920–2014) have discovered the art world and its protagonists. The auctions—which will be held in Paris (September 13–17), Hong Kong (October 3–6), Los Angeles (October 15–17), and New York (November 1–13)—will feature artwork by Barnett Newman, Zao Wou-ki, Jean Dubuffet, and Henry Moore, among others. 

 

Eileen and I.M. Pei in Hong Kong, 1988. Photo: Courtesy Eileen and I.M. Pei Family Archive

 

As the daughter Liane said in a statement: “No matter the country, they always seemed to have friends, many of whom were artists, architects, gallerists and museum directors, ready to welcome them. There was always a deep feeling of mutual respect, warmth and friendship. (observer.com)

 

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