Pierre Bergé & Associes

Based in Paris with an office in Brussels, Pierre Bergé & Associés is a French auction house with has specialist departments in modern and contemporary art, design, photography, editions, antiquities and decorative arts.

They famously teamed up with Christie's Paris for the landmark sale of the Yves Saint Lauren collection in 2009.

In 2015 they set up a new department of judaica and, in the same year, auctioned part of the Library of Pierre Bergé from their Drouot Richelieu saleroom in association with Sotheby’s.


To TS Eliot from Virginia Woolf

15 August 2022

“Dear Tom, I should like to write a story called ‘Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street’ (the title, I suppose, could be changed if necessary). I should certainly expect to let you have it by Oct. 1st.”


Cluny Museum moves in to buy knightly ornament at auction

15 February 2021

The Cluny Museum in Paris, dedicated to works of art from the Middle Ages, pre-empted two items in a Pierre Bergé & Associes sale of Haute Epoque in Paris.


Vroom shows a sense of perspective

28 October 2019

It was a visit to the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino with his parents that first whetted the 15-year-old Thomas Vroom’s appetite for perspective.


News In Brief – including Sotheby's €27.5m sale of the Pierre Bergé collection

05 November 2018

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the result of Sotheby's sale in Paris of the contents of homes owned by the late Pierre Bergé (1930-2017).


Sales in France: Paris – Sotheby’s/Pierre Bergé & Associés

22 October 2018

A sale of contents of four homes belonging to the late Pierre Bergé is to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s Paris rooms in association with auction house Pierre Bergé & Associes.


Pick of the Week Saint’s head sets a gold standard

02 July 2018

A rare medieval gold head of a saint generated significant interest at a sale in Paris conducted by Pierre Bergé & Associés at the Hôtel Drouot.

Ancient Greek vases bought by the Louvre

Louvre acquires ancient Greek vases excavated by Napoleon’s brother at auction

29 May 2018

Two Attic black figure vases that formerly belonged to Lucien Bonaparte, the younger brother of Napoleon, were acquired by the Louvre from an auction held at Drouot in Paris by Pierre Bergé et Associés (PBA).


Saucy stonework shows sex sells

18 December 2017

Haute Epoque, the French term given to early, largely pre-Renaissance, works of art, especially sculpture, featured in several Parisian sales in the winter high season.


Tributes paid following the death of French arts patron Pierre Bergé

08 September 2017

French fashion businessman and patron of the arts, Pierre Bergé, has died aged 86.


Biographies of females famous and forgotten

05 April 2017

Filling much of a full-page advertisement in ATG No 2284 for the Pierre Bergé/Sotheby’s (24/20.5/17% buyer’s premium) sale in Paris on April 26 of books and manuscripts from the library of Jean A Bonna was the star turn – a stunning copy of Galileo’s Discorsi et Dimostrazioni matematiche of 1638.

Qianlong Emperor seal

Chinese seal draws 15-minute bidding battle and sets €17.5m auction record

22 December 2016

A Chinese hardstone imperial seal set a record at Drouot in Paris on when Pierre Bergé & Associés sold this impressively carved 4in (10.5cm) square specimen, inscribed 'Qianlong Yu Bi Zhi Bao', for a hammer price of €17.5m (£14.58m).

the Pierre-Yves le Diberder collection from Pierre Berge and Christie's

Christie's and Pierre Bergé team up for new single-owner collection sale

07 July 2016

Christie's Paris and Pierre Bergé & Associés have teamed up for their first joint sale since the record-breaking Collection Yves Saint Laurent – Pierre Bergé sale in 2009.


Lively demand at Paris auctions for Egyptian antiquities

08 November 2012

Egyptian artefacts are one of the bullish sectors in the antiquities market and this has been reflected in sale results on both sides of the Channel last month.


Double bill of Egyptian delights

05 November 2012

The late November antiquities double bill at Drouot held by Pierre Bergé et Associés kicks off on the 29th with a library of works on Egyptology.

Christie’s unveil plans for €200m-300m St Laurent sale

29 September 2008

Christie’s have announced the exact dates and location for the Paris sale of the collection put together by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé. It will be held jointly by two auction houses, Christie’s and Pierre Bergé & Associates, on February 23, 24 and 25 next year.


International stand-off over tribal art sale in Paris

22 September 2008

PRE-COLOMBIAN art valued at €5m in total was withdrawn from sale in Paris on September 12 after the last-minute intervention of the Mexican Embassy.

Christie’s to sell Yves St Laurent collection

11 August 2008

Christie’s have announced that they are to sell the multi-million collection of Yves St Laurent, who died in June, and his business partner Pierre Bergé in February next year.


Americans spurn Aristotle

23 December 2004

ANOTHER Greek author whom Aldus published was Aristotle, whose Opera Omnia appeared in a five-part, seven-volume edition between 1495 and 1498.