Frans Molenaar Collection
Single owner auction
28-29 September 2015
Herengracht 458, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Bold and gold

Frans Molenaar Collection is up for sale

Frans Molenaar, Holland's most famous fashion designer, was a passionate collector of art and design. Guided by his eccentric taste, he could hardly resist purchasing the artworks he liked. A celebrity in the world of art and fashion, Frans had close relationships with many artists, and thus acquired a lot of the artworks directly from them.

The auction of more than 500 pieces from the estate of Frans Molenaar comprises paintings, drawings, prints & multiples, sculptures, books, design furniture, lamps & lights, art glass and fashion photographs. Every object has a personal story behind - be it a drawing with a dedication from the artist or a chair designed by the couturier himself.

Lot 232: Zdenek Sykora. € 65.000 - 85.000. Realised: € 62.000
Lot 265: Ossip Zadkine. € 4.500 - 6.000. Realised: € 23.000