Auctioneer and Head of Department
Lionel Gosset, Auctioneer and Director of Collections department, began his career at Drouot in 1981. When he joined Christie’s in 2002, he co-directed the Valuations department, created the Interiors sales and headed up the Collections sales.
From February 2008 to November 2009 he was entrusted with the historic valuations and sales of the YSL collection, which totalled €351,448,113, and since 2010 he has devoted himself entirely to the Collection sales. Of those the most prestigious names included Duc de Talleyrand (selling for €7,107,856 in 2015), Hélène Rochas (€15,789,675 in 2012), Pierre Bérès (€7,794,363 in 2012), Marci-Rivière (€32,498,488 in 2016), Boni de Castellane (€14,282,434 in 2017), Alberto Pinto (€11,863,756 in 2017), Hubert de Givenchy (€32,748,500 in 2017) and more. These exceptional objects extended from decorative arts and furniture to African and Oceanic art from René Gaffé’s collection, antiques from Pierre and Claude Vérité’s collection and objects of curiosity from Jacques and Galila Hollander’s collection.