“Earlier this spring Muriel Brandolini contacted me saying she needed to see me urgently. I was thrilled to hear from her, as I hadn’t seen her for ages, and as I’m extremely fond of her and her whole family – her husband, mother-in-law, her brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins and nieces. She went straight to the point: she wanted Phillips de Pury to stage a sale entirely curated and orchestrated by herself. It would coincide with the publishing of her Rizzoli book ‘The World of Muriel Brandolini’. She came to us because she admires our gorgeous catalogs and our sense of fun and innovation. I was instantly thrilled by her idea.

To say that Muriel is a highly determined person is an understatement. She knows exactly what she wants and how to implement it. She has created for herself, her friends and her clients a style all her own combined by mixing elements from all periods and origins. The result is highly sophisticated, refined and beautiful.

I’m most grateful to Muriel and my colleagues for staging a sale that is miles away from any stereotypical bland taste and that allows us collectors a chance to penetrate her enchanted world.”

- Simon de Pury