The three-day sale of the magnificent Collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge at the Grand Palais, offered by Christie’s in association with Pierre Berge & Associates auctioneers, realised in total $483,835,144.

A remarkable 95.5% of lots sold by lot, and 93% sold by value, ArtDaily reports.

This historic sale set a world record for the most valuable private collection sold at auction, was the highest grossing sale in Europe on record, and set multiple world records for Impressionist and Modern Art, 20th Century Decorative Arts, Silver, Sculpture and Works of Art.