An Inside Look at Greta Garbo’s Art Collection

VOGUE |  Laird Borrelli-Persson:

In recent weeks we’ve come to better understand why Greta Garbo, that most elusive of Swedes, might have wanted to be alone. Last Thursday, The New York Times announced that the star’s seven-room, 2,855 square foot apartment (which comprised an entire floor of the exclusive Campanile building) was up for sale. Certainly, such sweeping views offer a convincing rationale for staying in—and today Christie’s unveiled three more reasons Garbo might have had for becoming a homebody. Their upcoming Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art, to be held on May 15, will include pieces from Garbo’s own collection, which previously hung in her uptown digs… Read more

Image: Robert Delaunay (1885-1941), La femme à l’ombrelle ou La Parisienne, oil on canvas, 49 x 24 7/8 in. (124.5 x 88.5 cm.) Painted in Paris, 1913Image: Courtesy of Christies / The Collection of Greta Garbo