Monumental Tyen Collection Auctioned By Akiba

Published September 12th, 2023 by Akiba Galleries

DANIA BEACH, FLA. — On August 29, Akiba Galleries hosted the Iconic Collection of Tyen, “a photographer, makeup design director and master of color” who is known for his 30-year career with Christian Dior. Tyen’s Palm Beach residence was designed by architect Addison Mizner (American, 1872-1933), whose combination of Mediterranean and Colonial Revival styles continues to inspire architects and designers today. More than 700 lots from Tyen’s collection reflected this aesthetic with French Gothic Revival furniture, Renaissance furniture, Chinese antiques, religious artifacts and other curious specimens. “The auction was special,” commented co-owner Alexander Anapolsky. “It was an incredibly unique collection which had a little bit of everything.” More than 90 percent of bidders participated online, with 30 percent bidding from the United States and 70 percent from abroad. Some of these were former colleagues of Tyen’s, joining in from France. The auction totaled $768,000 with a 92 percent sell-through rate

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