Ismail Merchant is not a new name for those who appreciate poetic cinema. The famous Indian-born Academy Award-winning filmmaker passed away in 2005 and now on October 7, Christie’s in London has decided to auction some of his collections. The man is most known for Merchant Ivory, his production company that did a lot of adaptations of the works of Henry James, E.M. Forster and others.
So a man with such a sensibility can be expected to have a great taste in life away from the cameras. And that when when the various works of art, furnishings and textiles from Merchant’s uber residences in London, Paris and Hudson River Valley make an entry.
The estimated price target for all his possessions to be auctioned lies close to $115,000. Each of these pieces reflect Merchant’s¬ passion for “the encounter between Eastern and Western cultures”. Apart from these, the auctio will also include some memorabilia from various Metcnat Ivory films.