French veteran actor Alain Delon sells his valuable Bugatti bronzes
Delon, 80, who was once called 'the most handsome man ever', has been gradually selling off his art, car and gun collections, saying: 'I have accumulated mountains of things. I prefer to leave the money to my children.' Photograph: (AFP)
French actor Alain Delon said today he is selling his Bugatti bronze collection.
The collection includes a dozen bronzes by the Italian sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti, and two leotards from the collection are expected to make 1.2 million Euros in Paris next month, international news agency AFP reported.
The auction house said another rare bronze of a woman could reach 600,000 Euros.
Delon, a veteran actor, was once called "the most handsome man ever".
He has been gradually selling off his art, car and gun collections, saying: "I have accumulated mountains of things. I prefer to leave the money to my children."
Christie's, which is organising a major Bugatti on November 22, said the actor "has always been passionate about the artist who killed himself aged 31 during World War I", AFP reported.
(WION with inputs from AFP)