THE WALID JUFFALI COLLECTION
Offered by Bonhams Onsite at Bishopsgate House, Surrey


The Walid Juffali Collection – To be sold onsite at Bishopsgate House
26 Mar 2018
Egham, Bishopsgate House

The collection of paintings, antiques, sculptures and objets d'art belonging to the late Walid Juffali, the Saudi billionaire, will be offered by Bonhams on 26 March 2018 in an auction at Bishopsgate House, his estate in Surrey, UK. The sale comprises some 450 lots and is estimated at £4m.

The Walid Juffali Collection is drawn from the private family contents of Dr Juffali's three properties in England and has been brought to auction by his children.

- Contents from Bishopsgate House, in Egham, Surrey, a mansion in a 42-acre estate, set on the edge of Windsor Great Park, the grounds of which have monumental bronzes by Fernando Botero in and major works by Dale Chihuly, including Float Boat, a sailing fantasia rendered in glass. Inside the 20-bedroom house, complete with a Chinoiserie drawing room, a ballroom and a gilded dining room, is an indoor swimming pool with a vast Chihuly chandelier and light fittings, two paintings by Arman and a steel bar. Throughout the house there are works by masters such as Andy Warhol, Picasso, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Henri Lebasque and Leonard Foujita. There are also collections of porcelain, silver, English and French furniture, books and objets d'art.

- Works of art and sculpture from St Saviour's House in Knightsbridge, a four-storey award-winning conversion of a church, that housed a collection of Dr Juffali's works by Anish Kapoor, Bernard Buffet, Chagall, Picasso, Miro and Alexander Calder.

- Paintings and objets d'art from Juffali's property on the coast at Dartmouth, Devon.

Highlights of the Juffali Collection include:

Two of Fernando Botero's monumental bronze statues, Adam and Eve, 2003, estimated at £600,000 – 800,000.

Anish Kapoor, Untitled, a stainless-steel dish, estimated at £300,000 – 400,000.
(to be offered in Post-War & Contemporary Art Sale on 7 March at Bonhams New Bond Street)

Picasso's Homme a l'Agneau et Musicien, 1967, wax crayon on paper, estimate: £120,000 – 180,000.
(to be offered in Impressionist and Modern Art Sale on 1 March at Bonhams New Bond Street)

Joan Miro's Composition, an ink and gouache work on paper, estimate: £70,000 – 90,000, (to be offered in Impressionist and Modern Art Sale on 1 March at Bonhams New Bond Street) one of 11 works by this artist in the Juffali Collection

Impressive – and vast – glass chandelier by American artist, Dale Chihuly, estimated at £60,000 – 100,000, together with Float Boat, 2005, a glass work that was exhibited in Kew Gardens.

Dr Walid Juffali (1955 – 2016)

Saudi-born Dr Walid Juffali made an indelible mark on the global stage. From one of the wealthiest business families in Saudi Arabia, he was educated at Le Rosey in Switzerland, the US – at the University of San Diego – and then, after settling in London, he received a doctorate in neuroscience at Imperial College, London. From 2005, Juffali was chairman of his family's company, E.A. Juffali Brothers, one of the largest companies in Saudi Arabia for telecommunications, infrastructure and insurance. Juffali's personal fortune was considered to be $8 billion.

Another side of his life was as a connoisseur – Walid Juffali had a keen eye and appetite for art and antiques. He furnished his lavish properties in the UK, US, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland with works by some of the most celebrated names in the art world, including Picasso, Chagall, Miro, Calder, Kapoor and Fernando Botero.

Sale previews

There is a preview of highlights from the Walid Juffali Collection at Bonhams New Bond Street, London from 22 – 26 January

Bonhams Paris office, (9, Rue de la Paix) 29 January – 2 February

Grand Palais, Paris on 7 & 8 February

Bonhams New York, 580 Madison Avenue, New York from 13 to 15 February

The complete sale will be on view at Bishopsgate House, Englefield Green, Surrey, from Friday 23 March until Sunday 25 March.

The sale of the Walid Juffali Collection will take place onsite at Bishopsgate House on 26th March from 10am.

A proportion of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to charity.


NOTES FOR EDITORS

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