JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT’S PAINTING JIM CROW SELLS FOR €15M/£13,5M/$17,7M, BRINGING THE TOTAL OF THE PRAT COLLECTION EVENING AUCTION TO €36,5M/£32,8M/$43M THE HIGHEST PRICE ACHIEVED FOR A PAINTING SOLD IN FRANCE IN 2017 Paris – Christie’s FIAC week sales continued with a packed sale room […]
Mes: octubre 2017
Luiten leads after Andalucian albatross Joost Luiten carded the first ever albatross in tournament play on Real Club Valderrama’s 11th hole to move into the halfway lead at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation. The Dutchman’s incredible feat – […]
Paris Art Week FRANCE / Paris Art Week From October 18th to 22th, Paris will be a moveable feast for contemporary art: art fairs, museums, cultural institutions, and art galleries will offer a rich and diverse program throughout Paris Art Week. ART FAIRS: – FIAC / from October 19th to 22nd […]
MANDARIN ORIENTAL, TAIPEI’S RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS
The Forbes five-star Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is sharing its recipe for happiness. Guests can discover the ingredients first-hand by booking the Gourmet Retreat package, which provides luxurious accommodation and sophisticated dining options.
Mandarin Oriental, Taipei’s Recipe for Happiness includes:
Three Teaspoons of Signature Quintessence Oil
Three teaspoons of Signature Quintessence Oil is used in The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei’s 90-minute Oriental Essence massage to help rejuvenate mind, body and soul. One of many holistic treatments offered by the award-winning spa, this massage relieves neck and shoulder tension, and is designed for tired travellers and those suffering from stress. Used on all stress areas of the body, the Signature Quintessence Oil, blended with warming ginger, uplifting mandarin and sacred frankincense soothes the mind and balances emotions. The treatment is priced at TWD 5,800 per person.
Four Ounces of Pasta at Bencotto
A typical four-ounce serving of perfectly cooked pasta at the hotel’s Bencotto restaurant will delight the taste buds. Chef de Cuisine, Loris Pistillo, prepares authentic, home-style Italian cooking inspired by his hometown and family. Flavoursome pasta dishes featured on the menu include Artisanal toasted flour pasta with fresh tomato compote and ricotta cheese, and Fresh spaghettoni with seasonal seafood.
Two to Three Friends for a Lifetime of Memories
It only takes two or three friends to create a memorable time, whether that’s catching up over a relaxing high tea at The Jade Lounge, enjoying the city’s most sophisticated cocktails at stylish M.O. Bar or simply laughing together over a bottle of wine in the guestroom.
One Tablespoon of Diptyque Toiletries
Diptyque is a legendary French perfumer and maker of luxury home fragrances and body care collections. Exclusive Diptyque products are provided in all rooms and most suites at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei, so guests will feel thoroughy spoiled.
To enjoy all Mandarin Oriental, Taipei has to offer, including award-winning service and the most spacious guestrooms in Taipei, guests can book its Gourmet Retreat package.
The Gourmet Retreat package is priced from TWD 12,800 per room per night, and includes:
- Accommodation in an elegant guestroom or suite
- Daily breakfast for two people at the contemporary Café Un Deux Trois.
- One set dinner for two people at Bencotto, Ya Ge or Café Un Deux Trois
- Complimentary Internet access.
Minimum two-night stay required. Room rates are subject to 10% service charge and 5% tax. Advance reservation is required. Package offers are subject to availability and cannot be used with any other discount offer and available until December 2017.
For further information and room reservations, visit www.mandarinoriental.com.
Dreaming of winning in Valderrama Sergio García: “Each hole in Valderrama has its own attraction and I like them all, because they force you to keep thinking and stay focused from the first to the last shot. It is a very demanding course that doesn’t […]
Germany’s Martin Kaymer, the last entry to the Andalucía Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio García Foundation to be held at Real Club Valderrama from October 19-22 sponsored by the Autonomous Government of Andalusia, joins a list of Major winners featuring José María Olazábal, Sergio García, Padraig […]
FEATURING THE COLLECTION OF MELVA BUCKSBAUM,
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. GIUSEPPE ROSSI, THE TUTTLEMAN COLLECTION, AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FROM THE WERNER BOKELBERG COLLECTION
New York—Christie’s is pleased to announce the two-day sale of Prints & Multiples taking place over three sessions from October 24-25. This sale includes over 300 lots by major artists of the 20th to 21st centuries including contemporary editions by Louise Bourgeois, Keith Haring, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol—and modern works by Marc Chagall, Edward Hopper, Joan Miró, and Pablo Picasso—among others. The auction features property from several private collections including The Collection of Marc Bell, The Collection of Melva Bucksbaum, and The Collection of Senator Jacob K. Javits, and Marian B. Javits.
Beginning the first ten lots of the sale is complete set of Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup II screenprints, 1969 (sold individually) from The Estate of Dr. Giuseppe Rossi. Dr. Rossi was the chest and vascular surgeon credited to saving the artist’s life on June 3, 1968, after he was shot by radical feminist and playwright Valerie Solanas. The incident had a profound effect on Warhol and this group of screenprints was given to the doctor as a gesture of the artist’s immense gratitude.
Also featured in the Contemporary session of the sale is The Collection of Melva Bucksbaum, known as one of the art world’s most beloved figures and founder of the Bucksbaum Award, the celebrated honor presented during the Whitney Biennial. The Collection is led by an impressive selection of editions by Louise Bourgeois, including Ode à l’Oubli, the complete hand-made cloth book with 35 compositions, 2002(estimate: $150,000-250,000); and works by Jasper Johns, Agnes Martin, Ed Ruscha, and William Kentridge, among others.
Additional Post War & Contemporary highlights include a complete set of Warhol’s Flowers, ten screenprints in colors, 1970 (estimate: $600,000-800,000), from The Collection of Marc Bell, Boca Raton, Florida; Roy Lichtenstein, Nude with Blue Hair, State I, from Nudes, 1994 (estimate: $300,000-500,000); and a selection of prints from The Tuttleman Collection, featuring Lichtenstein’s View from the Window, from Landscape Series, 1985 (estimate: $70,000-100,000).
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s European flagship Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, has unveiled the first phase of its extensive restoration, designed to confirm this historic hotel’s position as one of the best in the world. The hotel remains open throughout the renovation which will be completed […]
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