HAWAIIAN DINO The Lanvin dinosaur enhances the colors of the collection, opening the doors to the imagination. It livens up polo shirts and Hawaiian shirts, can be found printed or embroidered on the front of t-shirts or blazer pockets, and even appears on parkas and jacquard jumpers.
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF CHRISTIE’S ITALY
MILAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY
THE BEST OF ITALIAN 20th CENTURY ART
TO BEAUCTIONED ON 11 APRIL 2018
In 2018 Christie’s Italy celebrates its 60th anniversary, since the auction house opened its first ever representative office outside the UK in Rome in 1968. After 5 years of very successful Milan Modern and Contemporary auctions with average sell-through rates of 93% by lot, Christie’s will offer the 6th edition of this curated sale on 11 April at Palazzo Clerici with preview exhibitions starting from 23 March in Rome, Turin and Milan.
Reflecting a growing global appetite for the best of Italian post-war and contemporary art, Christie’s Milan auctions have seen an increase of international participation over the years with registrants coming from 17 countries, including from Europe, Middle East, UK, Asia, North and South America.
“The April 2018 auction will offer a very tailor-made approach to satisfy the needs of our national and growing international collector group. All 57 lots are being sourced privately and many have never or not appeared at auction for decades. This year we have integrated a new section dedicated to the figurative artists, which is been celebrated with the current exhibition Post Zang Tumb Tuuum. Art Life Politics: Italia 1918–1943 at the Fondazione Prada until 28 June. We are again pleased to present such a great variety of 20th century Italian art movements in Milan, as this city continues to be a key location to buy the very best of Italian Art,” commented Renato Pennisi, Director and Senior Specialist, Head of Sale, Christie’s Italy.
“To mark the 60th anniversary of Christie’s Italy, we are pleased to present an attentively curated auction, offering a complete overview of Italy’s most sought-after artistic developments of the 20th century. Christie’s role in promoting Italian art on the international scene has been rewarded by exceptional sale results registered not only in Milan but across all our locations, with London and New York in first place. The highlight of the auction on 11 April in Milan is without doubt the fine art collection initiated in the 1960s by Sergio Tomasinelli, enlightened connoisseur and prime example of Italian collecting,” continued Mariolina Bassetti, Chairwoman Christie’s Italy.
The fluid, oversize silhouette of this silk coat expresses effortless sophistication. The style features voluminous raglan sleeves and notched lapels, and is detailed with the collection’s graceful mini eyelet embroidery along the seams. The crisp silk fabric is treated for a water-repellent […]
UNITED COLORS OF BENETTON’S NEW FLAGSHIP STORE IN LONDON Benetton has raised the curtains on March 15th of its new flagship store on Oxford Street. Informal, hi-tech spaces and a ‘knitwear theatre’ will offer an ultimate brand experience that goes beyond the traditional idea of […]
If only objects could speak, the contents from Faringdon House, Oxfordshire would tell a story filled with intrigue, eccentricity and flamboyance. This season, the focal point of Christie’s London Interiors Sale, 12 April 2018 will be contents from the home of Lord Berners. When the composer, painter, diplomat and writer fell in love with Robert “Mad Boy” Heber-Percy, the pair turned their Oxfordshire home into an extraordinary aesthetes’ paradise.
A genius entertainer, Nancy Mitford immortalised Berners in her novel The Pursuit of Love as the whimsical character Lord Merlin and claims that ‘one of the greatest of his (Lord Berners) achievements was the atmosphere he created around himself at Faringdon, a house where the second best was never tolerated, either in comfort, conversation or in manners.’ This is also true in the company he kept. The house’s visitors’ books are filled with the names of the famous, the beautiful and the badly-behaved. As well as the Mitfords who were close friends, house visitors included Igor Stravinsky, Salvador Dali, Gertrude Stein, Marchesa Casati, Cecil Beaton, Frederick Ashton, Constant Lambert and Margot Fonteyn.
BACON – FONTANA – MAGRITTE – MATISSE – PICASSO – ROCKEFELLER – VALADON – WARHOL TEN THINGS TO SEE & DO DURING 20TH CENTURY SPRING SEASON OF AUCTIONS AT CHRISTIE’S LONDON Andy Warhol, Six Self Portraits (1986, estimate on request), Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening […]
THE OLD BOND STREET BOUTIQUE Dolce&Gabbana opens a new store in London. The six floor boutique showcases the creativity of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, housing Men and Women’s collections, including the sublime Alta Moda, Alta Sartoria, Alta Gioielleria and Alta Orologeria creations. […]
MANDARIN ORIENTAL TO MANAGE NEW LUXURY HOTEL AND RESIDENCES IN MAYFAIR, LONDON Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a new luxury hotel and branded residences on Hanover Square in the heart of London’s Mayfair district. The project is expected to […]
CHRISTIE’S RELEASE | British Artists to Headline Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction – 6 October 2017
BRITISH ARTISTS TO HEADLINE CHRISTIE’S
POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART
ANTONY GORMLEY’S A CASE FOR AN ANGEL POISED TO SET AN ARTIST AUCTION RECORD
ALSO FEATURING: HURVIN ANDERSON, PETER DOIG AND