Christie’s latest London auction netted $5.7 million, with a blue diamond earning the top price. Check the news Christie’s Makes Nearly $6 Million at London Auction and more on Switzerland based Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
Christie’s said this week that the unmounted, oval-cut, 1.02-carat fancy-vivid-blue diamond fetched $534,800 during the November 26 sale, titled Jewels Online: The London Edit. This value was in the center of the presale appraisal range.
Cartier’s round brilliant-cut, 32.10-carat, S- to T-color, VS1-clarity diamond ring performed admirably as well. The work, which came from the collection of famed Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and his wife, singer Galina Vishnevskaya, sold for $401,000, exceeding its high estimate.
A Cartier Art Deco diamond bracelet sold for $183,838, much above its high estimate of $121,000. The gem came from Romana McEwen’s estate and had belonged to her mother, American heiress Ava Alice Muriel Astor.
According to the firm, bidders from 30 nations participated in the transaction.
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Auction houseSothebyʼs has put up for auction glasses with lenses made of diamonds and emeralds, made during the reign of the Mughal dynasty, according to BBC News. Check the news Sothebyʼs exhibited glasses with lenses made of diamonds and emeralds and more on Switzerland based Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
The diamonds for one pair of lenses were mined in India’s famous Golconda mines in the center of the country. Furthermore, according to Sotheby’s, both lenses were carved from a solid diamond weighing 200 carats. These spectacular glasses feature lenses cleaved from the finest diamonds and emeralds of the era. Their existence tells the story of one of the greatest periods of gemstone connoisseurship – Mughal India in the 17th century.
The second set of lenses is made of Colombian emerald, which is also a solid stone weighing approximately 300 carats. As a rule, it is stated in the lot description that such large gems were attempted not to be divided into parts at the time.
The glasses’ frames are made of precious metals and adorned with diamonds. The lenses were made in the 17th century, and the frames were made in the 19th.
Sotheby’s anticipates a profit of £ 1.5-2.5 million per glass. The auction will take place in London on October 27.
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Fendi Casa, the renowned Italian maison’s luxury furniture and homeware division, is set to relaunch in collaboration with Design Holding, an Italian design group whose other brands include high-end furniture and lighting manufacturers such as B&B Italia and Louis Poulson. Check the news Fendi will relaunch luxury homeware and more on Switzerland based Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
Fendi, which is part of the LVMH Group, will form a joint venture called Fashion Furniture Design with Design Holding to expand the Fendi Casa business. The existing license with the previous producer, Luxury Living, has expired.
Silvia Venturini is the artistic director. Fendi will provide creative direction as part of Fendi’s commitment to invest in the design, creativity, and savoir-faire of Fendi Casa furnishing products as part of the Maison’s tradition and innovation. Design Holding will strengthen its position as the brand’s distributor in the international high-end design market.
“This new project, in collaboration with one of the world’s greatest fashion maisons, makes us very proud,” said Gabriele Del Torchio, Chairman of Design Holding. Working with an Italian fashion house synonymous with quality, experimentation, and creativity, which admirably combines tradition and modernity, will allow our Group to expand and strengthen its presence in international markets. The class and style of Fendi products, combined with Design Holding’s leadership in the design market, will result in a successful collaboration.”
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The luxury auction house Sotheby’s has opened a new retail location to showcase its fine collection of art, design, and luxury items. The Emporium, as part of the company’s expansion into online and offline shopping, is located in its New York flagship galleries. Check the news Sotheby’s introduces The Emporium, a new retail destination and more on Switzerland based Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
Over 5,000 authenticated luxury items, including fine art, haute jewelry, collectible sneakers, watches, designer handbags, decorative objects, furniture, and more, are currently on display and for sale.
“Over the past year, we’ve seen enormous growth and transformation within the luxury landscape, as evidenced by the success of online auctions and the response to our Buy Now e-commerce platform,” said Josh Pullan, Sotheby’s Head of Global Luxury Division. Our newest retail venture in New York, The Emporium, offers a diverse selection of luxury lifestyle goods and fine art that clients can view and purchase in person every day.”
The online marketplace, which offers a range of price points, is backed by the cachet of a brand known for its trusted expertise, connoisseurship, and authentication for more than 275 years, according to Sotheby’s. The Emporium, which combines the best of e-commerce convenience with the excitement of physical retail shopping, further establishes Sotheby’s as the preeminent luxury and fine art destination.
A rotating group of tastemakers and influencers will curate the online and physical marketplace, beginning with makeup and clean beauty connoisseur Gucci Westman. “I am overjoyed to be working with Sotheby’s on a luxury goods edit for The Emporium’s debut. The credibility, curation, and craftsmanship that come with the Sotheby’s stamp—knowing that something has been vetted by such an exceptional eye—is special,” Westman said.
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The artists worked for six months to manufacture these shoes, which are hand-applied and imitate the pattern of the Krater vase, which was initially created in 1856 at the Meissen porcelain manufactory. Check the news Sotheby’s auctions off a one-of-a-kind pair of adidas sneakers with a price tag of up to $1 million and more on Switzerland based Luxury Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
The adidas Originals ZX8000 model was used as a starting point; the sneakers weigh 950 kilos and are a size 9. The sneakers are on sale at Sotheby’s online auction until December 16 with an estimated value of $ 1-1,000,000; the current bid at the time of writing is $ 1,200.
This is a charity auction, and all revenues from the sale of sneakers will go to the Brooklyn Museum.
The fact that the masters of the Meissen manufactory participated in the manufacture of the shoes adds to the aesthetic value of the one-of-a-kind lot. They are therefore made of porcelain in addition to leather, rubber, and cotton.
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Hublot celebrates its collaboration with the UEFA EURO 2020 (TM) tournament with a dazzling array of new releases, including the official UEFA EURO 2020 (TM) European Championship watch – the Big Bang e Connected Watch – and a brand new podcast featuring interviews with the biggest sports icons , crowned an NFT for the first two hundred customers who buy the watch. Check the news Hublot launches its first NFT with the Big Bang E UEFA EURO 2020 and more on Switzerland based Luxury Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
Hublot loves football!
There are only 30 days until the kick-off of UEFA EURO 2020 (TM)! Fans all over the world are excited to finally watch this competition, which has been postponed for a year due to the pandemic. To celebrate the day, Hublot unveils its Big Bang e UEFA Euro 2020 (TM) Connected Watch. Once again, Hublot enables football fans to keep up with the competition by wearing their own virtual stadium on their wrist.
The bezel of the Big Bang e Watch Sports is in the colors of the flags of the 12 nations that were originally intended to host. Aesthetically, it has the attributes of the brand’s iconic Big Bang model. It is available in a 42mm Black Magic case. Thanks to the sapphire crystal, the high-resolution AMOLED touchscreen is easy to operate, while the push-piece on the rotating crown is used to activate the functions, just like on a mechanical watch.
The complex electronic module works with the WearOS by Google software, which has been adapted and perfected to Hublot’s requirements, in particular through an app specially developed for soccer, with which users can follow the competition in real time. In addition to tracking the progress of the game with timekeeping, halftime, extra time and the end of the game, the functions of this watch also include the Big Bang e notifying the wearer of cards that have been awarded, player substitutions, penalties and goals. There is also the option to view information about team line-ups, player placements and their position on the field of play. In addition, users can download watch faces developed exclusively for the Big Bang e in the color of their country free of charge from the Google Play Store. In addition to the magnificent rubber bracelet with a titanium folding clasp that is supplied as standard, fans also have the option of purchasing other bracelets in the colors of their favorite teams. These will be easily interchangeable thanks to the famous one-click system developed by Hublot.
For the UEFA EURO 2020 (TM) European Championship, Hublot is equipping all referees who officiate during the tournament with special Big Bang e Referee watches. The board used by the fourth official to indicate player substitutions will also be in the colors of Hublot.
Hublot has continued its research into all dimensions of technology and is therefore launching a podcast series called “Hublot Fusion Podcast” starting May 12th. Moderated by the French sports journalist Anne-Laure Bonnet, these 12 episodes will feature interviews with football legends as well as friends and ambassadors from Hublot. The podcasts focus on the 12 universal values of victory: solidarity, union, passion, engagement, inclusion, equality, friendship, justice, respect, fair play, tolerance and sharing.
In another important new initiative, 200 Big Bang e customers who join the Hublotista community will receive a non-fungible token (NFT) containing an excerpt from one of the episodes of the “Hublot Fusion Podcast”! These tokens were developed with the leading software company ETHEREUM: ConsenSys. The tokens strictly adhere to the ERC-1155 standard, and their owners can exchange these tokens on platforms that set standards in the world of NFTs, including OpenSea.
The Hublot Big Bang e UEFA EURO 2020 (TM) Connected Watch is available exclusively on the brand’s e-commerce platform www.hublot.com and in Hublot boutiques.
Almost half a million works of art from the most popular art museum can now be seen from the comfort of your home. Check the news Get your virtual guided tour to Louvre Museum and more on Switzerland based Luxury Lifestyle Magazine & Store- Kenleaks Magazine.
The Louvre has digitized and published online its entire collection – 482 thousand works of art. This was reported by the press service of the museum.
“For the first time, anyone can get access to the entire collection from a computer or smartphone for free. I am confident that this digital content will further inspire people to come to the Louvre to see the collections with their own eyes, ”says Museum Director Jean-Luc Martinez.
The online database includes sculptures from the Tuileries Gardens and works of art recovered after World War II. The site contains not only works exhibited in the Louvre, but also works of art taken for temporary use or storage.
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70-year-old Eliza Lutz and 67-year-old Garry Decker bought an unusual country house, printed on a huge 3D printer. This is the first residential building in Europe created in this way. Check the news The couple from Netherlands bought a 3D printed house and more on Switzerland based Luxury Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
The construction was printed in a special factory in just 5 days. The house is made of cement and is a bungalow with two bedrooms and panoramic windows. Interior design refurbished in Art Deco style with wood and metal accents. An older couple is about to rent out a house for £ 700 a month.
The creators of the house argue that the technology of printing buildings on a 3D printer should improve the environment and solve many social problems, including providing homeless people with comfortable housing in the shortest possible time. Government plans to build 5 more similar houses and improve printing technology.
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One of the most important Mozart discoveries in recent years will be auctioned on April 16 in Berlin. Check the news Unknown Mozart manuscript will be auctioned and more on Switzerland based Luxury Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
The autograph dealer JAStargardt is auctioning a recently emerged music manuscript that has so far remained unknown to researchers. The sheet from 1783 shows on one side the complete first violin part for two orchestral dances, KV 609 No. 4 and KV 463 (448c) No. 1, as well as three drafts for the program of his famous concert on March 23rd on the reverse 1783 in the Vienna Burgtheater.
The autograph provides new insights into the genesis of the two dances, the composition of which has so far been assigned to later years. Mozart’s concert on March 23, 1783 took place under his own direction and with the participation of Emperor Joseph II. It was an artistic and financial success and marked Mozart’s establishment as a freelance musician. The drafts show Mozart’s thoughts on the individual pieces, their order and the performers.
The manuscript had been in a German private collection since the middle of the 19th century. Now it will be auctioned on April 16 as part of the JAStargardt autograph auction, the estimated value is 140,000 euros.
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Without following a chronological sequence and beyond physiological, anthropological or art-theoretical discourses, the exhibition Glances from Time brings works from the collection into new constellations across epochs, lets eyes wander and glances meet – out of the pictures and into the pictures: from the Icon of Christ Pantocrator via Federico Barocci’s early Christian martyr to Auguste Renoir’s impressionistically painted toddler and the portraits of contemporary photography and video art. The view as language and form of energy becomes a perspective on the collection, the leitmotif of the selection. Looks out of time brings well-known and unknown works from the art museum’s holdings into new constellations, playfully pursues the theme of looking through the centuries in a variety of artistic techniques and media.
Glances bridge times
What can he still tell us today, the pain-clouded gaze of Lucretia , painted around 1530 by Cornelis Bazelaere? If Ferdinand Hodler fixed himself in the mirror in 1917 – the year before his death – he looks at us carefully today . Even in the new media, looks remain central: in photographic self-portrayals, MANON and Urs Lüthi paraphrase social role models, while at the same time taking up the classic tradition of reflection in self-portraits. The videos by Candice Breitz, Silvie Fleury and Roman Signer analyze contemporary body awareness and the position of the individual in modern society.
In our epoch of exuberant visual communication, it becomes obvious: looks bridge times. Coming from the past, they are able to create the present. They communicate within the work of art, determine directions, establish relationships and thus construct spaces inwards and outwards. They confront us with stories or they are aimed directly at us today.
“If looks could kill …”
The vernacular knows about the power of looks. We instinctively look for the eyes of our counterpart – or consciously avoid them. The look is the most direct, the most effective form of communication. Art has always understood that. The eyes in portraits or other representations of people attract our gaze, and we involuntarily follow the direction of their gaze. At that moment, an exchange began between the image, the audience, the artist. Glances tell and confront us with stories. Or they are aimed directly at today’s viewers, make eye contact, mediate, ask questions, encourage dialogue.