Sotheby’s New York presents: A Life of Luxury

  1. Jeremy
  2. November 30, 2017 6:47 pm

Sotheby’s New York presents: A Life of Luxury

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Just in time for the holidays, Sotheby’s New York presents A Life of Luxury: an inaugural week of sales and events during which the esteemed auction house will offer the very best in jewellery, watches, cars, wine and fashion. All exhibitions will open to the public in their York Avenue galleries this Thursday, 30 November, with a series of eight auctions beginning on 2 December offering nearly 2,000 lots:

Sotheby’s Wine will host its final New York auction of the season, Finest & Rarest Wines, on Saturday, 2 December. A wonderful range of wines is on offer, noteworthy for the breadth of regions spanning the globe and depth of formats from half bottle to Nebuchadnezzar.

The sale includes solutions for all of your holiday entertaining needs, such as magnums of Meursault, Champagne in jeroboam, imperials of Bordeaux and even bottles of historical Armagnac for cosy evenings. An extraordinary collection is on offer to benefit The Fredric Roberts Foundation, giving students a voice through photography, and it will also feature Sotheby’s largest array of Sine Qua Non wines to date.

Created by London-based designer Shaun Leane over the course of more than 20 years, this evening sale will feature 40+ bespoke pieces he produced for beacons of the fashion industry, including legendary houses Alexander McQueen and Givenchy, as well as style icons such as the Honourable Daphne Guinness, Isabella Blow, Kate Moss and Sarah Jessica Parker.

From the immaculate Contra Mundum Evening Glove, a special commission for Ms. Guinness that was inspired by her fascination with armor, to the iconic Crown of Thorns, from McQueen’s Autumn/Winter 1996 ‘Dante’ collection that appeared in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s, and the Victoria & Albert Museum’s blockbuster retrospective in 2011 and 2015, respectively, the hauntingly-beautiful selection on offer encapsulates the exceptional dynamism and remarkable diversity of Leane’s creative vision.


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