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48 Valley of the Kings With marvellous wines, gorgeous views and rich cultural offerings, Napa Valley is the jewel in California’s crown. By John Townsend Plus: Sotheby’s RM Monterey highlights.
58 Style and Substance André Fu is translating the restrained luxury of his hotel designs into a lifestyle brand of his own. By Marisa Bartolucci
62 The Art of Summer Three international museum shows at the top of our must-see list. By Christine Schwartz Hartley
68 Paradise Found Once a deserted island, Croatia’s Obonjan has become a summer haven for creative and holistic pursuits. By Flora Drummond-Smith
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DEPARTMENTS 14 The Scene Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse, Fashion Meets Art in Milan, Charming Baker at S|2 in London, the New York spring season and more
19 Access Art Basel’s mix, Liverpool and Berlin host biennials, Frank Gehry’s yacht, Francis Bacon in Monaco and more
28 The Costumist In the Renaissance as today, jewels expressed wealth, power, personality and artistic vision
32 Curated Exquisite craftsmanship, eminent provenance and outstanding rarity make London’s Treasures the grande dame of decorative arts auctions
38 In the Mix As dynamic as Hong Kong itself, the Boundless sale connects the dots between art and design
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DEPARTMENTS 34 All That Glitters Recently unearthed, the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona could yield the largest top-quality diamond ever cut
40 Extraordinary Properties Essential in summer, the best pools reflect their owners’ tastes while harmonising with their surroundings
44 The Reginato Files With mighty research and editing skills, Pamela Golbin makes couturiers of the past speak in Couture Confessions
76 Sotheby’s This Season A calendar of auctions and exhibitions worldwide, plus a selection of sale highlights
90 Sotheby’s International Realty Property Showcase
108 Anatomy of an Artwork
Picasso’s 1909 Femme assise was part of a series that revolutionised the artist’s working methods and marked the true beginnings of Cubism
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otheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744, and 271 years later it has grown into one of the world’s leading full-service art businesses. Innovation is in the company’s DNA, and it was that spirit that led to the launch, in 1976, of an exceptional real estate company bearing the Sotheby’s name. The Sotheby’s International Realty® brand is a commanding presence in the representation of the world’s most remarkable properties. With more than 17,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 800 offices in 61 countries and territories worldwide, the Sotheby’s International Realty network artfully unites extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives throughout the world. Art & Home was created at the heart of our partnership and demonstrates the unique synergy that exists between the worlds of art and real estate. Lavishly produced, Art & Home speaks to the sophisticated reader with a passion for ﬁne art, beautiful environments and, of course, exquisite homes – all the elements of an extraordinary life.
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THE SCENE Designer Showhouse Sotheby’s New York top Julia Chaplin, Fawn Galli and Christina Wayne bottom Nathaniel Galka and Shelley Morris
Fashion Meets Art
Sotheby’s Milan top Stefano Mac, Leopoldo Seralvo bottom Burberry’s latest collection, with works by Carlos Cruz-Diez, Tancredi and others
Fashion Meets Art
Sotheby’s Milan Francesco Colasuonno and Countess Cecilia Matteucci Lavarini
Sotheby’s New York top Natasha Mast and Rick Mast bottom Bradley Bayou and Mark Amadei
FASHION MEETS ART
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Sotheby’s welcomed a capacity crowd to the third annual Designer Showhouse it hosted with Architectural Digest. As guests packed the twelve Showhouse rooms, the designers who had conceived them were on hand to chat about their interiors as well as the art, furniture and other treasures that they used to outfit their spaces.
In an exciting, one-night-only double preview, Burberry’s new collection was presented at Sotheby’s Milan alongside iconic works from the Modern and contemporary Italian art auction. The evening also marked the start of Salone del Mobile and featured a lively discussion with Elle Italia’s Danda Santini and Sotheby’s Marta Giani.
PREVIEWS, PARTIES AND CHARITY GALAS AROUND THE WORLD
Charming Baker’s Sweet Nothing
Sotheby’s London top Mark Armstrong and Charming Baker bottom Sotheby’s Fru Tholstrup and Steve Lazarides
Dazzling Jewels Coast to Coast
Sotheby’s New York and Los Angeles top Rebecca Kahan and Kitty Schur bottom Andrew Labi and Adrien Labi
Charming Baker’s Sweet Nothing
Zheng Chongbin: Structure
Sotheby’s Hong Kong top Tia Lan Lian and Zheng Chongbin bottom Michele Lau and Gavin Shea
Sotheby’s London top David Ginola bottom Julie and Mark Watts
DAZZLING JEWELS COAST TO COAST
CHARMING BAKER’S SWEET NOTHING
ZHENG CHONGBIN: STRUCTURE
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Nothing says “successful opening” like a queue around the block. Such was the case for Sweet Nothing, an exhibition of new work by Yorkshire-born artist Charming Baker at Sotheby’s London’s S|2 gallery. Guests were eager to find out what recent paths the restlessly imaginative Baker had taken, and they were not disappointed.
Sotheby’s Hong Kong hosted an exclusive reception to celebrate the opening of Zheng Chongbin: Structure, a selling exhibition showcasing more than 30 of his works. For the past two decades, the artist has enjoyed increased recognition for his stunning synthesis of traditional Chinese ink and Western abstract painting.
As befits stars of this wattage, highlights from the Magnificent Jewels auction hopped from coast to coast, making stops at Sotheby’s new custom-designed Los Angeles location in Century City and at Sotheby’s New York. Both East and West, glamorous crowds thronged to the exclusive preview receptions.
THE SCENE Bonnard, Basquiat, Bacon & Brunch Bonnard, Basquiat, Bacon & Brunch New York top Joshua Dov Levy and Karlene Grinberg centre Naco Zhou, Christina Hi, David Hsu and Don Chen bottom Sam Reiss and Phillip Zhang
New York top Max Orwicz and Paul Orwicz bottom Michael Greenwald
Joshua Bell’s Virtuoso Performance New York top Joshua Bell bottom Sotheby’s Simon Shaw and Alessio Bax
Bonnard, Basquiat, Bacon & Brunch
New York Ewa Wilczynski
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JOSHUA BELL’S VIRTUOSO PERFORMANCE
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Art lovers of all ages came to Sotheby’s New York headquarters for a decadent Mother’s Day brunch and seven floors of art, including the Imagine the Conversation exhibition. Throughout the galleries and on the sunny tenth-floor terrace, guests enjoyed juices, Bellinis, mini avocado toasts with sunflower bread, frittatas, Vosges truffles and more.
Sotheby’s hosted a 300-year-old Stradivarius and its Grammy awardwinning owner, Joshua Bell, with pianist Alessio Bax. The pair played four compositions in response to Impressionist and Modern artworks Bell had selected. The worldrenowned violinist talked about the dynamics between art and music with Sotheby’s Simon Shaw.
PREVIEWS, PARTIES AND CHARITY GALAS AROUND THE WORLD
Cocktails and Conversations
A Menu of Masterpieces
New York top Hyon Gyon and Hong Gyu Shin bottom Allen Stevens and Candia Fisher
New York top Timothy Pope and Sotheby’s Jonquil O’Reilly bottom Michael J Cirino
A Menu of Masterpieces
New York top Ulla Parker and Prince CharlesHenri de Lobkowicz centre Stavros Merjos, Kim Schrader and David Schrader bottom Irving Blum and Jackie Blum
Meat & Music at Sotheby’s
New York top Brad Hale aka Sombear bottom Jocelyn Guest and Erika Nakamura
A MENU OF MASTERPIECES
COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATIONS
MEAT & MUSIC AT SOTHEBY’S
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Michael J Cirino and A Razor, A Shiny Knife – his creative collective – worked with the chefs at Sotheby’s Sant Ambroeus café to create a dinner inspired by Impressionist, Modern and contemporary masterworks. The menu paid homage to works by Vlaminck, Magritte, Warhol, Gottlieb and Twombly, among others.
Sotheby’s hosted a curated series of six discussions on design, fashion, music, cuisine, wine and art in a pop-up lounge created in partnership with Baccarat. The dialogues were presented in conjunction with Imagine the Conversation, an exhibition that featured contemporary artists and their Impressionist and Modern forebears.
Celebrating Sotheby’s contemporary art auctions, Brad Hale – aka Sombear – created haunting electric pop sounds, including “Adore Me,” a live premiere inspired by Francis Bacon’s double self-portrait study. Guests were treated to snacks and dinner prepared by Jocelyn Guest and Erika Nakamura, the duo behind April Bloomfield’s Salvation Burger.
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At Art Basel in 2015, Galerie Krinzinger showed Maha Malluh’s Food for Thought “Almuallaqat,” 2014.
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BUSINESS AND PLEASURE Art Basel may now have well-established branches in Miami and Hong Kong – not to mention Art Basel Cities, a new initiative offering cultural programming to raise a city’s proﬁle – but the original Swiss fair is still one of the art world’s leading commercial showcases. Now in its 47th edition, the event promises to be bigger than last year, with 287 dealers heading to
the fair’s namesake hometown and new countries featured for the ﬁrst time, including Cuba and Tunisia. As in the past, exhibitors will be divided into several sectors, including Unlimited, a curated selection of large-scale projects, and Statements, which focuses on emerging artists and galleries. Expected highlights include early Pop-inspired work by Robert Smithson at the James Cohan
gallery, and new paintings by ﬁlm and video artist Sadie Benning at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. A pavilion by Oscar Tuazon will be installed on the Messeplatz, where Swiss artist Milo Moiré could again enact one of her unauthorised nude performances. But the whirl of deals being made inside the fair may be diverting enough. Art Basel, 16–19 June. —IAN JOHNS
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PARTNERS IN TIME
Contemporary art collector Julia Stoschek.
CAPITAL GAINS From painters to performance artists, and from chaotic underground bunkers to plush artist spaces, Berlin’s thriving art scene ranges from the hip to the posh, while feeding off its unique past and dynamic present. June will be a busy month for the German capital, starting with the ninth Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Expectations are high, since it is being curated by the New York-based DIS collective.
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’s Jesus and Barabbas puppet show, performed on 9 October 2014.
The paradox-loving group runs a magazine and enjoys a growing reputation for site-speciﬁc installations, interventions and online projects that blend art and fashion with mass media and commerce. While DIS, composed of Lauren Boyle, Solomon Chase, Marco Roso and David Toro, has yet to announce its line-up of artists, a virtual reality element is expected. The large-scale works around the city will riff off their locations, whether it’s the European School of Management and Technology, previously the State Council Building for the Communist government of East Germany, or a sightseeing boat on the river Spree. Coinciding with this year’s Biennale is the opening of a new 2,500-square metre exhibition space by contemporary art collector Julia Stoschek devoted to her holdings of video art. Complementing Stoschek’s space in Düsseldorf, this second venue opens on 2 June with Welt am Draht, an exhibition of 20 new-media artists including Ed Atkins, Ian Cheng, Juliana Huxtable, Jon Rafman and Hito Steyerl. Art watchers will also have their eye on the KW Institute for Contemporary Art (also the main Biennale venue) as Krist Gruijthuijsen takes over as director and chief curator on 1 July. His arrival heralds a major restructuring of the museum, which has a ﬂuid space rather than permanent exhibitions. Ninth Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, various venues, 4 June– 18 September; Welt am Draht, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin, 2 June–18 September. —IJ
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STEEL WORKS Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has created Urkiola, a collection of architectural tableware for Danish brand Georg Jensen. A range of pitchers, bowls and vases reinvents the 1930s Nordic aesthetic by combining ribbed steel with polished surfaces and rose-gold coloured accents. Starting at $100, the collection is available from August. —FLORA DRUMMOND-SMITH
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Remember the days when the favoured place for displaying art was a stark white box? Venues at the ninth Liverpool Biennial include not only the city’s diverse array of galleries and museums but also its pubs, stations, hotels, parking lots, shops and more. A team of eleven curators invited 37 international artists to respond to the theme of time through six “episodes,” with titles such as Software, Ancient Greece, Chinatown and Flashbacks. Especially intriguing is Moments from the Future, comprising public sculptures that will imagine what the city will look like in 20 to 40 years’ time. One view: In an industrial area, Alisa Baremboym will create a sculpture with the same perforated sheet metal used to shutter vacant apartments nearby. Also showing are Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, who is making a children’s ﬁlm inspired by Bertolt Brecht and Betty Boop; Mariana Castillo Deball, known for combining sculpture, printmaking and archival elements in often unsettling works; Dennis McNulty, who treats buildings as found objects; and Lawrence Abu Hamdan, with new ambient sound recordings. 2016 Liverpool Biennial, various venues, 9 July–16 October. —IJ
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Picture the billowing, sail-like lines of his Guggenheim Bilbao or Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, and it’s perhaps not surprising to learn that architect Frank Gehry is a lifelong yachtsman. Yet it was only last year that he designed a craft of his own. The 74-foot wooden sailboat Foggy 2.0 (playfully inspired by the initials of his name,
Frank Owen Gehry) is characteristically Gehry, with titanium details and distinctive wavy patterns incorporated into the structure. “On a boat like this, it’s about romance and romantic encounters,” says Gehry. Built in collaboration with the Argentine naval architect Germán Frers for the New York property mogul Richard Cohen, the regatta-winning boat can now be chartered for a six-hour trip with a captain and crew, or used to host docked events with onboard catering. To set sail or go aboard requires a $100,000 donation to Turnaround Arts, a federal initiative in the US that brings arts education to under-resourced schools, in which Gehry takes a particular interest. In his creation of the yacht, Gehry follows in a tradition of aquatically-minded master builders such as Sir Norman Foster, John Pawson and the late Zaha Hadid, all of whom designed luxury watercraft. And so from water, where does Gehry go? Perhaps up in the air. When recently asked what he would like to design next, the forwardthinking architect replied: “A spaceship!” For more information and enquiries about hiring the Foggy 2.0, email firstname.lastname@example.org. —IJ
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AT HOME IN THE HEART OF COGNAC Those who favour ﬁrst-rate gastronomy, expertly made cocktails and pastoral solitude take note: The Grey Goose Le Logis house, nestled in the heart of Cognac, France, opens its doors this summer to a limited number of guests. Previously reserved for spirits-industry insiders, the 17th-century manor house with fourteen bedrooms and a pool is now available for two
weekends in August through the luxury travel experts Brown + Hudson. A limited number of guests are promised a series of exceptional drinking and dining experiences, including a rare opportunity to see the process of making premium vodka from start to ﬁnish. The Grey Goose Le Logis summer open house trips run from 4 August until 6 August and 25
August until 27 August and cost £1,300 per person. Each trip includes return luxury airport transfers from Bordeaux and Angoulême, two nights bed and breakfast in a twin or double bedroom, all meals cooked by an in-house chef, Grey Goose cocktails prepared by an on-site mixologist, as well as tours and more. For information, visit: brownandhudson.com/greygoose. —JEMIMA SISSONS
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WINNING WAYS Although the pleasures of chess, backgammon and other enduring board games can be enjoyed in digital formats, their analog originals remain popular. Tabletop versions of Monopoly and Cluedo still sell in their millions each year, while board-game cafés and annual conventions, such as America’s Gen Con, are testimony to the enthusiasm of devotees. And there’s something to be said about the tactile pleasure engendered by the pieces, dice and cards. Luxury brands recognise such qualities with high-end versions of timeless favourites. French crystal house Baccarat marked its 250th anniversary with the Harcourt chess set, made in collaboration with the Japanese design ﬁrm Nendo, featuring 32 hand-cut pieces in clear and midnight blue crystal. Hermès’s latest backgammon set uses Java palisander wood with pawns of calfskin. Smythson, meanwhile, offers the discerning traveller backgammon and bridge sets compact enough to tuck into a suitcase or weekend bag. David Linley, known for his eponymous company’s bespoke furniture, can’t resist a take on Monopoly and Cluedo. His Games Compendium, crafted in the ﬁnest leather, has both on a double-sided board that comes in stained grey ripple sycamore. Game on! —ANDY TONGUE Smythson’s Mara backgammon set and bridge set.
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PORTRAIT OF A FRANCOPHILE Francis Bacon was captivated by French culture from the moment he ﬁrst visited Paris as a young man in the late 1920s. He would return to the capital many times in his life, and from 1946 to the early 1950s, he lived and worked in Monaco. This summer, the city hosts an exhibition exploring the artist’s relationship with France and the Riviera. Opening in July at the Grimaldi Forum and sponsored by Sotheby’s, the show will feature more than 60 Bacon paintings alongside works by artists who inspired him, including Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso and Giacometti. It was in Monaco that Bacon began to focus on painting the human form and made his ﬁrst Pope portraits. Low on funds after casino losses, he was forced to paint on the raw sides of his used canvases, but he found the unprimed surfaces easier to work with; what began as a necessity became a signature approach. Martin Harrison, the show’s curator and editor of the forthcoming Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné, aims to show the impact of these years with a range of examples, including the artist’s ﬁrst and last paintings: Watercolour, 1929, and Study of a Bull, 1991, completed a few months before his death in 1992. “It’s never been seen before,” says Harrison of the latter work. “It’s a completely brilliant painting.” For Oliver Barker, Sotheby’s deputy chairman in Europe, the work is a “huge revelation.” It joins many other examples rarely seen by the public. Francis Bacon: Monaco and French Culture, Grimaldi Forum Monaco, 2 July–4 September. —IJ
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FACE TO FACE When Édouard Manet’s enigmatic group portrait The Balcony went on view at the Paris Salon in 1869, the sarcastic response from the cartoonist Cham was: “Close the shutters!” Now regarded as a masterpiece, The Balcony is just one intriguing picture in Manet: Painting the Gaze at the
newly refurbished Hamburger Kunsthalle in Hamburg. Important loans from major museums, including Lola de Valence, in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay, highlight how Manet’s subjects look back at the viewer in ways that feel remarkably modern. More fascinating faces will be presented in David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Hockney follows his acclaimed 2012 exhibition of landscapes with these more intimate paintings of family, friends and acquaintances completed over the past three years in Los Angeles. Expect the vivid blues of his poolscapes, but now serving as backdrops for subjects ranging from the actor Barry Humphries to Hockney’s older sister, Margaret. Frida Kahlo’s looks – the slight moustache, smooth black hair and full mouth – are as familiar as her dramatic life story. Her self-portraits are among 40 works from the famed collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman selected for Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Francis Bacon’s Portrait de Michel Leiris, 1976.
in Sydney. Paintings by Rivera and period photographs will shed light on the couple’s tempestuous life together. In the 1970s ﬁlmmaker and Conceptual artist Bruce Conner produced self-portraits not of his face, but as ghostly photograms of his body. Bruce Conner: It’s All True, at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, is a major retrospective of his inimitable 50-year career. You never quite knew what Connor would do next. Manet: Painting the Gaze, Hamburger Kunsthalle, 27 May–4 September; David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2 July–2 October; Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 June–9 October; Bruce Conner: It’s All True, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 3 July–2 October. —IJ (Clockwise from far left) Édouard Manet’s The Balcony, 1868–69; a detail of David Hockney’s John Baldessari, 13th–16th December 2013; detail of a still from Bruce Conner’s film Crossroads, 1976/2013, and a detail of Diego on my mind (Self-portrait as Tehuana), 1943, by Frida Kahlo.
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and powerful have let their jewellery do the talking.
(Above) A major feature of a Chanel fall 2016 ready-to-wear ensemble, roped pearls have graced women’s attires for centuries. (Opposite) In this circa 1605 portrait by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Elisabeth de Valois’s jewels exhibit the power of the Spanish Habsburg Empire.
The conspicuous wearing of jewellery has long broadcast ﬁnancial and political might. And if you were among the ruling class during the Renaissance, the means of communicating that power was by having a court painter depict you in all your ﬁnery, from jewel-encrusted buttons to thick gold chains and an abundance of pearls. Take the portrait of Spanish queen consort Elisabeth of Valois, painted around 1605. As depicted by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Elisabeth is the entirely bejewelled living embodiment of the Spanish Empire’s strength. The Spanish proﬁted spectacularly from the gold and precious stones they encountered in the Americas in the 1500s, as all ships returning to the continent docked ﬁrst in their ports. As additional quantities of gems and pearls ﬂooded in from India and the Persian Gulf, the Spanish Habsburg Empire acquired yet more power and riches. As queen, it was Elisabeth’s role to exhibit the prosperity of the empire; as this portrait leaves in little doubt, it was a task in which she triumphed. Despite her abundant wealth, Elisabeth nimbly treads the line between pious restraint and stately opulence, wearing a subdued black gown but exploiting every fastening as a means to convey her status. Complementing her necklace is a jewelled belt or girdle, which accentuates her waist while hiding the seams of the bodice and skirt. The ribbons tying her sleeves and skirt are tipped with long, golden pearl-set aglets, and even the sable fur thrown over her arm is embellished with a bejewelled
head and paws. Intricately set stones are stitched or pinned along the seams of her bodice and could be removed and attached to other garments. Affixing jewels directly onto clothing had become a common technique in the 16th century, when stones were admired more for their depth of colour or hardness rather than their lustre; it wasn’t until the 17th century that the skill of diamond- and gem-cutting really ﬂourished and stones were set to show off their sparkle. The Renaissance jeweller was therefore free to set gems in widely imaginative ways, with an emphasis on narrative and symbolism. Through the jeweller’s skill, bulging pearls were transformed into sea creatures with twisting bodies and golden tails that hung from pendants, while tiny enamelled ﬁgures set sail in gem-encrusted galleons pinned to bonnets. At the same time, given the Renaissance’s fascination with all things classical, cameos such as the one worn in Botticelli’s Portrait of a Young Woman became popular. These depicted people, saints, mythological and allegorical ﬁgures that were often meticulously carved or engraved directly onto precious stones. Then as now, each gem had symbolic meaning. Pearls represented purity and femininity; women wore them in ropes draped across their bodices, dripping from their ears, or embroidered onto their clothes – often all at once. They also wound pearls around headbands and plaited them through their hair, though none with quite the bohemian panache of Botticelli’s subject, who is thought to be Genoese beauty Simonetta Vespucci.
For centuries, the wealthy
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Such was the creativity of jewellery makers in Italy that they were revered as much as painters, sculptors and architects. In Northern Europe, the names of craftsmen were lost to obscurity, but those of jewellery designers tended to be remembered. Hans Holbein the Younger and Albrecht Dürer, for instance, were both celebrated for their exquisite jewellery designs, though the political and religious upheavals of the Reformation sent the two artists on divergent paths. Dürer immersed himself in the puritan doctrine of Martin Luther and renounced the craft, considering jewels an
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expression of impious vanity. Holbein took an entirely different route, and his production went into overdrive. Having settled in England in 1532, he soon became the leading portraitist of the time – and painter to the court of Henry VIII – his immense talent for designing jewels translating easily into the painted form. Some of Holbein’s surviving jewel drawings are in fact records, rather than designs, and he is known to have meticulously copied jewels to later reuse in paintings. The jewels in his portrait of Jane Seymour, however, match directly with items listed in her inventory, suggesting he had access
HOLBEIN PORTRAIT COURTESY KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM, VIENNA
(Opposite) The bejewelled siren in this circa 1475 portrait by Sandro Botticelli is thought to be Simonetta Vespucci.
HOLBEIN DRAWINGS COURTESY THE BRITISH MUSEUM
(Above and right) Pendant designs by Hans Holbein and his 1536 portrait of Jane Seymour, Queen of England, in which she wears jewels he created.
THE RENAISSANCE JEWELLER SET GEMS IN IMAGINATIVE WAYS, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON NARRATIVE AND SYMBOLISM.
to her wardrobe for his preparatory sketches. Wearing the jewels Holbein had designed for them, his patrons were thrilled with his meticulous depictions of their clothing and ﬁnery. And since Holbein’s portraits hung in the most prominent homes and public spaces, they became ideal platforms to showcase his talents and garner more commissions. Under the inﬂuence of the Reformation, commissions in Northern Europe dwindled, and, like Holbein, many jewellery designers and craftsmen were forced to relocate in search of patrons. They settled in various European courts, eventually transferring their methods to local artisans. As a result, it is often difficult to determine where a particular jewel originated – for instance, a pendant might be commissioned by an Italian patron, designed by a German painter and executed by a Flemish craftsman for a recipient living in France. Fully executed jewels also crossed borders, offered as ambassadorial gifts or included in a dowry, like those Elisabeth of Valois brought from France to her marital home in Spain. Whether magniﬁcent crown jewels, medals or even simple wedding rings, Renaissance gems – much like today’s jewellery – had the power to transcend cultures, conveying sovereignty, political allegiance and eternal dynastic bonds. Jonquil O’Reilly is an Old Master Paintings specialist at Sotheby’s New York.
CACHET SOCIETY Exquisite craftsmanship, eminent provenance and outstanding rarity make Treasures the grande dame of decorative arts auctions.
4 2 3
1 A pair of Regency gilt-bronze six-light candelabra and stands, possibly by Alexis Decaix for Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, circa 1802–06 £250,000–500,000 ($361,000–725,000)
2 A rare jewelled and Canton-enamelled gilt-decorated sword and basse-taille scabbard with gold foils, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period, circa 1800 £100,000–200,000 ($145,000-289,000)
3 An Italian neoclassical giltwood and verre eglomisé console table, Sicilian, late 18th century £70,000–100,000 ($102,000–145,000) 4 ALEXANDER CUMMING A George III mahogany longcase barograph regulator, the case probably by Thomas Chippendale, London, dated 1766 £400,000–600,000 ($580,000–870,000) 5 A chinoiserie panel, oil on walnut board inlaid with mother-of-pearl and giltmetal, possibly French, second half of 18th century £40,000–60,000 ($58,000–87,000) 6 JEAN DE COURT, CALLED MASTER I. C. Pair of salts with the profiles of King Henry IV of France and Marie de’ Medici and grotesques, French, Limoges, early 17th century £100,000–150,000 ($145,000–217,000) 7 An ormolu and enamel musical automaton “jardinière” table clock, the case Chinese, Qianlong, probably Guangzhou; the movement by Robert Philp, London, circa 1785 £400,000–600,000 ($580,000–870,000) 8 An Italian ivory and mother-of-pearl inlaid rosewood, kingwood, amaranth, fruitwood and oyster veneered olivewood marquetry commode, attributed to Pietro Piffetti, Turin, circa 1730 £200,000–300,000 ($289,000–433,000)
Treasures will be exhibited in London on 2–6 July. Auction: 6 July. Enquiries: +44 (0) 20 7293 5470.
ALL THAT GLITTERS
Recently unearthed, the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona will present endless possibilities to its new owner and may have the potential to yield the largest top-quality diamond ever cut. Its sale will be an auction for the ages.
(Right and page 36) The 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona is the largest gem-quality rough diamond discovered in over 100 years. Estimate upon request.
When the largest rough diamond in more than a hundred years comes up for auction at Sotheby’s London on 29 June, it will be a major event – and for good reason. First, at 1,109 carats and roughly the size of a tennis ball, this historic stone would make any other gem look diminutive. Second, given that it has already been identiﬁed by the Gemological Institute of America as possessing exceptional quality and transparency, it might make other precious stones look a bit dull. So it stands to reason that the Lesedi La Rona, which means “our light” in Botswana’s Tswana language, will be offered at a stand-alone sale, and that Sotheby’s jewellery division chairman David Bennett would call it “the ﬁnd of a lifetime.” He adds, “No rough even remotely of this scale has ever been offered before at public auction.” Bennett’s words are no hyperbole: Unearthed last November in the Lucara Diamond Corporation’s Karowe mine in Botswana, the spectacular rough crystal provoked much astonishment and exultation as it emerged from the mass of mined material. The last time such a momentous rough diamond was discovered dates back to 1905, when the 3,106.75-carat rough Cullinan Diamond was discovered at the Cullinan Mine near Pretoria, South Africa. Presented to King Edward VII two years later, it was subsequently cut, yielding nine polished
diamonds of superb quality. One of them, the 530.20-carat Great Star of Africa, became the largest top-quality polished diamond in existence and was set into Queen Elizabeth II’s sceptre. The other eight all became part of the Crown Jewels of Great Britain. After holding the title of largest D colour diamond for nearly a century, the Great Star of Africa may soon have to relinquish it, as independent reports indicate that the Lesedi La Rona – although weighing less than the Cullinan in the rough – may have the potential to yield the new largest top-quality diamond that has ever been cut and polished. But we are getting ahead of ourselves. Rather than dream of what this superlative specimen could yield, we should think back to over three billion years ago, when it was ﬁrst formed deep in the earth’s mantle, a result of the compression and crystallization of carbon under pressure from the rock above and the extreme temperatures at the earth’s core. Although its creation is hard to fathom, most people would readily recognise that a diamond of this size, with such extraordinary properties, is quite an astounding natural wonder. Perhaps more wondrous – some would even say miraculous – is that it made its journey to the earth’s surface and was discovered only just recently. And if and when, after the sale, the time eventually comes to cut this spectacular rarity, a
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THE DIAMOND OF A LIFETIME
“NO ROUGH EVEN REMOTELY OF THIS SCALE HAS EVER BEEN OFFERED BEFORE AT PUBLIC AUCTION.” –DAVID BENNETT
Vivienne Becker is a jewellery historian and contributing editor for the Financial Times’s How to Spend It. Lesedi La Rona will be on view in London from 18–20 and 25–28 June. Auction: 29 June, London. Enquiries: +44 207 293 6244.
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full complement of truly diamantine nerves will be required. For while the art and craft of diamond-cutting has radically improved since the Cullinan was cut, it is still through human ingenuity that the full beauty and light of a gem is revealed. Certainly, the laser scanning, plotting and precision-cutting used today were unimaginable a century ago, and our scientiﬁc understanding of the diamond’s optical properties has deepened. But the complex process of cutting diamonds remains intuitive, demanding experience and expertise as well as the ability to look into the heart of the stone; a generally high-stakes profession, it becomes especially charged in cases such as this one. According to the independent reports accompanying the Lesedi La Rona, the craftsman to whom the task of cleaving this stone befalls has the opportunity to cut what may potentially be the world’s largest top-quality diamond. Only time will tell the gems the Lesedi La Rona will yield. For the moment, all we know is that its sale will be a milestone in the history of diamonds and auction house sales, if only because this once-in-a-lifetime rarity will be on centre stage.
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IN THE MIX
1 ROBERT INDIANA Red on Blue LOVE, 1995 HK$30,000–50,000 ($3,867–6,445) 2 YOSHITOMO NARA Sleepless Night (Sitting), 2007 HK$120,000–180,000 ($15,385–23,077) 3 JEFF KOONS Kangaroo Mirror Box (Blue) (one of eight), 2003 HK$140,000–200,000 ($18,047–25,780) 4 SHERRIE LEVINE Javelina Skull, 2010 HK$1,000,000–1,500,000 ($128,205–192,308) 1
5 FERNANDO AND HUMBERTO CAMPANA Sushi III Chair, 2007 HK$140,000–180,000 ($17,900–23,000)
Boundless: Contemporary Art Hong Kong Exhibition: 17–23 June. Auction: 23 June. Enquiries: +852 2822 5591.
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© 2016 SHERRIE LEVINE
As resolutely hybrid as this Nara ﬁgure and Hong Kong itself, the Boundless sale connects all the dots – East and West, art and design.
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© YOSHITOMO NARA
© 2016 JEFF KOONS
MAKING A SPLASH Essential for escaping the summer heat, the best pools reflect their owners’ tastes while blending into their surroundings.
Never before available on the open market, this six-bedroom estate on three captivating acres of land offers both privacy – with its own gated entry – and convenience of living. With 180-degree ocean views, its infinity pool guarantees absolute serenity. $19,975,000 Property ID: 35YC2Z | sothebysrealty.com Island Sotheby’s International Realty Raphael Wellerstein +1 808 385 3992 Ron Silva +1 808 357 4444
Good for a quick dip or a few laps, as a place to keep children entertained or a tranquil surface on which to ﬂoat votive candles, pools are a wonderful complement to summer. As a special element of the residence’s landscaping, they should be the focus of careful design. Some pools seem to defy gravity by straddling buildings or hanging cantilevered over cliffs, while others speak of their owners’ particular interests. Fish- and boat-shaped pools are not uncommon, and the one Frank Sinatra commissioned for his weekend getaway in Palm Springs was shaped like a grand piano. If some owners place art around or inside their pools – in Marbella, Spain, Antonio Ruiz Soler had his friend Pablo Picasso paint, sign and date the bottom of his pool in 1961 – others turn to pool designers to create masterpieces that are at one with their surroundings and their tastes. “People are willing to invest in pools because they see the value in them,” says Greg Darvin, owner of Pristine Pools in East Hampton, New York. Noting that homeowners often like to model their pools after a favourite hotel pool in Miami, Bali or the South of France, Darvin says his job consists of scaling the design to the property, adapting it to the climate and ﬁnding what he calls the balance between aesthetics and functionality. On the Hawaiian island of Maui, Ron Silva of Island Sotheby’s International Realty says that most residences situate the pool to optimise ocean views. One stunning example is a pool on a three-acre estate that draws inspiration from Maui itself. Lined with local lava rock, the inﬁnity-edge pool starts as a wading pool on the mauka (or mountain) side and rings the home, emptying into a nine and a half foot-deep pool on the makai (or ocean) side. The effect? From a simple body of water, this pool turns into a theatrical stage. New York-based writer Iyna Bort Caruso has contributed to The New York Times and Newsday, among others.
(Above) Originally built in 1900, this stately European-style stone manor presides over more than 262 sylvan acres stretching across the New York-Connecticut border. The residence is an exquisite showplace for grand-scale entertaining, adorned with imported antique marble, limestone, onyx and stained glass. Its indoor pool is surrounded by Italian mosaic tile. $75,000,000 Property ID: MSXE4M | sothebysrealty.com Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage Joe Barbieri +1 203 940 2025
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN TENNESSEE
(Right) This iconic modern mountain estate is truly spectacular. Here, architectural splendour and attractive finishes are complemented by breathtaking views of the Tennessee River, valley and surrounding mountain landscape. $2,950,000 Property ID: 4HJP3M | sothebysrealty.com Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty Sandy Poe +1 865 357 3232
PARADISE ISLAND BAHAMAS
(Left) Enjoy the ultimate beachfront lifestyle at the spectacular Casa DeLeon, where every possible luxury has been thought of and brilliantly executed. After entering this palatial home’s 25-foot atrium, its infinity pool and the aquamarine water beyond will take your breath away. $11,995,000 Property ID: SN3NDG | sothebysrealty.com Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty Monty Roberts +1 242 322 2305
LONGBOAT KEY FLORIDA
(Below) Indulge your passion for sleek design, standout architecture and amazing use of light and space. This home’s flowing floor plan allows for a harmonious blend of luxury, functionality and relaxed tropical living. Disappearing walls of floorto-ceiling impact glass open out to the patio; just beyond, an infinity-edge pool with unique floating steps awaits. $3,695,000 Property ID: NRVWRY | sothebysrealty.com Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Cheryl Loeffler +1 941 308 6554
THE REGINATO FILES
COUTURE CONFABS Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen: Pamela Golbin brings 20th-century fashion greats vividly to life – in their own words.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs curator Pamela Golbin, photographed in New York by Eric Ogden, May 2016.
Highly learned and ever curious about their area of expertise, the best curators are usually multitalented individuals, ceaselessly seeking to enlighten us in the most captivating manner possible. Until recently, though, making the dead speak had not been considered part of their skill set. Things change. With Couture Confessions: Fashion Legends in Their Own Words (Rizzoli), Pamela Golbin – the acclaimed chief curator of 20th-century collections, fashion and textiles at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris – has managed to make eleven late designers talk, perhaps more cogently than they did during their lifetimes. How? By sifting through a vast variety of archival sources pertaining to 20th-century fashion titans, extracting what they had said or written about a wide array of couture-related topics, turning these snippets into “quotes” in response to her carefuly crafted “questions,” and then deftly weaving these together. As a group, these “improbable interviews,” as Golbin calls them, form a fascinating chronological oral history of 20th-century fashion, beginning with Paul Poiret and ending with Alexander McQueen. In between are Jeanne Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet, Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Madame Grès, Pierre Balmain and Yves Saint Laurent. A feat of research and editing, Couture Confessions is a truly remarkable achievement. To put the volume together, Golbin drew on her academic training as well as her
cosmopolitan background. Born in Lima to a Peruvian mother and a French father, she was raised between Buenos Aires, Miami and Paris, moving to New York City to study art history at Columbia University, where her thesis was on Abstract Expressionism. “It was far from fashion,” she recalls during a recent chat over lunch in New York. But with a grandmother who had been a haute couture client from the 1930s onward and a mother she describes as “a very proactive consumer of fashion,” style was in Golbin’s genes. A summer internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York led to another one at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. “I’d always felt comfortable in museums – they were our playgrounds growing up,” she says. “But fashion chose me.” In 1993, at age 23, she landed a full-time job at the Arts Décoratifs, making her the youngest curator in France at the time. “I thought to myself that I would stay a year or two,” Golbin recalls. “More than twenty years later, here I am!” In that span of time, she has curated more than 30 exhibitions and authored just as many catalogues and books on such iconic fashion legends as Vionnet, Balenciaga, Valentino and Marc Jacobs. It was her work on the 2009 Vionnet show – the ﬁrst Parisian retrospective ever of this seminal ﬁgure – that led to Golbin’s new book, which features drawings by renowned illustrator Yann Legendre and an introductory conversation between Golbin and Hamish Bowles, Vogue’s European editor-at-large. “Vionnet had given her entire personal archive to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. It was her whole life – every press clipping published on her, everything she had to say,” the curator explains. As she started to piece together Vionnet’s thoughts, Golbin came up with the idea of stitching together a posthumous Q&A with the couturière – an improbable interview, using Vionnet’s words as they had appeared in print during her lifetime. “The quotes were all hers; nothing was made up. Her voice was so compelling,” she recalls. “Instead of interpreting what she had to say, I let her speak directly to the readers.” Published in the exhibition catalogue, this “interview” with Vionnet was so successful that many assumed Golbin had met the designer, who had in fact died in 1975. “Readers felt a real connection to her,” she says. “I received letters
addressed to her from people who thought she must still be alive.” Realising that this posthumous compilation of archival material was an alluring format, the enterprising curator thought to replicate it with other designers. After coming up with the list of the eleven aforementioned designers, she set to work unearthing and combing through interviews published while they were alive, as well as other primary sources such as memoirs or biographies. The book’s 1,500 footnotes are a testament to the extent of her research. The new interviews Golbin crafted from this wealth of materials are as informative as they are entertaining. One of the most charming aspects of Couture Confessions is that Golbin’s discerning choice of quotations makes these iconic designers’ personalities vivid. “I wanted you to feel like you were in the room with these people,” she says – and in this writer’s opinion, she has succeeded. Indeed, as Golbin herself puts it, “The most eloquent is Dior, and Chanel is the most incisive and caustic. Schiaparelli is the most pragmatic, Saint Laurent so melancholy but so right, and McQueen is very frank and open.” Golbin encountered a single road block in her enterprise: Balenciaga. Extremely private, he gave just one interview in his lifetime, a few months before he died in 1972. But the curator could not imagine excluding this most revered designer – “the master of the masters,” as she calls him – from her book. And so to get around the paucity of quotes from Balenciaga himself, she came up with an imaginary roundtable discussion about him culled from what a group of the century’s most eminent fashion editors (including Carmel Snow, Diana Vreeland and John Fairchild) had said about Balenciaga. This novel solution allows Couture Confessions to make the retiring couturier come to life like never before. In scope, Golbin’s book extends beyond this series of constructed interviews, however illuminating and amusing as they may be. In an effort to add perspective and deepen readers’ understanding of fashion, the author made a point to include quotations in which designers expressed what they thought of other couturiers. Many of the answers are predictably acidic. “Some were really not nice about each other!” she says, noting that when Schiaparelli was asked about Chanel, “She said, ‘Oh, she’s such a darling, she’s been doing the same thing
“EVEN THOUGH TODAY’S FASHION IS ABOUT BRANDS THAT ARE MULTI-BILLIONDOLLAR COMPANIES, IN THE BEGINNING THEY WERE JUST A PERSON WITH AN IDEA.”
for 30 years.’” Coco herself, meanwhile, held herself above all others: “You have no idea how hard it is to work without competition,” she once quipped. While it is no surprise that cattiness and egotism have long existed in fashion, Golbin says she was stunned by how many aspects of the business remain unaltered. For one thing, her book makes clear that the greatest couturiers have always felt under the gun. “Already, before 1920, Poiret was complaining that he had so many collections a year that he didn’t have time to ﬁnish them,” she notes. “He was dealing with the huge scale of selling to the American market.” Another constant is that, fashion designers have always collaborated with artists: “Chanel did the costumes for the ballets for which Picasso did the sets; Schiaparelli commissioned Dalí to make patterns for her fabrics,” she says, off the top of her head. “And Lanvin commissioned ArmandAlbert Rateau to design the interiors of her stores, and she sold pieces of his furniture inside them.” Finally, as enormous as the fashion industry has become, the heart of the process remains the same. “It starts with a sketch or draping on a mannequin,” says Golbin. “Even though today’s fashion is about brands that are multi-billion-dollar companies, in the beginning they were just a person with an idea.” As a person with many ideas and references, in her own work at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs Golbin strives to display clothing with ﬁne and applied art. In her current exhibition, Fashion Forward: 3 siècles de mode (1715–2016), through 14 August, mannequins are paired with such period-appropriate items as Louis XVI wooden panels, 17th-century tapestries, 19th-century panoramic wallpaper and straw-marquetry doors by Jean-Michel Frank. For Dries van Noten – Inspirations, in 2014, she had secured loans of major paintings by Bronzino, Rubens, Rothko, Richter and Hirst. “Fashion is never without a context,” she concludes. With this latest book, Golbin provides plenty. James Reginato is writer-at-large for Vanity Fair.
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Couture Confessions: Fashion Legends in Their Own Words ($39.95) will be published by Rizzoli on 7 June.
(Above) An installation in Golbin’s current Musée des Arts Décoratifs exhibition, Fashion Forward: 3 Siècles de Mode (1715–2016). (Left) A detail from Dries Van Noten – Inspirations, from 2014.
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THE KINGS With its world-famous wines, breathtaking views and rich cultural scene, Napa Valley is the jewel in California’s crown. Jake Townsend raises a glass to the region’s many beguiling qualities.
Napa Valley’s famed striped rows of green vines stretch as far as the eye can see.
oiling grey-blue clouds stretch across San Francisco Bay and brief morning rain showers give way to the waves of early commuters coming and going on the gritty-slick sidewalks. It’s the perfect way to begin my trip to California’s Napa Valley, for this urban scene, at the cutting edge of culture and commerce, highlights what makes Napa so different. It is ﬁtting that one of the world’s most beautiful and important centres for winemaking would be just a stone’s throw away, and yet it is a world apart. Divided by a chasm of time and sensibility, its existence has depended upon the everchurning engine of growth taking place here in San Francisco – just an hour’s drive away. I can think of few things more enjoyable than an extended spin through Napa Valley to experience those magniﬁcent wineries and the verdant landscape in which they sit. As that elusive Northern California sun begins to peak from behind these swollen clouds, we set off. Although San Francisco’s legendarily snarled traffic prevents us from exiting in third gear, after snaking through Golden Gate Park and suddenly entering the majesty of the Bay Bridge in all its crimson might, we speed up. A jaunt across the bridge and it’s quickly into the golden hills that serve as the gateway to that other, slower California. The city gives way to the pastoral as Highway 101, the legendary ribbon of road that carries so many millions for so many miles, stretches out into the middle distance and on to wine country. Fog dissipates and we take to the undulating curves of the highway. Fresh ocean-clean breezes whip through the open windows and permeate the senses. These ocean winds, part of that invisible fabric of climate and soil that together create Napa’s rich fertility, roll across the coast and into the valley and are responsible for so much of its success. In winemaking, the concept of terroir – the intangible essence of time and place transferred from weather to soil, soil to grape, grape to glass – is at the very heart of those ineffable qualities that together create exceptional wines. There is a reason that, when considering one wine over another, it is origin that is often discussed ﬁrst, even before varietal or winemaker. Napa is among a small group of unique places that, in a synthesis of land, sun and moisture, consistently produces some of the world’s most important wines.
(Clockwise from top) The Hess Collection of contemporary art; cool cellars keep wine at optimum temperature; the renowned Auberge du Soleil; Napa Valley’s stunning scenery and open roads.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY GETTY; LOOK DIE BILDAGENTUR DER FOTOGRAFEN GMBH; BOB KREISEL/ALAMY
For the uninitiated, Napa is as much a concept as it is a physical location. Like so many appellations, Bordeaux, the Dordogne and Chianti among them, this place is really a collection of tiny hamlets, lovely small towns and what seems like a patchwork quilt of strungtogether vineyards – rows of vines like great green corduroy blanketing the region. A trip to Napa should always start with a check-in at one of the new and newly refurbished luxury hotels located in and around the towns that serve as focal points: Napa itself, Yountville, Calistoga and St Helena. The Auberge du Soleil, having recently been revamped, provides a well-situated base from which to spend a few days exploring the area and immerse oneself in all things wine. Built into a dense hillside landscape, the Auberge du Soleil resembles a luxury mountain village, with rooms and suites surrounding a main building, where the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant is nestled away. Guests looking for more privacy often book either the Maison Loire or the Maison Champagne, each one a freestanding building that features views of the vineyards beyond Rutherford Hill. The recently updated menu at the Auberge du Soleil restaurant reﬂects a focus on contemporary French cuisine seen through a California lens and an emphasis on regional produce. Seated near the roaring ﬁreplace in a room lit by glowing candles, the six-course prix fixe menu paired with expertly curated wines makes for a heady experience. If you can’t get a table there, try the Lucy Restaurant, at the Bardessono hotel, famed for its fresh, innovative cuisine.
VIOLA FREY ARTWORK © ARTISTS’ LEGACY FOUNDATION / LICENSED BY VAGA, NEW YORK, NY. PHOTO: WILFRED J. JONES, COURTESY DI ROSA, NAPA
STAY IN STYLE An early morning begins with the winding drive down on to the Silverado Trail road. Although Highway 29 is the most popular route through the Valley, the Silverado Trail runs parallel to the highway and is often much less congested. While a number of great local wineries run along this scenic route, the inimitable Harlan Estates is the ﬁrst stop of the day. This legendary winery has consistently produced some of the most lauded red wines of the past two decades and, although not open to the public, it will open its gates to a select few. The estate itself, located in the rolling hills of Oakville, is situated on a promontory above a valley ﬂoor. With its hilltop vantage point, Harlan is among the loveliest locales from which to gain some perspective on the unique topography that produces such exceptional grapes and extraordinary wines. Harlan is known for its rare, small-batch vintages that have a rabid following and, as such, are able to command prices near $1,000 per bottle. Proprietor Bill Harlan set out in 1990 to create a world-class, ﬁrstgrowth wine – and his ﬁrst bottles set high marks that have consistently been met for the past 20 years. Over a decade ago, at the 2000 Napa Valley wine auction, a tenvintage vertical of magnums sold for $700,000. Bill Harlan and his associates are responsible for several Napa institutions, including Bond Winery and Meadowoods, a luxury resort and private club nestled in close proximity to his other properties. By the afternoon, other destinations beckon and we’re off again. Also located off the Silverado Trail but feeling like a world away is Araujo Estate in Calistoga. Founded by proprietors Bart and Daphne Araujo, the estate’s wines are classic and powerful. The grapes are organically and biodynamically farmed at Araujo’s neighbouring vineyards, which produce complex vintages. Although Araujo, upon ﬁrst glance, is rather unassuming, venturing into the cavernous barrel rooms feels like entering a secret world. Like Harlan, the winery does not offer public tastings, but will open for select customers. Then it is back again on the Silverado Trail, racing along the winding country roads toward Colgin Cellars. Founded by Ann Colgin, the winery has consistently produced cabernets and syrahs of singular quality. The property itself is located on a sloping mountain, with views into the valley and of the Mayacamas beyond. Nestled in a swath of land where the planted ﬁelds are shielded from the cold maritime winds rolling off the Paciﬁc Ocean, this area is an ideal locale for noble varieties of unparalleled quality. Colgin wines, including IX Estate and Cariad reds, are among the most honest,
FIVE FABULOUS HOTELS TO ENSURE A LUXURIOUS TRIP
Auberge du Soleil
Nestled on Rutherford Hill, with rooms spread among a lush, 33-acre property, this luxury hotel features 50 guest rooms and suites. The ten-time Michelin star-awarded restaurant Auberge is not to be missed. www.aubergedusoleil.com
Also part of the Auberge collection, this Upper Napa Valley Canyon luxury retreat has 50 free-standing guest lodges with floor-to-ceiling windows through which to admire the oak trees dotted throughout the property. The Lakehouse, its guest-only restaurant, is at the edge of a private lake. www.calistogaranch aubergeresorts.com
Meadowood Located in St. Helena on a private estate, Meadowood is old California luxury at its most authentic. Guests enjoy golf, tennis, swimming or simply relaxing at the 250-acre mountain preserve situated within minutes of the region’s finest wineries. www.meadowood.com
Bardessono This boutique hotel, situated in the quintessentially Napa town of Yountville, typifies the relaxed elegance that makes the area so unique. Its 62 guest rooms are all sustainably designed, and its Lucy restaurant and bar creates much-admired, locally sourced cuisine. www.bardessono.com
Milliken Creek Tucked away in three acres of secluded grounds on the Silverado Trail, the twelve-room Milliken Creek has stunning views across the idyllic Napa River. Guests are promised relaxation in plush surroundings, including four-poster beds, open fireplaces and an on-site spa. While there is no restaurant, complimentary wine and cheese are served at sunset in the main house. www.millikencreekinn.com
(Top) Guests at Milliken Creek can relax in idyllic surroundings. (Opposite) Sculptures on the di Rosa property provide a diverting detour.
(Left) Floor-to-ceiling windows at Calistoga Ranch offer amazing views of the surrounding woodland.
neoclassically produced wines available today. These rich and powerful varietals are complex yet accessible to those who may not be able to discern the cherry or stone notes, but who simply love and appreciate special wines. We sip Colgin until the sun slips behind the hills and the high-moisture ocean breezes slip over the soil once again. Wine may be the order of the day, but there are two exceptional contemporary art collections in the area that are worth carving out time to visit. The following day sees us heading away from the Silverado Trail and west toward the coast, crossing the highway on to Redwood Road to The Hess Collection, a startling ﬁnd in the middle of these sleepy towns. As well as producing a lovely grüner veltliner and offering tours and tastings, the Hess estate houses a contemporary art museum founded by winemaker and entrepreneur Donald Hess. He began acquiring contemporary art in 1966 and has focussed on a select group of artists, among them Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter and Francis
PHOTOGRAPHS BY RICHARD BARNES; FOUR SISTERS INNS; DREW ALTIZER
Bacon, collecting their work in depth. The museum is open every day and is not to be missed. No less impressive and just around a few bends on the Carneros Highway is the di Rosa property. This surprising collection of art, situated near a small lake and in a series of purpose-built convex structures, has one of the world’s most signiﬁcant holdings of Bay Area art. Now a non-proﬁt institution, this by-appointmentonly museum has a nearly 2,000-piece collection of art by 800 regional artists, including Bruce Nauman, Jay DeFeo, Manuel Neri, Sandow Birk and Larry Sultan among them. And on view through 2 October is an exhibition of ﬁlms, sculptures and other works by San Francisco artist Paul Kos. The next vineyard beckons. Born of the rare, cool climate and rocky, mineral-rich soils unique to the Rutherford appellation, the exceptional wines of Quintessa are complex and entirely exceptional. Highelevation vineyards, coupled with geographical complexity, create wines of increased structure, ﬂavour and minerality that are impossible to reproduce in wines made just below on the valley ﬂoor. The 280-acre Quintessa estate is anchored by a striking main structure designed by Walker Warner Architects and built using materials that echo the local rocky landscape. Forming an ellipse behind which sit the rolling vineyards and nestled seamlessly into the hillside, the structure acts as a metaphoric representation of the winery’s belief in the connection between its wines and the terroir that nurtures them. Dozens of tiny blocks producing cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot and carmenère, each with unique clones, soils and orientations, lend the area a mosaic of topographic possibility that produces fruit of astonishing variety. Agustin and Valeria Huneeus, proprietors of Quintessa, make full use of their remarkable grapes that have consistently produced extraordinary wines. It feels as if one could go from one winery to another indeﬁnitely, but we head back to the Silverado Trail and San Francisco, away from this place where time seems to slow and, with it, the din of the city, glowing hot in the barely visible horizon.
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SOUTHERN CHARM IN NAPA NAPA, CALIFORNIA (Opposite above) Quintessa’s striking architecture is built into the land. (Opposite below) Bardessono’s Lucy Restaurant is popular for its locally-sourced cuisine.
A gated, palm tree-lined drive leads to this stately five-bedroom home. This stunning knoll-top setting features panoramic vineyard views and includes a barn and guest house. A two-storey library with handcrafted woodwork, gourmet kitchen, dramatic staircase and wine cellar are among some of this residence’s additional amenities. $5,995,000 Property ID: Z2CKVN | sothebysrealty.com Gates Estates Sotheby’s International Realty +1 707 944 0888
DREAM MACHINES Whether your destination is Napa Valley, Silicon Valley or the wide open road, you will find automotive inspiration at RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey this August.
The RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey, California once again features some of the ﬁnest examples of 20th-century automotive style and engineering. This year’s ﬂagship sale, held 19 and 20 August during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is notable for its inclusion of the Jim Click Ford Performance Collection, one of the world’s ﬁnest groups of competitive racing Fords and Shelbys. Comprising six vehicles, each spectacular example represents one of the very best of its kind.
Highlights from the Jim Click Collection: 1966 Ford GT40 (Chassis no. P/1061) One of the original supercars, this Ford won Le Mans four consecutive times and subsequently became one of the most collectible of the American endurance racing cars ($3,750,000–4,250,000). 1964 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra (Chassis no. CSX 2473) A rare and beautiful example of this 20th-century American supercar. Former owner Don Roberts secured nearly two dozen firstplace trophies with the car between 1966 and 1984 ($2,200,000–2,600,000). 1966 Shelby GT 350 (Chassis no. SFM 6S2363) A SCCA Southern Pacific Division champion, the car was driven by renowned SCCA driver Don Roberts ($350,000–450,000). 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am (Chassis no. 9F02M148628) A fine example of the high- performance muscle cars from Ford for the Trans Am racing series ($1,000,000–1,300,000). 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am (ID no. 1-1971) A Bud Moore team car, this Ford enjoyed memorable success with driver Peter Gregg and came third in the 1971 Trans Am championship ($1,000,000–1,300,000).
PATRICK ERNZEN © 2016 COURTESY RM SOTHEBY’S
1964 Shelby 289 Cobra (Chassis no. CSX 2326) This spectacular Mercedes is hand-painted in a striking design by artist Hiro Yamagata and comes from the personal collection of Vinnie Mandzak ($200,000–250,000).
(Opposite, top to bottom) The Jim Click Ford Performance Collection; The 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra. (This page, top to bottom) The Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am; The 1966 Shelby GT 350; The 1966 Ford GT40.
The multilevel Kioku restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, created by designer AndrĂŠ Fu (opposite).
STYLE AND SUBSTANCE
Adept at breathing new life and a calming spirit into five-star hotels, architect André Fu has now translated the same restrained luxury into his own lifestyle brand and fragrance. Marisa Bartolucci spoke with the interiors whisperer.
ndré Fu is having an extra-long moment. In March, the Hong Kong-born architect was named Designer of the Year at Singapore’s Maison & Objet Asia, the high-end interior design trade show where he presented his vision of a new modern Asian sensibility in an installation called Artisanal Blocks. Using examples from his landmark hospitality projects along with products from his newly launched André Fu Living (AFL) brand, Fu’s installation expertly distilled his signature calming yet captivating environments – most intriguingly, perhaps, in an eau de toilette with notes of bamboo. There was also Skyliner, a collection of bold yet reﬁned bath ﬁttings for Cooper & Graham; a rug collection for Tai Ping, in which he married traditional tweeds with calligraphic motifs; as well as the second edition of his richly illustrated monograph, the ﬁrst devoted to an Asian designer that Assouline has ever published. That Singapore event marked a consecration of sorts for the boyish-looking 41-year-old, who ﬁrst rocked the hospitality world with The Upper House, a new kind of Hong Kong luxury hotel that opened in 2009. At the time, massive branded hotels with lookat-me lobbies and spas were the vogue in the status-conscious city. Fu simply ignored that model and conceived what he has called its antithesis. With a discreet street-level entrance and just 300 rooms in the top levels of a high rise, The Upper House lavished space on guest accommodations. Twice the standard size and with capacious open bathrooms, all lodgings feature bespoke furnishings and ﬁnishes, distinctive art and stunning views of Victoria Harbour. Playing with the ubiquitous motif of the Chinese parasol, Fu introduced subtle architectural interludes throughout the vertical inn. His clever scheme even found space for a small, boxwoodenclosed lawn on the sixth-ﬂoor terrace. The Upper House was an instant hit. A host of major hospitality and luxury brands have been knocking on Fu’s studio door ever since, leading to his design of the award-winning Fullerton Hotel in Singapore; Lane Crawford’s enormous Shoe Library and a branch of Galerie Perrotin in Hong Kong; the multilevel bamboo-fantasy Kioku restaurant in Seoul; and, in London, the Berkeley Hotel’s grand Opus Suite and the Shard’s dramatic Gong Bar. Soon-to-becompleted projects include several restaurants in Sanya, China’s exclusive seaside resort, the interiors of a Waldorf Astoria in Bangkok and a Rosewood hotel in Bali. And set to open this summer: a restaurant and spa Fu designed for Villa La Coste, the new hotel on the grounds of the Provençal vineyard and contemporary art destination.
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you’ve described your work in terms of “modern Asian sensitivities,” but it also feels grounded in a Western framework. Can you speak to that? People always want to differentiate, but I believe that my work goes beyond the boundaries of East and West. I left Hong Kong when I was fourteen to go to boarding school in the UK, and the cultural encounter at that time in my life enlightened me in many ways. The worlds were so different; I saw how context could affect perception, which later became very useful in my design work. what was an early architectural influence? Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. Its purity, the tactility of the stone and its timelessness remain an inspiration.
You responded to the experience of the pavilion rather than its form. Is that the response you strive to elicit in your own work? Yes, I try to make environments that will evoke responses in people. When the proportions, sounds and lighting work well together, they create an experience. For me that’s more interesting than how something looks. Can you give an example? Take the Opus Suite at The Berkeley. I like to give a sense of storytelling to each project, and the Opus has 270-degree views of Hyde Park and Knightsbridge, so it became a celebration of modern Knightsbridge. The space itself is very large – 2,800 square feet – and we deliberately broke it down to make it more human in scale. Three different artists created sculptures that interact with the space, especially the passageways, to provide visual anchors. With these interventions, we brought an Asian sensitivity to London.
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Did you always want to become an architect? I always liked to draw. As a boy I loved drawing mazes and getting my friends to try to ﬁgure them out.
(Clockwise from far left) AFL’s eau de toilette; new hotel Villa La Coste in Provence, where a Fu-designed restaurant and spa will open this summer; a bedroom at The Upper House in Hong Kong; the Opus Suite at The Berkeley in London; a lounge at the Upper House.
Speaking of artists, what was it like designing Galerie Perrotin? Galerie Perrotin is not just a white box – it needs to inspire artists to use it in different ways. The gallery has ﬁve rooms of different proportions and shapes, and amazing views of Victoria Harbour. With its palette of oak ﬂooring and solid bronze, it has been designed to provoke and to serve as a backdrop, so that it provides another kind of journey for the appreciation of contemporary art. how did andré fu living (AFL) come about? The desire to extend the platform had always been in the back of my mind. I’d had requests for pieces. But clients can’t easily commission one chair from the Opus Suite. So last year I decided to take up the challenge, creating an online platform where you can see and order all the products. We are adding a series of decorative lights for residential use; we introduced it at the Salone del Mobile in Milan in April. It’s
been a different and exciting exercise, transforming spatial experiences into objects. And I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with people I admire. Do you have a dream project? Yes! I would love to design a performing arts space. I am a great fan of theatre, dance, musicals and opera. In my view, designing such a venue is very much like a hospitality project, because there also is a spectator and a backdrop. Theatre has historically been perceived as a dramatic and grand institution, yet all these transient activities take place there, activities that take you into another world. It too is about a journey. Marisa Bartolucci lives in New York where she writes about art and design.
Art of Summer the
From a newly commissioned performance to sculptures by a Modern master, these summer museum exhibitions let curious eyes and minds delight.
Summertime means travel, and for many of us, art-related destinations set the itinerary. In cities around the world, museums await; the coolness of their galleries offer a retreat for the senses and a bounty of art to behold. This year, three institutions top our must-see list: The Met Breuer in New York, Tate Britain in London and the Yuz Museum in Shanghai. Taking place there are delightful encounters between past and present, art and architecture, viewer and maker. Those juxtapositions bring art to life in vital and meaningful ways – which is why Sotheby’s proudly supports these museums and their programming. —Christine Schwartz Hartley
TATE BRITAIN, LONDON In the 300-foot Duveen galleries at the heart of the nation’s collection of British art, three classically trained dancers are walking a circuit of white lines applied to majestic stone ﬂoors. In tight black leggings and loose red tops, adorned with strands of oversized faux white pearls, they twirl their wrists, ﬂutter their hands, thrust their hips – and then pose. Their movements channel the 17th-century Italian courtly art of sprezzatura, or studied carelessness, as much as the highly stylized late 20th-century voguing of New York City’s gay ballrooms. Their stillness acts as a reminder that upon opening in 1937, this massive barrelvaulted neoclassical space was dedicated to exhibiting sculpture. Bracketed by giant trompe l’œil friezes representing parts of the building that houses it, Argentine artist Pablo Bronstein’s Historical Dances in an Antique Setting, a performance created for this year’s Tate Commission (through 9 October), subverts time, architecture, artistic genres and, perhaps most pleasurable of all, our expectations.
PHOTOGRAPH: BROTHERTONLOCK © PABLO BRONSTEIN
COURTESY THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART © 2016
THE MET BREUER, NEW YORK This spring, the Metropolitan Museum of Art expanded its modern and contemporary programming into the Whitney Museum of American Art’s former home, a Brutalist landmark designed by Marcel Breuer. Inside The Met Breuer, structural changes are minimal – the ground ﬂoor and lobby have remained the same, and visitors can still rest or chat in the rectinlinear stairwell. But for those knew the old Whitney, the cognitive dissonance is real, and it increases as you discover works you would never have imagined here – nearlydone Titians loaned by museums near and far; a tentative Cézanne view of Provence – in the inaugural show, Unﬁnished: Thoughts Left Visible (through 4 September). Making full use of the present – curators working across departments and across the globe, a context at once familiar and strange – Unﬁnished widens our understanding of just what an encyclopaedic museum can do. A forthcoming show of previously unexhibited Diane Arbus photographs (beginning 12 July) and a major Kerry James Marshall retrospective (opening 25 October) will only stretch it further.
YUZ MUSEUM, SHANGHAI To fully deploy their essential fragility, the monumental ﬁgures that Alberto Giacometti conceived for New York’s Chase Manhattan Plaza in the 1960s require a vast expanse of space. They have found ample room in this 97,000-square-foot former airport hangar: Under the watchful eye of Fondation Annette et Diego Giacometti director Catherine Grenier, these works and more than 250 others are part of the ﬁrst Giacometti exhibition ever to be mounted in China, on view through the end of July. From miniature busts in one gallery to drawings, photographs and manuscripts elsewhere, and with a full-size recreation of the artist’s Montparnasse studio, this extensive retrospective is an eye-opener. In such a contemporary environment – the largest, newest private museum in the most cosmopolitan of Chinese cities – the contrast between then and now is particularly rich, the proportion of art to architecture just right. Opened two years ago after remodeling by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, this brainchild of Indonesian-Chinese megacollector Budi Tek might just make Shanghai the cultural capital it wishes to be.
© YUZ MUSEUM SHANGHAI AND FONDATION GIACOMETTI PARIS, 2016 © ESTATE GIACOMETTI
Paradise FOUND A once-deserted Croatian island now offers an entire summer of carefully curated holistic and creative pursuits for travellers seeking new ways of living, working and playing, Flora DrummondSmith discovers.
ong established as a destination for sun-chasing music lovers, Croatia has seen its festival scene go from strength to strength. Now the tiny private island of Obonjan is aiming to attract a whole new audience by hosting its own luxurious brand of festival, dedicating the entire summer to the arts, live music, ecology and well-being. The breathtakingly gorgeous island will welcome “artists, astronomers, dancers, healers, musicians, chefs and DJs to breathe even more life into it,” say the organisers. “Basically, we want to have a lot of fun on a beautiful island while developing new ways of living, working and playing that will help shape the future of our planet.” Located just six kilometres off the coast of Šibenik, Obonjan (pronounced O-bon-yan) became known as the Isle of Youth when it was taken over by the Scout Movement in 1972, but it has been untouched since 2008. During this dormant period, its sole inhabitant was caretaker Mirko and his dog. That was until last year, when British event companies Sound Channel and Oto, and Croatian travel companies Gratisus and CMT, signed a 45-year lease with the aim of reviving Obonjan as a “curated island destination,” offering a wide range of creative and holistic pursuits to its visitors. And this summer, the revival begins. A green, sustainable way of life will be the focus of the Obonjan experience, maintaining and improving the health of the island’s marine and wildlife as well as that of its guests.
PHOTOGRAPH BY VICTOR DRAGONETTI
Once a deserted island, breathtakingly beautiful Obonjan is coming to life again with a summer of sustainable living.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY MIKE COOPER, DRAY VAN BECK
EACH WEEK, NEW ARTISTS AND CREATORS WILL BE BROUGHT ON BOARD, TURNING THE ISLAND INTO AN EVOLVING OPEN GALLERY.
Advisers from Cornwall’s famed Eden Project are on hand to guide the creative planning and development of the land, ensuring that the buildings are low-impact, forward-thinking and environmentally sensitive, while Croatian architect Una Barac’s designs use locally sourced and recycled materials. This environmental sensitivity is reﬂected in the island’s eco-chic lodgings. From luxuriously appointed canvas tents to safari-inspired forest lodges, bedrooms are decked out with custom-made beds, ambient lighting, high-quality linens and beautiful furniture. Comfortably hosting up to 800 guests at a time, the accommodations nestle among the pines, facing out to spectacular views of the Adriatic. World-class cuisine is offered across the island from ﬁve different outlets, with an extensive menu created by Obonjan’s head chef, Sam Letteri. His locally sourced, sustainable menus will change daily according to the availability of fresh ﬁsh and organic fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices and will include dishes such as wood-ﬁred pizzas, pastas, nourishing salads and grilled seafood. “It’s a chef’s dream to have such extraordinary produce on your doorstep,” says Letteri. “I still can’t get used to the abundance of fresh ﬁsh, vegetables and carefully reared meat that Croatia provides.” Keeping the balance between good food and good health, a host of ﬁtness activities is available across the island. Deep
in the Obonjan woods, the Wellbeing Centre run by Lily Lawson O’Neil of London’s The Well Garden is the spot for peaceful retreat. With a sauna and steam rooms, hot tubs, meditation and yoga platforms, treatment rooms and a juice bar, guests will be able to relax and revive after a late night. Those feeling more active can explore the local region with excursions to nearby national parks such as Krka and Kornati, or they can kayak and paddleboard around the island’s turquoise shallows. A concierge team is on hand with plenty of recommendations. Emerging and established artists from Croatia and all over the world will exhibit permanent and temporary installations. Each week, new artists and creators will be brought on board to enhance Obonjan’s natural beauty through art and light displays, turning the 136-acre olive- and pine tree-covered island into an evolving open gallery. Drawing attention to life under the sea and suggesting an ancient ﬁgure, Cecilia Gregory’s installation is the ﬁrst piece in Obonjan’s underwater sculpture garden. And then there’s the music. Obonjan promises lots of it. The island’s vast stone amphitheatre will feature a music programme that will see world-class hip-hop, funk and soul; electronica, house and techno acts; as well as international bands, DJs and musicians such as Roy Ayers, DJ Shadow, Dilated, Gigi Masin, Matthew Herbert, Saul Williams, Lindstrom, Talaboman and Poliça. Elsewhere, DJs will play poolside throughout the day, and Obonjan’s resident 25-piece orchestra – playing everything from Beethoven to Bowie – will be on hand for impromptu gigs. If guests are in need of further entertainment, venues around the island will offer an array of thought-provoking experiences. These include talks by global thought leaders as well as workshops on a range of topics from astronomy to lucid dreaming, allowing visitors to explore their interests, partaking in activities as they please. With a simple ethos of “party, relax and explore in equal measure,” Obonjan taps into the trend of balanced living that promotes a cleaner, greener festival experience. Flora Drummond-Smith is a London-based writer. Obonjan is open from 28 July–6 September. For more information, visit: www.otokobonjan.com
(Opposite) The first work installed in Obonjan’s underwater sculpture garden is by Celia Gregory. (Left, from top) Luxurious accommodations include safari-style lodges; locally sourced menus change daily; world-class acts provide a summer of music.
Upcoming auctions and exhibitions in North America, Europe and Asia. All Sotheby’s exhibitions are free and open to the public.
8 IMPORTANT WATCHES Exhibition 4–7 June Auction 8 June, New York
(Above) A walrus ivory king chess piece, German, probably Cologne, 1300–20 £120,000–180,000 Treasures
6 July, London (Below) BRUCE NAUMAN Maquette for 5 foot 8 inch figure, 1998 £45,000–65,000 Contemporary Art Day
29 June, London
9 S|2 Selling Exhibition
ANIMAL FARM – BEASTLY MUSES & METAPHORS, CURATED BY SUSANNE VAN HAGEN Exhibition 9 June–22 July London
AMERICAN PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS & SCULPTURE Exhibition 3–8 June Auction 9 June, New York
13 ANCIENT MARBLES: CLASSICAL SCULPTURE & WORKS OF ART Exhibition 10–13 June Auction 13 June London
MODERN & POST-WAR BRITISH ART Exhibition 10–13 June Auction 13–14 June London
A MILANESE CABINET COLLECTION Exhibition 10–13 June Auction 13 June Milan
7 CONTEMPORARY EAST Exhibition 3–6 June Auction 7 June, London
RUSSIAN WORKS OF ART, FABERGÉ & ICONS Exhibition 3–6 June Auction 7 June, London
RUSSIAN PICTURES Exhibition 3–6 June Auction 7 June, London
IMPORTANT DESIGN Exhibition 3–7 June Auction 7 June, New York
WYETH: THE ART OF TIMELESS DESIGN Exhibition 3–7 June Auction 7 June, New York
CONTEMPORARY ART Exhibition 3–7 June Auction 7 June, Paris
10 FINE JEWELS Exhibition 7–10 June Auction 10 June, New York
14 FINE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS Exhibition 10–13 June Auction 14 June New York
(Above) ANTONY GORMLEY Submit IV, 2011 £300,000–400,000 Contemporary Art Evening
28 June, London
16 OLD MASTER & 19TH CENTURY PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS & SCULPTURE Exhibition 11, 13–15 June Auction 16 June, Paris
SCULPTURES & EUROPEAN WORKS OF ART Exhibition 11, 13–15 June Auction 16 June, Paris
15 FINEST & RAREST WINES Auction 15 June London
21 IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART EVENING Exhibition 16–21 June Auction 21 June London
(Above) JEFF KOONS Puppy (Vase), 1998 $7,000–9,000 Contemporary Living
© JEFF KOONS. COURTESY GAGOSIAN GALLERY.
28 July, New York (Below) 1938 MAYBACH SW38 ROADSTER Chassis no. 2055 $1,250,000–1,600,000 RM Sotheby’s Monterey
IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART DAY Exhibition 16–21 June Auction 22 June, London
AFRICAN & OCEANIC ARTS Exhibition 18–21 June Auction 22 June, Paris
AFRICAN ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF DANIEL & MARIAN MALCOLM, VOLUME TWO – PARIS Exhibition 18–21 June Auction 22 June, Paris
19–20 August, Monterey, California
29 CONTEMPORARY ART DAY Exhibition 25–28 June Auction 29 June, London
LESEDI LA RONA: THE DIAMOND OF A LIFETIME Exhibition 18–20, 25–28 June Auction 29 June London
ASIAN ART Exhibition 18–22 June Auction 23 June Paris
BOUNDLESS: CONTEMPORARY ART Exhibition 17–23 June Auction 23 June Hong Kong
28 CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING Exhibition 25–28 June Auction 28 June London
30 B.S. “UN HOMMAGE” Exhibition 25, 27–29 June Auction 30 June Paris
(Above) Senufo ancestor figure, Ivory Coast €600,000–900,000 African Art from the Collection of Daniel & Marian Malcolm, Volume Two – Paris
22 June, Paris
6 OLD MASTER & BRITISH PAINTINGS Exhibition 2–6 July Auction 6–7 July London
(Above) Diamond Mignonne Myrtille ring, centring a 5.01-carat pear-shaped diamond in a surround of pavé-set sapphires and tanzanite, mounted in 18-karat white gold $220,000 Sotheby’s Diamonds
16 June–6 July, London (Below)
Property from a Private Belgian Collection A rare large gilt-bronze figure of the Bodhisattva Samantabhdra, Ming dynasty €100,000–150,000 Asian Art
23 June, Paris
Exhibition 2–6 July Auction 6 July London
5 OLD MASTER SCULPTURE & WORKS OF ART Exhibition 2–4 July Auction 5 July London
OLD MASTER & BRITISH DRAWINGS
The John Harrison Portrait watch: a gold pair cased verge watch with portrait of John Harrison attributed to George Michael Moser, the watch by John Harrison’s son-inlaw James Barton, no. 1420, 1771 £200,000–400,000 John Harrison’s Enduring Discovery: Part II
7 July, London
Exhibition 2–6 July Auction 5–6 July London
MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS Exhibition 1–4 July Auction 5 July London
7 12 JOHN HARRISON’S ENDURING LEGACY: PART II Exhibition 2–6 July Auction 7 July London
ENGLISH LITERATURE, HISTORY, CHILDREN’S BOOKS & ILLUSTRATIONS Exhibition 8–11 July Auction 12 July, London
13 14 FINEST & RAREST WINES Auction 13 July London
28 CONTEMPORARY LIVING Exhibition 23–27 July Auction 28 July New York
VICTORIAN, PRERAPHAELITE & BRITISH IMPRESSIONIST ART Exhibition 9–14 July Auction 14 July, London
30 RM SOTHEBY’S MOTOR CITY Exhibition 30 July Auction 30 July Detroit, Michigan
20 RM SOTHEBY’S MONTEREY Exhibition 19–20 August Auction 19–20 August Monterey, California
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GLOBAL SALE HIGHLIGHTS
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Property from a Private European Collection PAUL GAUGUIN Nature morte aux pommes, 1890 £2,200,000–2,800,000 (Opposite) ALFRED SISLEY Bords du Loing, 1892 £1,000,000–1,500,000 Impressionist & Modern Art Evening
21 June, London
GLOBAL SALE HIGHLIGHTS
diverse and exciting selection of paintings, works on paper and sculpture by leading artists
of the late 19th and 20th centuries is presented in this sale. Highlights include Ohne Titel by Paul Klee and Giorgio Morandiâ€™s exquisite Natura Morta, complemented by works by PierreAuguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse. There is a particular focus on German and Austrian art, including works by Egon Schiele, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Max Pechstein.
(Above) PAUL KLEE Ohne Titel (Untitled), circa 1914 £300,000–500,000 (Opposite left)
Property from a Private European Collection GIORGIO MORANDI Natura morta, 1961 £350,000–450,000 (Opposite right)
Property from a Private Collection VINCENT VAN GOGH Old Man with an Axe over His Shoulder, 1882 £400,000–600,000 Impressionist & Modern Art Day
22 June, London
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omprising major developments in contemporary art spanning more than 50 years, this sale
offers exceptional works by some of the most influential artistic innovators of the 20th and 21st centuries. Highlights include YBA icon Jenny Saville’s Shift from 1996–97, one of the last great works of Keith Haring’s career and an elegant example from Louise Bourgeois’s celebrated corpus of Personages, as well as works by pioneering contemporary painters Adrian Ghenie and Ali Banisadr.
KEITH HARING The Last Rain Forest, 1989 Contemporary Art Evening
28 June, London
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(Above) JEAN DUBUFFET Théière II, 1966 £250,000–350,000 (Opposite) YOSHITOMO NARA Girl in Red, 1995 £200,000–300,000 Contemporary Art Day
29 June, London
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his summer’s Old Masters Evening sale is led by JeanEtienne Liotard’s exquisite
A Dutch Girl at Breakfast, one of the stars of the recent Royal Academy show dedicated to the artist. Four paintings depicting the siege of Havana by Dominic Serres come directly from the estate of the late Lady Albemarle, whose forebears commissioned them in the 18th century. They are joined by an unusually large sketch by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, The Chariot of Apollo, and an
(Above) LOUIS-GABRIEL BLANCHET Portrait of the Artist Giovanni Paolo Panini £150,000–200,000 (Opposite) JEAN-ETIENNE LIOTARD A Dutch Girl at Breakfast £4,000,000–6,000,000
early masterpiece by Pieter Claesz. Old Master & British Paintings Evening
6 July, London
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fine selection of pictures by 19th-century artists who took their inspiration from the
Classical world and painted idyllic images of beauty and romance features in this sale. John William Godward’s Rendez-vous is a striking example of this style, not seen on the auction market for more than 30 years. It is a perfect image for a summer sale, depicting the carefree days of trysts in the heat of the Mediterranean sun.
(Above) JOHN WILLIAM GODWARD Rendez-vous £300,000–500,000 Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art
14 July, London
he ultimate icon of England’s greatest sporting triumph is the No. 10 shirt worn by Geoff
Hurst in the 1966 World Cup Final against West Germany. Wearing this shirt, he became the first and only player ever to score a hat-trick in a World Cup Final. The commentary of the final moments of the game is indelibly etched into the memory of the English nation – “And here comes Hurst . . . Some people are on the (Above) Geoff Hurst’s England No. 10 shirt worn in the World Cup Final, 30 July 1966 £300,000–500,000
pitch, they think it’s all over. . . it is now!” – as Hurst’s blistering third goal took the final score to 4–2.
English Literature, History, Children’s Books & Illustrations
12 July, London
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mperial porcelains and jades, fine cloisonné enamels and rare Buddhist sculptures form the heart of this
sale. Also offered are a large group of classical and modern Chinese paintings and calligraphy from private European collections.
Property from a German Private Collection XIA CHANG Spring on Xiang River €120,000–150,000 (Left)
Property from a Swiss Private Collection An unusual gilt and silver decorated powder-blue moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period €100,000–150,000 Asian Art
23 June, Paris
hen, in 1966, doctors Daniel and Marian Malcolm took refuge from the summer
heat in Paris’s Grand Palais, they discovered the iconic exhibition of African art staged by Léopold Sédar Senghor and André Malraux. It was love at first sight, and it inspired one of the world’s most admirable collections of ancient African art. After a first instalment in New York, a second group of major works from the Malcolm collection is offered in Paris this June. It includes truly remarkable works, such as this extremely rare Chokwe queen effigy.
(Right) Chokwe queen figure, Angola Estimate upon request African Art from the Collection of Daniel & Marian Malcolm, Volume Two – Paris
22 June, Paris
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TEL AVIV ISRAEL
W Tel Aviv Residences, Luxury Residence 501 This masterful and magnificent redevelopment is set within the 19th century buildings that once housed Jaffa’s French Hospital. Mindful of its heritage as one of Tel Aviv’s iconic historic landmarks, the project seamlessly blends W Hotels’ signature style and services with architectural features from the original historic building. Designed by world renowned architect John Pawson in collaboration with local architect Ramy Gill, the duo tastefully transformed the 2,000 year-old historic foundations uncovered during the construction into inviting and trendy public spaces. All residences are located in the newly constructed wing adjacent to the main hotel building with a private entrance and easy access to the diverse, high quality services and delightful amenities of the W Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Exclusive to the W Residences is your own private beach club with water sports and restaurant located near the Peres Center for Peace. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID EBMV23 ISRAEL SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY ORIT ROSIN-OFIR +972 3 603 4040 ORIT.OFIR@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
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SYLVANIA, SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
Palazzo Georges Taking centre stage on a prime waterfront landholding in one of the Sutherland Shire’s most exclusive cul-de-sacs, ‘Palazzo Georges’ will leave you breathless with its sheer elegance, vast space and beautiful water views. Classic in its styling and immaculate in its detail, there is every reason why this prestige family residence will be unforgettable for generations to come. It makes a stunning lifestyle property upon an enormous 1,400 sq. m. parcel of due-north-facing land on one of the Georges River’s deepest points, and offers a rare opportunity to secure what is arguably the finest deep waterfront mansion south of Sydney Harbour. Multiple levels are connected by an internal elevator. North facing position with intimate views over the Georges River. Private deep water jetty with three pontoons and boathouses. Wide entertainment terraces, swimming pool and poolside patio. Flowing open living spaces with elegant formal and casual areas. Rotating circular dining room for a special dining experience. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID RG2DF4 SYDNEY SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY GIORGIO KOULA +61 417 224 341 GIORGIO.KOULA@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
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AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND
Harbour View Penthouse at the Stamford Stunning 392 sq. m. penthouse apartment with panoramic city and harbour views. Premier CBD location in the ‘City of Sails’ with 24 hour building security, a world class spa pool and gym. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID MJL5TB NEW ZEALAND SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY SHARENE TEMPLE, ROSS HAWKINS +64 27 224 6045, +64 274 720 577
SIOLIM BARDEZ, GOA INDIA
Luxury Villa in Goa The villa, spread across 5,740 sq. ft., with four bedrooms overlooking a private courtyard and a double height living room is ideal for the one who has an inclination for art, imagination and luxury. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID 7LRKL7 NORTH INDIA SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY SABA ALI +91 11 40565477 NORTH.INDIA@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
LYFORD CAY BAHAMAS
Lissadell Tamura Magnificent beachfront estate on three acres with 287 ft. of beautiful sandy beach. Six bedrooms in three separate buildings. The main residence has elevated views of the sea. Private and secure. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID 5HMX5Z LYFORD CAY SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY GEORGE DAMIANOS +1 242 424 9699 GEORGE.DAMIANOS@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
OCEAN CLUB ESTATES, PARADISE ISLAND BAHAMAS
Casa DeLeon Opulent five bedroom, six and one half bath estate on 120 ft. of private beachfront with floor to ceiling windows looking out to the infinity pool and ocean beyond. Expansive pool and patio area for entertaining. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID SN3NDG DAMIANOS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY MONTY ROBERTS +1 242 424 4944 MONTY.ROBERTS@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
PROVIDENCIALES TURKS AND CAICOS
Coral Pavilion An elegant, newly completed, six bedroom coral stone villa located on the most enviable stretch of world-renowned Grace Bay Beach. Approximately one acre of tropical gardens with 120 ft. of beach frontage. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID ZB9D77 TURKS & CAICOS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY NINA SIEGENTHALER +1 649 231 0707 NINA.SIEGENTHALER@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
PACIFIC GROVE CALIFORNIA
The Holman Mansion Built in 1889 and lovingly restored to reflect its Spanish Revival character, this Victorian-era home combines exquisite design and meticulous material selection. SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM, WEB ID 1210353 SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY PACIFIC GROVE BROKERAGE BILL BLUHM +1 831 277 2782 BILL.BLUHM@SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM
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SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA
Modern Mission Dolores Oasis Tucked away in Mission Dolores, 50 Oakwood is an oasis in the heart of the city. Designed by renowned architect Stanley Saitowitz of Natoma Architects. A blend of modernity and classicism. SOTHEBYHOMES.COM, WEB ID 0087844 SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY SAN FRANCISCO BROKERAGE DANIEL DERVARTANIAN +1 415 200 7744 DANIEL.DERVARTANIAN@SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM
SANTA BARBARA CALIFORNIA
Hot Springs Road Stunning estate on approximately nineteen and one half acres. Grand residence approximately 9,535 sq. ft., music studio/theater, caretaker’s cottage, pool and tennis court. SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM, WEB ID 0113923 SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY MONTECITO COAST VILLAGE ROAD BROKERAGE SUZANNE PERKINS +1 805 895 2138 SUZANNE.PERKINS@SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM
SANTA BARBARA CALIFORNIA
Grand Hill Top Estate Graholm Estate, a grand 1918 Spanish Colonial Revival. Majestic views from a seven plus acre hilltop. Eight bedrooms, 12 baths, approximately 18,150 sq. ft. Three bedroom, three bath guest house with pool. SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM, WEB ID 0114018 SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY MONTECITO COAST VILLAGE ROAD BROKERAGE SUZANNE PERKINS, JANET CAMINITE +1 805 895 2138 SUZANNE.PERKINS@SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM
SANTA YNEZ CALIFORNIA
Rancho Sanja Cota Extraordinary historic ranch with an unparalleled assemblage of eight certified parcels for a total of approximately 1,227 acres. SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM, WEB ID 0113984 SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY MONTECITO COAST VILLAGE ROAD BROKERAGE SUZANNE PERKINS +1 805 895 2138 SUZANNE.PERKINS@SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM
DANA POINT CALIFORNIA
17 Ritz Cove Gracing a premium oceanfront site in the exclusive enclave of Ritz Cove, this stunning soft contemporary residence has a pedigree to match its unparalleled location. Designed by internationally award-winning architect, Guy Dreier, the home introduces a new level of elegant seaside living. Warmly inviting interiors are flooded with sunlight and echo the natural beauty of surrounding ocean and coastline through exceptional architecture, dramatic ridgeline skylight and walls of glass. Impressive features begin curbside with an artisan entry gate, travertine hardscape, granite planters and triple-terraced fountain. The 6,100 sq. ft. plan offers four en suite bedrooms, plus three additional baths, gourmet kitchen with exotic wood, private office and gym with dry sauna and steam shower bath. The luxurious master offers a romantic fireplace, forever views and private deck. Enjoy resortstyle living indoors and out with swimming pool, outdoor cook center, direct steps to the beach and walking paths leading to adjacent Ritz Carlton and Monarch Links Golf. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM HÔM SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY JOHN STANALAND +1 949 342 3635
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Sonoma Ranch Estate Approximately 140 acre ranch, 11,800 sq. ft. home. Six bedrooms, lake, softball diamond, tennis court, pool, manager’s building. Approximately 15 minutes to Sonoma Plaza, 60 minutes to San Francisco. SOTHEBYHOMES.COM, WEB ID 0243305 SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY WINE COUNTRY BROKERAGE DONALD VAN DE MARK +1 707 337 2227 DONALD.VANDEMARK@SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM
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Extraordinary Marin Villa Villa with panoramic San Francisco, Bay Bridge views. Includes a circular driveway, a grand entry, living room with two sitting areas, expansive gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, pool. SOTHEBYHOMES.COM, WEB ID 0087979 SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY SAN FRANCISCO BROKERAGE MARY LOU CASTELLANOS, DAVID COSTELLO +1 415 828 8122 DAVID.COSTELLO@SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM
WESTLAKE ISLAND CALIFORNIA
Unparalleled Island Sanctuary The ultimate in luxury and pleasures. 8,000 sq. ft. of unsurpassed quality, security and optimum lakeside living with 122 ft. of lakeside frontage. 24 hour guard-gated Westlake Island. SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM, WEB ID 0423771 SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY WESTLAKE VILLAGE BROKERAGE JOAN YOUNG +1 805 469 2278 JOAN.YOUNG@SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM
ZEPHYR COVE NEVADA
Sierra Sunset Tahoe Lakefront Estate 378 ft. sandy beach, private pier, hoist, two buoys on 31 acres. Main home built 2004 with eight en suite bedrooms, guest home, caretaker’s home, equestrian barn with 15 stalls, paddocks and meadow. Nevada taxes. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID 7QJNYP SIERRA SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY LEXI CERRETTI, DAN SPANO +1 775 833 1646, +1 530 318 1945
EAST SOUND, ORCAS ISLAND WASHINGTON
Madroneagle Waterfront Estate Sited on more than 42 acres of pristine waterfront with a half-mile of natural, untamed shoreline, Madroneagle is an extraordinary expression of synergy between artisans and patron uniting in a living masterpiece. Adjacent to the historic Rosario Resort, this estate represents the apogee of the builder’s art. It is a loving testament to craftsmanship, history and nature as illustrated by its organic integration with native surroundings. It offers an authenticity of vision, tempered by whimsy and playfulness that is impossible to replicate, and it does so immediately for a fraction of its replacement cost. The main house is comprised of four bedrooms (7,303 sq. ft.) and a guest house adds four bedrooms (2,948 sq. ft.) plus outbuildings including a fully-appointed workshop and barn, an artist’s studio, a teahouse, sauna and additional garage. Manicured gardens, abundant grounds and a private beach complete this estate. Orcas Island is easily accessible with commercial float plane service to Seattle, an airport and routine car ferry service. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID VT62DZ REALOGICS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY MICHAEL X. FORD +1 206 448 5752 MICHAEL.FORD@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
FRIDAY HARBOR, SAN JUAN ISLAND WASHINGTON
World-Class Waterfront Compound Discover this unparalleled land portfolio of over 38 fenced acres in the famed San Juan Island archipelago -- the gateway to Pacific Northwest waterways. Enjoy a sheltered bay with a 360 ft. deep water dock for a large yacht and seaplane. High above the manicured pasture, atop a rocky hill is the 11,686 sq. ft. main residence of craftsmanship quality and self-sustaining for months on end. Contemporary architecture blends interior and exterior living spaces, designed around entertaining while preserving an owner’s pursuit of privacy. Clear fir, hardwoods, artisan stonework and extraordinary window walls create a residence that is one with nature. Known as the “Hamptons of the West Coast” Friday Harbor is a favorite retreat to many yet home to year-round residents with every imaginable residential convenience. The estate is less than an hour commercial seaplane flight from downtown Seattle, accessible with private aircraft or by car ferries to Anacortes with nearby access to Bellingham International Airport. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID 8W96Q6 REALOGICS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY MICHAEL X. FORD +1 206 448 5752 MICHAEL.FORD@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
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The Highlands - Chapel Lane A home with a pedigree. Conveying stature through exceptional proportion, timeless finishes and meticulous detail. Elizabeth Ayer design and Parish-Hadiey Interiors, over four and one half acres of integrated gardens. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM REALOGICS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY MARY NORRIS, LISA WOOLVERTON +1 206 713 2151, +1 206 947 1706
Lighthouse on Vashon With over 900 ft. of exotically landscaped beachfront and its own lighthouse, this spectacular shingle-style estate is the ultimate expression of Vashon Island grandeur. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID 2K3BT7 REALOGICS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY DENISE SEAVITT +1 206 841 8788 DENISE.SEAVITT@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
PARADISE VALLEY ARIZONA
Beautiful Paradise Valley Home Better than new: November’s ‘’Phoenix Home and Garden” cover home story. There’s a lot to fall in love with at Rovey. Its interior decorator Ryan O’Meara says, ‘‘the owner wanted the best of everything.” SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID JRW6E4 RUSS LYON SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY FRANK AAZAMI, THOMAS PATRICK OLEARY +1 480 266 0240, +1 480 627 9652
SANTA FE NEW MEXICO
Carefree Estate Overlooking the Opera This home with spectacular mountain views boasts exceptional design and construction, an elegant master suite, a country kitchen, lovely outdoor areas, a home theater and a guest casita. SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM, WEB ID 0575408 SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY SANTA FE BROKERAGE DAVID WOODARD +1 505 920 2000 DAVID.WOODARD@SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM
BITTERROOT VALLEY MONTANA
1492 Stock Farm Road Immaculate 6,229 sq. ft. home featuring four bedrooms, six bathrooms on the 10th tee of a Tom Fazio designed golf course. Private guest wing, great room, outdoor kitchen. Exclusive Stock Farm Club amenities. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID RBCETJ GLACIER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY DAWN MADDUX +1 406 550 4131 DAWN.MADDUX@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
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Saddle House Estate Organic vineyard on up to ten and one half acres. Imported sea bed stone, tumbled marble floors, deluxe gourmet kitchen. Huge courtyard with stone pigeonnier. Adjacent to designated wilderness area. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID 52R7S5 GLACIER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY DAWN MADDUX +1 406 550 4131 DAWN.MADDUX@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
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PARK CITY UTAH
Spectacular Ranch Home in Magnificent Setting Situated on 113 acres in the beautiful Uinta Mountains, only minutes away from Park City and Deer Valley, this unique and rarely available property boasts unparalleled views and extraordinary amenities. The ranch’s architecture is an affectionate tribute to the properties western heritage. Modern lines naturally mesh with century-old reclaimed barn wood, hand-hewn timbers, interior walls of local stone and rusted metal roofs create a beautiful ranch property that is authentically western. Large windows frame the panoramic views of the mountains and valley. Enjoy three bedroom suites, including an expansive master wing, two separate guest apartments, offering both family and guests privacy for gatherings. nine fireplaces, three kitchens, infinity pool and cabana, separate elevated hot tub, screening room, miles of trails, horse corral and acres of beauty create a property that is one of a kind. There is nowhere in the Rocky Mountains where you will find a property such as this within close proximity to an international airport. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID DEC5E8 SUMMIT SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY PETER LINSEY +1 435 901 8808 PETER.LINSEY@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
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BACHELOR GULCH COLORADO
European Masterpiece in Bachelor Gulch This intriguing seven bedroom, ten bath estate is tucked within the mountains of a gated ski resort. Over 10,000 sq. ft. of unrivaled architecture, extraordinary details and majestic vistas. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM LIV SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY BARBARA SCRIVENS +1 970 471 1223 BARBARA.SCRIVENS@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
BEAVER CREEK COLORADO
Ski-in/Ski-Out Residence in Beaver Creek Enjoy ski-in and ski-out access on Beaver Creek Mountain from this remodeled four bedroom Greystone Residence. You will love the stunning mountain views, spacious great room and gourmet kitchen. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID HTTRNB LIV SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY DAVID MCHUGH, BEN FINN +1 970 376 7171 DAVID.MCHUGH@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
BEAVER CREEK COLORADO
Beautiful Renovated Ski Home Five bedroom, 6,758 sq. ft. home with breathtaking unobstructed views of the ski mountain. Positioned on almost one acre, 55 Holden Road. represents the best value in Beaver Creek. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID MH9NTZ LIV SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY BARBARA SCRIVENS +1 970 471 1223 BARBARA.SCRIVENS@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
CASTLE PINES NORTH COLORADO
Castle Pines North Estate A quintessential European chateau, the Historic “Pretty Woman Ranch” is situated on 55 acres, boasting unobstructed mountain views, rolling green pastures with an on-site equestrian training complex. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID 3ZZ7KM LIV SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY DEBORAH SYKE +1 303 324 1967 DEBORAH.SYKE@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
Serenity on Vail Mountain - 670 Forest Road Create lasting memories from this single family home steps from the ski slopes on Vail Mountain. Enjoy nicely appointed indoor and outdoor living spaces, a two car garage and separate guest quarters. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM LIV SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY DAVID MCHUGH, BEN FINN +1 970 376 7171 DAVID.MCHUGH@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
JACKSON HOLE WYOMING
Teal Hollow Seclusion secured by easements and over half a mile of protected Snake River access. Inspired by Great Dixter, the 15th century manor of gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID Q2LQ5R JACKSON HOLE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY DAVE SPACKMAN, BRANDON SPACKMAN +1 307 739 8156 BRANDON.SPACKMAN@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
CASEY KEY FLORIDA
Key West-Style Gulf-to-Bay Compound Discover what the Gulf-to-bay lifestyle is about when you come home to this comfortable oasis. Magnificently sited on over one half of an acre and complete with bayfront main house and beach cottage. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID WXNEHJ PREMIER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY JOEL SCHEMMEL, CHERYL LOEFFLER +1 941 587 4894, +1 941 302 9674
Custom European Inspired Estate Real stucco, totally custom understated European inspired estate lovingly maintained and updated. Close-in location on professionally landscaped all useable six and one third private acres. A genuine 10. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID E5KPXB THE LIPMAN GROUP SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY EMILY LOWE +1 615 463 3333 EMILY.LOWE@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
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HIGHLANDS NORTH CAROLINA
Through the Eyes of the Eagle Eagle View Manor located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, elevation 4,118 ft. Highlands, is among Barron’s top 20 for second homes. 125 miles to Atlanta - 60 miles to Asheville, North Carolina. Highlands hosts Condé Nast’s selection of the number one spa - Old Edwards Inn and Spa, five Wine Spectator recognized restaurants, 15 nearby golf courses and fine private clubs. A vibrant, historic main street with numerous shops and restaurants, the Bascom Center for Visual Arts, the Highlands Performing Arts Center, the Highlands Playhouse and miles of hiking in the Nantahala National Forest affords relaxation and rejuvenation. Eagle View Manor radiates comfort and character while maintaining formality. The porte-cochere introduces you to the European courtyard. A three car heated garage welcomes you home. Delight in your own vegetable and flower garden atop the pinnacle. The gourmet kitchen is poised with every amenity. The formal dining room boasts a barrel ceiling. The master bedroom is on the main floor featuring a gothic window over the master garden tub. The expansive office is arrayed in luxurious wood paneling with a fireplace adding to the elegance. Down the custom curved staircase is a media room, a 2,500 bottle capacity wine cellar, a family room, bar area, exercise and game room, as well as an elevator. Absolute distinction in every detail of this living masterpiece. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID 7XKX93 HIGHLANDS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY JODY LOVELL +1 828 526 4104 JODY.LOVELL@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
HIGHLANDS NORTH CAROLINA
Villa Cascata Sited Atop a 75 Ft. Waterfall Located inside the gates of Cullasaja Club. Enjoy a wide variety of amenities including an Arnold Palmer golf course, several dining venues, a pool, a fitness center, tennis courts and a croquet lawn. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID 4FZXK3 HIGHLANDS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY JODY LOVELL +1 828 526 4104 JODY.LOVELL@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
HIGHLANDS NORTH CAROLINA
Mountain Luxury Nestled at an elevation of 4,000 ft. atop Carolina’s famed Blue Ridge Mountains, between the historic mountain towns of Highlands and Cashiers, this perfectly appointed home is sited in Mountaintop. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID CHXQG8 HIGHLANDS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY JODY LOVELL +1 828 526 4104 JODY.LOVELL@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
HIGHLANDS NORTH CAROLINA
Big Pine Lodge Six bedroom, seven and one half bath log masterpiece on over five and one half private acres with a year round mountain view. Includes great room, wine room, private balconies and sauna. Gated with lake access. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID G8FC6D HIGHLANDS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY CATHY GARREN +1 828 226 5870 CATHY.GARREN@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
RUMSON NEW JERSEY
Stately Colonial Grand 6,937 sq. ft. home on over one and one half acres. Open floor plan, 10 ft. ceilings, gourmet kitchen, in-law suite, wraparound porch, multi-patios, Gunite pool, six bedrooms, four full and one half bathrooms. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID K2R7NH HERITAGE HOUSE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY +1 732 842 3434
SAG HARBOR NEW YORK
Historic District Triple Mint on an Acre Rare full acre in historic district, this masterfully restored three story modernized, late 19th century grand Victorian offers approximately 5,000 sq. ft. of luxury living space, pool and pool house. SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM, WEB ID 0056920 SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY SOUTHAMPTON BROKERAGE CHIP DINNEN +1 631 227 4923 CHIP.DINEEN@SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM
IRVINGTON NEW YORK
Magnificent Country Club Home Beautifully restored 1910 home on over one and one half private acres, 6,000 sq. ft., six bedrooms, six bathrooms. Adjacent to the Ardsley Country Club. Walk to train. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID 62ZHG4 JULIA B. FEE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY DALIA VALDES +1 914 772 8002 DALIA.VALDES@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
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SCARSDALE NEW YORK
Magnificent Scarsdale Colonial Stunning 8,825 sq. ft. home on a quiet street in the heart of the Scarsdale estate area includes six bedrooms, four full and three half bathrooms on over one and one half level acres with a pool. 30 minutes to New York City. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID 99SWBR JULIA B. FEE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY DAWN KNIEF, MARY KATCHIS +1 914 393 1159 DAWN.KNIEF@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
SCARSDALE NEW YORK
The Heathcote Scarsdale’s newest and most luxurious 14 unit 24 hour on-site concierge residences offer a lifestyle of comfort and elegance. Featuring loft inspired open floor plans, terraces and gourmet kitchens. SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM, PROPERTY ID PM6L8P JULIA B. FEE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY DAWN KNIEF, MARY KATCHIS +1 914 393 1159 DAWN.KNIEF@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
BROOKLYN NEW YORK
360 Furman Street, 1131 Extraordinary five bedrooms, four full, two partial bathrooms. Spectacular waterfront penthouse with Brooklyn Bridge to Statue of Liberty views, screening room, gym and marina in your backyard. SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM, WEB ID 0138671 SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN BROKERAGE KAREN HEYMAN, ALAN HEYMAN +1 212 810 4990, +1 212 810 4991
NEW YORK NEW YORK
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ANATOMY OF AN ARTWORK
In May 1909, Pablo Picasso and his lover Fernande Olivier left Paris to spend the summer in the artist’s native Spain. Having stayed in Barcelona for a few
weeks, in June the couple arrived in Horta de Ebro
(now Horta de Sant Joan), a remote Catalonian village that could only be reached by mule. The months spent in Horta proved to be one of the most significant periods of Picasso’s career, one in which the artist developed a radically new
approach to the representation of form. Along with landscapes and other portraits of Fernande executed there, Femme assise belongs to a series that revolutionised Picasso’s working methods and marked the true beginnings of Cubism.
4 PABLO PICASSO Femme assise, 1909 Estimate upon request Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale London Exhibition: 26–30 May, Hong Kong; 16–21 June, London Auction: 21 June Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7293 5087
Picasso met Fernande when he moved into the BateauLavoir building in Montmartre, where Fernande lived and worked as an artist’s model. With her beautiful features and rich auburn hair, she was known as “La belle Fernande.”
3. STILL LIFE A stylised vase of flowers, which appears in several related canvases, is depicted here in a radically broken-down form. Still life would soon become the genre central to the development of Cubism.
4. CUBISM Art historian William Rubin wrote: “There in the pellucid Mediterranean light of his native Spain, he distilled from the material he had been exploring during the previous two years his first fully defined statement of Analytic Cubism.”
5. LANDSCAPE The landscape was inspired by the Mediterranean setting and painted to a highly abstract effect. Picasso’s portraits of Fernande and his Horta landscapes are among his most influential works.
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Femme assise and its companion Horta portraits were a catalyst for Tête de femme (Fernande), the first Cubist sculpture that Picasso created on his return to Paris. His sculptural approach here is evident in the multiple viewpoints.
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AMERICAN POP ARTIST ANDY WARHOL (1928 - 1987) STANDS AMID HIS TOWERING BRILLO BOX SCULPTURES IN THE STABLE GALLERY (33 EAST 74TH STREET), NEW YORK, NEW YORK, APRIL 21, 1964. (PHOTO BY FRED W. MCDARRAH/GETTY IMAGES)
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