Happy Friday, if you have been wishing for the weekend, congrats – you made it!
Here is our dose of art x fashion news that has interested us this past week.
Most expensive art auction ever
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s collection has sold for a record-breaking $1.5bn at Christie’s evening sale in New York, making history as the most expensive art auction ever. Originally estimated to be worth around $1 billion USD, the collection of 150 museum-worthy masterpieces exceeded its pre-sale estimate selling for a record sum of $1.5 billion USD. The proceeds from the sale will be donated to charities supported by Allen before his death in 2018. The auction saw records set for works by Cezanne, Gauguin, Seurat, Klimt, and Van Gogh.
How To Not Fuck Up Your Art-World Happiness
Art consultant and co-founder of LARRY’S LIST, Christoph Noe, has recently launched his book entertainingly titled ‘How To Not Fuck Up Your Art-World Happiness’. Within the book, Noe shares 60 tips and tricks on how to keep sane while living and working in the art world. The advice is entertaining and enlightening, reminding readers of the charm of working in the art world while also warning against some pitfalls. Learn more and buy the book here.
Globally Loved Tech Accessory Gets a Dotty Makeover
CASETiFY, the global tech accessory brand loved by Gen Z, has joined forces with Hong Kong’s M+ Museum for a dotty makeover to mark the arrival of its Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to Now exhibition, opening on November 12. The upcoming show examines Kusama’s artistic practice throughout her career through the six themes: Infinity, Accumulation, Radical Connectivity, Biocosmic, Death, and Force of Life.
Previous Art Gorgeous cover girl, Taiwanese photographer, John Yuyi presents her solo exhibition “Yuyi’s Bodies” at 193 GALLERY in Paris. Featuring artwork from the series “Naked Selfie On Airplane,” “Trash deliver baby” and more. Now open to the public through December 23.
An Unlikely Collab
#BALMAINxEVIAN | Oliver Rousteing, the Creative Director of the iconic fashion house Balmain has reimagined Evian’s 75cl glass bottle taking inspiration from the universes of French houses, with their delicate light blue lace features and aqua-like droplets inspired by Evian’s pure natural water, enhanced with Balmain’s famous embellished details and gold lettering. The design also pays homage to the fashion house’s founder, Pierre Balmain, who grew up in a small mountain village not far from the water’s source in the French Alps.