Think of it as a master class in estate planning. Earlier this month, Sotheby’s sold all 43 pieces on offer from Bunny Mellon’s art collection—Rothko to Picasso to Diebenkorn—at its much-heralded “Property from the Collection of Mrs. 1,130 more words
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I don’t usually find myself in places like Sotheby’s or famous auction houses. But there was something about the collection of Bunny Mellon that called me to visit. 280 more words
“ICI?” the hefty fellow at the door of Cipriani’s at 25 Broadway asked me.
“God, no!” I said, with feeling.
An automatic reflex, this. ICI had once stood for Imperial Chemicals Industry, a juggernaut, a kind of a Brit Dow Chemical, until it had been picked apart, the last chunk being sold to a Dutch paint conglomerate in 2008. 754 more words
With all the buzz about Bunny Mellon and the auction of her belongings, I would like to praise this lady for an amazing vision and creative “eye.” I had the pleasure of having lunch with her when I hosted a luncheon for her friend Hubert de Givenchy and what a lady she was. 32 more words