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S4S: July 19th

In a perfect world Alexander McQueen would still be with us and we’d all be wearing his armadillo boots. Alas, that was years ago, so this week I’m sighing for a resurrected pair of his iconic boots, which will be auctioned off this week at Christie’s to benefit Unicef. 30 more words

Sighing For Sunday

Walking with Giacometti in Venice

Alberto Giacometti’s work again broke the world auction record! In May, at Christie’s, L’Homme au doigt (Pointing Man) recorded a $141.3 million, the highest for any sculpture. 110 more words

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Alexander McQueen Armadillo Shoes Bring In $295,000 At Christie’s

Three pairs of Alexander McQueen’s iconic Armadillo boots that were up for auction at Christie’s New York have been sold for a combined $295,000. The boots were on sale at Christie’s from July 14-23. 227 more words

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The Business of Art in Sub-Suburban Obscurity Is Next to McDonald’s on Highway 61

It is an oxymoron fit for a moron lemonade stand, yet I keep at it, like a duck addicted to quack. Why not? The work trucks pass by with Taylor Swift sound ripples on the wind, as the squirrels re-discover their nuts in the artist garden. 115 more words

Christie's Sells $4.5B in Art in First Half: Old Masters Out, Asian Art In

The numbers from leading auction house Christie’s half year sales are in, and they reflect the changing art market: Asian buyers are on the ascent, while Europe sees a slowdown and the pool of art consumers expands. 304 more words

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Fashion news ! Alexander McQueen’s most extravagant boot is back : the Armadillo. Created by the late designer for his SS 2010… 105 more words

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