Hermès gems lift Heritage Auctions’ Luxury Accessories Auction beyond $1.4 million

Multiple bidders drove the final price for an Hermès Limited Edition 35cm Barenia Leather & Osier Wicker Picnic Kelly Bag with Palladium Hardware to $62,500 to help push the total from Heritage Auctions‘ Spring Luxury Accessories Auction to $1,438,852 March 25 in Dallas. The Kelly Picnic is a true collector’s piece. This limited edition piece, created using wicker and leather, was introduced first in 2011. Wicker handbags are in growing demand in recent years, and have emerged as evidence of the steady evolution of Hermès handbags. “This auction represented an outstanding Hermès collection and the largest offering of Chanel exotic handbags at one auction,” Heritage Auctions Luxury Accessories Director Diane D’Amato said, “and hosting our Signature Auction on Sunday really attracted the finest collectors.” An Hermès 30cm Matte

SALTS opens exhibition of works by Kasia Fudakowski, Maria Loboda, and Zoe Paul

Infinity has its Limits brings together works by Kasia Fudakowski, Maria Loboda and Zoë Paul. All share an interest in re-working elements of traditional sculpture, design and architecture through processes of historical excavation. What are our social norms and how do we navigate them? The exhibition investigates a certain cultural landscape, where historical signifiers are superimposed with contemporary commentaries. Experience and the memory we create thereof become the catalysts to construct, archive and suggest environments to which our human body (and mind) can relate. We see foam bodies encased in a metal cage, a fractured, figure-like fountain or a stucco corridor filled with health supplements, all of which build a long historical line. From living like a cave-woman, to the ancient Greeks all the way through the Western medieval

Sotheby’s 2018 Spring Auction Wine Sales day 1: 100% sold, total US$12.9 million

Sotheby’s opened its Spring Sale Series in Hong Kong with the first of a two-day offering of wines and whiskeys, comprising the Cellar from the Estate of Jerry Perenchio and a various-owner Finest & Rarest Wines sale. Together, the two auctions brought an overall total of HK$101,075,865 / US$12,879,087, with 100% of lots sold. “The first part of The Cellar from the Estate of Jerry Perenchio more than doubled the pre-sale high estimate bringing HK$52.8 million / US$6.7 million and is a reflection of Mr. Perenchio’s passion for enjoying and collecting the best of the best. He had one of the great cellars of mature Burgundy and Bordeaux, the rarity of which drew many of the world’s leading collectors, and set new benchmark prices. We hope toasts are raised to Mr. Perenchio and his ‘Rules of the Road’ when these wines are opened and enjoyed, and