Rock band U2 , will auction a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting on July 1 at Sotheby's London. Untitled (Pecho/Oreja), completed in 1983, is estimated to sell for £4-6 million. U2 bassist Adam Clayton bought it in 1989, a year after Basqiat's death. It has hung in their Dublin studio ever since.
For Fall 2008, Dior Homme has launched the Lumiere du Nord Collection of accessories. The Dior Homme Lumiere du Nord Collection features 2 patent leather black shoes - one boot and sneaker - four mens bags - a messenger, shopper, backpack, and weekender. All products in the Lumiere du Nord collection features black straps and silver finishes.
The Louis Vuitton Monogram Motard line has been completely reinterpreted for the Spring/Summer 2008 collection through Marc Jacob's artistic collaboration with cutting-edge American artist Richard Prince. Inspired by popular culture, Prince referenced vintage pulp fiction in naming each bag and incorporated the biker aesthetic into the unique Motard texture. The result is a strong evening statement, featuring a must-have clutch and a pochette in a subtle Monogram pattern.
* Velvet-touch suede with glossy monogram vernis trim
* Designed in collaboration with American artist, Richard Prince, and named after his universe and inspiration
* Polished gold metal hardware
* Oversized golden-trimmed eyelet handles with interior logo engraving
* Embroidered and quilted monogram pattern and stripes
* Open top folds over for clutch carry
* Silk lining
* Interior patch pocket
* 8.9"x 7.2"x 3.1"
Ardbeg has unveiled a limited-edition release of the Ardbeg Double Barrel. Inspired by the tradition of the shooting party, the Ardbeg Double Barrel features a hand-stitched bridle leather case made to the same dimensions as a double-barrel gun case; each contains two bottles of 1974 single cask Ardbeg. Only 250 cases are available. Each case retails at US$23,190.
Amanda Dunbar has launched a line of Art Guitars covered in Swarovski crystals. Precious Rebels is the name of her collection ranging from $15,000 to $75000. There are around 30 pieces which have been glued with thousands of crystals. Each is refurbished and is also equipped with radio frequency identification technology.
Mark Schneider's jewelry design features diamond bridal engagement rings, colored-stone rings, pendants and earrings fabricated in platinum and gold with the Secret Heart trademark. A unique token of your love, each design in the collection features a Secret Heart, nestled where only you can see it. No other ring offers this enduring symbol of romance—a promise that his heart will always be there for you
INFUSION D'IRIS is a fresh and clean scent, composed of the precious Iris Pallida blended with classic, natural, high quality ingredients. Under the creative direction and inspiration of Miuccia Prada, Infusion d'Iris was blended by perfumer Daniela Andrier.
From ancient Greece to the present day, the Games have always been about beauty, strength, and sharing. In the spirit of the Olympics, Assouline has created this limited edition publication, which is truly a work of art that pays tribute to the Olympic Games, as the games finally return to their city of origin in 2004. With powerful black and white photographs, this luxury set recreates the emotion and atmosphere of the Olympics, where athletes are worshiped, and their gestures develop a timeless aestheticism. Encased in a slipcase, the hardcover volume contains a dozen 8 page sections filled with sublime and often never before published photographs showing both ancient Greek architecture and the best sportsmen of all times.