Art of the Deal
Art

Art of the Deal

As published in Asia Tatler, April 2014 In the booming global art market, most galleries and auction houses chase the media spotlight. But there’s a more discreet world of collectors and dealers where masterpieces change hands in absolute privacy. Art is a booming business these days. The global market is estimated to be worth about … Continue reading

Viva L’Amour!
Music

Viva L’Amour!

Here’s something from New York-based British artist, Oliver Clegg, to joyfully start your week. ‘Viva l’amour’! It’s the artist’s directorial debut for a music clip collaboration with Sabina Sciubba, the singer of New York avant-garde electro-punk outfit, Brazilian Girls. Clegg, who has exhibited at Art Basel Miami, Saatchi Gallery and Venice Biennale, created the stop-frame … Continue reading

Precious Objects
Jewellery

Precious Objects

Victorie de Castellane has been one very, very busy woman. Not only is the Parisian designer the head jeweller at Dior Joaillerie, a position she has held since 1998, but last month she also debuted her independent exhibition of psychedelic haute joiallerie, Precious Objects, at Gagosian‘s uptown New York Gallery. This follows hot on the … Continue reading

Chess With Marcel D.
Art / Film

Chess With Marcel D.

So, here I am recuperating from yet another sporting mishap, unable to do anything but play chess with my laptop. It’s not going well. So, into the Deep Blue digital ether I dive (see what I did there, chess nerds?) searching for inspiration/distraction when I come across the video work of one of my (many) … Continue reading