The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, December 14, 2017


The couture fashion jewellery of Shaun Leane achieves $2.6 million at Sotheby's
The auction was led by the remarkable Coiled Corset, which more than doubled its high estimate when it sold for $807,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s.


NEW YORK, NY.- Yesterday in New York, Sotheby’s auction of Couture Fashion Jewellery: The Personal Archive of Shaun Leane totaled $2.6 million, outshining the sale’s high estimate of $2 million. The dedicated auction of over 40 works created by British jewellery designer Shaun Leane offered collectors and enthusiasts a unique opportunity to acquire pieces of fashion history – many of which debuted in Alexander McQueen’s runway collections from 1996 through 2008, and appeared in The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum’s blockbuster retrospective of his work in 2011 and 2015, respectively.

The auction was led by the remarkable Coiled Corset, which more than doubled its high estimate when it sold for $807,000 after a bidding battle lasting more than five minutes. The Corset, created for McQueen’s Autumn/Winter 1999-2000 ‘The Overlook’ Collection, is the only piece from Shaun Leane’s near-20-year collaboration with the late designer that is signed by both visionaries.

Shaun Leane, Creative Director of the House of Shaun Leane commented: “The most beautiful part of this process for me is that these pieces have been admired, appreciated, and now accepted into new collections. I’m so happy to know that they will go on to inspire and provoke as they did the first day I created them.”

Kerry Taylor, Head of Sale in collaboration with Sotheby’s, said: “The prices achieved tonight reflect the brilliance of Shaun Leane in combination with the great Alexander McQueen, working together throughout the 1990s and 2000s when London was at its creative height. These impressive, unique showpieces are truly iconic, and deserved to reach these record results. They will join both private and institutional collections who will appreciate, preserve and display them for generations to come. Bidders competed tonight to own an important part of 20th- and 21st-century fashion history, with top prices achieved for runway pieces made from base metals – proving that the value in those works was for their superb design, rather than for fine materials.”

The Skeleton Corset was among the evening’s top lots, soaring over its $350,000 high estimate to achieve $711,000. Created for McQueen’s Spring/Summer 1998 ‘Untitled’ Collection, it was inspired by McQueen’s idea of taking the beauty of the human body’s internal structure, and turning it into an external adornment.

Created for The Honourable Daphne Guinness, the 'Contra Mundum' (Against the World) White Gold and Diamond Evening Glove fetched $312,500. Comprised of more than 4,000 diamonds, the stunning object, inspired by Guinness’s life-long fascination with amour, took Leane more than four years to complete and was featured on the cover of V Magazine’s V99 issue.

Other works that far outstripped their pre-sale estimates include the Coiled Collar – featured on the cover of Björk’s 1997 ‘Homogenic’ album – which commanded $243,750 (estimate $40/60,000). The Silver Crown of Thorns Headpiece, created for Alexander McQueen’s Autumn-Winter 1996-97 'Dante' collection, garnered applause from the room when it sold to a telephone bidder for $137,500 (estimate $40/60,000).





Today's News

December 6, 2017

Lubaina Himid becomes oldest winner of United Kingdom's Turner Prize

A petition decries 'suggestive' painting at New York's Met

Thornton Triceratops gets new identity

Murillo masterpiece returns to the Walker Art Gallery following revealing conservation work

Sotheby's New York to offer the earliest known illuminated Hebrew Bible from Spain

Save Venice Inc. restores Titian's Madonna di Ca' Pesaro

Harvard Art Museums acquire Kara Walker drawing

Jean d'Ormesson, France's 'prince of letters', dies aged 92

Sierra Leone's huge 'peace diamond' fetches $6.5 mn

Trio to replace disgraced Levine at Met for much-awaited 'Tosca'

Ferdinand Hodler's "Thunersee" soars to CHF 4.3 million as winter landscapes triumph at Sotheby's Zurich

Toledo Museum of Art adds three Native American works of art to its collections

The Redwood Library & Athenaeum opens Paris Salon exhibition

Christiane Paul named Director + Chief Curator of Galleries at Parsons School of Design

Mona Lisa: The world-renowned portrait that still affects world's culture

Site-specific sculpture unveiled in Sydney CBD's Wynyard Station suspended above a bank of escalators

Turner Auctions + Appraisals to offer the Anita Hellman Collection of Costume & Fine Jewelry

Jonathan Wong appointed to head Sotheby's S/2 Gallery in Hong Kong

The couture fashion jewellery of Shaun Leane achieves $2.6 million at Sotheby's

Ansel Adams Museum set to highlight photographs auction at Doyle

The Warhol appoints Clark Crowley-Bunyard Advancement Director

Galerie Max Hetzler opens exhibition of recent works by Toby Ziegler

Sotheby's Department of Scientific Research celebrates first anniversary

Carnegie International commits to fair artist pay

Supercars and timeless classics triumph at multi-million pound Bond Street sale

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- A petition decries 'suggestive' painting at New York's Met

2.- Leonardo Da Vinci sold for $450 million is headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi: Official

3.- Desperately seeking this Frida Kahlo painting. Last seen in Poland

4.- Lubaina Himid becomes oldest winner of United Kingdom's Turner Prize

5.- Two Gustav Klimt masterpieces on loan to the National Gallery of Canada

6.- Frick makes its most significant painting purchase in nearly 30 years

7.- Met Opera suspends Levine after sex abuse allegations

8.- Louvre launches appeal to acquire King François I's Book of Hours

9.- Smart-Guard, a new way to pack, ship and store fine art

10.- Save Venice Inc. restores Titian's Madonna di Ca' Pesaro



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful