Diamond-encrusted Hermès bag goes under hammer tipped to exceed £100k-£150k
A 10-year-old Hermès Himalaya Birkin with a diamond-encrusted white gold lock is expected to become the most expensive handbag ever sold at auction in Europe when it appears as Lot 175 of 220 handbags, which will go under the hammer at Christie’s in London on 12 June.
“Only three of these particular bags have ever come up for auction,” says Christie’s handbag specialist, Rachel Koffsky. “We don’t think there are many of...
Of the top 100 artists whose works fetched the highest amounts at auction in 2017, 13 were women.
In the 1980s, when the art world was struggling to distill the pain and loss of the AIDS epidemic, Ann Philbin, a young curator with an avant-garde eye and an activist’s edge, walked into a New York gallery and came upon a simple and searing work: A white, scoured sink by sculptor Robert Gober.