The Kelly Bag is a leather handbag designed by the Paris-based, high-fashion luxury-goods manufacturer Hermès. Originally a saddle holder, it was redesigned several times before it was popularized by and then named after the American actress and Monégasque Princess Grace Kelly.
Sir Antony Mark David Gormley, OBE is a British sculptor and paintor. His best known works include the Angel of the North, a public sculpture in Gateshead in the North of England, commissioned in 1994 and erected in February 1998. This is one of his rare paintings.
The Peter Tchaikovsky watch series was designed to commemorate the biggest Russian composer, a very special movement was selected and enhanced for the alarm feature.The envisioned subtle and soft alarm tone required our master watchmakers to completely replicate the Swiss caliber AS 1930. This is just one of the incredible timepieces available in this collection.
he GiGi Collection has been made available by an ardent collector with impeccable taste. She has lovingly selected the various items that she is making available to help raise money for two of her favourite charities.
She has been involved in assisting the homeless afflicted with mental health issues as well as men suffering prostate cancer. Her background within the world of performance and theatre has given her an audience with truly remarkable historical figures hence her menagerie of highly collectible pieces and works of art.
What makes a great collector great is his or her ability to separate out specific works of art from the scrillions of pieces already in existence and assemble them in such a way as to increase or advance our understanding of that art in particular or of the history and evolution of art in general. In any mature collection, the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts, the collector comes to be accepted as a respected authority and in exceptional cases, goes on to set the standards, determine tastes, trends and influence the future of collecting for all.
Regardless of how you view your collecting, whether serious or recreational, there are techniques you can use to maximize not only the quality and value of your art, but also your own personal enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of that art. Step one is being true to your tastes. This means acknowledging that you like certain types of art regardless of what you think you're supposed to like or what seems to be the current rage. All great collectors share this trait; that's one thing makes their collections stand out. When personal tastes and preferences are ignored in favor of the status quo, one collection begins to look just like the next. A few people dictate, the masses follow, everyone walks in lock-step, and the art you see from collection to collection becomes boring and repetitive.
Collectors who aren't afraid to express themselves yield exactly the opposite results. Take, for example, the artist who put together a collection of paintings bought exclusively at second hand stores and garage sales, often for little more than a few dollars each. His collection ultimately toured the country and was published as a book. Many of us were not only entertained by it, but it also helped to broaden our definition of what could reasonably be considered art. He taught us that interesting looking art can be found just about anywhere, not only at the major museums or in the best galleries. Now he would most likely never have put this collection together if he had chosen to mimic the tastes of others rather than be true to his own.
Don't confine yourself to the same old museums or galleries or wherever you've been looking at art. Get out there and see what else is going on at galleries you've never been to, places you've only heard about, and so on.
Explore the less conventional if that's what you're curious about. Look at art you think might attract you, but that you've always steered clear of. Don't be afraid to experiment. You may end up right back where you started, reinforcing your chosen path, but then again, something new and truly unique may thrill you within this BILLIONAIRE COLLECTION.