Notable Luxury Home Sales of 2020: Second Half

The second-half sales reported by the Affiliates of Christie’s International Real Estate featured homes that represent the provenance, beauty, and legacy of the Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate network. Related: See the Notable Luxury Homes Sales of 2020: First Half 1660 South Ocean Boulevard—Manalapan, Florida US$39,000,000 Sold by Pascal and Antonio Liguori of Premier Estate Properties … Continue reading “Notable Luxury Home Sales of 2020: Second Half”

Meet the Expert: Alexis Maggiar, Christie’s Head of African and Oceanic Art

Known for his expertise and aesthetic sense, Alexis Maggiar started his career in 2001 with noted African and Oceanic art specialist Alain de Monbrison. Since then, he’s contributed to significant discoveries in the field, set numerous auction records, and participated in the success of collector’s sales in his category in both Paris and New York. … Continue reading “Meet the Expert: Alexis Maggiar, Christie’s Head of African and Oceanic Art”

Body of Work: How Artist Tunji Adeniyi-Jones Evokes Feeling Through Figures

Physicality is important to Tunji Adeniyi-Jones. “The bodies in my paintings definitely feel present, weighted, and animate,” he says. “That’s something I really enjoy—creating a felt presence. I hope people feel themselves in relation to the figures, shapes, and forms I’m depicting. A bit like what happens when you stand up close to a Greek … Continue reading “Body of Work: How Artist Tunji Adeniyi-Jones Evokes Feeling Through Figures”

Designer in Chief: Meet the Man Who Reworked the White House Interiors

Many designers will tell you of commissions that have come via word of mouth, but it’s a very serendipitous recommendation that leads to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. Here, Michael S. Smith explains exactly how working on the White House interiors came about, and shares other fascinating details from his recently published book: Designing History: … Continue reading “Designer in Chief: Meet the Man Who Reworked the White House Interiors”

De Reus Architects on the Importance of Life-Enhancing Architecture

Mark Edison de Reus, founder of de Reus Architects, came to the profession in an unusually hands-on manner—via an apprenticeship in construction. “Architecture is exciting,” he says. “It has epic history, it’s current, it’s changing for the future. To discover it as an intellectual, artistic, and practical pursuit was thrilling.” “Architecture is a noble profession, … Continue reading “De Reus Architects on the Importance of Life-Enhancing Architecture”

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