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Thomaï Serdari on Fine Arts & Luxury
VIENNA ART WEEK 2011

Better known for its intellectual heritage, the city of Vienna is hosting VIENNA ART WEEK 2011 from November 14 through November 20. This year’s motto, “Reflecting Reality,” anchors the showcased contemporary art to famous Viennese psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud who understood art as a means of reflection and analysis. An off-the-beaten-path journey is offered to the […]

Courtesy of Bloomsbury Auctions

Bibliophile and gourmand? You will find a large selection of savory and sweet, mainly vegetarian dishes based on seasonal ingredients in Adam’s luxury, and Eve’s Cookery; or, the Kitchen-Garden display’d, first and only edition, with a few condition issues (very short repaired tear, slightly water-stained and with a few very small chips, D6 small section of […]

Courtesy of the Asia Society

The enduring sense of awe that certain luxury items induce on their viewers over time, and in different cultures throughout the world, is what distinguishes them from items that fall in and out of favor depending on historical or social circumstances. But shouldn’t true luxury be enduring? The Asia Society’s exhibit, “Longing for Luxury: Chinese […]