Monday, July 27, 2015

New Jeff Koon Balloon Dog!

If you have been following Jeff Koon's limited edition artwork, then surely you know of balloon dog plates that were published by MOCA back in 2002.  I remember seeing the dog plates in red and blue and didn't think much of them.  I believe they were asking $595 each.  Well, unfortunately for me, I did not stock up on those plates (more like I didn't get any).  Today, those balloon dog plates regularly sells for $16,000-$20,000.  Pretty good investment if you ask me!  MOCA together with Jeff Koons had decided to publish a different color balloon dog plate recently (all net proceeds will be dedicated to MOCA's endowment).  This time in yellow.  Unfortunately the price is no longer $595....Now it's a princely sum of $8,000.  I guess that's still a bargain considering red or blue dog plates routinely sells for $16,000 and up.  So for those readers with deep pockets, you may want to buy up these "cheap" plates since I'm sure once they are sold out, you will start to see them popping up at Christie's or Sotheby's for $16,000 and up.  One per customer per MOCA website.  Start to get your aunt Betty and nephew John calling MOCA.  LOL.   

Friday, July 10, 2015

Raffle Winner!

And we have a winner for the Ermenegildo Zegna toiletry bag giveaway!  The winner is Shakeia R.!  Please send me your US address within a week so I can send the prize to you.  Please note, I will repick another winner if I don't hear from you by next Friday (7/17/15).  Thank you everyone else for entering and have a great summer!  Until next time.  :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Limited Edition Herzog & de Meuron architecture model

If you have someone who loves starchitects or who collects architecture model (I know, what's the difference?  LOL), this may be the most economical gift yet.  This limited edition PAMM model by Herzog & de Meuron is priced at $295 and there are only 50 of them exist in the world.  Compare this to Herzog & de Meuron's Tate Modern limited edition model of the new addition which is cost about $2200 and there is 250 of them.

PAMM, which stands for Perez Art Museum Miami, overlooks Biscayne Bay in Miami.  Founded in 1984, the museum was called Center for the Fine Arts.  Then in 1996, it was renamed as Miami Art Museum.  In 2013, the museum moved to Museum Park (formerly Bicentennial Park) and renamed again as Perez Art Museum in honor of the $40 million gift by Jorge M. Perez.  The museum focuses on 20th century and contemporary art.  PAMM had anticipated 200,000 visitors in its first year but it got over 150,000 visitors in its first four months!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy July 4th Giveaway!

Happy 4th of July everyone!  To celebrate this holiday, I'm giving away an Ermenegildo Zegna toiletry bag!  This sleek black toiletry bag is perfect for traveling or for gathering all nicknacks in one single place.  Great as a gift as well!

Please note: apologies to my international friends - I wish I could extend these giveaways to you but legal restrictions prevent it. Thanks for understanding.