• Lion Tamers Siegfried and Roy’s Dazzling Collection of Art, Kimonos, and Clocks Clawed in .4 Million at Bonhams. See What Sold Here
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    Lion Tamers Siegfried and Roy’s Dazzling Collection of Art, Kimonos, and Clocks Clawed in $1.4 Million at Bonhams. See What Sold Here

    The late German American duo Siegfried and Roy, famous for their magic shows co-starring lions and tigers, made a splash at auction this week with a nearly sold-out sale at Bonhams Los Angeles. The “Masters of the Impossible” auction sold 480 of 481 lots for a total of $1.4 million, all set to benefit the Sarmoti Foundation, Siegfried and Roy’s personal charity. “Auctions with entertainment provenance always resonate with buyers, collectors, and fans alike,” Helen Hall, director of popular culture at Bonhams, said in a statement. Together, Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn owned a 100-acre Las Vegas estate named Little Bavaria, where they maintained separate homes among numerous buildings on…

  • How Islamic Art Influenced One of Fashion’s Most Famous Jewelers | Smart News
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    How Islamic Art Influenced One of Fashion’s Most Famous Jewelers | Smart News

    Tiara, Cartier London, special order, 1936. Platinum, diamonds, turquoise. Sold to The Honorable Robert Henry Brand. Cartier Collection. Vincent Wulveryck, Collection Cartier © Cartier For 175 years, the word “Cartier” has been synonymous with iconic French glamour, from massive diamonds to carefully considered watches. But part of the jeweler’s signature style wasn’t homegrown—it was inspired by intricate Islamic art. Now, a new exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) explores how Islamic art influenced the French luxury jewelry house and helped Cartier become a household name around the world. Created by the DMA and the Museé des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, along with Cartier, the “Cartier and Islamic Art:…