There’s no question that auctions at Sotheby’s come with extravagant price tags, if only evidenced by last week’s record-breaking $142 million Francis Bacon painting.
Fine art aside, Sotheby’s hosts all sorts of impossibly expensive auctions on its esteemed New York City grounds—up next, this year’s (Red)Auction benefiting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on November 23. Sotheby’s turned to designers Jony Ive and Marc Newson to produce this auction’s lot of cool crimson products—and more than a few goods have already struck our fancy.
Is it the $20,000 solid ros -gold earbuds from Apple, the $100,000 Hermès riding saddle or, our undeniable favorites, the two pretty goods pictured above? Fellow shoe fanatics (with thousands of dollars of straight cash to burn) might be interested in a futuristic pair of one-of-a-kind, custom-fitted Christian Louboutin boots, priced at $30,000. And then there’s the ruffled, salmon pink Azzedine Alaïa gown, going for $50,000—which truly merits its own obvious catchphrase: "This is an Alaïa!"
Let the bloodbath begin…