The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Friday, December 3, 2021


First Ladies' handbags highlight 'The Art of Judith Leiber' at Heritage Auctions
Judith Leiber White Satin & Silver Crystal Evening Bag, 7.5" Width x 3.75" Height x 2" Depth. Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.



DALLAS, TX.- An exclusive collection of designer Judith Leiber's most iconic luxury handbags — including custom creations for Presidential First Ladies — will be offered to the public for the first time in Heritage Auctions' special presentation of The Art of Judith Leiber Luxury CollectionTM, Oct. 9, in Dallas.

More than 500 special works will be offered during the coming months, the first of which includes 300 rare and coveted forms, including a one-of-a-kind White Satin & Silver Crystal Evening Bag made especially to be carried by Nancy Reagan to her husband's 1985 Presidential Inauguration (est. $1,000-$2,000) and a Crystal Socks Sleeping Tuxedo Cat Minaudiere Evening Bag created for and worn by Hillary Clinton (est. $1,000-$2,000).

"Despite humble beginnings, Judith Leiber's exquisite taste made her a worldwide style icon, whose unique use of color, form and texture elevated the minaudiere into a wearable piece of modern and contemporary art," said Diane D'Amato, Director of Luxury Accessories at Heritage Auctions in New York. "Her bags are included in the permanent collections of prestigious institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. This auction marks the first time many of these creations have ever been offered to the public and we think collectors will be thrilled by the size and scope of the selection."

First sculpted in a wax mold, then cast in brass hardware, and finally hand painted and decorated with brilliant Austrian crystals, Judith Leiber's minaudieres thrive at the crossroads of art, design, and style. It was the Full Bead Silver & Green Crystal Rose Minaudiere Evening Bag, that secured Leiber's reputation as an international fashion icon. A perfect complement to any daytime or evening wear, this version has a gold tone base and covered in silver crystals (est. $1,000-$2,000).

Rare forms include a White & Pink Iridescent Sundial Seashell Minaudiere Evening Bag, a unique collector's find given its unusual iridescent sundial seashell form accented with gold tone hardware (est. $1,000-$2,000) and a Full Bead Pink & Black Crystal Jazzy Bow Minaudiere Evening Bag, bursting with energy and a multitude of colorful crystals (est. $800-$1,200).

Judith Leiber's signature use of animal forms achieves sculptural triumph in the complex form of a Multicolored Crystal Foo Dog Minaudiere (est. $1,000-$2,000). Adorned in purple, gold, orange green, and red crystals, the approach creates a vibrant display of color and form all over the figure's twisted body, and all with eyes fashioned from black onyx stones.

A cute and quirky Black & Silver Crystal Piebald Pig Minaudiere Evening Bag is done in black and silver crystals (est. $1,000-$2,000). A Full Bead Silver & Black Crystal Panda Bear Minaudiere wears a Chinese red and gold vest with buttons done in black onyx and carnelian. The bag was carried by American fashion designer Jeremy Scott to the American Fashion Awards in 2000 (est. $800-$1,200).

A Full Bead Black & Red Crystal Penguin Minaudiere Evening Bag is executed in black, silver, red, and gold crystals to create an object of both style and innovation (est. $800-$1,200). An important Full Bead Pink & Silver Crystal and Fringe Train Case Minaudiere Evening Bag features unusual pink fringe at the base encircling a gold leather bottom. The fun and functional bag opens in two places revealing two gold leather lined compartments that seal with two rose quartz and glass pearl pushlock closures (est. $800-$1,200).

Additional highlights include, but are not limited by:

Half Bead Red, White & Silver Crystal Santa Claus Minaudiere Evening Bag: A fun piece that is sure to attract much attention at holiday events, this minaudiere evening bag is fashioned into the shape of a jolly Santa Claus (est. $1,000-$2,000).

A Black and White Stingray Bag: designed in collaboration with Andrew Gn, featuring four panels that open like the petals of a flower (est. $1,000-$2,000).

Floral Chatelaine: The original minaudiere design, the Chatelaine was created in 1967, and has remained the staple Leiber minaudiere in existence (est. $1,000-$2,000).

Silver and Multicolor Full Bead Dove: Heralding peace in a multitude of languages, this dove minaudiere evening bag is inscribed with words Shalom, Salaam, Paix, and Friede (est. $1,000-$2,000).

Select highlights from The Art of Judith Leiber Luxury Collection will be on display at Heritage Auctions Sept. 17-20 at 2 East 79th Street, New York; Sept. 25-27 at 9478 West Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills; and Oct. 7-9 in Dallas.










Today's News

September 14, 2015

Anti-oil protesters dressed in black and carrying umbrellas flash mob British Museum

Sotheby's Hong Kong to present Fine Chinese Paintings Autumn Sale 2015 on 6 October

Ugo Rondinone presents three new bodies of work at Sadie Coles HQ in London

'The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo, and Titian' opens in Philadelphia

Exhibition at Allan Stone Projects surveys paintings and works on paper by Kazuko Inoue

Christie's launches +86 Open: A new initiative and sale providing new perspective on art in China today

Whyte's announces sale of Irish & international art from precious private collections

Exhibition at DC Moore Gallery presents a selection of recent paintings by Valerie Jaudon

Australian Museum reveals new branding as key part of transformation of the 188-year-old institution

Exhibition of 55 paintings, photographs, collages and drawings by Jay DeFeo opens at Hosfelt Gallery

Major exhibition examines the role of photography in the formation of contemporary art in Japan

Thilo Heinzmann opens first exhibition at the Parisian location of Galerie Perrotin

Asia Week New York Association member galleries step into the spotlight for September Asia Week

The Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 announces the 'Still Life & Storytelling' art exhibit

Two simultaneous solo shows by Graham Gillmore and Charles Linder open at Gallery 16

Major exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art explores the modern evolution of love

Boston University Art Galleries presents Hiroshima bombing panels & artifacts

Almost a Kiss: Morgane Tschiember's first solo exhibition in New York opens at Tracy Williams Ltd.

Edward Cella Art + Architecture presents a new series of paintings by Ruth Pastine

Ulrich Museum of Art presents exhibition of contemporary Indian art this fall

Four emerging talents from the world of design take over a gallery in the Design Museum

Bonhams to offer significant motor cars from the Arthur Carter Collection

First Ladies' handbags highlight 'The Art of Judith Leiber' at Heritage Auctions

Chemould Prescott Road opens exhibition of the work of Reena Saini Kallat

Film about US home foreclosures wins at French festival




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful