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Hermès JULY | PAGE 6 | 2014 A snarl of tangled sheets, used condoms and soiled underwear might not sound like items destined for a top-shelf art collection, but think again. One of the absolutely defining artworks of the YBA movement comes to the block as Christie's London hammers down a new home for Tracey Emin's provocative, shocking and still ground-breaking My Bed, a sculptural installation that distills the artist's own disturbing narrative. The 1998 work, which places front and center Emin's actual unmade bed and its surrounding detritus — culled from a dark period in her life — transforms the personal into a cathartic piece of art that speaks to the universal human condition while alluding to feminist issues. Shortlisted for the Turner Prize when it was first exhibited, it not only created uproar but forever redefined the concept of contemporary art. Mega collector Charles Saatchi is parting with the bed to benefit his Saatchi Gallery Foundation. Auction Tuesday, July 1, at Christie's London; estimate $1.3 to $2 million. Catherine D. Anspon Make Your Bed: YBA on the Block Tracey Emin's My Bed, 1998, at Christie's London Opening Ceremony celebrates René Magritte. Joseph Altuzarra sketch for his Target collection W e caught up with one of the nominees for the Texas Contemporary Award this summer in Spain: Linarejos Moreno, who will be featured in a monographic presentation in Inman Gallery's booth during the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, year four, in September. She will continue the gallery's tradition of highlighting an intimate, tightly curated solo exhibition within the context of Inman's larger booth offerings. Currently exhibiting in Madrid's prestigious PhotoEspaña, which focuses for the first time in 20 years on Spanish photography, Moreno's work dialogues with the photography festival's Jardin Botanico, a pavilion dating back to 1785. Her Madrid project typifies the sensitive conceptual melding that characterizes Moreno's art-making — an exploration that traverses centuries and materials, interweaving the personal with the global, investigating history and society. Aesthetically, her creations are an elegiac take on the notion of ruins — not coincidentally, the subject of her Fulbright research fellowship during her recent time at Rice University. Moreno provided a Fair preview in our exclusive email interview: "I will show the Tejiendo los Restos del Naufragio II (Weaving The Remains of The Shipwreck II). In it, I take a graphic document found in my father's factory, scan and print on a very big handcrafted burlap. This scientific image acts as a backdrop for some other heavy industrial iron elements in conversation with personal and delicate (maybe sexually connoted) drawings and objects. The ensemble of the installation appears as a kind of double archeological process, the one linked to the remains of the factory and the other one linked with childhood and the unconscious." Interjecting a sense of ritual into photography, video, printmaking, installation and sculpture, Moreno's fascinating yet ever-shifting practice "has sought to speak about the fragility of the human being when faced with economical machinery and time … about the danger of the reification, the transformation of the persons into things, characteristic of the capitalist society. [But] it is time to talk from another perspective. Now I am more interested in nature than in the industrial world, even if the concept of mechanism is always present." COURTESY THE ARTIST AND INMAN GALLERY Linarejos Moreno's Weaving the Remains of the Shipwreck ll (in studio), 2009/2014, at Inman Gallery T exas Contemporary Art Fair year four — which blasts off right after Labor Day, September 4 through September 7, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, our first of two fairs this autumn — has just anointed the co-chairs for its Opening Night Benefit, which once again gives back to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The connected quintet J.B. Fairbanks, Bill Goldberg, Yvette and Scott Hill, and Judie Oudt preside over the big bash set for Thursday, September 4, which provides the first op to scout for such goodies as a suite of Vincent Valdez drawings at David Shelton (snapped up in 2011 for six figures) or droll lyrical abstracts by 2013 Texas Contemporary Award winner Keegan McHargue at Fredericks & Freiser. Kudos to the TC team, who also produce one of the best fairs during Miami's big art week in December. Founders Max Fishko and Jeff Wainhause aim to reach the $100,000 mark this fall in accumulated donations for CAMH since the Fair's founding in 2011. Details and tickets, txcontemporary. com. Catherine D. Anspon Fair BUZZZZ Contemporary Canvas: Linarejos Moreno BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE TEXAS CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR COURTESY THE ARTIST AND INMAN GALLERY Linarejos Moreno September 4 – 7, 2014 H O U S T O N R olex's first Texas storefront, owned by Deutsch & Deutsch, is now open in Galleria 2, Level 1, between Tory Burch and Sony. Deutsch & Deutsch has stocked the Geneva-based watchmaker in its Westheimer location for 20 years, and the new 1,500 square-foot Galleria Rolex store boasts nearly 500 of the most covetable Rolex timepieces. Watch for more details in our September issue. Galleria 2, 713.850.7100, Megan Pruitt Winder Two are better then one — case in point, designer collaborations. These four limited-edition pairings, which roll out now through November, make a convincing case for teamwork. THE FINAL FOUR René Magritte for Opening Ceremony: American brand Opening Ceremony has launched a capsule collection for men and women that includes separates, dresses and footwear (from the likes of Birkenstock and Vans), all inspired by 12 emblematic paintings by surrealist artist René Magritte (which The Menil Collection examines in its Magritte exhibition on view through July 13). $345 to $825, available now at Roland Mouret for Banana Republic: Mouret, the master of the female form, teams with Banana Republic — specifically, its signature Sloan fabric — to give a woman what she wants. The nearly 30-piece collection of everything from belts to dresses typifies the French designer's exceptional skills in draping, structure and style (remember his iconic Galaxy dress) in bold prints, graphic perforated details and svelte cuts. $50 to $165, at Banana Republic (August 2014). Joseph Altuzarra for Target: Altuzarra developed his signature aesthetic working under Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler and Riccardo Tisci. This nearly 50-piece women's collection combines seemingly disparate stylistic elements. Merging the hallmark French elegance with American ease, he creates utterly wearable pieces ranging from apparel, accessories to footwear. $18 to $90, at Target, (September 14). Alexander Wang for H&M: Wang — recently installed at the helm of Balenciaga — is the first American talent tapped by Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M. This 12 th designer collaboration follows in the notable footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and Isabel Marant. We anticipate an effortlessly cool collection for both men and women — H&M hints at an entirely new take on lifestyle pieces, which will be included in the launch of clothing and accessories. At H&M, (November 6). Megan Pruitt Winder 4 3 2 1 Nasiba Adilova in Dallas before a trip to Turks & Caicos LOVES … ADILOVA I've been a devotee of the simple Prada sandal for years and own them in every color. They are comfortable, chic and go with any outfit. $410, at Prada. Prada Currently, my favorite sunglasses are The Row round sunnies in brown. $445, at Tootsies. The Row M y most important tip for summer: Keep your skin safe from the sun. I carry ColoreScience powder sunscreen in my bag every day. It goes on easy, isn't sticky and is water resistant. $61, at Ayurveda Wellness Spa. ColoreScience Ferragamo Father Time M y three favorite summer totes are Salvatore Ferragamo's white wicker tote ($2,700, at Salvatore Ferragamo); my Balenciaga raffia tote in blue and beige ($1,065, at; and the Hermès silk city series bag ($1,800 small, $2,100 large, at Hermès). Athena Procopiou CHRISTIE'S IMAGES LTD. 2014 When packing for summer, these are my getaway essentials.

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