Blum’s Plum Fabled West Coast art dealer Irving Blum who founded the city’s legendary Ferus Gallery in the late Fifties has decided to put a museum quality Donald Judd sculpture from his art collection up for auction at Christie’s Contemporary evening sale, set to take place on May 14. Consisting of six stainless steel and yellow Plexiglas units, the untitled work is the first that Blum has ever auc tioned and is expected to fetch up to $4 million.
Blum claims the sale has nothing to do with money, though; it’s about space. “Unfortunately, I’ve never had a wall that was big enough to hang it,” says the dealer, who’s had the piece in storage since he purchased it, adding jokingly, “the only place I might be able to put it would someday be my crypt.” Blum will be in the spotlight once again in October when the Ferus Gallery is re created at the Gagosian Gallery in New York’s Chelsea.
Snow Job Forget apres ski. There’s now apres polo. Prince Charles’ fevorite sport is finding a new follovving in alpine resorts thanks to the grovving number of European elite who are tuming in their skis for mallets. Played on a povvdery field of ice, snow polo is a fast, furious high contact sport so much so that players need to change their horses every period during the match.
The unofficial circuit indudes Aspen, St. Cortina, Kitzbul and even Bariloche in Argentina. İn March, luxury goods company Loro Piana hosted a three day toumament in Cortina which is look ing to become a sister city to Aspen. VVhen polo players vveren’t galloping amid Cortina’s snowy peaks, they were warming up at the Hotel Della Posta’s bar or on Bilbo’s dancefloor.