A conversation with Benoît Repellin

Jewelry auctions have eventually made me curious about the people working behind the scenes, and literally standing behind the rostrum. To a certain extent, they become the face of auction houses. Benoît Repellin is one of them. In October he announced the ending of his work partnership at Sotheby’s after almost a decade there and a career path that took him from being an assistant … Continue reading A conversation with Benoît Repellin

Rough Elegance of Osteria Del Mirasole

“Like a mother’s hug” — this is the inspiration and the main goal of chef Franco Cimini, his wife Anna and host Riccardo. Osteria Del Mirasole takes the confident position of the best Italian osterias. The restaurant is located in San Giovanni in Persiceto, Bologna and emphasises its special warm hospitality, top quality products, high skills with creative ideas and combinations of unforgettable flavours. Home … Continue reading Rough Elegance of Osteria Del Mirasole

555 carats of “Black Magic”

The rarest Fancy Black Diamond “Enigma” weighing 555,55 carats, a new lot of Sotheby’s, is on the mind of all gem hunters. In the history of auction sales, this is an absolute record – up to this point, stones of much more modest sizes were put up for auction. However, the time has come for this diamond, inscribed in the Guinness Book of Records in … Continue reading 555 carats of “Black Magic”

Art exhibitions in Rome, winter 2022

The first personal exhibition of internationally renowned contemporary Chinese artist Cao Fei is on at MAXXI. Supernova is a reflection on the changes that took us to the new millennium at hardly bearable speed, on fantasy and life, real and virtual, memory and future: the global tendencies told from China’s point of view. Visit until 8 May 2022. Good News. Women in Architecture show at … Continue reading Art exhibitions in Rome, winter 2022

Robert Redford’s Porsche on Bonhams

As part of Bonhams Les Grandes Marques du Monde in Paris, a 1964 Porsche 904 GTS will be up for auction next month. This car is a particularly well-preserved example of one of the best-looking race cars of the era and noteworthy because of its one-time owner the actor Robert Redford. The Redford’s car is one of 100 road-legal units of the car that have been … Continue reading Robert Redford’s Porsche on Bonhams

A walk with Michael Nouri in Rome

It is rare to meet people who radiate “peaceful” light, not the one that blinds the eyes and manifests in flashes, but warms you up and seems to envelop you. This cozy and kind energy is surely inside Michael Nouri. Began acting early in life, he confidently followed the call of his heart. After achieving success, he pushed on with his career.However, I was even … Continue reading A walk with Michael Nouri in Rome

Letter from Christina Rusu, Editor-in-Chief

Dear friends, my favorite holiday, Christmas, is coming in a few days, and today we start publishing a new issue of SURREAL GENERATION. I am delighted that we are starting a new page of our magazine in a festive atmosphere, surrounded by friends and loved ones. This year, in particular, I have been experiencing a sort of crackling warmth for the upcoming Christmas. I decorated … Continue reading Letter from Christina Rusu, Editor-in-Chief

Marie-Cécile Cisamolo about her favorites of Sotheby’s Lalique auction

An important private lifetime collection of Rene Lalique’s pieces and designs will be presented at Sotheby’s auction tomorrow in Paris. SURREAL GENERATION asked Marie-Cécile Cisamolo, Jewelry Specialist and Director of Sotheby’s, to tell us about her favorite lots of the sale.

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