Divorces are messy, especially if you happen to be a high profile couple- like media magnet Peter Brant and Stephanie Seymour. But what happens when what you thought you’d have to end up putting on the auctioning block ends up becoming a prized possession especially now that you’ve decided to stay together.
NY Daily News: The newsprint magnate may have kept Stephanie Seymour off the market by reconciling with her last month, but an edition of a nude bust Brant commissioned in 2003 is about to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
The sculpture, by smart-ass Italian artist Maurizio Cattenlan, which depicts Seymour as the ultimate trophy wife, graces the cover of Phillips de Pury & Company’s Nov. 8 “Carte Blanche” art sale catalogue, which was organized by conspicuously coiffed dealer Philippe Segalot and clearly designed for maximum publicity.
Which is a clever way of saying that what you thought was art going up for sale has now become its own perfect public performance art piece available to the highest bidder.
Ironically, Brant commissioned the artwork in 2003. He or his foundation still owns the sculpture, but Cattelan produced “Stephanie” in an edition of three. One of those works is going on the block, and it’s estimated it will fetch more than $1.5 million.
Aren’t you glad for a fetching fee you too can end up sharing a trophy too…?