Objects of Desire

The Wick - Farnaz Gholami Night Pool

Objects Art on a Postcard

Art on a Postcard Mini Auction
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Now’s your chance to snap up work by recent graduates before their prices soar. Curated in collaboration with The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, the latest Art on a Postcard Mini Auction features 100 postcard-sized masterpieces, with all sale proceeds going towards The Hepatitis C Trust and The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, which helps arts and education to flourish in the local community. There are works by Serena Huang, Liam Fallon, Turner Prize Winner Mark Wallinger and Oli Epp, whose 2017 Whistleblower painting recently reached over 10 times its estimate at Phillips. Of all the lots up for grabs, we’re particularly taken by Freya Tewelde’s bight, bold landscapes, Henry Coleman’s photographs and Farnaz Gholami’s Night Pool. Happy bidding!

The Wick - Color Matter Acid from Paperwork by Off-White

Objects Colour Matter Acid

Color Matter Acid from Paperwork by Off-White

We’ve fallen head over heels for Paperwork, the debut beauty collection from Off-White, conceived by the late Virgil Abloh prior to his untimely passing last autumn. A physical manifestation of Abloh’s vision of the brand as ‘a blank canvas to inspire endless creativity’, Paperwork includes a ‘toolkit’ of genderless, ageless fragrances, cosmetics and nail polishes to encourage ‘self-expression, whatever form that may take.’ Elevate your day-to-night look with this season’s most coveted colour sticks — and this dazzling glitter polish for extra pizzaz. Add to basket now.

The Wick - Richard Prince High Times

Objects Richard Prince

Richard Prince Gagosian Shop Takeover, Burlington Arcade London
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Swing by the Gagosian shop in London’s historic Burlington arcade to glimpse the short but sweet Richard Prince takeover. The American painter has taken over the shop on occasion of his solo exhibition at Gagosian in New York. Included in the shop presentation are the artist’s books, posters, and other merchandise, with a special selection from the Katz + Dogg line created by Prince in collaboration with Darren Romanelli. Upstairs, you’ll find a recent Prince painting and selected ‘High Times’ drawings from 2019 that have never been exhibited before. We’re looking to new book Richard Prince: Hoods, 1988–2013, which is available here ahead of its official release by Fulton Ryder in June 2022.

The Wick - Greek Islands Maison Assouline

Objects Greek Islands by Assouline

If you’re plotting your next getaway, look to Assouline’s latest release in their travel series, Greek Islands, for a dose of inspiration. Both author and photographer, Chrysanthos Panas and Katerina Katopis, explored the region by boat to capture each island’s unique sense of history, tradition and adventure. Not surprisingly, it features heavenly snapshots of shimmering waters, white sand beaches, cliffside monasteries and volcanic rims. The result is a spectacular journey through the islands of the Aegean Sea. Few books capture wanderlust quite so successfully as this one — we need now.


The Wick - Objects Dora by Mondo Corsini

Objects Dora by Mondo Corsini

Summer calls for stylish linens that’ll see you through from day to night. And we know just where to find them. Enter Mondo Corsini, the luxury British brand offering timeless clothing, accessories and homeware made to last. When it comes to clothing, each of the styles is inspired by trail-blazing women from life and literature that the founder, Susan Corsini, looks up to. This elegant and versatile linen dress is named after the artist, poet and muse Dora Maar. We love the pretty pleats, flattering neckline and tie belt which keeps the silhouette looking sleek rather than billowy. It also comes in lightweight cotton in olive. Add wedges and a statement clutch for day-to-night perfection!


The Wick - Vilebrequin x John M Armleder Gra Swim Shorts

Objects Vilebrequin x John M Armleder Gra Swim Shorts

Shades, flip flops and sun cream at the ready: holiday season is almost upon us. And what better way to celebrate than with Vilebrequin’s limited-edition swimwear collection curated by contemporary art publisher JRP|Editions. The collaboration sees contemporary artists, including Kenny Scharf, Massimo Vitali and Sylvie Fleury, translate their work to textiles. Think hats, trunks, shirts, totes, bikinis and flattering swimsuits brimming with colour, patterns and prints. Among our favourite pieces is this pair of swim shorts inspired by John M Armleder’s celebrated ‘Pour Paintings’ series. The colourful design and mobility-enhancing cut make them perfect for poolside frolicking.


The Wick - Objects Courts and Fields 4 by Ishkar

Objects Courts and Fields 4 by Ishkar

Ishkar provides an ethical online marketplace for artists, photographers, designers and makers in war-torn countries like Afghanistan, Yemen and Pakistan. Established in 2016 by Edmund Le Brun and Flore de Taisne, who met in Kabul while working with the NGO Turquoise Mountain, Ishkar sources some of the best design and craft objects that these countries have to offer. ‘We need to tell stories of places like Afghanistan that aren’t just about bombs and what you can read in the headlines,’ de Taisne once said.

Today Ishkar offers everything from earrings and cuff links to tableware and rugs, all made by highly skilled artisans whose traditions are now in danger of dying out. Turning heads this season is a collection of five limited-edition carpets, designed by British artist Christopher Le Brun and handmade by a team of weavers in northern Afghanistan. Courts and Fields 4, seen here, is our favourite of the five delightful, abstract designs.


The Wick - Objects Marmo-Print Kaftan Dress by Pucci

Objects Marmo-Print Kaftan Dress by Pucci

Camille Miceli’s first collection for Pucci, titled ‘La Grotta Azzurra’, is full of jubilant colour and pattern. Taking inspiration from the sun-drenched island of Capri, the Parisian designer — who was appointed artistic director of Pucci last September — has reimagined the house’s iconic motifs to create elegant, playful pieces that embody the holiday joie de vivre. Expect fluid materials, enlarged florals and lots of swirling colour. If you’re after a statement-making dress this summer, look no further than Miceli’s maxi kaftan. Made in Italy from 100% silk, it features the house’s trippy Marmo print, a flattering boat neck and long dolman sleeves. Don with over-sized shades and gladiator sandals for added glamour.


The Wick - Objects Houghton Hall Dinner Plate

Objects Houghton Hall Dinner Plate

The new Houghton Hall x Cabana collaboration is generating a lot of buzz — and for good reason. Inspired by original artefacts at Houghton Hall, the magnificent Norfolk estate built in the 1720s for Great Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, the collection bursts with vibrant colour and pretty details. It includes porcelain plates, glassware, silver swans, napkins and table linens inspired by Rose, The Marchioness of Cholmondeley’s 18th century hand-painted silk bedroom wall covering. With alfresco dinner parties at the forefront of mind, we’re swooning after this made-to-order plate, with gold rim and delicate blue and orange floral design. Hand painted by Matilde Argiolas, one of the finest porcelain painters in Italy, it combines traditional motifs with contemporary edge to perfection.