Tamara Mellon was born in London to English parents and an entrepreneurial father. Mellon spent her educational years between England, California and Switzerland and it was during these formative years that she developed a global perspective and an affinity for entrepreneurialism and fashion. Upon completion of her studies, Mellon moved to London and worked in retail and public relations. In 1996, Mellon joined the editorial team at British Vogue, where she honed her editing skills and product expertise.

Mellon’s strong sense of business and product led her to the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer of Jimmy Choo. During her time at the helm, Jimmy Choo grew from a single London boutique to one of the most prominent luxury brands in the world with over 145 stores across the globe and a celebrity following.

Mellon's namesake luxury lifestyle brand of apparel and accessories will launch November 2013.    


Lot 315
Alfred Jensen
Twin Children of the Sun # 5
each signed, titled and dated 1974 on the reverse
oil on canvas, in 2 parts
Overall: 24 1/8 by 48 1/4 in. 61.3 by 122.6 cm.
Est. $40,000 - 60,000

For some unknown reason to me, Jensen's work has been under appreciated over the years by collectors. However, as time marches on they appear to be fresher and stronger. I love the brilliant colors and the mystical markings that hide wonderful puzzles.


Lot 373
Robert Mangold
Three Color + Painting with Black
acrylic, colored pencil and paper collage on paper
48 by 50 in. 121.9 by 127 cm.
Executed in 1984.
Est. $30,000 - 40,000

I find the work of Robert Mangold to be simple, minimal, constantly changing my perception and space.


Lot 444
Victor Vasarley
signed; signed twice, titled and dated 1988 on the reverse;
titled on the overlap
acrylic on canvas
39 3/8 by 39 3/8 in. 100 by 100 cm. 
Est. $50,000 - 70,000

Although he is under appreciated in Art History, I absolutely love the perception he creates, like a mind puzzle.


Lot 307
Franz Kline
oil on paper
14 3/4 by 19 3/4 in. 37.5 by 50.2 cm.
Executed in 1958-1959.
Est. $40,000 - 60,000

I love the expressive impact that Kline produces, using only black premeditated but appearing as random brush strokes, that seem to create their own vocabulary.


Lot 375
Joel Shapiro
cast bronze
16 1/2 by 21 by 15 in., 41.9 by 53.3 by 38.1 cm.
Executed in 1980-86, this work is number 3 from 
an edition of 6 plus 2 artist's proofs.
Est. $50,000 - 70,000

I love Joel's interpretation of the classic human form as expressed in his multiple abstract characterizations. They are haunting and challenging from every view point.


Lot 376
Sol Lewitt
Wall Piece (Sixteen Modules High)
signed and numbered 18/20  on the underside
painted wood
76 1/2 by 5 1/4 by 5 1/4 in. 194.3 by 13.3 by 13.3 cm.
Executed in 1988, this work is number 18 from an edition
of 20 plus 9 artist's proofs published by Edition
Schellmann, Munich and New York
Est. $15,000 - 20,000

I never tire of Sol Lewitt's perfect symmetrical forms that constantly play havoc with my eyes. Such a simple idea masterfully executed.