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It’s official: we have our first black British princess. And her Royal Wedding, on a picture-perfect brilliantly sunny day, signaled the continuation of an incredible stretch of successes for African-Americans the world over this year. Kendrick Lamar wins a Pulitzer Prize. Black Panther gives us a fictional black royal family and a superhero who looks just like us – and shatters ticket sale records worldwide. Director and writer Jordan Peele wins an Oscar. This week at Sotheby’s, Kerry James Marshall‘s panoramic painting “Past Times” sells for $21.1 million, a new record for a living black artist. After the 2016 election, who could have dreamed that 2018 would be The Year of Black Excellence? There are clearly forces afoot in the world that can’t be stopped.
Wizardry, wine, gourmet eats and shopping. All in one place? Oh yeah, we’re in. On a recent trip to London, we discovered Leadenhall Market for the first time, and we were enchanted.
High above London grows a secret garden in the sky. There’s no better place to start a cold, wet day in the city. Or to begin a first visit. Or to end a jolly day in London Town. And best of all? Like so many of life’s luxuries, this one is free.
Global modern luxury is taking on a decidedly more expansive look if the bell-weather spring auctions in New York this week are any indication. Significant new heights in sale prices were reached for a number of living black artists at Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Sale, with one iconic work selling for $21.1 million.