I have never heard of an art auction taking place in Queens or Harlem. The reason is only rich people buy art. And hence it makes sense to have an art auction or art fair at a place that is surrounded by rich people. I mean atleast these guys can save money on the gas, which they will anyway blow on the art piece. So anyway, the organisers of Pavilion of Art & Design fair seem to be sensible enough to hold it at Berkeley Square.
If you aren’t aware, this place is a gold mine. There are millionaires scattered all over around this central London landmark. To prove it, there are Rolls Royce, Bentley showrooms, old Georgian houses, among several other very luxe sightings. A highlight in this fair is the Moët-Hennessy-PAD London prize. The jury members, who by the way include some great names looked at works such as the Fragile Future Concrete Chandelier that you see in the above picture. It consists of LED lights decorated with dandelion seeds that are suspended on copper wire coming out from a central block of concrete. As you can see its quite the beauty.
Other pieces that the jury members are considering include a hairpin by George Rickey, a wool carpet by Elizabeth Garouste & Mattia Bonetti, a lamp by Mario Bellini & Steven Holl, and also a Billy Childish poster that quite wittingly advertises National Art Hate Week. Finally the chandelier won.