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In Brief: Daphne Guinness Fashion Sale, Dalí Drama, Remembering Maurice Sendak, Jambox Goes Big

• Here’s your chance to acquire an epic Christian Lacroix confection or capture an elusive pair of “Angel Wing” platform ankle boots (pictured) by Alexander McQueen. This evening in London, Christie’s will sell 100 pieces from the personal wardrobe of Daphne Guinness. She’ll use proceeds from the sale—which includes haute couture and accessories from designers such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Christopher Kane, and Gareth Pugh—to launch a charity in the name of Isabella Blow, whose sartorial estate she purchased in 2011 (to save it from being dispersed among high bidders). The new Isabella Blow Foundation will seek to continue Blow’s support of “new and emerging talent in the sphere where art and fashion meet,” a cause also dear to Guinness’s heart.

• A watercolor-and-gouache drawing by Salvador Dalí was stolen from its spotlit perch on the wall of Venus over Manhattan, art collector Adam Lindemann‘s newly opened gallery on New York’s Upper East Side. The thief grabbed “Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio,” valued at $150,000 and owned by Lindemann, and stuffed it into a black shopping bag before walking out. Security camera footage shows him wearing a determined expression and a gingham shirt. “There was a security guard standing right there, so how you don’t see a young, sweaty guy with a shopping bag I don’t understand,” Lindemann told The New York Times. “I don’t really understand what’s the point. What do you do with a stolen drawing by Dalí?”

• “Only a few people have been both great writers and great illustrators of children’s books,” writes Alison Lurie in an article that appears in the July 12 issue of The New York Review of Books. “In the nineteenth century there was Edward Lear, and in the twentieth Dr. Seuss and—perhaps the most gifted of them all—Maurice Sendak, who died in May at the age of eighty-three.” Read her thoughts on his brilliant career here.

• Go big or go home. Jawbone opts for the former with Big Jambox, a new addition to its covetable line of portable wireless speakers. “We designed Big Jambox to be artful and fit perfectly with how people live,” said Yves Behar, chief creative officer for Jawbone, in a statement announcing the product’s debut. “Every element goes back to the purest expression of simplicity, performance and elegance—its compact size, the unique sound you hear when it’s turned on, the colors, and the wrapped patterned steel grill.” We suggest the white wave.

• A camera that allows the user to zoom in on portions of the image—after the photo is taken? It’s coming, reports the Wall Street Journal. Now to borrow it from the lab at Duke University (where it is being developed), get it into the time machine, and figure out who stole that Dalí!

• Kohlberg Kravis Roberts recently completed its acquisition of Fotolia. The firm announced its $150 million growth equity investment in the stock photography company in May. With over 17 million digital images and videos, Fotolia operates websites in 15 countries in 11 languages.

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